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Tat Shop Evil & Love is Hosting a Drink n’ Draw

Evil and Love Drink n Draw
Evil and Love Drink n Draw

This Wednesday, August 9th, Evil and Love (211 Franklin St) will be hosting a Drink n’ Draw. Live figure drawing and beer provided by Old Blue Last. Starts at 8! $10, BYO art supplies.
RSVP: [email protected]

Can’t make this one? Check out our roundup of local drink n’ draws.

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Booze, Art & Free Nips: Drinkin’ n’ Drawin’ All Over North Brooklyn


This Place Drink n Draw

Dobbin St Rooftop | 64 Dobbin St | subscribe to ThisPlace emails for schedule
Event popup ThisPlace regularly hosts drink n draws all over North Brooklyn. The next one is coming up on June 26 at Dobbin St, from 630-9pm. Tickets are $25 and include rosé, but you should bring your own drawing supplies. Since this is happening at sunset, you can bet the light will be magical so you might want to bring colored pencils or pastels. Join the ThisPlace mailing list to stay up-to-date on future drink n draws and other fun events.

Greenpoint Figure Drawing. Photo: Julia Moak
Greenpoint Figure Drawing. Photo: Julia Moak

Greenpoint Figure Drawing | 67 West St #303 (Big Object Studio) | Fridays at 7pm
Greenpoint Figure Drawing is a Meetup group that hosts weekly drink n draws, for $15. “In each 3-hr session, we will draw from a live model, beginning with quick poses to warm up, and then gradually extend the pose length to a final 1 hour pose to finish the evening.” The sessions are moderated by two stop motion visual artists. BYOB and BYO art supplies. *Note, the next meetup is Friday June 23rd; there won’t be a drink n draw tonight. Continue reading

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Studio visit & interview with artist Brooke Borg

"Lipstick Yad," 13.5 x 1.5 x 1 in., clay, enamel, YSL lipstick, 2013 ©Brooke Borg

In 2006, artist and educator Brooke Borg was a recent college graduate with a one-way ticket to Barcelona. In 2012, she finally came back to the United States, MFA in hand and fluent in Catalan, ready to continue teaching and creating art in Brooklyn. Her work has been influenced by her travels, her own family and religious background, and the experiences of others that she’s collected and adroitly examined by using drawing, sculpture, and electronic media. Last week, Borg invited Greenpointers to her Calyer Street studio for a preview of her newest works-in-progress about modern love relationships. Continue reading

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Writers & Photographers & Illustrators Wanted – We Pay!

Calling all writers and photographers who absolutely adore Greenpoint & North Brooklyn! Greenpointers.com is looking for dedicated content creators for original blog posts specifically in the areas of:

Writing:

Fashion – street fashion, trends, new store openings
Art – interview artists/gallerists, openings, studio visits, online art trends and discussion
Music – shows, band interviews, digital mix tapes (we get tons of press passes!)
Real Estate/Architecture – new developments, rentals/homes for sale, guides
Food – Series, Reviews, Recipes, Interviews With Chefs
Environment – Local issues, Urban Sustainability, DIY Projects, Living Green
Tech – Local Start-ups, Online trends, Social Media, Local Blogs
Community News/Greenpoint Living
Events – Finger on the pulse of “What’s Happening?” in Greenpoint

Photography:

Photo Series, Street Fashion, Portraits, Interiors/Exteriors, Street Photography, Events

Illustration:

Local series, one-off illustrations for specific posts

We pay! And we have an office where you can come and write – with a/c!

We offer pay per post at market rate and can work out contracts for series of posts. Flexible depending on experience. Ideally posts once per week or bi-monthly commitment is ideal.

Email greenpointers (at) gmail.com

Subject: Contributor (Type) – ie Writer, Photographer, Illustrator

Include a short intro of why you want to write for Greenpointers and links to a few samples of your work and/or portfolio

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Sunday Snaps: Wizard Skull

While on a walk in South Williamsburg I saw this amazing Egyptian Ronald McDonald wheat paste by Wizard Skull. Of course I instagrammed it and Wizard Skull sent me more twisted and disturbing Ronald McDonald drawings. The genius doesn’t stop there, as you can see with Freddy Kreuger as Skeletor and Abe Lincoln with a Rick Ross tattoo. Follow @wizardskull

@wizardskull
@wizardskull
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Foodoodle – Three Greenpoint Dinners

Tuesday 15th – Sapporo Haru, 622 Manhattan Avenue
Our go-to local sushi place when too tired to cook.
Thursday 17th – Selamat Pagi, 152 Driggs Avenue
Had been meaning to try the new Balinese place for ages. Mighty glad we did, it was fresh, charming and delicious.

Friday 18th – Calexico, 645 Manhattan Avenue
Finally got the timing right for the 12-1am Happy Hour, which means 2-for-1 Margaritas. The right way to start a weekend!

More Foodoodles here.

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Foodoodle: Greenpoint & Beyond Food Sketches Blog

If your a food blogger, when you go out to eat with your buddies they get annoyed when you make them wait until you’ve finished taking a photograph of the meal before they can dig in.
A recent transplant from London and new Greenpointer named Rosie, who runs Foodoodle, must really piss her friends off when she sketches her daily American meals. Aren’t these charming?

She instantly became a New Yorker when she enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, which is in Williamsburg. And she’s got good taste: she eats my favorite breakfast, the grapefruit bruleé at Five Leaves and she enjoys Panetonne, olives and Prosecco for breakfast.

What a great way to document your foodie-ness!

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