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Dog Fashion in North Brooklyn!

Fall has finally arrived in New York and as happy as I am to break out my own over-sized sweaters and leggings, my favorite part of this season is seeing the dogs out and about in their sweaters and winter gear.  Of course, in North Brooklyn, our dogs are extraordinarily well-adorned. The smaller dogs are premiering the first of this season’s fashion and we are very excited by what we’re seeing so far. Whether rocking vintage sweaters or layering like professionals, these pooches have it all going on.

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This is Henry, a young and dashing Frenchie. At just 1 1/2 years old, we are impressed with his fashion sense and knowledge that plaid is totally in this fall.

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Fall Playlist: Old and New Downer Vibes as Things Turn Towards Cold

Gandalf - Hang On To A Dream (1969)
Gandalf – Hang On To A Dream (1969)

Kicking off our series of local shops pulling together some of their favorite music for us, we have a mostly-vintage, acoustic-twinged and quite moody playlist from local vinyl source Record Grouch (986 Manhattan Avenue).

This is the kind of playlist you want to gently put on for a chilly and drizzly Sunday morning, while you curl up on the couch with a blanked sipping hot tea and reading zines. And by the time the Donna Summer track hits in the last half, your inner fire will truly be lit.

If you haven’t been down to Record Grouch, the cozy little shop’s got an eclectic mix of r&b, punk, metal, rock, kraut, and psych. You’ll find some rarer gems mixed amongst stuff you really should own but probably don’t have yet. This playlist, in addition to being Fall-themed, is a reflection of some of the things you might find there digging through the bins. Continue reading

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Vert Gardens Is Moving + Plant Sale This Weekend + Fall Gardening Tips!

Plant Sale via Vert Gardens Instagram
via Vert Gardens Instagram

After 10 years in the neighborhood, local landscape design and plant shop Vert Gardens (193 Banker Street) is in the process of moving to the Navy Yards. Before they officially close, they’ll be having two more plant sales, one this weekend on Saturday October 8th (10am-4pm) and the last on October 22 (10am-4pm). From Vert: “We’re definitely going to miss Greenpoint, and if you’re in the area, come see us at our new location.” Their new spot is at 72 Flushing Ave.

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For The Kids: Pumpkin Day 2016 This Saturday!

pumpkin day 2016Pumpkin Day 2016 | Saturday, October 1, 12-3 PM
Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street)
Tickets: $15 per child, $20 at the patch. Comes with 2 complimentary Schoolfest tickets.

Town Square’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Day is this Saturday, October 1st at the Brooklyn Expo Center (in past years it was held at McCarren Park). Each year, hundreds of kids and parents come to pick pumpkins and have fun with Fall! There’s a pick-your-pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, face painting, concessions, activities presented by local businesses and organizations, and live music and dance performances.
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Hudson River Foliage Cruise + Lobster Mac n’ Cheese & $30 Discount!

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I can’t think of a better way to behold the amazing leaf change than aboard a cruise while eating Lobster!

The Water Table’s Foliage Cruise is this Saturday November 1, 1–5PM and there is a special discount for Greenpointers off the $90 ticket price.

Enjoy views of the amazing Hudson Valley fall foliage with the only cruise leaving from Brooklyn. It will depart from India St. Pier at Greenpoint, in a heated vessel, and make its way up the Hudson River to the picturesque views of autumn.

The ticket includes lunch, which is Lobster Mac and Cheese or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad and Cookies by Ovenly). Full bar on board available for purchase featuring seasonal cocktails, beers and wines.

All this for only $60. BUuy tickets before they sell out. Use the discount code Greenpoint.

Make sure to follow The Water Table on Twitter @thewatertable, Instagram @thewatertablenyc & Facebook/thewatertable, #thewatertable

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Coffee + Music > Mixtape: ‘Falling is in Season’

What does fall feel like? Even more, what does it sound like? As the fall season has eased into our Greenpoint days, so has its musical aesthetic and the charm of falling for something. Whether it’s respite from a long 9-5 day, a midday meet-up, or a weekend window seat overlooking street benches while watching cars pass along Nassau Avenue, these are the songs that inspired a falling for being inside a coffee shop. The songs were curated over the last month from the spaces of: Café Edna, Café Grumpy, Spina, Propeller and Tar Pit.

Remember to check out Coffee’s Night Out – this Sunday 11/10 from 5-8pm! RSVP

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Greenpointers Fall Market Recap!

Thanks for coming out to our Fall Market this past Saturday to support local shopping, artists and craftsmanship! It was such a wonderful day and we had such a blast.

Thanks to all our talented vendors who worked so hard to bring their beautiful work for all of us to enjoy. Thanks to our sponsors Brooklyn Brewery, Sailor Jerry and Cafe Grumpy for providing the refreshments. We especially enjoyed the empanadas from Cafecito Bogota and sweet treats from Ovenly.  Thanks to Marofoto and Yucca for the great photos and to Yana and Jon for working tirelessly to make it all happen. Thanks to From the Source for providing the space.

This photo pretty much sums up the awesomeness of our market this past Saturday!

Check out the rest of the photos on Greenpointers’ Facebook.

Stay tuned for announcements for our Holiday Market, which is right around the corner!!!

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Apple Picking with Brooklyn Kitchen (10/12)

Looking for some old-timey Fall adventure this weekend? Brooklyn Kitchen has just the excursion tomorrow – Saturday 10/12 at 9:30am.

They’ll be taking a group to Stone Ridge Orchard upstate for apple picking, cider drinking, and general merry making. Apple season is at its peak, so there’s no better time to get out and take in some crisp country air with a bundle of fresh, organic apples.

The trip includes transportation (2 hrs each way), coffee and morning snacks for the bus, a killer apple pie recipe, farm entrance, a hay ride, and a quarter peck of apples (that’s 2.5 lbs of apples i.e a lot of apples). Be sure to wear your finest farm attire and pack a sack lunch.

When: 9:30am-5:30 PM

How Much: $60 per adult, $200 for group of 4, $20 for kids under 12

 

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Vampire Lovers, Hello Phones, Baby Parade, & the History of GHOSTS–What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/9-10/15)

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♥ Super Saturday
 @ D.B.A (113 N 7th St) 10pm-4am, Spend Columbus Day (10/12) in true New Orleans style, with DJ Bengey spinning eclectic pop, funk, soul, and classic dance tunes, drink specials all night ($4 pints, $5 16oz cans, & $6 shot + beer combos), RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 10/9
•  A Quarter Century Covering Afghanistan @ Brooklyn Brewery ( 79 N 11th St) 7:30-10:30, $25, Photographer Robert Nickelsberg shares personal tales from 25 years documenting the conflict in Afghanistan, in conversation with New Yorker war reporter Jon Lee Anderson, More Info
♫ Touche Amore / United Nations / The Saddest Landscape @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
♫ Deltron 3030 / Del tha Funkee Homosapien / Dan the Automator / Kid Koala @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $25, BUY TIX
* The Brooklyn Waterfront: Past and Present @ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights) 8:30-10pm, $10, Learn about the history, development, and rebirthof the waterfront from Greenpoint to Sunset Park, especially relevant given current zoning debates, More Info

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Solstice Witches, Superfund Dance Party, and Lobstah fo’ Dinner – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/18-9/23)

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from noon-midnight @ Light Space Studios (1115 Flushing Ave) Galerie Project proudly presents its second exhibition, featuring live DJ sets, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, performance dancing, and live audio/visual performance from some of New York’s most inspiring talent. Unlike typical gallery exhibits, The Galerie Project aims to create a fully immersive experience through the use of dynamic art & technology within the confines of space, $20 – Buy TicketsRSVP

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WEDNESDAY 9/18
♦ Renacimiento Art Show @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (334 S. 5th St) 7-10pm, FREE (donations benefit Girls for Gender Equity Inc), female-driven group art installation transforms the sanctuary into an immersive exploration of life, death, and rebirth, More Info
♦ Drink & Draw 2 for 1 Night @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 7-9pm, 2 for $10, Tonight’s weekly live drawing party is half the price so bring a friend, model, supplies provided, RSVP
♫ Kiss and Tell’s Get Schooled! @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 7pm-4am, FREE, Dress in your back to school best (think Clueless style plaid) and dance to Jamaican dub and raggae riddims spun by $mall ¢hange / Deadbeat / Ivy Feraco, take a breather to feast on Jamaican jerk chicken/tofu, RSVP, More Info

THURSDAY 9/19
♦ NY Art Book Fair Preview @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 6-9pm, FREE, Opening Night preview of 280 exhibitors at this annual celebration of art & print, live set of underground dance music by MASKS / Terekke, RSVP, More Info
* Greenpoint Film Festival @ From the Source (67 West St.) 6pm (opening reception) & 7pm (screening), The festival begins tonight with an Environmental Program, featuring films on Newton Creek’s “heart of darkness” and the East River dolphin, followed by a panel Q&A and after party at Coco66, More Info
 Spirit Plate / Lux Perpetua / Friend Roulette / Hippy @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♫ Skimast / New England Patriots / Big Ups / Alien Triology @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7
The Cause B Show IV: Man’s Best Friend @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8:30pm, free beer with donation, Stand up show to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue , featuring comedians Janine Brito / Adam Newman / Amber Nelson / Tim Dillon / Matt Marango / Shelly Hamilton, RSVP

FRIDAY 9/20
* NY Art Book Fair @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 12-7pm (also Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm) FREE, the must-see annual event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines, featuring booths and signings from independent publishers, a conference on art-book culture, “The Classroom” (a series of artist-led workshops), and various exhibitions/releases, More Info 
♫ Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band / The Budos Band / Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Williamsburg Park (N 12th and Kent Ave) 5:30pm, FREE
♫ Tesla Boy / Night Drive @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
 ♫ Xenis Rubinos / Ava Luna / Live Footage @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
• Dave the Spazz Movie Club presents Scarlet Street @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, $5, Fritz Lang’s 1945 noir about a Greenwich Village floozy and her pimp was orginally censored in New York state for being obsense and even sacreligious, More Info
• The Dead Zone @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12:10am, $11, Watch Christopher Walken freak out when he realizes he can see the future in this Stephen King/David Cronenberg thriller, Trailer

SATURDAY 9/21
• Touch a Truck @ St. Nick’s Alliance (Maspeth Avenue & Olive St) 10am-4pm, $5, Bring the kids to see real trucks up close (including some from NYPD & FDNY), special guest Ms. Frizzle will bring her Magic School Bus
♦ The Galerie Project @ Lightspace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 12pm-12am, $20, immersive art experience featuring  audio-visual installations, live watercolor and digital painting, dance performances, and DJs Francis Harris / Archie Pelago / Multiple Mono, More Info
* Lobstah Palooza @ The Well (272 Meserole St) 3-10pm, $35 online/ $40 door, Get full on a Maine LOBSTAH dinner (the menu has us positively drooling)  while listening to DJ’d tunes in the Well’s beer garden backyard, More Info,  BUY TIX
* ♫ DIIV / Guards / Fletcher C. Johnson @ Havemeyer Park (S.4th St & Kent Ave) 6pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 6:30pm, $5 (proceeds benefit the Boat Club), end Summer right with what will surely be the best superfund site dance party of the season, with live performances by Noise & Rythm / STARINA / Silent Rider / Brandi & the Alexanders / Amerigogo, RSVP
♫ Savoir Adore / The Suzan / Ski Lodge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
♫ Alex Winston / Echo Friendly @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $12.50, BUY TIX

SUNDAY 9/22
* Fall Solstice Pop Up Market @ Dusty Rose Vintage Warehouse (233 Norman Ave) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate new beginnings and celestial ritual with artisan wares for the Autumn equinox, like Navajo-inspired bags, dream catchers, candles, and vintage clothing, with free tarot readings and nail art, RSVP
# TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 1-6pm, $24-$45, Outdoor food fest featuring over 40 of North Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants & bars (think Adelina’s, Gwynnett St, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, & many more), with DJ sets from Queen Majesty and Jonathan Toubin, More Info
 Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Cassandra Jenkins @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX

MONDAY 9/23   
♫ The Henry Millers / Johnny Stimson / Sunflares @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
The Denzels / Cool Serbia / The Teen Age / El Sportivo @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, BUY TIX

TUESDAY 9/24
# The Masters of Social Gastronomy: BBQ Edition @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30-8:30pm, $5, Curious about the variety of slow-cooked meat techinques from Spanish barbacoa to Austin brisket ? Brooklyn Brainery has the sweet and smoky history, RSVP
♥ Witches of Bushwick @ Tandem Bar (236 Troutman St) 10pm, FREE, Queer lady dance party with DJ Ayn Rand (amazing), tarot readings, and general debauchery, RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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