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The Springs Will Open a “Walk of Fear” Halloween Pop Up October 4–31

The Springs is quickly becoming Greenpoint’s most versatile bar — after hosting a Reindeer Lounge around the holidays, the bar that took over for TBD at 224 Franklin Street is now going rogue and spooky.

Prepare yourself for a an immersive Halloween pop-up: Walk of Fear comes to The Springs from Friday, October 4 through Halloween night, Thursday, October 31.

The enormous bar (complete with outdoor space) is getting creepy, transforming its exterior patio into an immersive Instagrammable Halloween experience; 7,500 square feet of fright! Expect ominous lighting, horrifying music, scary vignettes and entertainment that will leave you thirsty for The Springs’ new fall cocktails. Cost of entry is one drink minimum per person.

Hours will be Friday and Saturday from 6 PM to midnight, and Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 11 PM. And for those worried about the weather, the backyard will be enclosed for the Halloween pop-up so Walk of Fear will be open rain or shine! Discover more at @thespringsbk.

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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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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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