I recently celebrated my anniversary of moving back to Greenpoint. In 2012 I took a sabbatical from Brooklyn to walk one-thousand miles through the deserts of southern California. Continue reading
I’d heard the name but admittedly didn’t know who Taylor Swift is and somehow managed not to knowingly listen to her music. Are you a fan? Aside from Lena Dunham, main stream pop culture isn’t on Greenpoint’s map, but a show on view at Fowler Project Space titled “Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?” seeks “to explore our relationship to celebrity through embodiments of the pop-fictional character, Taylor Swift.” Now I know.
At the opening there were paintings and interactive art installations. I instagrammed “D” the dog with a donut (#iamtaylorswift) while cruelly not letting her eat the art. The catchy tunes on repeat were familiar and got stuck in my head. I hate that! The night was capped off with this performance by Chris Tyler, who doesn’t need an introduction. Just watch.
♥ Science Night @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 7pm, FREE, Visual art by Sheryl Oppenheim, performances by Raspberry Fields & Groucho Fractal, and a lecture on molecular photoswitches, RSVP
* Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, FREE, Entertainment mixed with art, and awkwardness stretched to its breaking point, RSVP
♫ Ad Hoc Presents @ The Panther Room (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $12, with Hieroglyphic Being / Jahiliyya Fields / Aurora Halal, More info
♫ Morgan O’Kane album release party @ Black Bear Bar (70 N6th St) 8:30pm, $10, Celebrate the release of “The One They Call the Wind” with Lonesome Leash / Vic Thrill / Morgan O’Kane, RSVP
* Incen•Diario @ Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Messerole St) 8pm, FREE, An evening of live performances and works of video art that communicate labour and physical struggle as a gateway to the fantastic, RSVP
♫ Showpaper Benefit Show @ Ran Tea House (269 Kent Ave) 7pm, $10, with Bad Credit No Credit / Golem / Butcher Knives / Karikatura / Bourgeois Bulletwound, RSVP
* No Tokens Issue 1 Launch & Reading @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6:30–9pm, FREE, A night of readings, Rockette kicks, girl-shaped cookies, and cake, RSVP Continue reading
We Don’t Have a Show So We Are Playing Dark Side of the Moon to The Wizard of Oz @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) FREE BOWLING! 6pm/Show 8pm, More info
How To Get Your Book Published, with Two Authors and an Agent @ Word (126 Franklin) 7pm, Calling all writers in need of advice! Heidi Durrow, Michele Young-Stone & agent Michelle Brower (of Folio Lit) will dish on all aspects of publishing, writing process, to finding an agent, publication & promotion.
Ecologías Correlativas @ 319 Scholes (319 Scholes, Bushwick) Opening 7pm, Curated by chimera+, projects and research from a trans-disciplinary group of artists, architects and scientists navigating interrelated environmental/socio-politi
COME AS YOU ARE: Songs That Made Your Parents Worry @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin) 10pm, DJs Fucci & Sirlinda
Launch of Brooklyn Wind Symphony @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (19 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 7pm, $10/$12 @ door, fundraiser, jazz combos, classical ensembles, drink specials, dancing, DJ. RSVP
Occupy Brooklyn @ Grand Army Plaza, 11am, in support of “anti-greed” movement, follow #OccupyBrooklyn
East River State Park Fall Harvest Festival, 11-4pm, family-friendly activities for all ages, east river water testing, Zumba, bluegrass
Where’s My Park Day? @ (March from soccer fields at North 9th St., up Kent Ave. to Quay St.) Noon, “Where’s Our Park?” is a campaign coalition of No. BK’s local elected officials & civic organizations, created to secure the 33 acres of new parkland promised by Mayor Bloomberg during the 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. More info.
Harvest Festival Hoedown @ Meeker Ave Market (75 Frost) – ALL DAY, ALL WEEKEND, City Life Wellness brings together community of yogis, dancers, martial artists, local food purveyors and craftspeople for 2-day Fall Harvest Festival More info.
Hope for Agoldensummer @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) From Athens, GA, the band plays a tantalizing and humorous sound that includes guitar, banjo, singing saw, glockenspiel, piano, and percussion.
Boats, Crinkles & Weird Children @ Matchless(557 Manhattan) 8pm
Brooklyn Vintage Crawl @ (Williamsburg/Greenpoint), Noon, a self-guided shop and bar hop through WB & GP, Afterparty 6pm @ Union Pool More info
Salsa Sundays @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) 6pm/Show 8pm, $5, w/Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Enid’s 9th Annual Apple Pie Contest @ Enid’s (560 Manhattan) 5-5:45 pies accepted, 6pm judging, drink specials, apple fritters, sloppy joes & corndogs. Greenpointers’ friends Brooklynauts will be judging, because they were last year’s champs! More Info
CIDER WEEK 10/16-10/23 @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) & all over city
Real and Scary Historical Halloween @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 7-10pm, Presented by Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS), get ready to be creeped out by things that aren’t just in your imagination. RSVP
Villains, Raspberry Bulbs, Occultation & Skull @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan) 8pm
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It was a busy weekend in Greenpoint. The Fowler Arts One Year show was a great start on Friday night. The artwork was impressive for a mixed group show, which doesn’t surprise me because of the many talented artists who have studios there. Plus the raffle extravaganza, with over 20 prizes generously donated from local shops and restaurants made the night a lot of fun! I can’t wait to blow my $2o Word gift certificate!
These lovely ladies were holding down the Kent St block party on Saturday, which was stoop sale and kids running in street like lunatics central.
On Saturday night Project Collective had an art and music bash to raise funds for the Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Any party on a perfect evening at The End is amazing because the killer views from the roof deck are spectacular.
I usually don’t like to rush the weekends but I couldn’t wait for Sunday when The Richardson had its Templeton Rye event. For $6 you got a Rye Cocktail plus a Pulled Pork Sammie from Edan Farms prepared by Tom from The Meat Hook. While I was shoving my second sandwich in my mouth (that’s 2 cocktails and 2 sandwiches for $12!), Tom, the pulled pork genius, explained that he braised smoked pork butts overnight with bacon. I call this sandwich divine perfection. It was the best pork sandwich I have ever had and I eat pulled pork any chance I get. MORE PLEASE! Peter, one of our Greenpointers writers, was the champion after eating a whopping three! Go Peter!!!
• Bike Share Demonstration @ Bowling Green 11am-3pm – More Info
• Islam by James Olszewski @ Ascension (127 Kent St) – After 6:30 worship. Stonybrook professor teaches a class exploring “the most misunderstood religion.”
• Brooklyn Food Conference @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell) 7pm – To discuss food justice, access, sustainability and security.
• What the Hell Are You Doing? with David Shrigley@ Word (126 Franklin) 7pm – authortalks about new book, Q&A, get “inked” with sharpies & enter for a chance to win a tattoo from East River Tattoo, lemonade & donuts
• Year One Art Show @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West) Opening Reception 6-9pm – group exhibition of Fowler’s resident studio artists, $10 raffle for major prizes from local shops and restaurants RSVP
• Chills n’ Fever @ The Bedford (110 Bedford) Greenpoint’s Cowboy Mark & Tony spin Oldies All Night Long! FUN!
• Ascension’s 165th Annual Parade & Block Party: Assemble 9:30 @ Driggs & Manhattan. 10 am parade up Manhattan. 11am Thanksgiving Service @ Ascension (127 Kent St) 11:30 – Kent St. Block Party !!!
• Oktoberfest @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Sat. & Sun. All Day, beer, pretzels, sausage.
• Project Collective Presents When Ends Meat @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave @ West) 7pm until late. $5 – music by Supercrush, local artwork curated by Ava Hassinger. Proceeds are donated to Brooklyn High School of the Arts.
• Annual Parish Picnic @ St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Driggs & Newel) 11:30am-6pm, food, dancing, raffles and games for kids. Fun for all!
• Dine Out Irene @ Participating Restaurants. 10% of sales donated to Just Food and GrowNYC to benefit NY area farmers hard hit by the hurricane. Nearby spots: The Brooklyn Kitchen, Robicellis, LIC Market, Franny’s
• SASS Presents: The Holy Crusades! @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 7-8:30pm, Society for the Advancement of Social Studies
monthly Monday lecture series explores how “Christianity got its groove back,” games, themed drink RSVP
WEDNESDAY 9/28 – Rosh Hashanah Dinner @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 7pm, $21/mem, $26/non-mem. Dinner Thursday 9/29, too. Buy Tix
• Want to take a Basic Drawing Class at Ascension with Bob Corr? Interest & more info email ascensionbrooklyn (at) gmail.com.
• Starting this weekend Eastern District (1053 Manhattan) will be open every Friday & Saturday until 9pm!
• Starting Monday, September 26, you can dine at Goodyoga (73 Calyer) every weeknight, or take out your meal in a stainless steel tiffin lunchbox. Pre-order – 20 meals for $200/month. Yum!
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