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Northside Festival Showcase at Bar Matchless (6/8) Presented by Greenpointers, Supercrush, and Paper Garden Records!

We’re once again joining in on all the Northside Festival fun with our own official showcase happening tomorrow, June 8th at Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) starting at 8PM. RSVP here!

Here’s a preview of our line up:

Spritzer is “very much inspired by Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’, with a little grunge and inspiration from Beck, 20th Century Classical music” (via Pancakes and Whiskey) Continue reading

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FREE Tuesday Night Screenings at Brooklyn Night Bazaar Starting Tonight! (9/18)

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Knife in the Water (Noz W Wodzie) was the first feature film effort of Polish director Roman Polanski.

Yay, comeback kid Brooklyn Bazaar has made its way back to Greenpoint and has reimagined the Polonaise building (150 Greenpoint Ave) to bring us a neighborhood funhouse equipped with a restaurant, live music, mini golf, ping-pong, private room karaoke, a night market, and now FREE Tuesday night movie screenings starting tonight! 

In partnership with Nitehawk Cinema, tonight’s screening features Polish director Roman Polanski’s first feature film Noz W Wodzie (Knife in the Water), and is an appropriate choice for a neighborhood known as Little Poland in a venue where many Polish weddings took place.

Screening starts at 8PM. RSVP here. Continue reading

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Northside Festival Showcase at Bar Matchless (6/10) brought to you by Greenpointers, Supercrush, and Carabella!

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Alright we’re about to get an influx of live music and shows next week during this year’s Northside Festival but we’re extra pumped about our own Northside Festival Showcase happening on Friday, June 10th at Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) starting at 8PM. RSVP here!

Once again, we’ve partnered with Supercrush Studio and Cara Bella to bring you a line up of some of our favorite artists to perform live at one of our favorite local haunts.

Here’s a preview of what we have in store: Continue reading

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Go Green! Brooklyn Festival at McCarren Park (Sat, 6/4)!

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This Saturday, June 4th (1-5PM) Go Green! Brooklyn Festival is taking over McCarren Park with a FREE celebration of the North Brooklyn Community and local environmental programs.  Park-goers can engage with and learn about sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, participating in live-action art projects, music performances, and more!

Fun Activities will include: Continue reading

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Film Buffs Delight in Night of Noir

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From SummerScreen to SummerStarz to Nitehawk Outdoors and more, there has been no shortage of free movies in North Brooklyn this summer. The selections tend towards straight forward entertainment, often in celebration of youth culture reminiscent of the recent past. They’re the kinds of movies that work ok as a backdrop while you sit in the park with friends and converse in not-so-quiet whispers in between sips of your wine or beer. It’s budget friendly and fun. And it doesn’t really matter what movie is playing.

Not the case in “Night of Noir.” It is not only indoors in a proper screening room, but the overall event is very much centered around the movie. Each selection is part of a curated series of classics from a much earlier era and inspires thoughts like “There were heroin addict dens then?” as opposed to “What is Alicia Silverstone up to now?”

Heroin den scene in Akria Kurosawa's High & Low
Heroin den scene in Akira Kurosawa’s High & Low

For those of us who are not so well versed on movie making history, “Night of Noir” can easily be misinterpreted. You might have imagined a Wednesday night scene drinking tasty cocktails amongst a sophisticated well-dressed crowd watching some flick in black and white. Continue reading

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Om Your Way to Wellness in a Sun Drenched Rooftop with Hosh Yoga this Sunday (7/19)

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Savasana in McCarren park with Hosh Yoga

Ever pass by a group of zen looking people in warrior pose or savasana in a grassy part of McCarren Park on a sunny day?

Hosh Yoga is a nonprofit that began to provide donation based open level classes to the public and is coming to the sun-drenched outdoor rooftop space at the Greenpoint Loft during our Summer Market to host two classes.

UrbanBackdrop_Yoga_180pxSchedule and Details:
2PM with Zui
4PM with Diana

Each class is 75 minutes and is donation based. Open level – Experience with yoga is suggested but anyone is welcome!

We will have a limited number of mats so BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) is ideal.

View from Greenpoint Loft's Rooftop © Julia Moak
View from Greenpoint Loft’s Rooftop © Julia Moak

Take a step closer to health and wellness while surrounded by a gorgeous urban landscape!

View from Greenpoint Loft's Rooftop ©Julia Moak
View from Greenpoint Loft’s Rooftop ©Julia Moak
Rooftop Space at Greenpoint Loft ©Julia Moak
Rooftop Space at Greenpoint Loft ©Julia Moak
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TONIGHT *Greenpoint Gallery Night (7-10PM)* – This is How We Do It!

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It’s been a long week, Greenpoint Gallery Night is happening tonight (3/20) from 7-10PM, and Montell Jordan is on my mind singing:

♫ It’s Friday night, and I feel all right
The party is here on the North Side
Hit the shore ‘cause I’m faded
Honeys in the street say, “Greenpoint, yo we made it!”
It feels so good in my hood tonight
The gallery art and the beer that’s so cold
All the cool hipsters forgot about the spring-snow

To all my neighbors you got much flavor
(This is how we do it)

This is how we do it: RSVP on Facebook. Follow the Art Crawl Guide. Party it up at Broken Land.

Questions? Email [email protected] to get in touch with organizers Scott Chasse of Calico and Lia Post of Fowler Project Space.

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Happy Birthday Fanaberie! Party this Saturday (3/21) – FREE Wine & Snacks, Shopping Discounts, and Giveaway!

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Time Out New York’s Critic Pick, Fanaberie Boutique, is celebrating their fifth year in business with a party. Starting at 10 am on March 21st at 102A Nassau Ave in Brooklyn, there will be 20% off all new arrivals, a $100 giveaway, and complimentary wine and snacks.  RSVP here. Continue reading

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Ski Trips, Buskers, & Chili Champions– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/23-1/28)

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THURSDAY 1/23
• The Loaded Canon @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave #106) 7pm, FREE, hear the latest works-in-progress from NYC’s rising generation of writings, while savoring drinks inspired by the words you’re hearing, live music from Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, RSVP
• Greenpoint Designers January Meet Up @ The Pencil Factory (122 West St) 7pm, FREE, sip hot toddies and get cozy with fellow local designers, RSVP
♫ 5th NYC Busker Ball @ Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave) 7:30pm, FREE (w/ Suggested Donation), Listen to the musical stylings of this curated bunch of subway buskers featuring Gabe Royal / Blueberryseason / Theo Eastwind Band, More Info
*♫ Johanna Samuels / Lip Talk / Lazer Cake @ Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
♫ Guilty Pleasures: Music You Hate to Love @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, listen to all the songs that make you nostalgic for the times you hated them, More Info
♫ Kiss & Tell 8 Year Anniversary @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 9pm-4am, $12, with performances from The Crystal Ark / THe Neurotic Drum Band / Analog Soul, BUY TIX Continue reading

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Haiyan Relief, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, & the British Are Coming – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/20-11/26)

WEDNESDAY 11/20
♦ Drawing 101 @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, $15 Suggested Donation, Improve those eye-hand coordination skills and learn the basics of drawing, with refreshers on line weight, contrast, perspective, and composition, guided practice for beginners and seasoned artists, RSVP
# Gluten Free Beer and Burger Night @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, $16, sip on cider and a gluten free beer called Plasma (interesting name…), and Margabuchas (kombucha mixed drinks), and fight the pesky enemy of your digestive system, RSVP
• No Man’s Land Launch Party @ Good Co. (10 Hope St) 7pm, FREE, celebrate the launch of this western storytelling app with happy hour (until 8pm), live music by Chase King of Slow Country, and a demo, RSVP
♫ Tyburn Saints / The Howlin’ Houndogs / Ray Mazza / Tiny Hazard / Relatives / Names of War / Our Griffins @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $7, BUY TIX
♫ Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Show @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $7 adv/ $10 door, All proceeds benefit grassroots organizations in the Philippines, with music from Ava Luna / Rebel Diaz / Celestial Shore / Eartheater, RSVP, BUY TIX, DONATE Continue reading

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