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Next Friday: Greenpoint Gallery Night returns for 15th edition

Calling all art lover: the 15th edition of Greenpoint Gallery Night returns on October 25! A neighborhood gallery crawl, this long-standing tradition spotlights exhibition spaces and other venues that host art shows throughout Greenpoint. Select neighborhood galleries and businesses that feature art will be participating on Friday, October 25th, from 6 to 9pm. Join us at this free event celebrating the diverse and unique art scene in our corner of Brooklyn!

Participating locations for October 25 include:
• Areté (67 West Street #103): opening of Movement on Film featuring the work of dancer/choreographer/vocalist Janis Brenner and interdisciplinary artist Muyassar Kurdi
• The Java Project (252 Java Street): Masquerade, featuring photography, drawings, and other works by Miles Ladin
• Auxiliary Projects (212 Norman Avenue)
• Calico (67 West Street #203): paintings by Christian DeFilippo
• The Yard (33 Nassau Avenue)
• Dusty Rose (67 West Street #216): textile works by Frank Locke
• Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Avenue)
• Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue): Greenpoint-based paintings by Greenpoint-based artist, Steve Wasterval

More details to be announced! Visit the Facebook event for more, and once you’re done bumping around the neighborhood, join us at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue) from 9 pm onward for our after-party.

Greenpoint Gallery Night is a grassroots neighborhood event established in 2013, organized by Scott Chasse of Calico.

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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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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!

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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.

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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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Steampunk Tea Party, Daddy’s Pop Up, & Fountain Art Fair – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/5-3/11)

*  Handmade Treasures Pop Up @ Daddy’s (435 Graham Ave) Saturday 3/8 at 1pm, Free, shop knits, jewelry, ceramics, and scarves, plus get a custom Tim Harrington  (of Les Savy Fav) illustration of your spirit animal, there will also be custom pet portraits and custom knit patches (bring your fav digital image to be converted into a knit), with wares from Glitterlimes (real fruit and candy jewelry!) /  Muffy brandt (hand-printed leggings, tops, and bags) / Andrew Almone (a.k.a the KNIT MASTER) / Juniortown Knits (hand-dyed yarn) / Jule Van Such (digital prints on silk scarves) / Jena Derman (Executive Sous Chef at Momofuku Milk Bar who creates amazing pastry-like ceramics) / Wowch, with DJ Knife Fight spinning 45s, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 3/5

gailcarriger_soulless_greenpoint Illustration Workshop @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, Free, Learn the core basics of buildling shapes, images and characters, this week the theme is the classic Greek tale, RSVP

Steampunk Tea Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, $15 suggested donation, Join author Gail Carriger for a reading, discussion and book signing from her Protectorate literature series, prizes awarded to best steampunk costume, RSVP

♦ Artists’ Reception and Ash Wednesday Worship @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 7-10pm, Free, Explore this local collection of artwork modeled on the Stations of the Cross, RSVP

 Jesse and Forever @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, Free, More info

THURSDAY 3/6

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Artist Justin Carty with 60 The Collective

* Seasonal Home Store Pop-Up @ Home of the Brave (67 West St, #416) 6pm, Free, Have a drink while previewing the home store of independent designers, curated by Wolves Within, RSVP

 60, The Collective Part 2 Art Show @ The Walk Way, Rebar (147 Front St, Dumbo) 7pm, Curators Frankie Velez and Craig Anthony Miller gather 60 artists to create 12” x 12” works, DJ’d by AnaMated, More Info

 New Young Pony Club / French Horn Rebellion / Damn Right! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30, $12, Buy Tix Continue reading

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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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