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Bushwick Inlet Park Kicks off Pop-up Outdoor Cinema Series with King Kong on July 30th

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With free outdoor flicks on offer at both Transmitter and McCarren Parks, and rooftop screenings at Our Wicked Lady and The William Vale, sometimes it seems that North Brooklyn is one giant outdoor cinema.

Now, Bushwick Inlet Park is throwing its hat in the ring, and kicking off its new Pop-up Outdoor Cinema Series, with the 1933 classic King Kong.

The screening is made possible by the NYC Parks department, so kick back and watch King Kong climb the Empire State Building as you bask in a beautiful view of the skyline!

What: King Kong
When: Monday, July 30th @ 8pm
Where: Bushwick Inlet Park (50 Kent Avenue)

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Greenpoint History Walking Tour to Benefit the Park Church Co-op Saturday (7/7)

Historical Map of Greenpoint courtesy of Dennis Ward

Beloved neighborhood worship/art space, the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) has put out a fundraising call to the community. Ace local historian, and Greenpointers contributor, Geoff Cobb has answered that call in a fantastically innovative way! He’ll lead a donation-based historical walking tour of Greenpoint on Saturday, July 7th from 10-11am, and donate all proceeds to the Park Church Co-op.

The tour will meet at the corner of Calyer and Franklin. All are welcome! RSVP here.

What: Walking Tour with Geoff Cobb on Behalf of the Park Church Co-op
When: Saturday, July 7, at 10am.
Where: Franklin and Calyer
Who: Everyone!

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Free Yoga in Bushwick Inlet Park on Sundays All Summer!

yoga, via friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Get Ready to Breathe, Greenpoint! Ever Sunday through September, Greenpoint’s own Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Avenue) is teaming up with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to offer free, donation-based, Bring Your Own Mat Yoga at Bushwick Inlet’s pop-up park at 50 Kent Avenue!

The hour-long sessions will begin at 10am. According to the folks at Bushwick Inlet Park:

Open to all levels and all bodies, this class focuses on the Vinyasa practice of linking breath and movement while flowing from one pose to the next. A great opportunity to get outside this summer, rejuvenate the body, and calm the mind, while taking in some Vitamin D! We will focus on both strength & energy combined with balance & mindfulness. Be prepared for an energetic yet grounding practice that challenges both the mind and body.

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Streets of Laredo + Ghost Beach + CliMates Fundraiser Saturday 8/9 and New Music from AK + Star Ballads + more

It wouldn’t be a summer weekend without a whole boatload o’ stuff to do, now would it? Here are some music events to check out, plus we catch up with the latest songs, videos, and offerings from local artists. Continue reading

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Go Green Greenpoint! This Saturday 6/7

Go Green Greenpoint was the first Earth Day Festival to stake its ground in North Brooklyn back in 2008. The festival works with schools, community groups, and environmentalists to spread awareness about green space.  This year, the event will also feature recycling for electronics, books, clothes and toys, as well as yoga, wellness/fitness classes, enviro-friendly merchandise, live music and dance performances.

It’s all going down this Saturday 6/7 from noon-5pm in McCarren park. More info here!

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Science Night, One of Us, and Rebel Roots Fest IV – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/26–4/01)

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WEDNESDAY 3/26
♥ 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

THURSDAY 3/27
♫ 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’KaneRSVP
* 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 BulletwoundRSVP
* 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

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Invisible Trash, Beatles for Rent & DIY Bike Tuneups – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/19–3/25)

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WEDNESDAY 3/19
♦ BiblioCraft Book Launch Party @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7–8:30pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza, with craft projects and pink sugar cookies, RSVP
☺ The Cause B Show VII: Bushwick Bound @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8–10:30pm, FREE (plus free beer with donation), this monthly comedy series raises money and awareness for Make The Road, a Bushwick organization that serves and engages New York communities facing shared hardships and injustices, RSVP Continue reading

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Skip The Line on V-Day with Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s SuperPass!

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Escorting your sweetie to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a genius Valentine’s date and here is why… First show your lover what a VIP he or she is with the Valentine’s Day SuperPass so you can skip the line in style! (Seriously no one wants to wait in line on a date…) Continue reading

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WTF is Speed Friending? + Valentine’s Market Activities Schedule “In The Loft” (2/9)

FREE Nail Art by Peenk! at Sunday's Valentine's Market

The Valentine’s Market is this Sunday and we already gave you a preview of all the amazing vendors but we wanted to give you the schedule of all the fun and FREE activities we have going on UPSTAIRS “in the loft.”

Also – many of you are wondering – what is this Speed Friending thingy?

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Gallery Night, Psychic TV, & Sexy SASS – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/5-2/11)

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People and Places @ Evil and Love Tattoo (211 Franklin St) 7-10pm, Friday 2/7 FREE, Check out this photo exhibit featuring works by Czech skateboard photographer, Hona Zima, a 25-year-old born in a small city near Prague, see his images here, RSVP

* Picture Farm Film Fest @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 2-7pm, FREE, First ever PF Film Fest running Saturday 2/8 through Sunday 2/9, opening & closing receptions, Q&As w/directors and writers, a Sat. afternoon shorts, Sat. night documentaries, & Sunday Brunch. All Screenings FREE! Check the website for the full schedule & film details, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 2/5
• 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St) 7-8pm, FREE, ask questions & chat with local police officers & community members
♥ Save Room For Dessert! @ Brooklyn Brewery (8-10pm) $5, Join an expert panel curated by Edible Brooklyn for demos, tips, samples, and a Q&A covering everything you need to know about sweets just in time for V-Day, More Info
♫ Young Yeller (LP Release Party) / Moon Bounce / Kazimier / AIMES (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP Continue reading

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