Yay, comeback kid Brooklyn Bazaarhas 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.
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?”
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 →
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 →
WEDNESDAY 7/25 • Rally against Illegal Evictions & Landlord Harassment @ 191 Bedford Ave, 6pm, join victims of landlord harassment in North Brooklyn as they mobilize together and take direct action against shady slumlord tactics to displace them from their homes & community ♥ Dirty Dancing @ Summerscreen (McCarren Park) 6pm, Bands, Food, Music ♫ Shark? / Darlings / Celestial Shore / RElyse @ 285 Kent, 8pm, FREE ♫ Napoleon / Hard Nips / Visuals @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7
THURSDAY 7/26 • Food & Kitchen Swap @ KRRB Headquarters (99 Richardson St., 2nd Fl) 6-9pm, $5 Presented by KRRB, Local Roots NYC & BK Swappers, Bring homemade, edible treats and non-edible kitchen items to trade with food-obsessed neighbors, potluck, free drinks, Buy Tix • Robots @ East River State Park (N 8th St & Kent Ave) 6:30pm, Town Square’s Summerstarz 2012 family music and movie series • Art Auction for Animal Farm Foundation @ Gristle Tattoo (178 N. 8th St) 7-10pm, Silent Auction, Beer, Wine, Snacks, 100% of proceeds go to Animal Farm Foundation * Newtown Creek: Past, Present, Future@ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 7pm, Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project will share historical research collected on the Superfund site, with the aim of making information available to artists, designers, city planners, and other interested parties for widespread use in restoring its original splendor. Kate Zidar, Executive Director of Newtown Creek Alliance, will present information on the current state of the creek, including how community members can participate in materializing visions for its future, More info ♫ King Khan & The Shrines / Nicky Da B / The Everymen @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, Free
FRIDAY 7/27 ♫ The Nuclears / Starlight Girls / Backwords / Boy Girl Party / Old Monk @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 9pm, $8 RSVP ♫ You Are Here Festival @ Secret Project Robot (289 Melrose St) 8pm, $10, Xeno & Oaklander / Guardian Alien / Black Jeans / Uumans / Oracle ♫ Ancient Sky / Tournament / The Catalyst @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7
SATURDAY 7/28 • Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride, 8am-2pm, ride from Newtown Creek to Rockaway Beach, Register by Fri @ 3pm • Build Ghost Bikes @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 11am-4pm, More info ♫ Bushwick Block Party (Moore St Btw Bogart & White St) noon-midnight, free music (Andrew W.K. / HEEMS of Das Racist / Natural Child / Wild Yaks / Naam) free pizza, dunk tank, photo booth ♫ Yellow Dogs / Bambara / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards / Murals / Gunfight / Roadside Graves / The Dust Engineers / Lost Boy? / Red Bedlam @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.) 2pm, $10
SUNDAY 7/29 • Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Planning Workshop @ The Woods (48 South 4th St) 3pm, Williamsburg Bridge Park is a vision for a new 4 acre waterfront park for Southside Williamsburg. Help imagine the possibilities. ♫ Golden Animals / Shining Mirrors / Divining Rod / Lead Stones @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10
MONDAY 7/30 • Free Movie: Last Summer at Coney Island @ Sternberg Park (Montrose Ave @ Lorimer) 8-11pm, More info ♥ CoEd Shuffleboard @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St.) 7:30pm, $3pp, 8 teams compete to win $100 ♫ Public Enemy / Salt-n-Pepa @ Wingate Field (Brooklyn Ave and Winthrop St, Lefferts Gardens) 7:30pm, FREE
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones Likely ♦ Art Event