Get Yo’ Art On: Greenpoint Open Studios is This Weekend!

Greenpoint Open Studios 2016Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) kicks off tonight and goes all weekend (April 29-May 1), celebrating Greenpoint’s rich pool of artistic talent. From paintings to sculptures, video to photography, weaving and textiles to ceramics and more, there are seasoned artists to honor and emerging artists to be discovered among more than 350 who will open up their studio spaces to the public.

GOS2014_Visitors_670pxIt’s an uncurated free event that allows visitors to get a glimpse of the process and space where artwork is created while engaging directly with its creators. Brooklyn has a long-standing reputation for being a hotbed of creativity and GOS is going to represent its northernmost tip in true Greenpoint fashion—by keepin’ it real—providing an open platform for showcasing the various expressions of our creative community’s imagination and skills.

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Where to Drink Outdoors During This Two Day Heat Wave

Lobster Joint Backyard
Lobster Joint’s beer garden (courtesy their Facebook page)

Greenpoint (and pretty much all of NYC) will be experiencing record breaking temps of almost 70 degrees over the next two days. It’s March, people. Are you ready to strip off those coats? Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots in Greenpoint where you can soak up some of that good ol’ Vitamin E.

Lobster Joint – 1073 Manhattan Ave.
Open from noon every day, they’ve got a lovely New Englandy open air beer garden in the back of their seafood restaurant. Grub on a lobster roll and chill out with a beer.

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Five Winter Workouts You Might Actually Do

Check out Greenpoint’s weirdest (and coolest) winter workouts. Photo credit, clockwise from the top left: © Greenpoint Grappling Club, Rebecca Stevens, Williamsburg Touch Rugby, Streb, BrooklynPaper, and HollywoodStunts.

If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolution (if you made one at all) is already abandoned, and training for a half-marathon has been replaced with a snowy sprint to the bodega.

Never fear, my fellow hibernating, chubby, and cocooned Greenpointers! Below is a list of 5 fitness programs bizarre enough to get you out of the apartment and maybe even in shape before winter’s over, without even having to get on the subway: Continue reading

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Tonight is Greenpoint Gallery Night! (7pm-10pm)

550pxIt’s Friday night and we’re feelin’ alright! Kick it off with Greenpoint Gallery Night (7-10pm)!

Participating venues:

Booklyn Artist Alliance • 37 Greenpoint Ave
Brouwerij Lane • 78 Greenpoint Ave
Calico • 67 West St
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Tumbleweeds Art Camp Returns this Summer to Inspire Kids’ Creativity



Oh, to be a kid again: warm summer days romping through McGolrick Park, in between being immersed in my own imagination and bringing my ideas to life by experimenting with a wide variety of materials, long before my creativity was blocked by all the challenges of adulthood. Don’t miss this special opportunity to nurture your own child’s creative genius by sending them to Tumbleweeds Art Camp this summer.
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No Office Holiday Party Madness This Thursday! (12/11)

The most rager-ey holiday party – the No Office Holiday Party, co-hosted by Brokelyn and the skint, is this Thursday 12/11! It’s the office party for the freelancers, folks without offices or anyone who hates their coworkers. And it’s only $5!

Last year we brought the Greenpointers crew and had such a blast! The party has been recognized as part of a national anti-office-culture trend by Fast Company, the Philly Inquirer and the New York Times!

Make sure to RSVP on Facebook.


-Hosted by Comedian Jo Firestone (co-host of Punderdome 3000 and host of WFMU’s Dr. Gameshow)

-Rock Star Karaoke providing live-band karaoke

-Festive photos by Bibi Booth

-Yummy vegan drunk snacks provided by Yeah Dawg!

-Raffle prizes to help you save gelt on gifts

-Tunes by DJ Brian Blackout

-Non-heteronormative mistletoe

-Sexy Santa and lady Santa

-Sponsored by Car2Go, who will be on hand to give out free rides

-Drink specials

-No bosses to judge your drunkenness

-Hookups that won’t make going to work the next day weird

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Bring it Home at Brokelyn’s 5 Year Birthday Tonight! (10/16)

Brokelyn is turning five and throwing a big party – a HOMECOMING DANCE – TONIGHT at 7:30pm at the Bell House (149 7th St) to celebrate 5 years of “living big on small change.”
The Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance will sport cheesy varsity jackets, an awkward school dance photo booth, cheerleaders, a spelling bee, gender-neutral homecoming king and queen and even a real live marching band. Good thing you no longer have a curfew… Continue reading
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Jafflechute Event Results in Cheesey Meltdown

©Rosie de Belgeonne

Has anyone ever read Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs? It’s a kid’s book about the town of Chewandswallow. There, citizens don’t ever have to worry about stopping by a deli for milk or scouring blogs for the sexiest place to eat dinner out because their food quite literally falls from the sky. Four square meals a day come in the form of weather fronts that move through the community at a predictable pace, until one day the forecast turns on them. The food becomes inedible and the people are forced to make a mass exodus on boats constructed from stale bread. Continue reading

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Summer Market this Sunday (7/20) – What You Need to Know…

This is our FIRST ever Summer Market, so we are very excited and want it to be a MAJOR success. So please come, bring your friends and tell everyone…RSVP on FB!

There will be over 70+ amazing and talented local vendors!

Don’t miss out on Brooklyn Brewery beer, White Sangria & Cafe Grumpy Iced Coffee at the bar. All funds raised from the market go to paying our awesome contributors!

We couldn’t do it without the support of our awesome sponsors:

As always there will be a FREE Photo Booth by Marofoto and the amazing background will be an art installation of a GIGANTIC friendship bracelet by Hannah Lamar Simmons.

Yes, our favorite nail artist @Peenk! will be in the house – making your nails all shiny and summery – also totally FREE!


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Cornhole Tournament & HGTV at LIC Flea this Saturday (7/19)


Win this Cornhole Set, $100 LIC Flea Bucks & FREE beer this Sat. at LIC Flea!
Hunting for something special at flea markets is always fun, but add in a cornhole tournament and you really have nothing better to do this Saturday. But wait, add in the chance to be on national television for the taping of the hit tv show Flea Market Flip and you should be running to catch the G to Long Island City.
The cornhole tournament will be happening all day at LIC Flea, so come and test your tossing skills. The winner will walk away with their very own cornhole set, $100 to spend at the flea, FREE beer from LIC based Rockaway Brewery and other great prizes. Sign up for your spot in the tournament here. Continue reading

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