The Park Church Co-Op was dimly lit, the stage awash with red and blue light. Meditative electronic new-age music played as the image of Jesus on the crucifix centered on the back wall looked over the scene. It may not seem like the most likely venue for a night of experimental jazz, but Pastor Amy Kienzle remarked that this event was part of the church’s larger event series that supports community art. And with Wawrzyniak being such an enthusiastic member of the church she felt it was important to support. She added that the church “believes in art and it being spiritually beneficial.” Continue reading →
What:North Brooklyn Touch-a-Truck When: Saturday Sept 30th, 11am-2pm Where: Behind McCarren Park Pool, Leonard St. Between Bayard & Manhattan
Tickets/info: $10 for the first child and $5 for additional children; More info
The 5th annual North Brooklyn Touch-a-Truck fundraiser raises funds to help purchase cool children’s books for the BK Story Voyager, which is literally literacy on wheels—a fun book distribution system that supports parents and schools by infusing and promoting a passion for reading in the lives of children, in particular under-served communities. The event will have trucks for the young ones to explore, face painting, a bouncy house, and arts and crafts!
WHAT: Appetite For Arts: Fundraiser for the Greenpoint Hunger Program WHEN: Saturday, Sept 23rd, 7pm-10pm WHERE: Greenpoint Reformed Church, 136 Milton St DONATION: $50+, tickets and more info here
If you have not heard from your neighbors about the Soup Kitchen + Food Pantry of the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s Hunger Program, the volunteer-based organization is a vital part of Greenpoint, for those in need. The kitchen serves more than 800 hungry people every month in the North Brooklyn Community and beyond.On Wednesday evenings, they serve a delicious community dinner. On Thursdays, they distribute groceries from the food pantry. According to the Church, “It costs about $5,000 per week to host the meal and keep food pantry running,” so they need your monetary support. If you can’t make Saturday’s event, you can still show your support by donating to the Hunger Program here, or by volunteering. Continue reading →
The Greenpoint Y (99 Meserole Ave.) is kicking off its annual fundraiser this Thursday from 12-4pm. There’ll be free snacks and Y schwag giveaways. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to enhancing programmatic needs and providing funding for scholarship programs!
These scholarships provide deserving children with the opportunity to:
Experience the magic of camp
Learn to swim
Enjoy the benefits of an early childhood education
Boost academic performance and social skills through after school programs
Volunteer-run farm and gathering space Bushwick City Farm (354 Stockton St. @ Lewis Ave) is hosting their second annual fundraiser this Sunday afternoon, September 18th. “Come enjoy a delightful day of music, drinks, and Chicken Sh*t Bingo—win cash prizes and gift certificates from local businesses! Plus: face painting, Cargo Bike hay rides, a piñata, and more – fun for the whole family! How does Chicken Sh*t Bingo work? We feed our chickens a sumptuous meal and let them loose on a life-size game board. Attendees buy squares (two for $5!), and wait for the birds to do their business. If your square is deemed defecation-worthy, you win an awesome prize!”
After 2 months of recovery from a devastating fire accident, Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd) is ready to resume their art shows. Tomorrow on Friday, March 4th at 8pm, they will be holding their first show of the year. The Fire Relief Salon Show will be a one night juried event where one exhibited artist has the chance to win $200. Open call submissions go until 11pm tonight for anyone interested in submitting pieces for the show. Continue reading →
On the evening of January 18th, Greenpoint Gallery underwent a casualty from an unfortunate electrical fire, causing significant damage to the second floor space. The gallery’s curator, Shawn James, has lost a significant amount of gallery equipment, studio space, computers, documents, and over 20 musical instruments. Apart from holding shows for local artists and the community, Shawn devotes his resources and gallery space to teach, feed, and nurture students from the St. Nicks Alliance Work youth program, six days a week. Continue reading →
October is the busiest commemorative month of the year, and launches us into fall with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, LGBTQ History Month, Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and as you may already know, Breast Cancer Awareness month.
With almost 9,000 expected cases of breast cancer in Brooklyn alone, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. sees this as an important month to commemorate. They’re joining the cause this month by donating 10% of the proceeds of their Arctic Char Crudo to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for the rest of October.
“Cancer has directly affected so many people, my own family included, and it’s important to us to support Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Adam Geringer-Dunn, Executive Chef and co-owner of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.along with Vinny Dunn. And what about the dish itself? “We love the arctic char crudo dish. It is so simple and yet is visually stunning and absolutely delicious.”
You’ll love it too: for $9, this fresh market fish is thinly sliced and served raw, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, citrus, Maldon sea salt, and microgreens. As tasty and buttery with Omega-3s as it is, arctic char is also a delicious choice for conscious diners. It’s one of the few farmed fish available that’s sustainably raised, and received the highest sustainability rating from the “Seafood Watch” program run by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Not to mention, Omega-3s have a ton of health benefits and may reduce risk of breast cancer.
The sea salt lightly cuts the tartness of the citrus, while the microgreens brings the freshness. Add the EEVO and natural richness of the delicately sliced char served crudo—in its simplest purest form—and you’re in for a crisp fall treat, all for a savory cause.
A $60 ticket includes an amazing three-course meal with unlimited wine from Dandelion Wine and beer by Sixpoint. Veggies are from the community garden and meat comes from Sun Fed Beef in upstate NY (and there will be a wonderful veggie option for non meat-eaters).
The meal will be prepared by two talented local chefs : Caroline Fidanza owner of Saltie, the cult Williamsburg sandwich shop, and Millicent Souris, who has cooked at Egg, Roebling Tea Room and the Queen’s Hideaway. Both chefs have published their own cookbooks and regularly contribute to Diner Journal. Continue reading →