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Final Film at 61 Franklin Street Garden is Tonight!

61 Franklin Street Garden. Photo: Megan Penmann
61 Franklin Street Garden. Photo: Megan Penmann
Enjoy today’s oh-so-perfect weather with an outdoor movie! Tonight is the last in the four-part series of environmentally-focused films being shown at 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.

Film info via Open Space Alliance: “The Devil We Know is a clear-eyed examination of the DuPont Company’s decades-long poisoning of one town in West Virginia. Introduction by Mike Schade of Mind the Store and the NuHart Superfund Site Community Advisory Group.”

WHEN: Thursday, August 23 | Arrive at 8, film at 8:30pm.
WHERE: 61 Franklin Street Community Garden
FREE!

Bring blankets and chairs, snacks. Note: there is no bathroom at the garden.
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Java Street Community Garden Party Saturday June 23rd!

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The Java Street Community Garden (59 Java Street) is having a neighborhood summer potluck picnic! The party will get going on Saturday, June 23rd from 2-pm, and there’ll be a photo booth, arts and crafts and a raffle. Guests are encouraged to bring something to share, and light fare and cold refreshments will be provided.

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A Night of Experimental Jazz & Lydia Lunch at the Park Church Co-Op

Lydia Lunch performs, speaking about misogyny and today’s pessimistic world. Photo: Angelica Hill

Last Thursday, artist Martynka Wawrzyniak hosted “A Night of Experimental Jazz & Lydia Lunch” at the Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell Street) to support her McGolrick Park community art installation, Ziemia.  Ziemia, when finished, will consist of a large ceramic orb made from soil from across the globe and placed in a carefully cultivated meadow in McGolrick Park, adjacent to Russell Street between Nassau Ave and Driggs Ave.

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

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Light + Ladder: Transform Your Palace With These Home Products

Our homes are sanctuaries from the hustle and bustle of city life. Greenpoint is an especially fun and relaxing respite from the daily grind for many of us with Transmitter Park, cozy bars, and zen coffee houses and blissful yoga and meditation spaces. But, what about your own place?

Enter Light + Ladder. This airy design studio based in Greenpoint crafts pieces that will make your home feel both relaxing and cool. Check out these 10 picks to transform your house into an oasis.
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Vert Gardens Is Moving + Plant Sale This Weekend + Fall Gardening Tips!

Plant Sale via Vert Gardens Instagram
via Vert Gardens Instagram

After 10 years in the neighborhood, local landscape design and plant shop Vert Gardens (193 Banker Street) is in the process of moving to the Navy Yards. Before they officially close, they’ll be having two more plant sales, one this weekend on Saturday October 8th (10am-4pm) and the last on October 22 (10am-4pm). From Vert: “We’re definitely going to miss Greenpoint, and if you’re in the area, come see us at our new location.” Their new spot is at 72 Flushing Ave.

Read on for Autum gardening tips from Vert. Continue reading

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Summer Twilight Cocktail Party at Franklin St Community Garden (08/21)

61_Franklin_Flyer_GreeenpointYou know that cute community garden on Franklin Street?

Well, they’re hosting a summer cocktail party and it sounds like a super lovely opportunity to hang on to the fading evenings of summer whilst checking out the charming oasis for yourself. Continue reading

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Holy Crêpe! Crepeteria Brings Tasty Treats to Manhattan Avenue

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Crepeteria, Manhattan Avenue

If you’ve already been for a dip in McCarren Park Pool this year you’ll know that all that splashing around can leave you hungry! But the good news is that now Greenpoint has the perfect snack for a post-swim refuel: CRÊPES!!

Crepeteria opened two weeks ago, and is handily located mere minutes from the pool at 614 Manhattan Avenue, between Driggs and Nassau. Continue reading

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Top Outdoor Dining Spots for Embracing Summer in Greenpoint

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A sunny spot at Milk and Roses

After several false-starts to summer, it’s the arrival of gorgeous weeks like this that make it seem important to spend as much time as possible outdoors. A few among us are lucky enough to have an outdoor space of our own but fortunately, for those of us that don’t, Greenpoint has an abundance of cafes and bars offering some beautiful back yards in which to idle away some sunny hours.

Here are few of our current favorites: Continue reading

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Jerk The Winter Out Of Your System at Battery Harris (+ Recipes!)

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Battery Harris Jerk Chicken, Permanent Summer Salad, Coconut Rice & Ocho Rios Cocktail

If this weather is leaving you longing for warmer days or perhaps a tropical vacation, save the airfare and head over to Battery Harris (64 Frost St) where you can enjoy a spicy meal and exotic cocktails that will shake off those winter shivers.

Chicha Morada Cocktail

We were invited for a taste and chat with Head Chef Zachary Frankel who shared some recipes and told us why spice is perfect during the cold months.

Spicy food is really satisfying in the winter because it warms you up from the inside. Spice makes your metabolism fire. I also think having island treats reminds people of the summer to come.

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Build a Garden at 61 Franklin St Garden This Saturday (6/1)

Tired of being stuck inside all day? Don’t have a backyard or outdoor space to call your own? Want to get your hands dirty, enjoy the beautiful weather and meet some great people that live in your neighborhood?

Then you probably should consider becoming a member of the newly formed 61 Franklin Street Garden.

Stop by to help build the garden this Saturday June 1, 2013.

Garden work begins at 2pm and the open meeting for new member begins at 3pm. 

That’s right! After years of remaining vacant, the city-owned lot on Franklin is blossoming into a new garden space and outdoor environmental classroom for Greenpoint.

Unlike the traditional community garden model, in which individualized plots are spread out between a few lucky participants, the 61 Franklin Street Garden will function as more of an open green space for community use. Individual membership is $25/year and family memberships are $40/year.

Read the rest of the story and find out how to become a member at GWAPP.org

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