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Your Art-Filled Weekend Starts Tonight With Greenpoint Open Studios! (6/7)

2018 Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party at Java Studios
2018 Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party at Java Studios.

The weather will be wonderful, and we are happy to host a weekend full of celebrating local arts in North Brooklyn. We can’t wait to kick off the Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 festivities! Everyone is welcome at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) tonight (June 7th) starting at 7:30pm with an explosion of music, dancing, a full bar with frozen cocktail specials, and of course live art installations!

As in past years, we expect a night full of creative energy where the entire space will come alive with art and music.

At tonight’s shindig, you can expect video projections by Nick Koller, tapestries by Katie Westmoreland, textile art by Aruni Aharmakirthi, live painting by Katrina Eugenia, and a fantastic IG-worthy wall of balloons by Brooklyn Party People. Plus more to be announced!

And, there’ll be FREE swag bags of art supplies for registered artists and the first 100 visitors courtesy of Blick Art Materials.

Not to mention, the party is totally FREE and will kick off the weekend’s festivities.

Of course, this is just a glimpse of what’s in store for the rest of the weekend when 350+ local artists open up their spaces to the public. Rain or shine, we’ve got some amazing talent in the ‘hood and a non-stop celebration is in order.

On Saturday (6/8) and Sunday (6/9) you can visit HUNDREDS of local artist studios, and navigate via the online map or pick up a printed brochure at any of these North Brooklyn info hub locations:

RSVP for Friday’s Launch Party on Facebook

We’ll see you there!

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Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn Pride, Synth Expo — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/5-6/11)

WEDNESDAY 6/5

♫^ Bruce Conforth for “Up Jumped The Devil” q+a @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7pm, $5, Bruce Conforth discusses his new book “Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson,” and will be joined in conversation by guitarist John Hammond, Buy Tix
♫ Mah” Zeh? b Omer: Revelatory Songcircling @ Healing Movement at Ohev Shalom (284 Rodney St), 7pm, $18, an embodied and participatory meditation, movement and song circling, Buy Tix
♦ Documentary Screening: The Barese Icemen of New York
@ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie St), 7pm, FREE, documentary film that follows the story of the Italian immigrants from Apulia who dominated the NYC ice trade from the 1920s to the 1960s, More Info
♦♫ Limited Resources 30 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 9pm, FREE, 30th installment of the monthly experimental series, More Info

THURSDAY 6/6

♫ Brooklyn Brass Bash @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 9pm,$10, kick the summer season off right with the brass band series with June’s amazing lineup, More Info
♦ Beginner Embroidery @ Brooklyn Craft Company (165 Greenpoint Ave), 630pm, $45, in this beginner workshop, you’ll master embroidery basics as you complete a cute little peace-sign hoop design, Buy Tix
# Sicilian Vegan Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 630pm, $30, An evening of Sicilian, family-style food inspired by Nonna. Three courses cooked by Archestratus owner Paige Lipari. Si, one of those courses is dessert, Buy Tix
* Environmental Protection Committee Meeting @ Brooklyn Community Board 1 (435 Graham Ave.), 630pm, FREE, presentation by NYC EDC on the future demolition of oil tanks on the Bayside parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park, More Info


For one weekend (June 8th & 9th), 300+ local artists and designers open up their Greenpoint, Brooklyn studios to the public to showcase work in a variety of mediums. From paintings, sculptures, film, photography, weaving/textiles, to ceramics, and more, there are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered in the northernmost tip of Brooklyn. Plus guided tours, talks, workshops, parties & more! Greenpoint Open Studios is a grassroots organization that aims to provide a free and open platform for local arts that builds, sustains, and supports the thriving creative community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

FRIDAY 6/7

*♦♫ Launch Party – Greenpoint Open Studios @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 730pm, FREE, Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 will launch with an explosion of music, dancing, full bar with frozen cocktail specials, and lots of live art installations, More Info
♫ Tōth @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 730pm, $15, a new project of Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist songwriter Alex Toth, known for collaborating and writing with Kimbra, Alexander F, Rubblebucket, Cuddle Magic and others, Buy Tix
♫ Dance Yourself Clean – Indie Dance Party  @ Baby’s All Right, 11pm, $10, North America’s biggest indie dance party is not just a party, it’s an experience, Buy Tix
♫ TOKiMONSTA, Rosehardt, bad tuner (Rooftop) @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 5pm, $25, Buy Tix Continue reading

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The McGolrick Park Roam: GOS Self-Guided Tour

Bisected by the rumbling BQE and hugged by Newton Creek, the southeastern parcel of Greenpoint is a hot spot for a self-guided Greenpoint Open Studios walking tour. Are you up for an adventure off the beaten path? Ready to see some fabulous art and get to know Greenpoint’s industrial southeastern edge?
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Your Guide for Special Events This Weekend (6/8-6/9) for Greenpoint Open Studios!

Blast from the past: Juan Miguel Marin adding a new piece to his ongoing series titled “Drawing Under The Influence” live outside of his studio at The Pencil Factory during GOS in 2018.

Back for its sixth year and stronger than ever, Greenpoint Open Studios will bring the neighborhood an art-filled weekend this Saturday and Sunday (June 8th & 9th) with more than 350 local artists opening up their studios to the public — plus parties, special events, and some stellar artist-organized workshops. We will also, hopefully, be bringing the sunshine. Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN: One Week Until Greenpoint Open Studios (Sat 6/8-Sun 6/9)

Get ready because in just one week Greenpoint Open Studios (GOS) is returning to the neighborhood June 8th – 9th with more than 350 local artists opening up their studios to the public to showcase their works. What should you expect?
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ARTISTS: Register For Greenpoint Open Studios—Last Day For Early Bird Price!

Greenpoint Open Studios is happening again this year on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th!

GOS is an un-curated event where local artists and creatives open up their studio doors to share their work with the public. Last year more than 400 artists participated and tens of thousands of art lovers swarmed our beautiful neighborhood to weave in and out of art studios and spaces. And again this year, throughout the inspiring weekend there will also be parties, artist-led workshops, talks and guided tours.

Who should register? Artists of all mediums, designers, crafters, fabricators, performers, and anyone who has work or work-in-progress to show in Greenpoint.

Today (May 1st) is the last day to get the $15 Early Bird Registration price! After today, the cost to sign up will go up to $40.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up to register your work and location of your space (your studio, your home, or wherever you are able to show your art and host visitors).
  2. Your address will be on the publicly available GOS online map and a printed guide that is distributed all over North Brooklyn
  3. Registered artists open their doors on June 8th and 9th to visitors, from 12pm-6pm each day

*Note: You can also sign up if you are a Greenpoint artist without a space to show your work. A few local venues have generously offered up their space to show artists’ work during GOS. You can let them know you’re interested by signing up on the forms here.

GOS 2019 poster

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Calling All Artists, Designers, Crafters! Sign Up For Greenpoint Open Studios 2019! (June 7 & 8)

Hey Greenpoint Artists!

We are happy to announce that Greenpoint Open Studios is happening again this year on Saturday, June 8th & Sunday, June 9th!

If you don’t already know, this is an un-curated event, free and open to the public that aims to give local artists and creatives a chance to show their work. During the 2016 – 2018 editions over 400 artists participated and tens of thousands of art lovers swarmed our beautiful neighborhood to weave in and out of art studios and spaces.

Artists, designers, crafters, fabricators, performers, and anyone who has work or work-in-progress to show in Greenpoint can register.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up to register your work and location of your space. (Registration fee is $15 until April 15th, $40 after)
  2. Your address will be on the publicly available GOS online map and a printed guide that is distributed all over North Brooklyn
  3. Registered artists open their doors on June 8th and 9th to visitors

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