Holiday Party

Epic Party Venues for Holiday Fiestas: An Essential Neighborhood Guide

As Greenpointers, it’s an essential part of the Holidays to find the perfect event space to hold our sugar plum cocktails and holly jolly guests. You’ve got ugly sweaters to wear and pink elephant gifts to give! We’ve got you covered — here’s a list of places waiting to be your event elf for the Holiday season.

1) One Bedford

A swanky space located at the intersection of Bedford & Manhattan makes this a perfect party location — especially for 50 person Holiday events. Even better, there are open bar options available (because what’s a Holiday party without the cocktails). Got an office party, gathering of friends and family, or a pop-up event you need a venue for? They got a Pre-fix menu and family style options. Steps from the Nassau Ave G train, it’ll be great for those not from here to get home safe and sound. Booking your event at One Bedford increases your party-planning creds among your invitees. Email them to get more information.

Continue reading

Category: Eat & Drink, Events, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trump U Alumni Ball, Merry Krampus, Mastering Pho, – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/30–12/6)

openspaceallianceTransmitter Park and American Playground neighbors! Join Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program this Thursday, 12/1 at 6:30 pm at Pencil Works (61 Greenpoint Ave) to plan for 2017 in the parks (wellness, arts, kids and volunteer programs etc.) and map out our next steps in advocacy and fundraising for capital and other improvements. We will have food, drinks, and childcare. Email [email protected] to RSVP [sponsored]


There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!
williamsburgartpartyWEDNESDAY 11/30

♦  Williamsburg Holiday Party @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, Meet other locals and get free stuff from local businesses, More Info
* Toasted Wedding Event @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St) 6pm, $12, Curated mix of 40+ independent wedding vendors, alternative and modern wedding ideas, handcrafted and eco-friendly goods and a party-like mood. Music, food, goodie bags, raffles, photo booth pix, Buy tix
☺  Trump University Alumni Ball @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, $5, Since leaving from our tremendous, really fantastic alma mater Trump U, we’ve come to realize how important it is to give back. Raising funds for Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project. Comedy show Catch A Writhing Star returns, RSVP Continue reading

Category: Sponsored, What's Happening? | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Cafe Edna’s Holiday Party This Saturday! (12/20)


Cafe Edna is excited to invite you to join us at our first HOLIDAY PARTY on Saturday, December 20 from 8-10PM.  We’re looking forward to celebrating everything we’ve shared at the restaurant and in the neighborhood with drinks, food, music and amazing company.  Friends, family, foes, flames and other associates are warmly welcome. 

Tickets are $20 per person at the door  and include an unlimited two-hour open bar with appetizers.  We will be honoring the groundbreaking work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and a portion of your ticket sales will be directly donated towards the life-changing relationships they help develop and nurture.  We encourage you to think about volunteering as an older sibling yourself.

Come hungry, come thirsty, come to unwind and start the evening off right with all of your Greenpoint friends!  Our very own local celebrity — Dana Rachlin — will be guest bartending throughout the evening and, much to our chagrin, she’s got a mighty heavy-hand.  Buy your tickets today and see you there!

Cafe Edna is location at 195 Nassau Ave.

Sponsored post courtesy of Cafe Edna.

Category: Events | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

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

Category: Events | Tags: , , , , , , | 0 Comments

No Office Holiday Party PHOTOS!!!

No Office Holiday Party Photo Booth by Yuka Miyata

The No Office Holiday Party was all the way in Park Slope – BUT SO WORTH THE TRIP!

Check out all the Photo Booth photos, here – and all the rest of the photos on Brokelyn’s Facebook here.

Thanks for Brokelyn and The Skint for giving Greenpointers the opportunity to help organize this awesome party! Can’t wait until next year…

Oh and I would like to take a minute to mention how unbelievably awesome Hand Job Academy is in the flesh. We are their newest groupies!

Category: Culture | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

TONIGHT’S NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY RAFFLES – and general insanity… (12/12)

Too broke for presents? The #NoOffice raffle is here to help. 2012 party photo by Sarah Bibi Gainer.

I never thought I would be so excited to get out of Greenpoint tonight! But this NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY we are hosting along with The Skint and Brokelyn is SO WORTH IT! Just the raffle prizes alone are insane (see below) PLUS: HAND JOB ACADEMY is performing along with Special Guest Comedian Michael Lawrence. There will be $3 punch and drink specials, YEAH DAWG! will be slingin’ vegan hot dogs, and Yuka (Greenpointers’ official photo booth photographer) will be helping you keep your shit sorta together for one last fancy photo of the year. And since our blog co-hosts are major cheapskates, tickets are only $8.

Make sure to RSVP!!!

Check it:

-$40 to Adelina’s, Greenpoint
-$25 to The Diamond, Greenpoint
-Do-It Detox – $150 value from [email protected]
-Two tickets to Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
-Two tickets to Point Break Live!
-Two tickets to any show at Brooklyn Bowl (except sold-out shows)
-Biggie instant disguise hat from Urban Cricket
Super Mario Bros. Subway map from RIPT Apparel
2014 NYC Taxi Beefcake Calendar from LIVE432
My Brooklyn on DVD
-2 his and hers orgasm in a box kits from Babeland
Very Recent Historybook by The Awl’s Choire Sicha
One-year membership to Bushwick’s Mellow Pages Library
-Sampler pack of heavy metal nut butters from Better Off Spread
-Four drinks tickets ($6 each) to this very party tonight from Littlefield!
-$100 towards tattoos from Mikee of NY Hardcore Tattoos (a shop fully endorsed by Team Brokelyn)

Category: Events | Tags: , , , , | 0 Comments

No Office Party to Go to this Year??? WE GOT YOU! (& $3 PUNCH!)… Thursday (12/12)

Around this time last year I was fuming at my corporate job (a multi-bazillion dollar company) because they refused to pay for our annual Holiday dinner and drinks – after over 6 years of hooking it up! Then I QUIT.

And as the holidays approached I got a wee bit sad to think that this year I wouldn’t be able to get drunk and act like a fool in front of my colleagues. Then my two favorite blogs – The Skint & Brokelyn asked Greenpointers to host the NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY with them.

It’s this Thursday 12/12 at Littlefield (622 Degraw St) beginning at 7:30pm. SO THERE!!! All of Greenpointers’ contributors are coming and you should come party with us, too! We are also in charge of the Photo Booth, Decorating & Raffles and taking it to a whole new level…obviously.


Whether you are a freelancer without an office or maybe your co-workrs are just plain lame – this is going to be THE BEST holiday party in Brooklyn!

We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair, featuring:
*Live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals
*dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S)
*a holiday photo booth
*A holiday gift items raffle
*Sexy Santa and Lady Santa
*Music by the ladies of Handjob Academy
*special holiday punch, just $3 for the first hour!
*mistletoe like woah
*and a special guest comedian!

Come join your favorite Brooklyn blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.

Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and proprietor of the Tiny Comedy Club.

Category: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 0 Comments


Are you a freelancer, co-worker, artist, work from hom-er, unemployed? Or maybe you just hate your job. No office? No problem! Just because aren’t chained to a desk doesn’t mean you should let the midtown drone/zombie/suits of the world have all the fun this holiday season.

Join Brokelynthe skint and Greenpointers as we present the third annual No Office Office Party on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 7:30pm-1am at Littlefield (622 Degraw St)!


(It’s not in Greenpoint, but it’s just off the G and worth the trip!)

We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair — live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals, dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S) and Mr. Nyse, a FREE photo booth by Marofoto, food and a holiday gift items raffle — and some too-cool-for-cubicle bonuses including $3 punch for the first hour ($5 after), sexy Santa and lady Santa, a set from the ladies of Handjob Academy and a special guest comedian!

Come join your favorite blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.

Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and the Tiny Comedy Club.

Tickets: $6 adv, $8 door

2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street

Category: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Holiday & Apocalypse Parties, Girl Power, Krampus, Free Beer For High Schoolers, Dim Sum & Xmaslites Ride: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (12/19-12/23)

Reality check: it’s the week before Christmas! Get some last minute (local) shopping done and do something festive-y (or not) with your friends before you skip town or have a major staycation!

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

For all more Brooklyn Holiday Markets, click here.


No Wave Performance Task Force Presents “Women’s Group”
@ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave) 7:30pm, Conceptual open house, all welcome to perform or provide audience/response, purpose is to brainstorm, share work and party before Christmas! More Info
Poker Philanthropy @ T.B.D (224 Franklin St) 7:45pm, Support Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans. RSVP to pokerphilanthropy (AT)
Mexi-Christmas Movie @ La Gringa Taqueria (800 Grand St) 8pm, FREE screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” underneath an army tent out with wood-burning stove, large-format movie screen, free Mexican hot chocolate and cookies, RSVP: 718-640-0500

Nouveaux Fim FestivalKrampus Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, More Info
*Nouveaux Cinemas Film Festival @ Berry Park (4 Berry St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, Screening of short films and a live concert by VideoVideo, More Info
*Drink for a cause @ Exley (1 Jackson St) 7-9pm, $5, Brooklyn Kickball & The Automotive Highschool bring you a night of Free Beer and Holiday Cheer benefiting the Williamsburg Automotive HS,  RSVP
*The No Office Holiday Party @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St, Gowanus) 8pm, $6, Wyatt Cenac Stand-up set, inappropriate photo opps in Hot Santa photobooth, dancing, spiked punch, More Info

Gowanus Print Lab• Holiday Market + Bender @ Gowanus Print Lab (54 Second Ave) 6-11pm, Local artisans present their wares and works plus custom gift wrap, booze, music, screen printing, More Info
♫ Apocalypse Party @ 285 Kent Ave, 8pm, $8, Music by Prince Rama / Dickpic /Ami Dand, All Ages, RSVP
♫ Karaoke to the End! @ Connie O’s (158 Norman Ave) 10pm, apocalyptic holiday buddy-hang at Greenpoint’s best drive bar! RSVP
♫ End of The World Party @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave11:30pm, $10, Music by Peter Hadar & Funkbot, DJ’s, cheap drinks, Buy Tix
♫ Apocalypse Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 11:55pm, $15, French electro-jazz electronic experimentalist, Joakim curates a soundtrack to end all and NYC disco king, Jacques Renault takes the stage, RSVP

• The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show @ Union Hall (702 Union St, Park Slope) 8:30pm-midnight, Sermons, snake oil, magic, feats of strength, burlesque, geekery and jazz so hot you’ll swear you smell brimstone. RSVP

SUNDAY 12/23
A Christmas Story @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) noon, $11, instead of watching it on TV, see it on the big screen!  More Info
Holiday Party + 1- Year Anniversary @ Storefront Bushwick (16 Wilson Ave) 4-6pm, curated by David Harper. RSVP
♥ Xmaslites in Dyker Heights and Dim Sum @ City Hall (131 Duane St, NYC) 12:30pm, Five Borough Bicycle Club (5BBC) combines two Christmas traditions—colorful lights and Chinese food—on this 20 mil. group ride. More Info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event

Category: Events, What's Happening? | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Bushwick Daily Holiday Party: Photo Show + Music Sunday (12/16)

While we don’t have any actual business affiliations with Bushwick Daily, I feel like it’s a sister site to Greenpointers because the same love and enthusiasm we try to bring to our audience about Greenpoint, Bushwick Daily brings to its readers about Bushwick. The website is fantastic, Editor Katarina is a true comrade, and the mutual support we share is inspiring and helps us both grow.

This Sunday 12/16, Bushwick Daily is celebrating 2012 with a photography and music show at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St) from 6-9pm. The show titled Bushwick 2012 will feature 14 photographers in the largest contemporary photography exhibition yet, plus live music.

Admission is free, but it is a fundraiser and I just LOVE the what Katarina wrote about why it’s important to support:

Because it takes 400+ hours every month to create Bushwick Daily in its current form. The team of editors and contributors is dedicated to bringing you 3-5 posts every working day containing plenty of original writing and photographs. We curate your art, music and cultural guides every week making sure that excellent events don’t stay undiscovered. We bring you features of local artists, businesses and galleries. In other words, our mission is to spread the word about this incredible eclectic neighborhood in all its richness.

Enough said. See you there!


Category: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments