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Incense Making, Tattoo Expo, Mead Day and Brunch n Beats — What’s Happening, Greenpoint (8/1 – 8/7)

WEDNESDAY 8/1

♫ Off The Record w/ Mari.te & Taylor Shockley @ Elsewhere Rooftop (599 Johnson Ave.), 5pm, FREE w/ RSVP, RSVP 
* Park Church Co-op Happy Hour, Holy Conversation
@ Goldie’s (195 Nassau Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, join The Park Church Co-op for a drink and conversation, first round’s on them, More Info
♫ AMAI / PussyVision / Dominic Coles @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Funk You @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY 8/2

# Proudly Inauthentic: Filipino Diaspora Cooking with Dale Talde @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.) 6pm, $30, Chef Dale Talde talks about the ins and outs of Filipino American cooking through the lenses of immigration, assimilation, and labor. Taste one of his recipes. Buy Tix
* Incense Making 101 @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.) 7pm, $15, Buy Tix
^ WE Talk: Travels with Elephants / Bicycling Across India @ Kween Kargo Bike Shop (79A West St.), 7pm, FREE, Mary Ann Thomas stops by as part of her cross-country road trip/storytelling tour! She is a travel nurse, bike tourist, and writer. She will speak about her experiences on the road as a brown, queer woman, More Info
♫ Dauwd with Sophia Saze @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Avenue), 10pm, FREE before midnight w/ RSVP $10-15 after, RSVP

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Cruisin’ For a Boozin’: Free Mead Festival This Weekend (8/5)

NY Mead Day

Wine can indeed be made without grapes; when you do it with honey you’ve got mead. And even though mead is made with honey, not all meads are super sweet—often the brew is fermented with other fruits and herbs so the end result can be very dry and tart, depending what the brewer is going for. Almost every early civilization has made some form of mead, making it the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage, and today it’s the fastest growing segment of the alcohol market. There’s a huge range of flavors of mead, which is why it can be so interesting to taste and learn about.

This Sunday August 5th, five NY meaderies will come together at Honey’s (93 Scott Avenue) for a mini mead fest where they’ll celebrate the bee-inspired bev by offering free samples, and sharing tips with home brewers. Mead Day includes interactive workshops for aspiring meadmakers, as well as tastings by five local NY meaderies: 810 Meadworks, Honey’s own Enlightenment Wines, Salt Point Meadery, All Wise Meadery and Mysto Mead.

From the organizers: “From sour meads, to sparkling meads to black currant  and botanical meads, New York is making some of the best honey wine in the country. Come taste for yourself!” The free event starts at 12pm for industry folk and 2pm for the public, and will be hosted inside Enlightenment Wines’ meadery among working fermentation tanks and oak barrels, right next to their tasting room/bar Honey’s.

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Awesome Gig Alert: Beekeeper Wanted in Bushwick

Beekeeper via Honey's
image via Honey’s

Enlightenment Wines, Bushwick’s artisanal meadery and an integral part of cocktail bar Honey’s (93 Scott Ave) is currently seeking a beekeeper. Details below:

Working with master hive designer and all around super smart guy Tim O’neal, we are one step away from building a very cool observation hive at Honey’s. That means you can watch the bees in their hive, but they can also fly outside. However we will need help maintaining it. We are open to a variety of barter options on the subject, including trading for space on our rooftop for even more bees of said helper, plus the obvious drink options. However said helper needs to have experience with hives and to come regularly to visit. Serious inquiries only. Send an email to [email protected]com. Spread the word!

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Candyland Market, Gary Numan, Craftacular, Santa, Qigong — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/6–12/12)


Our lips are chapped, our winter coats on, and our hearts and tummies are ready for some holiday treats and cheer – it must be time for the annual Greenpointers Holiday Market!
This year, it’s going to be extra sweet: We’ll be transforming the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) into a Winter Candyland of local vendors. Come join us and all our favorite indie Brooklyn businesses to reel in 2017 on a sugary high note Sunday, December 10th (1-7pm). RSVP here!

WEDNESDAY 12/6

# Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $25, Rachana and Jeanette from The League of Kitchens will expand your dessert horizons by introducing you to sweet treats from their home countries, Nepal and Lebanon, respectively, Buy tix
♫ Ace Clark @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7pm, $15, A show full of R&B and Soul to support the release of Dia Malai’s debut project Echo Street, Buy tix
♫ Limited Resources 12 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $6, Drone night at Limited Resources. Come vibrate to some sustained tones, More info

THURSDAY 12/7

* Wildfire & Climate Change @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 6:30pm, FREE, Columbia University’s Park Williams will discuss what we know on recent devastating wildfires in the United States and around the world, and their possible connections to human-caused climate change, RSVP
♫ Vinnie Moore, Gus G, Andee Blacksugar @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $20, Buy tix
♫ Gary Numan @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, $30, Buy tix
☺ Branded Content 6 Month Anniversary Show! (Party City) @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 8pm, FREE, Jackson Fisher and Simone Norman have spent the last 6 months traversing corporate America to learn what it truly means to #rep #that #brand. All of that is behind them now, More info
♫ FOMO Holiday House Party @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
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How To Survive Inauguration Weekend In North Brooklyn

Broken Land Planned Parenthood Benefit

Fact: the 45th President of the United States will be sworn in tomorrow, January 20th. Here are some events happening locally to dull the pain and help you cope.

Trump, Keep Out: A Planned Parenthood Benefit | Thurs. Jan. 19 | 7pm
Broken Land | 105 Franklin St
Celebrate the last day of Obama’s presidency with an Inauguration Eve party! All proceeds from the bar and raffle sales during the event will be donated to Planned Parenthood. FREE. RSVP
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Your Ultimate 2016 Popup Holiday Market Shopping Guide

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015

‘Tis the season for buying gifts! So, why not pick up some special treasures that are equally thoughtful and made by small businesses? With loads of sweet holiday markets right on this season’s radar (including ours!), there’s tons of party-ready and memorable treats for you and yours.

From the Greenpointers Holiday Tropical Market (Sunday Dec. 11th!) to Bulletin at the William Vale and Catland, there’s something for everyone. Read on for shopping tips, gift guides, and the full schedule.

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Irresistible Imbibing at Mead Bar Honey’s

Inside the meadery at Enlightenment Wines.
Inside the meadery. Photo via Honey’s.

When you think of mead, or honey wine, you might think of a sweet basement brew that a relative gifted to your parents, which they kindly accepted and then promptly dumped out. Bushwick’s artisanal meadery Enlightenment Wines and bar Honey’s (93 Scott Ave.) is seeking to open peoples’ eyes and tastebuds to what should come to mind for mead. They’re the new generation of honey wine: well-made, natural, herbal, local, and very, very drinkable. And because they’re all natural, there’s evidence that you’ll have less of a hangover, too.

Mead is created when you ferment honey with water, then combine it with herbs, fruits, spices, grains or hops. It tastes a lot like what most people call wine, but it isn’t grape wine. It’s honey wine. But similar to grape wine, mead can be still, carbonated, or naturally sparkling, dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. Continue reading

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