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Greenpoint Gallery Night, Pink Moon Farmraiser, and Earth Love Festival — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/17- 4/23)

WEDNESDAY 4/17

# A Tale of Two Cities: Immigrant Foodways in London & NYC @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $20, signing + bites from the cookbook, Buy Tix
* Greening the Concrete Jungle: An Intro to Green Roofs @ AgTech (40 Bushwick Ave.), 6:30pm, $29, Buy Tix
♫# A Dinner Party with Daisy the Great @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50, Italian food, music and bourbon, Buy Tix
♫ FULL FLEX w/ Dave Q + Ripley @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 4/18

♫ Pink Moon Farmraiser @ The Palace (206 Nassau Ave.), 7pm, $20, a fundraising party for North Brooklyn farms, Buy Tix
# A Brick Lane Bangladeshi Dinner with author Dina Begum @ Archestrauts Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $50, a three course meal, Buy Tix
* Open Full Moon Ritual: The Pink Moon @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix
♦ Mold Session # 3 – Mediareality of the Divine Beyond @ Glass House (246 Union Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Tidal Toast, Love and Dinner, Polish Table and Election Day — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/31 – 11/6)

WEDNESDAY 10/31

#♫ A Costume Dinner Party with Salt Cathedral @ Le Fanfare  (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50 includes food and beer, Music presented by Wild Honey Pie, Buy Tix
* TRIVIA on Halloween Night! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join me for a Halloween Trivia and Costume Party EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!! Win food, drinks, cookies, bragging rights!!! RSVP
♫ Twerk or Treat @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St.), 8pm, FREE, RSVP
Horrorscope Halloween Party @ Wayward Social (35 Ingraham St.), 8pm, $5, Buy Tix
Godmother: Halloween Trina!!! X AJA X Valentina DJ Brooke Candy @ 3 Dollar Bill (360 Meserole St.), 8pm, $25-35, Buy Tix
The Crystal Method – Halloween Party! @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $20-25, Buy Tix
Gala of the Gone Halloween @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 9pm, FREE w/ RSVP, $10 at the door, RSVP

THURSDAY 11/1

* 50 Kent Ave Design Presentation @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, NYC Parks will be presenting their permanent design concept for the 50 Kent Ave section of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board #1. Your input is valuable! More Info
♫ King Buffalo, The Golden Grass @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
^ Hope Ewing In Conversation with Natalka Burian @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, FREE, An evening on writing and drinking, More info
♫ PROF @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.), 7:30pm, $15, Buy Tix  Continue reading

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A Food-centric Happy Hour Crawl Through Greenpoint

Autumn has crept in and I can’t help but feel a little sad that day trips to the Rockaways have gone away, cafes have stowed away their outdoor seating and battened down the window hatches (except for Five Leaves because… well I don’t really know why). The only way to fight this sadness is to replace these feelings with happy moments, happy feelings and most importantly, happy hours.
By embarking on a food-focused Greenpoint happy hour crawl I discovered my preferred method to get a little taste and a lot of feel out of a few places in one night. Here are some of my favorite omnivorous dishes in the hood during the typically alcohol-focused creation known as ‘happy hour.’
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.’s oyster happy hour
A fish counter with a penchant for service, this white-tiled silvery-scaled spot on Nassau Avenue offers oysters for $2, beer and cider for $5, wine and cava for $6, and a catch of the day menu a la carte. And it makes me want to remind you that one dollar oyster promotions are completely unsustainable. Places that are still offering this deal regularly are likely getting oysters from ecocidal farms; we could all do our part by not expecting and seeking dollar oysters.

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Haunted Happenings – Halloweekend 2018!!!

THURSDAY 10/25

♦ Halloween Pumpkins with Lillian Farag @ The Hoxton (97 Wythe Ave.), 7pm, $20, learn to paint pumpkins1  Buy Tix 
^ Extraordinary Deaths Book Launch
@ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5 voucher, Buy tix
♫ Three Nights of Gutterween! @ Gutter Bar  (200 North 14th St.), 8pm, FREE, Cover bands all night long! More Info
♫ Holy Ghost! DJ set, Paul Raffaele & Barbie Bertisch, Spicy Boys @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, $15, celebrate the Good Room’s 4th Anniversary Halloween Weekend! Buy Tix

FRIDAY 10/26

* Fascination Street Halloween Market 2018 @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 6pm, FREE, Punk, rock n roll, goth, kawaii, Lolita fashion/jewelry/art, oddities and MORE. More Info
♫ Halloween 2018 w/ Evolfo, Night Powers, Six Time Users @ Rubulad (Bushwick) 9pm, $15, email [email protected] for address, More info
♫ The Haunting in Brooklyn @ Lot 45 Bushwick (411 Troutman St.), 10pm, FREE w/ RSVP before 11, More info
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Ambush Comedy, Art Hole, Miss Subways, Beer Sukkah, New Latin Wave Festival and 99eats – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/26-10/2)

WEDNESDAY 9/26

♦ New Cinema Club – Volume I @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 6:30pm, $5 suggested, see contemporary short films at the inaugural edition of New Cinema Club More Info 
* RAW:Brooklyn CONNECT
@ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, $22-30, A night of art, music, fashion and more featuring 50+ artists, a pop-up gallery, live performance and runway show, Buy tix
#♫ A Dinner Party with Henry Jamison @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $50, food, community and free drinks with The Wild Honey Pie, Buy Tix
♫ Love Games with Lauren Murada & Finn Jones @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info


THURSDAY 9/27

# Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer @ Brooklyn Grange (63 Flushing Ave), 6pm, $69, presented by Green Roof for Healthy Cities’s conference Cities. Tickets include complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, Buy Ticket
* Miss Subways 2018 @ Littlefield (635 Sackett St) 7pm, $20-25, With a wink and a nod to the Miss Subways pageants held in NYC between 1941 and 1976, this event is a call to arms for advocates and lovers of the NYC underground. All proceeds benefit The City Reliquary and Riders Alliance, Buy tix
♫ Broken Records/Otherways Present: TOP nachos LP Release w/ frens @ Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wycoff Ave.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
* 4th Annual Beer Garden Sukkah @ The Creative Sukkah (The corner of West and Milton Streets), 8:30pm, $8, unlimited beer, Buy tix Continue reading

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Food News: BBQ and Southern Food Popups, Everyday Brunch & A Fish Sauce Workshop

south your mouth at little king

South Your Mouth at Little King
Charleston born chef Will Lacey of Driftwood Pantry is doing a two night stint at Williamsburg’s tiniest (and adorablest) food and wine spot Little King. Dishes will include items like pimento and brisket ravioli with a smoked tomato sauce, and curry-buttermilk fried quail schnitzel slider with miso aioli, and Carolina mustard sauce and raw veggie slaw.
Tuesday, September 25th & Wednesday, September 26th | 5pm-onward
Little King | 749 Metropolitan Ave (at Graham)
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Teachers, Graphic Designers, & Dog Walkers: Greenpoint Gigs—Week of 5/16

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Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 16th.

Want to break it into the record biz? Big Crown Records (102 Kent St, Ste 1) needs graphic design interns.
Heads up: Le Fond (105 Norman Ave) seeks servers, Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave) needs line cooksOne Bedford (1 Bedford Ave) needs servers and bartenders, and Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave) put the call out for bussers.
Dog walkers needed in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.
YMCA Greenpoint (99 Meserole Ave) wants summer swim instructors.
Love kids and teaching? ABC wants a teaching assistant for ages 3-12 months and a lead teacher for ages 12-24 months.
Brooklyn Barge Bar (3 Milton St) has lots of open positions: drink runners and line cooks.
BRC is on the hunt of a maintenance worker and a cook.
Play that tune: Musika Lessons wants part time music teachers.

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Hidden Gems: Le Fanfare’s Special Off-Menu Pastas

Le Fanfare at 1103 Manhattan Avenue

Order the Myrtle-scented pork ribs. Yes, this post is about Le Fanfare’s (1103 Manhattan Ave) irresistible $10 pasta special, but you won’t be dissatisfied if you veer onto the main menu and indulge in the ribs. Served over a bed of organic polenta and topped with fresh greens, this entrée slides off the bone and — I swear — doesn’t get stuck in your teeth. Were the bones pre-lubed, or is it some other culinary magic? Greenpoint may never know.

But anyway — back to the pasta. Le Fanfare, the charming Italian gem between Clay and Dupont on Manhattan Avenue, has recently launched irresistible pasta specials. Every Monday through Wednesday, Le Fanfare serves three off-menu pasta specials for $10 a dish. Continue reading

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An R&B Concert + Dinner Pairing at Le Fanfare 3/28

The Wild Honey Pie Presents A Dinner Party with Ang Low
Le Fanfare | 1103 Manhattan Ave
Wed, March 28 | 7pm–10pm
Tickets ($50) and more info here

We’ve written about Greenpoint-based The Wild Honey Pie before—in addition to putting on larger events, they’ve been hosting intimate, musically-themed dinner parties all around the neighborhood for the past year. You can expect delicious food, communal seating, and the main musical act timed out to go with your dessert and post-dinner bevs. The ticket includes dinner, complimentary beer (the full bar will be open, but that’s not included in the ticket price). Brooklyn musical artist Ang Low will be performing at this dinner; he is known for combining smooth R&B vocal stylings with emotional electronic rhythms.
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Valentine’s Date Guide: Jazz, Tapas, Rock Climbing, Painting, & LOTS of Groovy Vibes

What do Henna, Rock Climbing and eating Bibimbop have in common? They’re all ideal dates, and you can have them right here in North Brooklyn! Whether you’re looking for an elegant and lovely night out with your boo, or you’re celebrating Galentine’s with your favorite power women, here’s our roundup of places and activities that will get you out and about for the day of love.  💕

Where to eat / What to do

Valentine’s Dinners

Oregano

This Italian eatery, known for their homemade pastas plus Neapolitan-style pies, has a special prix fixe on the night of Valentine’s. Their menu includes baby lamp chops, pink beet gnocchi, tiramisu, wood-fire pizzas, and inclusive glasses of wine! It’s a full course meal at $45 for one and $80 for two. To book a table, call or email them.
Highlights: Prix Fixe (wine included), Tiramisu, Homemade Pasta

Cost: $45 for one and $80 for two
Address: 102 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-5988
Website: oreganowilliamsburg.com
Email: Oregano

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