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The Best of Brooklyn Beer & Food Festival Brings Unlimited Craft Brews and Tastings! Get 15% off Tix!

Clear your calendar and dust off that winter chill with the first-ever Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival! Greenpointers readers get 15% off tickets!

More than 45,000 Brooklynites voted across 128 categories and Best of Brooklyn is showcasing your picks on January 28 at Industry City! This collection of Brooklyn’s best craft brew (unlimited!), tastings on sale from 20+ top chefs (Doughnut Plant and Dinosaur BBQ to name a few), special exhibits by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), and music curated by C’mon Everybody. Pick from one of two sessions or hit the after party! Continue reading

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BarnFest 2017, Pete’s Big Salmon, Shadow Puppet Show – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/11–1/17)

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WEDNESDAY 1/11

♦ New Solo Female Work @ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd) 7pm, $15, Featuring female solo performance, poetry, singer-songwriters, stand up, puppetry or maybe something we haven’t seen before, Buy tix
* Open Pole Night @House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Fancy yourself a pole qween? Come ride our long, hard, steel all night. Come out and show friends and fellow aerialists what you’ve been working on, More info Continue reading

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Hello 2017! Urban Didgeridoo, Sunday Supper, Computer Juice, Unsung Heroines – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/4–1/10)

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WEDNESDAY 1/4

♫ Riverwild E.P. Release @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, Riverwild’s musical influences are as diverse as the sounds of the Catholic liturgy, the racket of cult worship services, late night F.M. radio and the music found on stolen cassette tapes, More info
=) Comedians You Should Know NYC @ Gutter Bar (200 North 14th St) 9pm, $5, Featuring Sam Morril (Comedy Central) Samantha Ruddy (CollegeHumor) Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege) Erik Monical (Red Clay Comedy Festival) & more, RSVP
♫ Limited Resources 1 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $6, Experimental music featuring Brandon Lopez (composer/bassist), Platypus Revenge (improvisation collective) Hendley/Khilko/LiButti, More info

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The Spice King of New York at Williamsburg’s MOFAD

Lior Lev Sercarz at MOFAD
Lior Lev Sercarz at MOFAD

Spice master Chef Lior Lev Sercarz gave a zestful talk about his life, career, the art of flavor, and his new book The Spice Companion at Williamsburg’s Museum of Food & Drink (62 Bayard Street) this past Thursday night. Lior was an engaging speaker, and it’s obvious that when he’s talking about spices, he’s speaking directly from his heart.

He asked the audience how many times we’d actually tasted the spices in our cupboards, by themselves. I cook a lot, but I’ve probably never shoveled a lone spoonful of paprika into my mouth. Lior’s point: these are ingredients we’re putting into our cooking every day, so why aren’t we tasting them? Why aren’t we smelling them? We should be giving ourselves a sensory vocabulary of spices so that we know how to use them as creative culinary tools. He passed a few spices around to the audience for us to taste and smell—turmeric, cayenne, ancho chile powder, ginger, cinnamon, cocoa powder. I noticed that when confronted with the spice itself, it allowed me to really get to know the depth of its personality, while imagining where I could go with it in a way that just wouldn’t happen if I muddled it into a recipe. Continue reading

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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]

 

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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

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Ambient Church, Whiskey Feast, Family Funhouse – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/16–11/22)

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shakespen-posterWEDNESDAY 11/16

♥  The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Mixmasters are your tour guides: Bartender, Christopher Fisher, will be taking charge of the delicious drinkables, and DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin the world’s grooviest tunes, More Info
* Shakespen & Marlboro @ Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $5, Wilboro Shakespen and Christopen Marlboro are roommates with a terrible secret… they’re history’s greatest playwrights! They’ve also got a terrible mission… to write history’s greatest play, or else get evicted from their chill bach’ pad!, Buy Tix


maiertheplacelessplacevideostill3THURSDAY 11/17

♦ “The Placeless Place” 
@ The Boiler (191 North 14th St), 7pm, FREE, Exhibition of new works on paper and two new videos by Ati Maier. Video Screening with a live performance by Vostok, More info
 Ambient Church with Steve Hauschildt @ Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St) 8pm, $12-15, Steve Hauschildt celebrates his new release “Strands” on Kranky. Live performances and visuals by Eric Epstein, Buy tix
#The Masters of Social Gastronomy present Chinese Takeout @MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6pm, $20, Join Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma to learn about the history of Chinese takeout and the stories behind our modern American Chinese food experience, Buy tix

mikehambouzz_kayrockFRIDAY 11/18
♦(Kay)rock Paper Scissors @ Kayrock Screenprinting (1205 Manhattan Ave) 6:00pm, FREE, Michael Hambouz’s newest print on view along with cut-paper works, 3D and 2D paintings, screenprints, and video. Opening reception w/ Special Guest DJ Edley O’Downd of Psychic TV. RSVP
*TV Hangover: How I Met Your Mother Party
@ Videology (107 Norman Ave)9:30PMpm, FREE, Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with festive episodes of How I Met Your Mother with TVHangover. Trivia & drinking games, RSVP


brewinmotionSATURDAY 11/19

# Whiskey Feast @ Brooklyn Expo (72 Noble St) 1pm, $59-$115, 40+ whiskies and cocktails paired with 20+ seasonal dishes from local restaurants, Buy tix
#Tuna Cutting Ceremony 
@ Amami (57 Nassau Ave) 5pm, $60, Chef Nick Wang will cut a 200lb Bluefin Tuna, which will be served in a four-course dinner and unlimited sake, Buy tix
#Brew in Motion 2.0 @ Green Space (37-24 24th St, LIC), 4:30PM, $25, Sustainable performance platform in celebration of contemporary dance and craft beer, Buy tix


bkbazaar_familyfunhouseSUNDAY 11/20

* Family Funhouse 
@ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 1pm-5pm, FREE, Presented by The Little People Party with three floors of family fun including family oriented market, cellar play area, rockin’ dance parties for ages 1-4+, More info
*Sound Bath and Deep Mantra @ Maha Rose (722 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm $35, Dive deeply in mantra and vocal toning to align your inner being.  Then immerse in a sound bath with singing bowls, tuning forks,hand pans, gong and more.  You will leave drenched in sonic vibration, Buy tix


revvinceandersonMONDAY 11/21

♫ Play Date @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6pm, FREE, Hear new dramatic works & reinterpreted classics read with extreme vigor and pizazz, More info
♫ Memory Palace Release Show @ National Sawdust (80 North 6th St) 9pm, $29, live performance by Ian Rosenbaum from his debut solo album to be released in January 2017, Buy tix
♫ Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 10:30pm, FREE, Dirty gospel and good vibes, More info


ingloriousbasterds_bkbazaarTUESDAY 11/22
* Inglorious Basterds Screening @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Quentin Tarantino fans rejoice for movie night in the main ballroom, RSVP
☺ Escape to Eveningtime! @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Live variety show podcast! Comedy night by AbeMixture, More info

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
^ Literary Event
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
♥ Pheremones Likely

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Brooklyn Comedy Fest, Mezcal BBQ, The Loaded Canon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/24–8/30)

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13988136_1102866186460185_81533974910017538_oWEDNESDAY 8/24
* Wednesday With Westerns @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, $7, An interactive art experience that will make you feel like kicking saloon doors and spitting a mouthful of tobacco on the floor, RSVP
* Breaking a Monster @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $16, A documentary about teenage metal band Unlocking the Truth, plus a Q&A with the director and band members, More info

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 1.49.37 PMTHURSDAY 8/25
^ The Loaded Canon @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Local literature meets wine and cocktail pairings in this revamp of the classic reading series, More info
* We’ve Come So Far @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 7pm, FREE, A panel discussion on the last days of Death By Audio, RSVP

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An “Ice Cream Battle!” for National Ice Cream Month

daveys ice cream_williamsburg_swallaceIn 1984, President Reagan made one of his most important announcements: July officially became “National Ice Cream Month,” and the third Sunday is “National Ice Cream Day.” Yes, that is why there was a number of ice cream celebrations all over the city this weekend, including last Thursday’s “Ice Cream Battle!” at the Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard Street). MOFAD brought in historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman of FourPoundsFlour.com to discuss the history of ice cream and the current two most popular flavors, vanilla and chocolate. And to celebrate this remarkable holiday month here on Greenpointers, we’re going to bring you a series on our wonderful local ice cream purveyors!
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Learning About Polish Food at MOFAD’s “Tracing North Brooklyn’s Polish Food Heritage”

MOFAD City North Brooklyn Polish Food Panel
L to R: Filip Stabrowski, Annie Hauck-Lawson and Andrew Konopka

In their effort to educate us on all things food and drink, the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in Williamsburg recently launched a new series of talks hoping to “preserve and promote” the culinary history and foodways surrounding specific New York City neighborhoods as a part of their MOFAD City project. Each panel takes place in that specific neighborhood with community leaders joining the discussion. After the first talk, which focused on Crown Heights, they came “back home” for “Tracing North Brooklyn’s Polish Food Heritage” Thursday May 19th in their MOFAD Lab exhibit design studio at 62 Bayard Street. The panel involved Gastropolis: Food and New York City author and Brooklyn Mompost founder, Annie Hauck-Lawson; Busy Bee Food Exchange owner, Andrew Konopka; and urban anthropologist, Filip Stabrowski.

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Renegade Craft Fair, Real Cool Times, Triskelion Gala – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/18–5/24)

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13254290_1037112079716342_8570134165112949629_nWEDNESDAY 5/18
^ Book Launch: Shrill @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer Lindy West’s memoir, More info
 Real Cool Times @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Musician, artist, and longtime Greenpoint resident Dylan Ewing spins an eclectic mix of musical delights, More info

main_fit_300THURSDAY 5/19
# Tracing North Brooklyn’s Polish Food Heritage @ MoFAD Lab (62 Bayard St) 6:30pm, $16, A panel discussion moderated by educator Annie Hauck-Lawson and featuring urban anthropologist Filip Stabrowski and local business owner Andrew Konopka, More info
* Performancy Forum @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, FREE, With Michael Reinsch, Jennifer Williams, Florence Nasar, and Uniska Wahala Kano, RSVP

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