Do you want to help every stray cat you see? Does the sight of whiskers make you go “awww?” Well, you’re not alone! The Greenpoint Cat Club meets once a month at Archestratus (160 Huron Street) to discuss issues and solve problems on behalf of the feral cats of our ‘hood. You already know that many local residents try to help the outdoor kitties. Bowls of cat food are tucked away in corners all around our neighborhood waiting to feed the hungry masses. We’re a sympathetic bunch!
There are over 50,000 stray cats in New York and hundreds in Greenpoint, presumably subsisting on kielbasa scraps and other fallen Polish delicacies. One of the major problems facing our community is that when people move, they sometimes sadly leave their house cats behind to fend for themselves. This is cruel behavior, as domesticated cats are not equipped to care for themselves in the wild. The streets are very dangerous for feral cats, and the best you can do if you find yourself in the sad situation of having to give up an animal is to find them a new home. Muddy Paws (447 Graham Ave) pet store has adoption events every Sunday from 2pm-5pm and you can find someone there who will help you find the resources you need. Continue reading →
I should really get a pet. Surely the thought has crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to cuddle up and be lazy with? The dating scene in New York isn’t getting you anywhere. You’re tired of watching Stranger Things alone on the couch, curled up with a pint of Van Leeuwen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone soft and furry to watch with you? Someone who returns your calls (meows)? Someone who doesn’t cancel dinner plans (the food dish is expected to be filled by 6pm sharp, or else)? Well, it’s time to give in to your urges and do some good. Consider adopting a kitty, many of whom have had rough starts in life and are all-too-ready to have a place to call home. Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm holistic pet store Muddy Paws (447 Graham Avenue) hosts a cat (and kitten!) adoption event.
Haven’t done a Weekend Blend post in ages, but there is so much going on this weekend that time begs for just one big post!
If you’re off from work tomorrow, you are in luck. Papacito’s is shooting a short film piece and are looking to share the experience by having a sick deal. This Friday July 22nd only, from 11am-4pm two tacos and two beers are $5 bucks flat. You’d be hard pressed to find a better deal in the hood on the hottest day of the year.
Two Tacos, Two Beers = $5
Friday July 22, 2011 from 11am-4pm Papacito’s
999 Manhattan Avenue
In God We Trust is hosting their third Backyard Bazaar of the summer. An open-air market featuring over a dozen vendors. In addition, In God We Trust just opened another location just last week at 129 Bedford Avenue!
Backyard Bazaar In God We Trust
Saturday July 23, 2011 – 1pm-6pm
70-72 Greenpoint Avenue
Eat is having a Dinner & Ceramics event this Saturday. Serving on their newly made ceramics which some will be available for purchase, too.
Dinner & Ceramics Sale
Saturday July 23, 2011 8pm – Midnight EAT
124 Meserole St at Leonard St
The Persistence of Kittens: North Brooklyn Cats have some fascinating, charming cats and kittens who need happy, healthy homes. Stop by this Sunday July 24th, from 2 to 6 pm and you may just meet your next best friend. Muddy Paws Pet Supplies at 447 Graham Ave. allows us to invade their wonderful backyard every weekend. All cats & kittens are vaccinated, tested, and spayed or neutered if old enough. Adoptions require an application and donation. To see most of the cats and kittens we have available, check out the Petfinder page here. Not all cats listed on the petfinder site will be at the adoption event, but email and we can arrange a meeting at your convenience. *Note that we only adopt young kittens in pairs unless you have another pet already.*
North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event: The Persistence of Kittens
Sunday July 24, 2011 – 2pm-6pm
447 Graham Avenue
No Bills: Stories of North Brooklyn, a sound installation by Brooklyn-based artist Nick Yulman is a project that features dozens of oral histories of North Brooklyn residents, business owners, and community leaders that will be streamed from “listening stations” installed at sites across Williamsburg and Greenpoint through September 2011.
At 1:30pm on Sunday, Yulman will host a tour of the sites that begins at McCarren Park Pool (Lorimer & Bayard Streets); a second tour will begin at 2:30 PM, and a reception will follow. For more information on this project check out the website here. To listen to a selection of oral histories, click here.
No Bills: Stories of North Brooklyn
Sunday at 1:30 at the McCarren Park Pool
Manhattan Inn is hosting another shot at becoming the title holder of the Best Bloody Mary in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Beat out May 15th’s winners to become the NEW best. The event is sponsored by Reyka Vodka and head down early to sign up and take advantage of their Reyka Vodka Open Bar from 5pm-5:30pm. There will be 12 spots and anyone can enter. All ingredients will be provided, but contestants are allowed to bring additional “secret ingredients” if they choose. They will be judged on taste, of course, as well as presentation, creativity, and level of spiciness.
In addition to the prestigious title as creator of “The Best Bloody Mary in Williamsburg & Greenpoint”, the winner’s Bloody Mary creation will be featured on the Manhattan Inn brunch menu for one month, and they will receive a gift certificate as well.
The Best Bloody Mary in Williamsburg & Greenpoint Competition
Sunday July 24, 2011 at 5pm Manhattan Inn
632 Manhattan Avenue