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Brooklyn Bands You Need To Hear: Northside Festival Recap

Beach Fossils at Warsaw on Friday

As a follow up to our Northside Festival preview, here is a recap of some of the shows we got to catch during the past weekend long festival.
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4th of July is Happening! Burgers, Boogies, Boils, Bashes, Beaches, BBQs! (6/3-6/7)

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5th of July Funk/Soul Party @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) Midnight-4am, FREE, Dj Bengey is KEEPING IT FUNKY AND SOULFUL in his debut at Manhattan Inn, Greenpoint & Williamsburg’s premiere late night dance spot! RSVP

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WEDNESDAY (6/3)
♦ Drawings by James Ulmer @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Ulmer’s drawings harmonize the naivety associated with memories of childhood picture making with sophisticated compositional choices and mark making decisions.
♫ The Free Keys / Sua / Whisky Bitches / Slim Charles @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $8, RSVP
* Punk Rope Happy Hour @ Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole St) 7:30-8:30pm, Celebrate the 4th early with an American ass-kicking, 14 U.S. rock tunes while jumping rope, rehydrate 9pm until late at the Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St), class is free Y Members and first 3 free for Y non-members, RSVP

THURSDAY (6/4) – 4th of July!!!
# Seafood Boil @ Maison Premiere (289 Bedford Ave) noon-8pm, music by Bedford Avenue Society Band
• 4th of July = Cheap Burgers @ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave) noon, enjoy $5 burgers all day, plus patriotic drink specials!
♫ Back to the Beach @ Rippers (Boardwalk & 86th St, Rockaway) Free, 1-9pm, Performances by Friend Roulette / Celestial Shore / Pow Wow! / This Library Is On Fire / Hippy and The Road
# 4th of July BBQ @ The Richardson (451 Graham Ave) 2-6pm, Cheap $4 Brooklyn Beer, $10 Brooklyn Beer + Frankfurter with Pork Chili
♫ Beats and BBQ: The Star Spangled Boogie Marathon @ LP n’ Harmony (683 Grand St) 3pm-4am, FREE, dance music marathon, buy drinks get free BBQ
♫ 4th of July BBQ @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 4pm-1am, Reggae, African and World Beats mixed with all day bbq with drink specials and sprinklers, art opening of the Tiny art show curated by John Eric Lawson
♫ Fourth of July Bash w/ 1-800-BAND / Endless Boogie / Dirty Fences @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood) 8pm, Pizza by Roberta’s, beer by America, dogs and burgers by The Meathook
♫ Deafheaven / Marriages / Aun / Theologian @ 285 Kent Ave, 10:45pm, $10

David Scher, “Babel / Inferno,” @ Pierogi

FRIDAY (6/5)
♦ Unhinged @ Pierogi (177 North 9th St) 7-9pm, A sprawling salon installation tapping the depth and breadth of the Flat Files
♫ Nude Beach / Prince Rupert’s Drops @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10
♫ Le Bump @ Over Eight (594 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, We’re not going to forget the singles we grew up with. Let’s get sweaty!
♫ 5th of July Funk/Soul Party @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) Midnight-4am, FREE, Dj Bengey is KEEPING IT FUNKY AND SOULFUL in his debut at Manhattan Inn, RSVP

SATURDAY (6/6)
• Ghostbusters @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 11:45am, $11, Tix
119 Underground @ Jewel St. Paradise (119 Jewel St) 12-6pm, Everything from ceramics, to paper goods & more! with refreshments & performances provided for shoppers. All in a Brooklyn basement
♫ Warm-Up @ PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave) 3pm, $15,  w/The Martinez Brothers/ Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules / Love Affair DJ set, DJ Qu / Anthony Naples
♦ From The Streets Up @ Woodward Gallery (133 Eldridge St) 6-8pm, A street sculpture show curated by Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler, RSVP
♫ The Call Up @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 9pm, FREE, Reggae, Soul, Punk by DJ’s Sandinista and Tiny Gem, Vinyl Only! $5 all YOU can eat BBQ

SUNDAY (6/7)
* Summer Sunday Slimdown Challenge @ McCarren Park, 1:30-2:30pm, FREE, Rain or Shine, Meet at [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) at 1:15pm, it is summer and it is time to lose those pounds, get that blood pumping and heart rate up every Sunday in July, RSVP
# Fiesta De La Carne @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 2-11pm, FREE, 500lbs of meat! burgers, dogs, salads, veggies burgers, steaks, more – ALL FREE!
☺ Run From The Police Comedy Show @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8:30-11pm, FREE
♫ Jo Schornikow @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm, Free

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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The Best New Brooklyn Bands That Played Northside Festival

Caged Animals

My goal for Northside Festival was to catch many small Brooklyn-based bands with the hope of discovering some promising new ones and to get those being buzzed about some added exposure. I saw a lot of frankly terrible bands, but I saw a number of good ones as well. Here are the good ones:

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Hard Art, Frack Attack, Swamp Donkeys, Make Music New York, Flash Choir, Summer Solstice, Lu’au: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (6/19 – 6/25)

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WEDNESDAY 6/19
♫ Hard Art, DC 1979 @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Photographer Lucian Perkins and musician/writer Alec MacKaye present chronicle the rise of punk scene DC, moderated by Jason Diamond of Vol. 1 Brooklyn
♫ WKC / Dead Night / Early Spring / Hemlock Shaw @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $7
♫ Song Preservation Society @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10
♫ Beach Day / Hellbirds / Butter The Children / Hippy @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10
♥ Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 9-11pm, a show that happens in the ecstasy of Limbo, the little in between place where circus freak meets beautiful body poet meets performance art meets dancer, interactive, possibly disgusting, possibly sexy, RSVP
♫ Cold Cave / Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) Midnight, $15

THURSDAY 6/20
☺ The Cause B Show: Frack Attack @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 9pm, $10, a stand-up comedy show to benefit Riverkeeper, NY’s clean water advocate, RSVP
♫ The Swamp Donkeys @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8-11pm, FREE, Asswhippin’ Live New Orleans Jazz, $8 Aged Sazerac Cocktails
♫ The Can’t Tells / Hospital Ships / Slow Warm Death @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm

FRIDAY 6/21
♫ Silent Barn & Warper Block Party (Stanwix & Jefferson) 11am-6pm, FREE, Performances by Storyboard P / Run DMT / Hair Jail / Uumans / Amaru Cloud / Ashcan Orchestra & more
♫ Make Music New York @ All Over Greenpoint – Milk & Roses, McGolrick Park, Newtown Nature Walk, Kinfolk Studios, Cato’s Army Navy, American Playground – Life Free Music Festival – All Day, Greenpoint Shows On Our Calendar, More info
♫ Voice Activated: New Music Flash Choir @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paidge Ave near Provost) 4-6pm, Creative singers take over for a late afternoon event of unamplified site-specific vocal music, RSVP
♫ Summer Solstice Benefit Concert @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (437 McGuinness Blvd @ Ash) 6:30pm, $5, All Ages, Performing: Fetzig / Sasha Dobson / Taluna / Radicators / Daredevils of the Red Circle

SATURDAY 6/22
• Renegade Craft Fair @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 11am-7pm, 300+ modern makers, workshops, installations, and food, RSVP
♫ Summer Thunder w/ Jonny Fritz / Wild Yaks @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE
♦ …all different: for I do, I suppose, partake of multitude @ Interstate Projects (66 Knickerbocker Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, a performance by Kevin Beasley, Curated by Cleopatra’s
♫ Handjob Academy Fundraiser & Bake Sale @ 49 Wyckoff Ave, 9pm, $7, free with Kickstarter donation, Performance by Clint Michigan, Ratchet By Nature, Jams Dean, Zebra Baby, Hand Job Academy, DJ set by Good Goose, RSVP
♫ The Numerators / The Eeries / Trash Tide @ Don Pedro’s (90 Manhattan Ave.) 9:30pm, $6, Brooklyn Burros’ Food!

SUNDAY 6/23
• Sunday Beast @ Bushwick Inlet Park (Kent Betw. No. 9th & 12th) 9am, Pay What You Wish, High intensity interval training that would make the honey badger proud, RSVP
• Renegade Craft Fair @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 11am-7pm, 300+ modern makers, workshops, installations, and food, RSVP
# Sustainable Seafood Fest Fundraiser @ TBD (224 Franklin St) noon-4pm, Learn how to shuck and oyster & steam a lobster, Lobster Rolls $16, 1/2 dozen oysters $8, Ceviche $7, proceeds for Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. – opening Fall ’13
# Founder’s Farewell Lu’au @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 6-10pm, $35, founder Dave Herman is saying goodbye to the Big Apple and hello to Hawaii’s Big Island, roast pig, hula dancers, live music, DJ Stasher, local brews and bourbon, surprises
♫ Bring Back the Music Benefit @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave.) 6-9pm, $10 adults, $5 kids, fundraiser for IS318 After School Program, Stephen Levin and Joe Lentol will be performing

MONDAY 6/24
♫ Live Footage @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE

TUESDAY 6/25
♫ Vinyl Tuesdays @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30-11pm, each week features different genres vinyl records played by vinyl aficionados, More info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
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Greenpointers Guide to Northside Festival 2013! (6/13-16)

Try to take in too much at the Northside Festival and you’ll lose your mind; just putting together this guide was a harrowing experience! However, if you wander out into the wilds of the Brooklyn music circuit with no itinerary, you’ll find yourself in just as much of a state.

In addition to four days of music and five days of film, this year’s festival includes a tech conference called NExT (Northside Entrepreneurship + Technology). Although it’s nice to see that Northside–now in its fourth year–is expanding and going strong, this guide will focus on the music side of things.

Ava Luna. Photo c/o Joe Perez, Impose magazine (imposemagazine.com)

Thursday (6/31)

Swans, Chelsea Wolfe at Warsaw, 7pm ($32): If Iceage and A Place to Bury Strangers aren’t going to be loud enough for you, go to this. Come early for Chelsea Wolfe’s spooky folk.

Kisses, Selebrities, Rush Midnight, Chad Valley, The Ice Choir at Cameo Gallery, 7:30pm ($15):  If you like your “Ice” bands a little dreamier, then this is the show for you. The hotly-tipped ‘80’s throwbackers Selebrities and the pleasing electro vibe of Chad Valley should steer the night away from being too overly-twee. Continue reading

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Brain-Cave Festival Invades Greenpoint (4/11-4/14): Interview With The Organizers

Greenpointers could not be more excited to welcome Brain-Cave Festival (4/11-4/14) to the neighborhood this year! We admire founder Luis Velasquez (CaraBella Presents) and co-producer Gabo Rodriguez (Supercrush Studio) and jumped at the chance to team up with them again (past events have included CMJ Showcase and Fuck Off Sandy Benefit)!

In addition to a packed 4 day festival at Europa (98 Meserole Ave), the Greenpointers Spring Market (4/13) will play host to 3 Brain-Cave acts, for FREE!

Remember to get your tickets early! (4 day pass and single day passes available)

We interviewed Luis and Gabo and picked a few shows we are extra excited about:

GP: Can you tell us how Brain-Cave Festival came to life and how the festival is structured?
Luis: I started Brain-Cave with Justin Stivers (former member of the Antlers) back in April 2011, at Shea Stadium in Bushwick. I wanted to bring-out and pay respect to Brooklyn’s artists from all mediums that represent the culture of this neighborhood.
Gabo: This year, we’re planning a 4-day multimedia experience, that includes most forms of art and entertainment. We want people’s senses to be stimulated at all times.

GP: Explain the partnership with Carabella and Supercrush. How do you guys know each other and why are you working together?
Gabo: We met by chance but, one might say it was fate. Luis is part of the art collective, Art Pussy. They were planning a 2-day festival in Puerto Rico, his mother’s native homeland. They contacted me for one of the artist I book for, and we started talking about the festival. I’m also Puerto Rican, so I was really interested in the festival they were trying to produce. Being that we both had the same interests in producing something beautiful for the island, we both decided that it would be a good idea that I go help out. I did, and from then on we’ve been working together!
Luis: I think we’re both honest and true to ourselves when we do something. That’s an important quality to have when you’re trying to create any type of art.

GP: Brain-Cave moves to different hoods ever year. Why Greenpoint this year? Did you have any other parts of Brooklyn in mind?
Luis: We chose Greenpoint because, similar to the festival, it’s a neighborhood that’s always changing. Greenpoint has a lot of history. Also, my brother was born in Greenpoint, so there’s a lot of personal history there, as well.

GP: Europa?! What should we expect?
Luis: A dark cavernous space that will mess with your senses.

GP: The flyer artwork is rad. Who is the artist?
Luis: The artwork was done by Abbey Ley. She’s an amazing illustrator, with a lot of history in the indie-DIY scene.

GP: How did you curate the bands?
Luis: We both did a list of all the artists that we respect and would love to see live. We combined them, and saw which ones would do great together. It’s definitely a work of collaboration.

GP: How many people are you expecting? 
Gabo: We hope the whole neighborhood shows! 

GP: Who are some of the big headliners of the festival?
Gabo: We consider all the artists headliners, and we’re excited to see all of them! Here are links to most of the artists! – Check-out the full Brain-Cave Festival 2013 Line-Up, here!

Greenpointers: Some of our personal faves are:
(all shows held at Europa except for shows held at the Greenpointers Spring Market)

Thursday, April 11th 
Gunfight!
Eula
The Suzan

April 12th 
J.Viewz

April 13th –Greenpointers Spring Market
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

April 13th – Europa
Monogold
Ice Cream

April 14th
Black Cobra

GP: Where will you be grabbing a beer when you are done working?
Luis: Beloved is definitely like a second home to me. They treat me like family there.
Gabo: Diamond Bar is definitely great for a chill beer spot. But, I’ll probably be hanging with Luis all weekend, so, Beloved it is!

 

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Permanent Wave 2012 Music Festival This Weekend!!!

Last night I was really excited to meet a dynamic duo, Kiri and Heidi, who are leaders of a huge network of pro-feminist musicians, artists and activists called Permanent Wave. Earlier this year I attended a show booked by these gals at Death By Audio, a DIY all ages venue in Williamsburg. The show was a benefit for Right Rides, which offers women and LGBTQ individuals a free, safe, late night ride home on weekends. Talented local bands fronted by lady musicians jammed in the packed space with an upbeat and positive crowd.

It’s all about collaboration. According to their mission statement, Permanent Wave seeks “to challenge gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and our personal lives” with the belief that, “women should see each other as collaborators and inspirations, not rivals.” Right on, ladies! This plays itself out when booking as an organization, explained Kiri, rather than just trying to book your own band at a venue. Strength in numbers. Continue reading

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What’s Happening? 8/15-8/21

WEDNESDAY 8/15
• VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 10pm, $10, The Found Footage Festival and TV Carnage are proud to announce the fourth installment of their wildly unpredictable and wildly popular monthly comedy show, VCR Party, in New York, More info

THURSDAY 8/16
• Toy Story 3 & Music By Blue Sour (for kids) @ East River State Park (No. 8th St & Kent Ave.) 6:30pm, FREE
 Cursive/ Titus Andronicus/ Love as Laughter/ Joyce Manor @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE
♫ Nude Beach/ Swearin’/ Golden Clouds/ Yogurt Brain @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $7

♫ ALL WEEKEND (8/17-8/19) PERMANENT WAVE 2012 MUSIC FESTIVAL ♫

FRIDAY 8/17
Open Lab @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) Opening 7-10pm, the culmination of a month of work at REVERSE SPACE, during which six emerging artists use the 1010 sq ft gallery space and convert it into their own work-stations, more info
 Jane’s Addiction/ Die Antwoord @ Williamsburg Park (50 Kent Ave) 6:45pm, $49.50
 Doll Fight/ Laura Stevenson/ Wojcik/ Leda @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 8pm, $7

SATURDAY 8/18
• Global Carnival and Capoeira Adventures @ McCarren Park, 11am-noon, Carnival showcases the best dances and music from around the world. Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics, performances last an hour.
• Japanese Knife Forging @ Smorgasburg (27 N. 6th St.) 11am-3pm, Free, In partnership with the Japanese Culinary Arts Network (J-CAN) and Kikuchi Knives, three master knife craftsmen will be visiting the U.S. and demonstrating time-honored knife making methods at Smorgasburg, as well as knife engraving.
• Brunch Cocktails with Peter Joseph @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2pm, for those bored with Bloody Marys and mimosas, Peter Joseph offers his book Boozy Brunch, containing more than a hundred drink recipes, plus food pairings and brunch trivia.
♫ Unstoppable Death Machines/ Filthy Savage/ The Psyhed/ Eula Big Ups/ The Numerators/Yeah Well Whatever @ XPO 929 (929 Broadway) 7:30pm, $8
 RUB-A-DUB COMBINATION: A Reggae Dance @ Public Assembly (70 N 6th St) 10pm, $5, DJs Prince Polo & Q-Mastah spinning the best roots reggae, dancehall, and dub, RSVP

SUNDAY 8/19
♫ Gunfight!/ Family Photos/ The Rotaries/ The Hague @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St.) 8:30pm, FREE

MONDAY 8/20
• Words by the Water @ Transmitter Park, 7pm, Akashic Books Night, featuring Shira Nayman, Elizabeth Nunez, and Kevin Holohan

TUESDAY 8/21
• Watercolor on Prepared Paper Workshop @ [email protected] (2 Kingsland Ave) 6:30-9:30pm, this workshop allows the artist to experiment with watercolor while being able to get the white of the paper back by simply wiping it away!
• Drink to Linc! – Party for Lincoln Restler’s Reelection @ Bellweather (594 Union Ave) 7pm, Lincoln is facing an exceptionally tough reelection race as State Committeeman / District Leader for Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Fort Greene. Vito Lopez and the Brooklyn Democratic Machine are doing everything they can to defeat Lincoln on September 13, 2012. RSVP

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

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What’s Happening? (8/1-8/7) August is happening!

It’s August everyone! That means savor the rest of what’s left of the summer. Watch an outdoor movie. Get out of town. Hit the beach. Take an evening bike ride or how about a canoe paddle? Because before you know it, we’ll be snowed in. Unless this global warming thing turns NY into Florida. Fingers crossed.

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WEDNESDAY 8/1
Princess Bride @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th St) 6-10pm, Free, Music by Extreme Animals / Soft Circle / PC Worship
♫ Family Band / Jennifer Castle / El Dorado @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8
♫ Big Black Cloud / Girls of Porn / Trabajo, Necking @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7

♫ Thursday 8/2 – Monday 8/6Do The Reggae @ BAM (30 Lafayette Ave) Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican independence at BAMcinématek with this 14-film series dedicated to the country’s unique and widely influential musical tradition, More info

THURSDAY 8/2
♦ Where We Are @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, Opening Exhibition of paintings by  Josh Goldberg, RSVP
♫ SUMMERSTARZ 2012 (for kids) @ East River State Park (North 8th St & Kent Ave) 6:30pm, FREE, music from Brooklyn Wind Symphony, screening of Kung Fu Panda 2
• Hearken: A Reading @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, an evening with Karolina Waclawiak, James Yeh, and Tobias Carroll. Three of North Brooklyn’s finest writers. Shooting from the hip, RSVP
♫ Washed Out / Chairlift / Lemonade @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, Free, All ages

FRIDAY 8/3
♦ Summer Small Works Show & Doggy Wedding @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd) 8pm, More info
♫ Splash / Friends / Janka Nabay / Helado Negro / Uumans @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10, all ages

SATURDAY 8/4
♫ Arbitration Rock Festival @ Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood) Noon-10pm, $10, rain or shine, Live Music: Winter Ring / Activists/Dictators / Uzuhi / Springs / Gunfight! / Katie Mullins / Bad Credit No Credit / Backwords / Not Blood Paint / PassKontrol, RSVP
♫ Warm Up w/ Jamie XX / Pearson Sound / Lemonade / Sinjin Hawke / Zora Jones @ PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 2pm, $15
* Open Canoe Paddle @ NBBC Boat Yard (49 Ash St) 5:30-8:45pm, $5 insurance fee, an open canoe paddle along the North Brooklyn shoreline to Bushwick Inlet, More info
♫ Miniature Tigers / French Horn Rebellion / Joywave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St.) 8pm, $13

SUNDAY 8/5
Tour “The Insalubrious Valley” with NCA Historian Mitch Waxman @ (Meet: the corner of Grand St and Morgan Ave) 11am-2pm, $20, the currently undefended border of Brooklyn and Queens, and the place where the industrial revolution actually happened, provides a dramatic and picturesque setting for this exploration. Visiting two movable bridges, the still standing remains of an early 19th century highway, and a forgotten tributary of the larger waterway, BUY TIX
♫ DIY Jam – BBALL Tournament w/ CSC Funk Band @ Cooper Park, noon, FREE, BBQ
♫ Rock-a-way Summer: Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence @ Beach 96th St (Rockaway, Queens) noon-9pm, FREE, music, food, water balloon fight!
♫ Mad Decent Block Party w/ Major Lazer / Erol Aikan / Bonde Do Role / Lunice / Riff Raff / Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire & more @ Williamsburg Park (50 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE
♦ Comics Jam with Michel Levesque @ Word (126 Franklin St) 3pm, Attendees will create a collaborative comic together, led by Levesque, and will discuss storytelling and the art form, RSVP jenn (at) word brooklyn.com

MONDAY 8/6
• Words by the Water @ East River State Park (Kent @ No. 9th St) 7pm, outdoor reading series featuring Soho Crime authors James Benn, Henry Chang, and Timothy Hallinan, More info

TUESDAY 8/7
• 94th Precinct’s National Night Out @ 94th Precinct (Lorimer St betw. Calyer St and Meserole Ave) 6-9pm, Free food, police displays, music, fun for all!

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

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What’s Happening? (6/13-6/19)

WEDNESDAY 6/13
♦ Star Lab Summer Benefit @ School Settlement Association (120 Jackson St) 6-8pm, a fun filled evening of live music, prizes and surprises from the Star Lab young artists, RSVP
• A Sweet Evening with Victoria Belanger and Fany Gerson @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Join dessert aficionados Victoria Belanger (Hello Jell-O) and Fany Gerson for a look at the art of satisfying your sweet tooth. Treats will be served, RSVP
• Greenpoint Business Alliance Meeting @ Seven Hills Cafe (849 Manhattan Ave) 7pm
• VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinemas (136 Metropolitan Ave.) 9:30pm, $10, the Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind comedy event showcasing videos discovered at garage sales and thrift stores throughout North America, more info
♫ Habibi (DJ set) / Bosco Del Ray / Wild Yaks / Beast Make Bomb / Indian Rebound @ Public Assembly (70 North 6th St) 8pm, $8

* 6/14-6/21: Northside Festival – Greenpointers’ Guide *

THURSDAY 6/14
• PS 34 Annual Flag Day Ceremony @ PS 34(Eckford & Norman) 9am
• Grand Opening Party @ Brooklyn Industries (658 Manhattan Ave) 6-8pm, Grand Opening of “98% Recycled” store. Crabbies, Bee’s Knees, bai5, Tito’s Vodka will be served
♦ Crimes of the Future @ Medical Office (1002 Manhattan Ave) 6-9pm, art exhibition at Medical Office
• Norman St Community Book Launch @ 110 Kent Ave, 7pm, a fun evening of celebration of community activism, RSVP

FRIDAY 6/15
♫ Children’s Concert @ Cooper Park, 11am, TreesNYC concert & puppet show, rain location: School Settlement Association, (120 Jackson St), More Info
♦ Many Conversations @ Present Company (101 N 13th St) 6pm-Midnight, Showcasing a diverse selection of 26 North Brooklyn artists, RSVP
♦ Space Half Empty @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St) 7-10pm, features the work of 14 Fowler artists and highlights the unique influence the collective has had on these artists and their work, RSVP
• Greenpoint Soup Kitchen Supper Club Fundraiser @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St ) 7:30pm, cocktails, four-course vegetarian meal, live music, RSVP
♦ Dangling Modifier – After The Comma @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, #1) 8-10pm, Panoply Performance Lab examines complex systems and traces epistemic, emotional, and socio-political viewpoints/theories using music, text, analog electronics, video, etc, More info
Many Arms / Father Murphy / August Wells @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St, Bushwick) 9pm, RSVP

SATURDAY 6/16
• Newtown Creek Walking Tour @ Albert E. Short Triangle Park (Jackson Ave & 23rd St, LIC) 11am-1pm, $10, Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of Newtown Creek’s Dutch Kills tributary, More info
♦ McGolrick Park Art Show @ Center of McGolrick Park, 11:30am-1pm, Rain location: Messiah Church (129 Russell St) Support McGolrick Park and our local students as they exhibit McGolrick Park-inspired art for prizes and recognition, More info
• Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 12:30pm-9:30pm, craft and specialty beer, food, live music, More Info
♦ Patterns of Behavior Exhibition & Zine Release @ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Fl) 6-10pm, a group exhibition exploring the artists’ use and redefinition of pattern and repetition, More info
♫ An Evening of Untold Stories and Unheard Reggae Gems @ 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts (17 Frost St) 8pm, $25, internationally known reggae producer Clive Chin will unveil his rare archive of previously unknown and unreleased recordings by many of Reggae’s greatest stars during the heyday of Ska and Early Reggae, virtually unheard by anyone for nearly 40 years, afterparty @ Loreley (64 Frost St), RSVP, BUY TIX

SUNDAY 6/17
♦ Chromatic Hi-Five @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 9am-12pm, Public art fabric installation by Amanda Browder, RSVP
• NYC Urchin Bike & Shoe Drive @ Brooklyn Flea (Waterfront @ No. 6th & 7th) 10am-4pm, a used bike and shoe drive in support of Pedals for Progress and Soles 4 Souls, More info

TUESDAY 6/19
• Financial Planning For New Parents @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave) 6-8pm, FREE, seminar specifically designed for new and upcoming parents to learn how they can provide a secure financial future for their families, More info
♦ Dissecting the Greenpoint Art Community @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30pm, talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Juliana Cope of The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Layman Lee of GrowNYC and Katie Denny of North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART).
• The One Well Presents: Electric Gourmet @ Ran Tea House (269 Kent Ave) 7-10pm, $35 a NEW Brooklyn based supper club featuring the decadent yet nutritious creations of Personal Chef Kerry Jones, the inaugural evening will feature exclusively vegan dishes inspired by New American, Latin, and Asian cuisines.RSVP BUY TIX

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

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