After manymonths of nonstopactivism to try to get the city to acquire the CitiStorage site—the last piece to complete Bushwick Inlet Park—it looks like the city and the owner of the property are close to reaching a negotiated deal. But they are only “close” and time is genuinely running out.
From Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park: We have been relatively quiet recently to let them work things out but now MAYOR DEBLASIO NEEDS TO HEAR FROM ALL OF US (ALL AT ONCE PREFERABLY).
We need to tell him to:
CLOSE the CitiStorage deal and deliver the FULL 27 Acre Bushwick Inlet Park NOW! Let’s all engage in a “Twitter-Storm” and/or 311 call-in from 12 noon- 2 p.m. today, Thursday, October 27. A flurry of activity will maximize our impact! Twitter: @NYCMayor Call: 311 (Parks and Recreation: You can let them know that eleven acres are missing from Bushwick Inlet Park.) You can also sign the Bushwick Inlet Park petition here.
[sponsored] TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint
East River State Park (90 Kent Ave)
1pm, $35–$100, More info and 30% Discount Code An annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, now entering its 7th year. This block party–style event features samples from 50+ of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations, and much, much more.
WEDNESDAY 9/14 ^ Banned But Translated @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Members of the PEN America Translation Committee read from translations of books that have been banned in other countries, More info ☺ Cinder Block Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 1opm, FREE, Hosted by Gabe Pacheco and Sameer Naseem, with Sarah Kennedy, Eman El-Husseini, Myq Kaplan, and more, More info
♦ “Slow Silent” Opening Reception@ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6pm, FREE, Recent works by Eric Otto, More info
♦ New Red Wine Release & “Geometries”@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A solo exhibition of work by Matti Havens, plus $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 Social Club Red, More info ♫ Gimme Tinnitus Presents @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Parlor Walls / Natural Velvet / Weeping Icon / Plaque, RSVP
This is the second-to-last first Friday event of the summer at North Brooklyn Boat Club (437 McGuinness Blvd.)! We always have a good time at their events, with a little canoeing and kayaking in Newtown Creek, and afterward there’s a BBQ and fire pit hangout. NBBC is unique to Greenpoint, and not everyone seems to know about it. If you’re in town for Labor Day, you should check ’em out tonight Friday September 2 at 6:30pm.
From their site: “NBBC members! Come hang out at the boatyard after work on the first Friday of every month. We’ll light the fire and watch the world and the water go by! Bring something to drink and food to grill if you want. Let’s kick it boatyard-style!” Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 6/22 * Himapan: Lotus Leaf Painting @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 3pm, $95, Flex your creative muscle and paint a lotus masterpiece; get 30% off with code PAINT, More info ♫ James Brown vs. Prince @ The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave) 8pm, $18, Featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Rubblebucket, Jazz Is PHSH, and more, Buy tix
THURSDAY 6/23 * Craft Party @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $55, Make five different DIY projects, from macrame to mini-bookbinding to glass etching, More info ♫ The Wild Honey Pie Presents @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 8pm, $15, With Soak and Overcoats, Buy tix * Puppet Playlist #21: Dolly Parton @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8:30pm, $13, A group of puppeteers and musicians create original works of puppetry and music based on a musical theme, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 5/11 ♫ Sacred Song Study @ The Ark (107 Green St) 7pm, FREE, An intentional gathering promoting the development and deeper learning of traditional sacred songs from around the world, More info ^ Scott Ian in Conversation @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $20, Word presents Scott Ian discussing his memoir I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax with Keith Buckley, vocalist of Every Time I Die and debut author of the novel Scale, More info
THURSDAY 5/12 ^ Book Launch: Spontaneous Urban Plants @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Spontaneous Urban Plants investigates the role of weeds in the urban ecosystem by profiling a cross section of weeds, More info ☺ Detention @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $5, Watch the Annoyance NY’s improv instructors screw up everything they teach, More info * We Know Edie LaMinx Had a Gun @ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, A play exploring the sensationalism surrounding the life and death of a fabulous drag queen, Buy tix
You didn’t move to Greenpoint to join a yacht club, that’s more a Connecticut thing. If you are hankering to be on a boat, there is the North Brooklyn Boat Club, stationed alongside Superfund-designated Newtown Creek.
The boat club is very Greenpoint-worthy. They host a lot of barbecues at their converted junkyard space by the Pulaski Bridge. You don’t have to come from a fancy family to be able to join.
If you are more of a pier person, you probably noticed that the former Coco 66 space near the pier at Transmitter Park is now called the Tender Trap. It is even weirder than Coco 66 was.
Both the Tender Trap and the boat club are hosting parties tonight, Tender at their place, and the boat club at the House of Yes in Bushwick.
Greenpoint Open Studios December Artists Mixer December 10th, 7:30pm, FREE
Dirck the Norseman, 7 North 15th St
Hey Greenpoint artists and art lovers! Put your paintbrushes down and join Greenpointersto talk art over delicious locally brewed craft beer. More info
[sponsored] The Karcher’s Holiday Open House
December 13th, 6pm, FREE
72 Greenpoint Ave
Holiday open house to introduce our Spa and skin care Department through the magical back yard of the salon More info
WEDNESDAY 12/09 * Macbeth: Things Bad Begun @ The Shanty (79 Richardson St) 7pm, $35, FoxWolf Productions presents a night full of spirits, a dramatic live score, and visceral consequences, Buy tix
* Video Music Box @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Look back over 30 years of Ralph McDaniels’ Video Music Box, featuring rare and unseen live-footage of Nas, Notorious BIG, Run DMC, and more, More info
♦ Mnemonic Tectonics @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition of work by Ben Boothby, More info * Holiday Warmup with North Brooklyn Boat Club @ Dirck the Norseman (7 North 15th St) 7pm, FREE, Get to know fellow paddlers and share war stories about winter paddling, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 10/28 * Wes Craven Film Festival @ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $20, Part 1 of a three-day program; featuring Last House on the Left, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Buy tix ☺ What Are You Afraid Of? @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, Laugh at your fears as host Mara Wilson takes you through comedian and performers’ anxieties (and a few of her own), RSVP
^ Midwest vs. NYC @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With readings from Emily Schultz, Jason Diamond, Sarah Seltzer, and Anna Prushinskaya, More info
* Zombie Terrariums & Bloody Cocktails @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30pm, $75, Make a living terrarium with an un-dead zombie inside, plus a mixology demo of ghoulishly good Halloween-inspired cocktails, More info
[sponsored] Nightfall at the Distillery: A pre-Halloween party at NY Distilling Co. Tuesday, October 20, 6-10PM NY Distilling Co. (79 Richardson St.)
$25 advanced tickets online; $35 at the door (cash only) – RSVP WhiskeyWisemenNYC + Bombshell Bakers presents an almost Halloween party with booze tasting and performances, More info
WEDNESDAY 10/14 ♫ Violent Mae CMJ Show@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, With Grand Courriers / Slight / Sweet Bronco / Warehouse Eyes, RSVP * Human Rights Through a Different Lens@ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30pm, $9, Screening of Civil Rights activist documentary The Bus, plus a teaser for Whose Streets, More info
♫ Get Summered CMJ Showcase @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $10, With Lance Neptune / Isiah Panther / Trove, More info
* The MUFF Society Presents Ginger Snaps @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, There will also be film-themed prizes and freebies, plus a werewolf-inspired photobooth, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 9/16 * The Proof Is in the Processor@ Glasshouse (246 Union Ave) 7pm, $20, Equal parts performance, installation and lecture, this nerdy clown romp covers the entire evolution of information technology, RSVP ♫ The Hunger@ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $10, With Human Jukebox Brass Band / Hungry March Band / Naked Roots Conducive, RSVP
THURSDAY 9/17 ♫ The Get Down @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 6pm, $30, Deep house yoga + dance party, with music by Tasha Blank and the Get Down Crew, Buy tix
☺ The Big Bupkis @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, 25¢, The history of Yiddish vaudeville, with cheap jokes, magic, ukulele music, hypnotism, and ventriloquism, RSVP
* The MUFF Society Presents Tank Girl @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, With a screening of local filmmaker Emily Carmichael’s sci-fi short STRYKA, More info