Celebrate Oktoberfest like Munich in The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse This Weekend (10/20-10/22)! German Beer, Music, Bratwurst & More!!

Get a rare glimpse inside a historic neighborhood landmark, The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (67 West St) this weekend (Oct 20-22) when it opens its doors to host an authentic Munich festival tent, complete with Bavarian blue & white ceilings and tables imported from Germany.

The festivities will include live music, German dancers, ceremonial keg tapping, sausages, roast pork, pretzels, and more! Continue reading

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This Weekend’s To-Do List: Greenpointers Market, Oddities Flea, Vintage Pop-Up + Oktoberfest! (9/30-10/1)

Greenpointers Market

This weekend Greenpoint’s got a ton of unique popup shopping destinations to kick off the Fall season. Whether you’re looking for the perfect handmade ceramic vessel for your airplant collection, a creepy taxidermy art piece or a vintage neon kimono, you’re in luck!

Greenpointers Festival of Lights Fall Market
Sunday, October 1st | 1-7pm
67 West Street, 5th Floor
FREE, dog friendlyMore info

Each one of our seasonal markets bring more than 50 vendors selling handcrafted, vintage and unique local goods in the beautiful Greenpoint Loft. Plus food, booze, live music and free fun activities! At this weekend’s market, special guest Capture Me In 3D will be on site to 3D scan your body and instantly create a digital avatar version of you, for free! Other FREE activities include henna tattoos, nail art, and tarot card readings. Sling back tasty brews from Greenpoint Beer & Ale  or tasty wines from Palinkerie. Plus, rooftop yoga (donation based) at 2pm and 3:30pm! Continue reading

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Hitch Up Your Lederhosen and Don Your Dirndls: Oktoberfest Starts at Greenpoint Beer & Ale This Weekend!

Oktoberfest 2017 @ Greenpoint Beer

Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 N 15th St) has a bigger than big Oktoberfest planned this year so make plans now to join them Sept. 23rd through Oct. 1st!  They’ll be tapping two super rare gravity kegs from Franconia and featuring four guest drafts from Munich: Mahrs Saphire Weisse, Monchshof Festbier & Ayinger Oktoberfest.
Mug holding contest at 5pm each Saturday! Come dressed in an Oktoberfest costume and receive a COMPLIMENTARY BEER
Oktoberfest food specials include Sausages with Red Cabbage and Schnitzel.
B E  T H E R E !
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Weekend Music, or Body Painting in the Associated

It’s not too often that our very own neighborhood Associated supermarket gets featured in both Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Post.

And it wasn’t even because of their super-fresh Grade AA eggs, their reasonably priced bone-in chuck steaks (great on the grill), or the cases of Zywiec available in large, hefty glass bottles.

In case you’ve been accidentally locked inside a gas station bathroom for a few days, Gwyneth Paltrow shot some glamour shots at the Associated. In response, Greenpoint residents did mock sexy poses of their own in the aisles then posted them on social media.

Personally I’ll be posing for my own boudoir photos in a pickler’s fortnight among the Polish hams at the Busy Bee on Nassau, but to each his own. Continue reading

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Oktoberfest at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Starts this Saturday (Oct 8)


Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th Street) simply couldn’t contain themselves to one Oktoberfest weekend so they decided to celebrate the booziest of holidays all damn month. They’ll kick off this weekend Oct. 8th, with a brilliant lineup of house lagers and pilsners plus a very special guest list from our favorite German purveyors, Shelton Brothers (listed below:) All month they’ll have special beer releases and seasonal food offerings that will propel you mind, soul and liver immediately to November, OH BOY!

Check out their Oktoberfest Guest Beers:

Mahrs Ungespundet Lager, 5.2%, Kellerbier
Their favorite lager on planet earth and very highly regarded. Fresh, perfumy hop aroma. Remarkably smooth, very fresh flavors and a spritzy dry finish with beautiful balance. This is a delicious, appetizing beer and a true taste of Germany. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday David Lee Roth! Celebrate at The Diamond Tomorrow! (Sat,10/10)

Rothtober Fest

Don’t have plans for Oktoberfest? How about rocking out to Van Halen tunes over some tasty brews at The Diamond  for Rothtoberfest?

“Diamond” David Lee Roth turns 61 and given that the Diamond is named in honor of him, it’s a holiday they take very seriously. So tomorrow (Sat, 10/10) starting at 4pm, come through The Diamond (43 Franklin St) for food, booze, and an alternating set from Van Halen, German metal, and of course traditional German Oktoberfest tunes.

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Lucid Dreaming, Spirits Tasting, Blonde Joshua Jackson, Reggae & Cake & Oktoberfest Oom-Pah– What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/25-10/1)


Spirits Tastings @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8 pm, Stop by this brand new addition to indulge in some high caliber spirits – mark your calendars & choose your poison: Wed. 8/25 Owney’s Rum (Made in Brooklyn, with hints of molasses & wheat), Thurs. 9/26 Peach St. Distillery (Peach Brandy & Bourbon, Made in Colorado, seriously delicious staff favorite), Fri. 9/27 Tatoosh (Washington State) & Dark Horse (Kansas)–Not one but two bourbons to warm your tired soul 


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• Launch Party: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming @ WORD (126 Franklin Ave) 7-8pm, FREE, Learn how to wake up inside your dreams (it’s a real thing, just listen to this awesome Radiolab story) from the authors of this illustrated step-by-step manual, RSVP
♦ Vision Code @ BKLYN Curated (88 Franklin St) 7-10pm, Join artist Sal Terminal as he debuts his first book of poetry and paintings
☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Get on board this plane because it has lasers and shoots them…or something, featuring cheap drinks and stand up from Josh Rabinowitz (who I can gaurantee is very funny) / Calise Hawkings / Joel Walkowski / Missy Baker / Jay Dean, RSVP

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Oktoberfest at Browerij Lane (9/28)

Cancel your flights! Munich isn’t that great anyway. Ok, I haven’t been there, but I have been to Brouwerij Lane and it’s awesome. Our friends there are throwing an Oktoberfest that’s sure to be just as Spaß (“fun” in German) as the original.

The fest will run from 12-10pm on 9/28.  That’s 10 hours of Spaß!!!!

There will be food, Oktoberfesty beers, and DJ’s spinning Oom-Pah. How do DJ’s spin this? Answer: No idea, but after enough pints, it can’t possibly matter. 

And now, I present to you this handy Oktoberfest Food Phrase Translation Guide:

Hendl = Chicken

Schweinebraten = Roast Pork

Schweinshaxe = Grilled Ham Hock

Steckerlfisch = Grilled Fish on a Stick

Würstl = Sausage

Brezeln= Pretzel

Käsespätzle= Cheese Noodles

Reiberdatschi =Potato Pancake

Weisswurst = White Sausage

Can’t pronounce Käsespätzle? Try ordering  a Freigeist Abraxxxas Lichtenheiner Weisse*. Cheers!

*This is a beer that Brouwerij Lane will actually be serving for Oktoberfest. I’m sure it is delicious.

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CMJ 2012, CB1, VP Debate, Art Openings, Fleas & Swaps, Animal Blessing, Record Riot, 5K Run, Rollerskate: What’s Happening Greenpoint? 10/10-10/16


• Community Board 1 Meeting @ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie St) 6:30-9:30pm

♫ Bomb the Music Industry / The Smith Street Band / No Way @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 9pm, $7, SKA

♫ Luke Rathborne @ Cameo Gallery (93 No. 6th St) 9:30pm


• VP Debate Watching @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 9pm, “Why laugh or cry alone when you can watch the Vice Presidential debate with your friends from NAG?”

♫ Butter The Children / Half Day / Kissing Is A Crime @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7

brooklyn artist Katya Usvitsky
Artwork: Katya Usvitsky

♦ Getting It @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St #216) 7-10pm, a seemingly disparate group of artists hell-bent on dousing the corrosive flames of irony and cynicism with honesty, Featurning the works of Marnie Briggs, Rich EricksonAustin LeePaul RichardsonCal Siegel

♦ Polymorph @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Work by Katya Usvitsky, More info

♫ The Library Is On Fire / Cool Serbia / Life Size Maps / Grand Resort @ The Library Is On Fire HQ (114 Forrest St $3C, Bushwick) 9pm, Watch this awesome video from Cool Serbia


Flea Market @ Williamsburg High School For Architecture & Design (257 No. 6th St) 10-4pm

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Church (138 Milton St) 1-4pm, reduce, reuse, & recycle gently used & working men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, shoes, toys, & cell phones.  $5 to drop off, browse and take as much as you can carry!

• Blessing of the Animals @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) 3pm

• Oktober Feast @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, Free Oktoberfest Food, $3 Happy Hour until 8pm, Tommy Mattiolo’s Gypsy Band plays live Gyspy Swing Jazz, RSVP

♫  Le Rug / Team Spirit / Jangula / Chappo / Cool Serbia / Butter The Children / Surfing / Lazyeyes @ 171 Lombardy, 6:30pm, $7

rollerskate brooklyn lyceumSUNDAY 10/14

• Flea Market @ Williamsburg High School For Architecture & Design (257 No. 6th St) 10-4pm

• Get to The Point 5K Run @ St. Stan’s (12 Newell St) 10-4pm, Fun 5K race for all skill levels through Greenpoint! Register by Friday

Brooklyn Record Riot @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 12-7pm, $3, Live DJ’s, Polish Specialties, Over 55 dealer tables

• Rollerskate @ Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave) 2-6pm, $5, Bring your own skates!

MONDAY 10/15

♫ CMJ 2012 w/ Friend Roulette / Miniboone / Korova / KNTRLR / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards / Sloth Bear / Fan-Tan @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 6pm, $5


♫ Greenpointers CMJ Showcase @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St) 7pm, $8, Presented with Permanent Wave & Campers Rule, Performances by Heliotropes / Leda / Beach Day / Backwords / The Suzan / Easy Lover, Sponsored by Narragansett (FREE BEER!) RSVP

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

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Debate Night, Art Openings, Pumpkins, Newtown Creek Bike Ride: What’s Happening Greenpoint? 10/3-10/7

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Tony Luib Artist Art Connects
Artwork by Tony Luib

 End of Times @ Art Connects New York (220 36th Street, B-515, Gowanus) 6-8pm, Contributor Tony Luib’s artwork will be featured in this group show curated by Brad Silk alongside work from R. Dupree, Amos Massey III, Laura Perry, Catie-Rae Zappala, RSVP
• Yummy Eats Presidential Debate @ TBD (222 Franklin St) 8pm, Southwestern Dinner: Chipotle Fried Chicken, 7 Pepper Vegan Chili, Cilantro Lime Rice, Guacamole, Black Bean & Mango Salad, Salsa Fresca
NAG Debate Watching@ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 8:30-10:30pm, the “Domestic Policy” Debate with fun quizzes & games & prizes

♦ Speakers @ Front St Gallery (111 Front Street #216, DUMBO) 6-9pm, Artist Lecture Series presents a survey of 34 artists who have participated as lecturers in a series of talks begun in 2011 at the Greenpoint studio of Christopher Schade, Zoe Pettijohn-Schade, and Michael Lee.

mark flood artist bushwick
Artwork by Mark Flood

♦ Bushwick BasementGrimm Schultz Gallery (313 Linden St, Bushwick) 6-10pm, an all blacklight exhibition of Ultraviolet paintings by artist Mark Flood
♦ Testing @ Heliopolis (154 Huron St.) 7-10pm, a collection of sketches, failed casts, cancelled proofs, and other objects that could have become works of art but didn’t, More Info
♦ Hyperallergic’s 3rd Birthday The House Party @ The Boiler (191 N 14th St) 8pm, RSVP
♫ The Denzels / Gunfight! @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm
♫ The Netherlands / Lost Boy? / The Hate My Day Jobs / Sloth Bear @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.) 9pm

• Pumpkin Day @ McCarren Park, 11am-1pm, $10, Pick your own pumpkin, decorate it & take it home. Arts/crafts, live music by the Newtown Creek Players, & yummy things to eat by Urban Rustic, plus a costume swap by KRRB.
♦ Weird World @ Booklyn Art Gallery (37 Greenpoint Ave 4th Fl) 7-10pm, an exhibition of artists’ books, photography and drawings exploring anthropological portraiture through an artistic lens, with an emphasis on the unseen, the occult, the weird, the wild, and the subversive.
♫ The Psyched / Major Stars / Radical Dads / Warm Soda @ Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.) 8pm, $10
♫ The Dig / The We Shared Milk / Buffalo Jump @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 8pm, $8

Compostoberfest @ McCarren Park, 2-5pm, learn about existing citywide compost initiatives, compost cooking and get some hands-on experience at North Brooklyn Compost Project!
• Newtown Creek Bike Riding Tour: Cruising the Queens Side @ NAG Office (110 Kent Ave. @ N8th) 2-5:30pm, Tour industrial North Brooklyn and learn about “black mayonnaise” and the other nastiness that lurks beneath the surface of Newtown Creek and discuss the future of this rapidly developing neighborhood, RSVP

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♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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