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So Long, Farewell… The 2016 Venue Graveyard

Thankfully one of our favorites, Good Room, is still rocking!

From large outdoor clubs to medium-sized rock n’ roll bars to tiny DIY venues to neighborhood staples that hosted local DJs, 2016 saw a lot of great spots disappear—and in an ultimate emo gutpunch, the closures happened right alongside the deaths of music legends David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. WTF 2016?!

So, after the jump, here’s our list of who in the neighborhood bit the dust this year. It’s worth mentioning that we’re hopeful about 2017; Brooklyn Steel will be opening in East Williamsburg this coming April, this past year Brooklyn Bazaar opened in the old Polonaise Terrace banquet hall, The Lot Radio opened in May and has quickly become a neighborhood fixture, and Secret Project Robot just signed a lease on a new space, and there are still plenty of great venues in the neighborhood to catch some great music. Continue reading

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Sumo Stew, Puppet Playlist, Nitehawk Shorts – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/09–11/15)

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14908208_10210791975973026_4715981555088793233_nWEDNESDAY 11/09
^ Romance Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Novelists Joanna Shupe and Jennifer Gracen in conversation with Sarah MacLean, More info
^ Antagonist Storytelling Series: 3-Year Anniversary @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories about the worst things they ever did on purpose, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-5-21-19-pmTHURSDAY 11/10
☺ Ghostwriter Viewing Party
@ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A screening of the first story arc of the early ’90s PBS kids’ show Ghostwriter, which was filmed in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, More info
^ Reading of King of Greenpoint
@ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Learn about Peter J. McGuinness, one of the most colorful characters in Greenpoint history, More info
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Saved by the ’90s, Noise Love, Bad Habits – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/12–10/18)

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14610879_10210518765502935_414482000943441279_nWEDNESDAY 10/12
♦ Dauntless Media Be Dauntless @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, a riveting video installation by Eight of Spades filmmaker and video artist Melisande Bliss, RSVP
* ASS: Antagonism Storytelling Series @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories of when they were assholes on purpose, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-5-58-42-pmTHURSDAY 10/13
♫ BKLYN R&G Presents 
@ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7pm, $10, With Noah Harley / Gato Paloma / Rashad Brown, RSVP
^ Psychocandy 33 1/3 Release Party 
@ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Big Ups / Greys / Yucky Duckster, Buy tix
♦ Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, A monthly potluck and art salon, More info

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Summer’s End Music Fest, Labor Day Beach Party, Clown Cabaret – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/31 – 9/06)

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Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 4.53.29 PMWEDNESDAY 8/31
* We the People Live @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A live political podcast hosted by Josh Zepps with guests Corinne Fisher, Myq Kaplan, and James Myers, RSVP
 Your Childhood Bullies Showcase @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, Comedy and stories from Ben Wasserman, Meghan Ross, Kerry Coddett, and Brian Bahe, More info

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 4.58.42 PMTHURSDAY 9/01
^ The Parsnip Ship @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7pm, FREE, A live-read radio play hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, RSVP
 Soul Clap Records Night @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl) 10pm, FREE, With Joel Davis & Eli Bamboozle, RSVP

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Latinx Punk Fest, Full Moon Snow Cones, Cartoon Monsoon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/03–8/09)

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unnamed_0WEDNESDAY 8/03
Craig’s List Chronicles Book Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Former Greenpointers writer Kim Masson launches her first novel, with Q&A with Brooklyn writer Oriana Leckert, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, A screening of The Royal Tennenbaums with music beforehand by Honduras, More info

Anniversary-Invite-Final-2-300x251THURSDAY 8/04
♦ BOE 10th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibit @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A showcase of the artists who have contributed to BOE labels over the past ten years, More info
^ Hot and Bothered Launch @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Hot and Bothered with readings and visual art from the issue, RSVP
 Summer Soundsystem Slam @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $5, With Obsessive Discipline / DJ Knifesex / MC Disaronno Records, RSVP

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SummerScreen, Pokémon Go Bar Crawl, Rock & Roll Playhouse – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (7/20–7/26

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13528313_1280388621986335_8262207335536431882_oWEDNESDAY 7/20
♦ Fat & Fabulous Figure Drawing @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 6:30pm, $5 suggested, GIRL PARTY and Greer Morrison team up to celebrate all iterations of body, mind, and spirit, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Northside presents The Fast & the Furious, with music beforehand by Taylor Bennett, More RSVP

13615517_621527718016566_6973356127392160761_nTHURSDAY 7/21
* Adelina’s 4-Year Anniversary @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, With DJs, drink specials, pizza by guest chef The Mississippi Vegan, and more, More info
 Noise Love Presents @ The Gutter (200 North 12th St) 9pm, $5, With Dinowalrus / Zenizen / Cold Blinds, RSVP

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Summer Solstice Party, Pride Ball, Zombie Crawl – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/22–6/28)

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Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 10.53.56 AMWEDNESDAY 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

737760-250THURSDAY 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

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Northside Festival, Paisley Planetarium, Popsickle – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/08–6/14)

NorthsideShowcase2016_180pxNorthside Festival Showcase at Bar Matchless brought to you by Greenpointers, Supercrush, and Carabella!
June 10th, 8PM, $7 @Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave)

Check out live performances by some of our favorite artists at one of our favorite local haunts! Line Up: Heliotropes, Very Fresh, Los Bronson, Secret Crush, Friend Roulette. Preview here and RSVP.

[sponsored] Northside Festival Presents: Unit J Record Label Launch Partyimage June 9, 7pm, $5
House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave)
Celebrate the launch of Unit J records with 19 different cool artists & videos made at Unit J.

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13393943_10209403852190799_9087379460660360937_nWEDNESDAY 6/08
* Trans in the Indie Theater Scene @ Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Ave) 5pm, FREE, A panel discussion led by Charles Battersby with Maybe Burke, Arrie Davidson, Francis Weiss Rabkin, and Kit Yan, More info
^ ASS: Antagonist Storytelling Series @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Hear Calvin Cato, Justin Auslander, and Adam Selbst tell true stories of the worst things they’ve ever done on purpose, RSVP

dustyroseworkshopTHURSDAY 6/09
# Cleavage & Po-Pos Pop-Up @ Daddy’s (437 Graham Ave) 7pm, FREE, Diane Chang will be cooking Sichuan dishes while DJs Nina Bower Crooke, Ashlyn Ace, Kristin Malossi, and Nicole Nicole operate the decks, RSVP
♦ Macrame Wall-Hanging Workshop @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $100, Learn the basic knots necessary to create a wall hanging to take home, More info
 Gimme Tinnitus Northside Showcase @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 7pm, $10, With Yonatan Gat / Grooms / Crown Larks / Zula / THICK, and more, Buy tix

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Suffragette City, The Quirk Thing, Pole Position – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/25–5/31)

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Orphan-Action-League-Promo-ImageWEDNESDAY 5/25
 Orphan Action League @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, $10, Watch as the orphans battle child-labor-factory-owning Grandpa Moneybags who’s out to overtake the town, More info
* Blonde Ambition @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, A comedy show by blondes, for blondes, More info

6806e62c-7df4-4fe8-8fcf-c69c00a4a5f5-219x323THURSDAY 5/26
* The Quirk Thing @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6:15pm, FREE, A talent show with a twist, More info
^ Ladies Night 
@ Big Irv’s (381 Hooper St) 7:30pm, FREE, An evening of storytelling by all girls hosted by Shelby Thompson and Adam Selbst, RSVP
* Kevin Geeks Out Abou Sex Scenes @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher welcomes his wife and co-host (romance novelist Rebecca Rogers Maher) for a two-hour video variety show looking at pop culture’s most memorable sex scenes, More info

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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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