New Year’s is fast approaching, and fortunately there is no shortage of events to enjoy around the nabe. Peruse your options below, and party in style. Happy new year to all of our lovely neighbors and local businesses!
Ten Hope in Williamsburg 10 Hope Street Ten Hope is offering up a three-course price fix menu with an early seating from 6 to 7:30 PM at $55 and late seating between 9 to 10:30 PM for $75. Leek soup will be featured for the amuse bouche. Starters offer a choice between scallops with chickpea mash, dill oil, and romesco, and crispy octopus with Israeli salad, and nigella aioli. Entrees include wild mushroom pasta with truffle butter and breadcrumbs, as well as poached halibut with parsnip purée and braised leeks. For dessert enjoy a gooseberry marmalade creme brûlée. Make reservations by visiting us here.
The Springs 225 Franklin Street Say hello to 2020 from The Springs’ Ho Ho Holiday Lounge in Greenpoint without breaking the bank. Doors open at 9 PM with no cover required and complimentary party favors will be doled out. Drink and dance your way into the new decade with DJ Alanna “That’s So” Raben beginning at 10pm. RSVP by visiting here.
Bob Moses Headlines NYE at Schimanski with Special Guest Tolga 54 North 11th Street Bob Moses, the Vancouver-bred, Brooklyn based deep house duo Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance will cap off the year with special guest Tolga at an epic New Year’s Eve club set at Schimanski in Williamsburg on Tuesday, December 31st. The Grammy-winning duo came to life in the Brooklyn underground scene in 2012. In May 2018 they announced their headlining US tour in addition to the release of track “Heaven Only Knows”, which was quickly followed by news of the duo’s second full-length album Battle Lines and first single “Back Down”. Tickets begin at $59 and can be purchased by visiting here.
Clinton Hall 247 Metropolitan Avenue End the year the right way as you say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at Clinton Hall in Williamsburg. Grab your friends and watch the ball drop while enjoying a four-hour open bar, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight in addition to pass hors d’oeuvres. Tickets begin at $50 and can be purchased here.
Ainslie 76 Ainslie Street Come in and celebrate the new year at the beautiful 10,000 square foot, 340-person multi-level Italian wine bar, beer garden and restaurant Ainslie. Their menu includes wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, steak, free-range chicken and more. The restaurant boasts four bars and offers an extensive drink menu including 20 wines by the glass, four wines on tap and 16 beers from local craft breweries on tap. There will also be a DJ spinning from 9 PM to 2 AM. Reservations of all sizes are welcome and can be made by visiting here.
Silver Light Tavern 689 Lorimer Street Williamsburg’s charming Silver Light Tavern will be ringing in the New Year in style! Before heading into 2020, take a step back in time under the light of a disco ball and let the festivities begin with a four-hour open bar (9 PM to 1 AM), passed hor d’oeuvres featuring seasonal bar bites, and a champagne toast at midnight ($120 per person). Link to tickets here. To reserve a table for dinner (6 to 8 PM), email [email protected]
Midnights Brooklyn (149 N 6th St.) has teamed up with BIBA Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave.), and JAY Events to bring you a Halloween Extravaganza held on the Williamsburg waterfront. This will be a fun filled night/haunted house dance party!!
$20 all night: First 100 attendees to confirm on Eventbrite, will receive advanced entry and drink perks.
100$ open bar wristbands available! (Online open bar ticket sale now available)
There’s no party like an New Year’s Eve party, and as a Greenpointer you’ve got a bunch to choose from right here in North Brooklyn. From living it up in the Jazz age, to taking in a late brunch on New Year’s day, here’s the low-down on partying in your own neck of the woods.
Come to Cherry point and kick 2018 off with style! For New Years, they’re ready to start you off with brunch on December 31st, then dinner, then brunch again from 11am – 4pm in the New Year (1/1/18). Make your dinner reservations now for a spectacular NYE menu where you’ll dine on Chef Julian Calcott’s specially curated dishes including oyster shooters, scallop crudo, grilled lobster, and rack of lamb. (reservations are highly recommended, but, there is no prix fixe) If you’ve got a larger group looking to celebrate, try their Chefs tables and semi-private dining space. Just in case you’re still making Christmas plans, don’t forget their Brunch on 12/24 from 11am to 4pm. For more information, please email [email protected]or for large events and parties, please email [email protected].
Dancing is an amazing way to start the day, isn’t it?
Last Saturday, while most people were sleeping in, BRUNCH Ravers at Morning Gloryville‘s party were doing yoga, dancing, jumping in flying rose petals, getting massages, playing in a kiddie pool, or meeting new friends. It was kind of surreal when it all ended at 2pm, and people were heading home after an awesome morning out, when many people hadn’t even left their homes (or beds) yet. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 3/19 ♦ BiblioCraft Book Launch Party @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7–8:30pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza, with craft projects and pink sugar cookies, RSVP ☺ The Cause B Show VII: Bushwick Bound @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8–10:30pm, FREE (plus free beer with donation), this monthly comedy series raises money and awareness for Make The Road, a Bushwick organization that serves and engages New York communities facing shared hardships and injustices, RSVP Continue reading →
Did you know that parties and events generate the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry? That’s a bummer. But, before you cancel your Super Bowl party on Sunday- we’d like to introduce you to Susty Party, a Greenpoint-based company that creates responsibly made, eco-friendly party tableware. The folks at Susty Party are committed to sustainability and put together these helpful tips on how to make your next party an eco-chic affair.
Now you can have your chips and dip them, too!
3 Ways To Green Your Party
1. Choose reusable tableware if possible, but when quantity/location/price make disposable goods your best bet, be sure to pick compostable products. Rather than adding to the landfill with styrofoam or plastic plates, cups, and bowls, choose alternatives that can return to the earth instead. Susty Party makes compostable party supplies that don’t sacrifice style.
2. Even if you do your part and pick reusable or compostable products, make sure to provide a way for guests to label their cups. If it’s a small, classy affair, consider something as simple as colored washi tape around the stem of wine glasses. For larger parties with compostable products, provide markers for easy name-tagging. Less cup use = less resource use.
3. Clearly label your waste bins. Be sure to have containers for trash, recycling, and compost. To eliminate confusion for your guests, make signs that clearly inform which bins are for what! Download free signs here.
Boulevard’s New Year’s Eve Bash promises to “deliver the goods.” Champagne at midnight, FREE buffet aka “munchies all night,” DJ “H” spins the greatest pop music you’ve ever heard, party hats & favors + good old Times Square ball dropping!
WEDNESDAY 10/23 • Bear Republic Brewing Night @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8pm, buy a beer, keep the glass. Flights, pairings, and great company. • Poker Philanthropy Fundraiser @ t.b.d. Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, FREE, 20 seat Texas Holdem tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, RSVP to pokerphilanthropy [at] gmail [dot] com for a guaranteed seat, More Info • Storytelling with Barry Gifford @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Author of Wild at Heart celebrates his new short story collection, The Roy Stories, with a reading accompanied by jazz guitarist, Miles Okazki, RSVP ♫ New Year World Rock Festival 2013 with SKATERS / Hunters / Teen / Free Time / DJ Vapors @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX, RSVP Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 10/16 • HÄXAN on 16mm @ Spectacle Theater (124 S 3rd St) 8pm, $5, Filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz will present this silent Swedish movie about demons / torture / witchcraft / Satanic ritual, we hear it’s easily the most metal film ever made (it was banned in the U.S. in 1922), RSVP ♫ SHOT! CMJ Showcase with Hunters / Total Slacker / Sisu / Habibi / Perfect Pussy / DJ Kristina Tequila and I @ the flat (308 Hooper St) 7pm, $8 or free w/ badge
♥ Who’s That Guy Next Door? 67 West St@ From the Source (69 West St) Friday (9/13) 3-6pm, FREE, Meet, mingle, and mix with the many creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs who work in 67 + 69 West St, Open to the public, drinks from Cliffon Dry Premium Cider, RSVP (Sponsored)
♦ Connected by Design @ Java Studios Gallery (252 Java Street, Suite 308) Opening Friday (9/13) 6-9pm, Group show featuring select Java Studio artists (Sponsored)
WEDNESDAY 9/11 • Launch Party: This Is How You Say Goodbye @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Local author Victoria Loustalot celebrates the launch of her memoir, chronicling her world travels in rememberence of her father, with signature cocktails inspired by the exotic locales in the book, RSVP * ArtLab: On Repeat @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, Conversation on repetition and the intersection of art and science, featuring Emily Dennis (a mosquito neurobiologist) and Lauren Schleider (a Brooklyn-based visual artist), RSVP, More Info ♥ BUST Trivia Night @ Matchless ( 557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Bust out those trivia skills (see what I did there?) and test your knowledge of ladies and lady-themed things, winner gets a $30 bar tab, RSVP ♫ RATHBORNE (Record release show!) / Bad Girlfriend / Isadora / The Sanctuaries / DJ Illyse Singer @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave), RSVP ♫ Mountains / Date Palms / Plankton Wat / Good Willsmith @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, RSVP
THURSDAY 9/12 ♫ Brooklyn Nine-Nine Advance Screening with Twin Sister / DJ Soul @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, FREE, Screening of Nine-Nine (the new Andy Samberg cop show premiering this Fall), free bowling from 6-7pm and the first 500 guests get a free drink, RSVP # Fine Spirits Tasting @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, FREE, Taste fine whisky, vodka, and rum and learn what “un-chilled filtered highland single malt” actually means (additional tastings on Wed 9/11 and Fri 9/13 that include cheddar & chocolate and smoked salmon food pairings), More Info ♫ Wilder Maker / Belle Mare / Life Size Maps / Gondola @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, Price TBD, More Info
FRIDAY 9/13 ♦ Greenpoint Gallery Night @ see map! 6-9pm, FREE, Spend the evening exploring opening shows at 22 participating neighborhood galleries (like this feminist art collective showcase and these illustrations of people dressed as animals) before heading to the after party at Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave), More Info * Greenpoint NOW @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6-9pm, FREE, Group show featuring artwork made in Greenpoint by local artists representing the clash of culture, style, and NOW-NESS of our ever-changing neighborhood, presented by Ugly Art Room, RSVP
* Grand Opening @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, featuring Greenpoint Gin Hook Gin with Acme Smoked Salmon and more! ♦ NOMADIQUE Presents: These Rythmic Seasons @ the Metropolitan Building (44-01 11th St, LIC) 7pm, FREE, If you’re hungry for more after scouring every gallery in Greenpoint, head over the bridge to LIC to check out this one-night-only exhibition of photography, film, and live performaces that will explore the phenomena of growth and aging, RSVP ♥ Terminator 2 @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12am, $13, Watch Arnold save the future as a futureistic cyborg on the big screen, and COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE, More Info
SATURDAY 9/14 • LIC Flea & Food @ 5-25 46th Ave LIC, 10am-5pm, FREE, Come to Queens for a huge outdoor market with over 70 vendors, vintage clothing, furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, accessories, sweets, treats and delicious food. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Take the ferry, ride your bike or take a walk, More info • City Harvest Food Drive @ Atlas Obscura (61 Greenpoint Ave, Suite 302) 11am-5pm, FREE, Feed hungry New Yorkers by donating City Harvest’s most needed items (canned goods, mac & cheese, and peanut butter) # Taste Talks @ various venues in North Brooklyn, 11am-10pm, $10-35, the first annual foodie extravaganza from the creators of Northside begins with a pancake breakfast at Brooklyn Bowl and continues with conferences throughout the day on a variety of food-related topics such as Foraging and Food Photography, More Info # Dive In! Vegan Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 12-6pm, Enjoy tasty delights (ranging from Ethiopian brunch to ice cream sandwiches), jewlery, and clothing from 30+ vegan vendors, More Info • Cardboard Tube Fighting League @ McCarren Park (N12th and Bedford) 2-5pm, FREE, Wish you could wield a sword like the dudes in Game of Thrones? Have no fear, you can this weekend…with cardboard tubes, More Info ♦ Jamian Juliano-Villani: Me, Myself, and Jah @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, first solo exhibition from Juliano-Villani, whose bold, splashy paintings are just plain fun, RSVP ♦ Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 8pm doors/9pm show, Art meets fashion for Williamsburg’s answer to mainstream fashion week, featuring up-and-coming designers who push the boundaries of design and production, with musical performances from Courtship Ritual/ DANKE//SWORD / Ideal Orkestra (afterparty at Wild Kingdom), More Info ♥ The Devil’s Bedroom Concert Series: The Prophet @ M’Su Diable (2 Kingsland Ave) 8:30pm, $12, A night of fortune-telling, featuring music by Youngman Grand / Sons of an Illustrious Father / Friend Roulette with projections, dance performances, tarot card readings, free food, and a donation bar (woah), RSVP
SUNDAY 9/15 # The 2nd Annual Gala Gala Hey! An Apple Festival @ The Drink (228 Manhattan Ave) 2-10pm, pie fans rejoice for this day-long celebration of sweet apple pie, featuring fresh baked slices from Pie Stand, bobbing for apples, old timey music, cider on tap, and corn hole, More Info # Brew n’ Chew @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3-5pm, $20, 5 home brewer/ foodie teams battle for your vote, proceeds donated to charity, Buy Tix # Farm Dinner @ North Brooklyn Farms (329 Kent Ave) 7-10pm, $40, 3 Course + Cocktails Farm to Table Supper Club, More info ♦ Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 8pm doors/9pm show, Day 2 of runway shows, live music, and theatrical antics ♫ Doe Paoro / Dark Rooms / Sleepers Work @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, BUY TIX
MONDAY 9/16 ♫ Elvis Costello / The Roots @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $40, BUY TIX ♫ Those Mockingbirds / Ionia / Spirit Animal / Your Skull My Closet @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10 BUY TIX
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺Comedy Event # Foodie Event