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
WEDNESDAY 8/14 ♥ The Neverending Story @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Last SummerScreen of the season! Screening begins 8pm, Music by Aa (aka Big A Little A) / Ratking / Amen Dunes / Chota Madre. Need a reminder of how cool this movie is? Flash back to your childhood with this epic trailer. • Eating Your Feelings @ Word (126 Franklin St.) 7-8pm, FREE, Essayist, Mark Rosenberg, hosts real talk about body image in honor of his new collection, Eating My Feelings, covering his adventures from childhood fat camp to personal trainer flirtations. RSVP • Midweek Mayhem @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker) 9pm-midnight, FREE, get over the hump with $6 cocktails. • Wetsuit @ Daddy’s (437 Graham Ave.) 10pm, FREE, Summer night party with DJ’s Paul and Jesse, RSVP
THURSDAY 8/15 ♦ Puppet Parade and Pageant @ McGolrick Park, 3:30-5pm, FREE, Join kid Greenpointers, as they parade their handmade puppets and masks through the neighborhood to McGolrick Park, culminating in an original performace about the story of Newton Creek, More Info • Sample Sale @ Swords-Smith (98 S. 4th St.) 4-9pm, FREE (through 8/18), Featuring clothes and jewelry from In God We Trust and other designers, with Brooklyn Brewery Beer and Thorny Rose wine, RSVP ♫ Kid Dynamite / Joyce Manor / Red Hare / Swearin’ @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St.), 6pm, FREE with RSVP ♫ Potion Presents: MAD CHEMISTRY @ The West (397 Union Ave.) 7-10:30pm, FREE, Featuring acoustic performances by Cody Swanson / Andrew Sellers / Workman Song • Chicken Premiere @ Bow Tie Cinemas a.k.a. Clearview Chelsea (260 West 23rd St.) 7pm, FREE, screening and after-party for a dark comedy about a Thai delivery man, shot in Greenpoint, Watch the teaser, More Info ☺ The Cause B Show: LIGHT IT UP @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave.) 8:30pm, FREE (+ free beer with donation!), Stand-up comedy show to benefit Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization that empowers youth to become politically active in the fight against Drug War policies, RSVP
FRIDAY 8/16 • Williamsburg Loves Dumont @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave.) 6pm-midnight, Fundraiser to support the family of Dumont owner, Colin Devlin, whose tragic death was strongly felt in the local community. Raffles, Tacos and performances by American Darlings / Dead Stars / Eastern Hollows SATURDAY 8/17 ♫ Out in the Streets Festival @ Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood) thru Sunday (8/18) 1pm, $20 Saturday/$12 Sunday, set in the backyard of a historic Ridgewood home this weekend fest will feature 2 days of indie bands, installation art, pop-up shops, and food trucks, OPEN BAR both days from 2-3pm, RSVP ♫ Sleepies / EULA / Big Ups / Shark? / Low Fat Getting High @ Rippers @ (Rockaway Beach 86) 6pm, Free (Suggested donations go to Restore Rockaway) ♦ The Crest Hardware Art Show Closing Reception @ Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave.) 6-10pm, FREE, Celebrate the closing of Crest’s annual group show, with work from 150 artists, RSVP ♫ Britpop with The Common People @ TBD Brooklyn (24 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Nostalgic for 90’s indie faves like Oasis, Blur, and The Smiths? Dance the night away and pretend the year 2000 never happened.
SUNDAY 8/18 • Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Summer Party @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St.) 2pm-1am, FREE, Celebrate Runway Passport‘s first online boutique with a fashion show, featuring the work of independent designers, drinks, and shopping, RSVP# Salo Tatlo @ The Mothership (252 Green St.) 6-10pm, $45, Enjoy a multi-course meal in a rooftop setting, featuring regional Philippino street food and grill fare from Greenpointers contributor and chef extraordinaire, Yana Gilbuena, RSVP, BUY TIX ♫ The Piggies / Threats / Hard Nips@ The Grand Victory (245 Grand St.), 8pm, FREE, featuring a backyard BBQ with cheap plates!
MONDAY 8/19 ♦ Potion Collective Open Mic Night @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St.) 7:30-11:30pm, FREE, Artists of all mediums welcome! To enter, email potioncollective [at] gmail.com. * Meeting on Crime @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St.) 6:30pm, FREE, Join the Greenpoint Neighrborhood Watch to discuss the recent spike in neighborhood crime with local police officers. TUESDAY 8/20 • WORD’s At the Waterfront with Atlas Review, Electric Literature, and Emily Books @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Enjoy an evening of summer readings by Matt Donjny, Alex Morris, Helen Phillips, and Montana Ray, RSVP ♦ Good Vibrations Salon Series @ Java Studio Gallery (252 Java St, Suite 308) 7-10pm, FREE, 4th installment of the salon series built around Good Vibrations, a project that merges science and the sublime by artist, David Melrose, this week’s theme is Worship of the Sun (it’s all solar) ♥ Bad Movie Brooklyn Presents Suburban Commando @ Berry Park (4 Berry St.) 8pm, FREE, watch Hulk Hogan play intergalactic warrior, Shep Rampsey, who crashes on Earth and must learn to blend in, while avoiding deadly bounty hunters (this is a very serious art film, which you must watch un-ironically)
♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
• Breaking Bad Premiere Party @ The Exley (1 Jackson St.) Screening Party Sunday (8/11) 7pm, FREE BBQ at 7pm, $8 Blue Cocktails, try the Saul Goodman Old Fashioned, Showtime at 9pm, Music before and after by O Paradiso, Lead up to showtime involves a round-robin cornhole tournament, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 8/7 ♥ Speed Screening @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Screening begins 8pm, Music by Dope Body / Hubble / GDFX ♫ Lawrence Rothman / Gambles / Vows @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10 ♫ Sharkmuffin / Shark is typing… / Shark Boy / Shark Water @ The Living Gallery (1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 9pm, $5, Yeah, Shark Week! ♫ Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, FREE
•Kevin & Matt Geek Out About Shark Movies! @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 8-10pm, $10, Celebrate Shark Week with comedian, Kevin Maher, and Greenpointers contributor/filmmaker, Matt Glasson, as they present a multimedia tribute to the best of the best SHARK MOVIES, from Jaws to Sharknado,RSVP •Rooftop Films Presents: Twelve O’Clock Boys @ Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave), Doors at 8pm, Screening at 9, $13, An urban coming of age tale about the notorious Baltimore dirt bike pack, part of Rooftop Film’s SXSW weekend. After party at Matchless, More info ♦ Gale City Greetings @ Southfirst (28 Frost St.) 7-9pm, FREE, Opening reception for Audra Wolowiec’s sound-sculpture installation and Alissa Blumenthal’s drawings series as part of the REVERSE SUMMER LAB shared-residency program, RSVP ♫ As / W-H-I-T-E / Yvette / Alan Watts @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7 ♫ Hunx and His Punx @ 285 Kent 8pm, $12 ♫ Jane Eyre / Quiet Loudly / Wilder Maker @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 9pm, $10
FRIDAY 8/9 ♦ Magistrates of Marzipan @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave), 7-10pm, FREE, opening reception for a series of drawings and paintings by Sarah Intemann RSVP ♦ Correspondence II @ TSA (44 Stewart Ave, Bushwick), 7-10pm, FREE, Group show opening, exhibiting work from emerging Philadelphia artists. More Info ♫ Lordo / Life Size Maps / Haybaby / Hippy / The Gradients @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10
SATURDAY 8/10 ♫ Back to the Beach@ Rippers (Rockaway Beach 86), 6pm, Free, Live jams from Heliotropes / Dead Stars / Quiet Loudly / Eastern Hollows / The Meaning of Life / The Veda Rays with Rippers burgers and Sixpoint beer. Rockabus has added late night busses at 10pm to take you home! • Mind Body and Roll BK @ Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham Street) 3-10pm, Skate Truck NYC will host an outdoor pop-up roller skating rink, accompanied by disco, DJ’s, kimchi burgers, and dance/wellness workshops. Bring Your Own Skates (BYOS) or $10 rental, RSVP ♥ Cycle Pop Mystery Tour @ secret location TBA 4pm, $29, Join Get Up and Ride for a biking scavenger hunt (with “obscure poetry clues”) in hidden spots all around North Brooklyn. Tour ends with an electropop dance party at the Knitting Factory. Sign up and don’t forget your bike! #Sweat it out! Vegan Shop-Up! @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate August heat with NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market, featuring artisan food and wears ♫ North Highlands / Brazos / Chalk And Numbers @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10
SUNDAY 8/11 ♥Summer Shenanigans Party! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE, Vodka watermelons, sidewalk BBQ, and a KIDDIE POOL! You had us at kiddie pool. RSVP ♫ Solarists / Andrea Parkins / Weasel Walter & Elliott Sharp @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7
MONDAY 8/12 • Trivia Night @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave), 8-10pm, FREE ☺NYC Broken Comedy @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 8:30pm, FREE, Comedy showcase featuring established and up-and-coming comics. Past performers have included Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, Judah Friedlander. More Info
*Community Board 1 Public Meeting Re: Greenpoint Landing @ Automotive HS (50 Bedford Ave) 6:30pm, More info • S.A.S.S. Presents: Presidential Bad Asses @ Cameo (93 N. 6th St), 7-9:30pm, Nostalgic for 6th Grade History Class? Join the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies for a booze-fueled debate to select the “Most Bad Ass” President, (Will it be Adams, Jackson, and Roosevelt?) You decide. RSVP
♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event