poetry reading

Heliopolis Presents Poetry Reading, “Former Islands” Closes

Susan Bee
Susan Bee reads a poem by Rachel Levitsky ©Emily Greenberg

Coinciding with the closing of its “Former Islands” exhibition, Heliopolis held a poetry reading in its gallery space this past Sunday, June 29. An earlier reading took place last Saturday.

Founded in 2008, the small artist-run space lent a casual, cozy atmosphere to the readings by writers Christine Larusso, Ian Dreiblatt, Rachel Levitsky, and Carolyn Lazard, as well as two of their artistic collaborators, Alison Kobayashi and Susan Bee. Audience members, many of whom participated in the “Former Islands” exhibition, crouched on the gallery floor sipping beers and mingling with friends. In between readings, there were informal exchanges between the artists, writers, and curators. Continue reading

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The Suzan, New Sounds, Comic Art, Greenpointers’ Dance Party, Vagina Monologues, Poetry Reading: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (1/30-2/5)

“When people are bored it is primarily with themselves ”
― Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!


NAG Loft Tenant Meeting & Application Clinic @ NAG Office (110 Kent Ave) 5-7:30pm Help with applications, discuss your building, support for those in a nasty situation, More Info
Bernadette Mayer Benefit Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, Poetry Teachers NYC hosts a benefit reading for Bernadette Mayer a beloved poet in need of financial help this season, RSVP
Silent Film Night @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm Featuring: Lon Chaney’s “The Unknown”Accompanied by live piano w/ Michael Leviton, More Info
Fortune Telling by Winston Ludlow @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 1opm, In depth Tarot readings $5, More Info
The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th Street) 8-11pm, Max Silvestri/Roger Hailes/Streeter Seidell/Special Guests, RSVP
Super Crush Studio Present: The New___Sounds @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave) 10pm-3am, FREE A night of music selected by new and up-and-coming artists, RSVP
Honky Tonk Jukebox @ 10pm, Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) playing a huge range of music from Townes Van Zandt to Gillian Welch, RSVP 
*The Suzan/The Immaculates/El Sportivo/Father Figures @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP


“Comics” by C.F. @ Beginnings (110 Meserole) Opening 7-10pm, The first New York solo show by C.F., an artist, musician and comics writer. Interested in? art, mutation, sex, goodwill, beauty or the future, RSVP
Jacob Ciocci/David Wightman/Title TK @ Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Downtown Brooklyn) 8-11pm, $15 Showpaper celebrates the 5-cover curation series with a multimedia extravaganza, the evening will include a performance from Extreme Animals, RSVP
Prism House/Psychic Twin/Alison Valentine/Kuhrye-oo/Tony Quattro @285 Kent 8:30pm, FREE RSVP
Woe/Anicon/Skullshitter @ Saint Vitus 8pm, $8, RSVP


Greenpointers’ Escape The Doldrums Dance Party! @Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 9pm, FREE January really just sucks! Escape the Doldrums and dance the night away! Music by Mr. NYSE, RSVP
Hello Phones @Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 9:30pm, RSVP 
Discipline NYC @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 10pm-4am, $5  2 rooms, 2 bars, 4 DJ’s, Dancers, Ambiance, RSVP


• The Brooklyn Torch Project Pawn and Trade @ Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St) 2-6pm, come by and try out using a local currency, More info
* The Vagina Monologues Interest Meeting @ Pine Box (12 Grattan St) 3pm, More Info
The Call Up: Reggae/Soul/Punk @ The Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 9pm, DJ Sandisita/DJ Tiny Jem



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Prints, Photos, & Other Stuff by Tim Harrington @ Bird (203 Grand)Kick off Fashion Week right by celebrating the opening exhibit of Tim Harrington’s artwork, RSVP
Dan Graham’s Minor Threat + Peter Adair’s Holy Ghost People @Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7pm, $7 A classic of ethnographic filmmaking and direct cinema, Holy Ghost People documents the snake-handling rites, RSVP
2nd Annual Sexy S.A.S.S. (Society for the Advancement of Social Studies) @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, FREE Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so check out some sexy history lectures to help get you in the mood, History of NYC brothels/Engagement rings, from ancient times to modern/Early photographs of handsome dudes, RSVP

 *  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event


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Milk and Roses is Calling For Local Musicians and Poets!

Milk and Roses is currently booking new musicians and poets to their already impressive line up. Play Bluegrass? Folk? Jazz? Want to host a monthly Poetry reading? Milk and Roses wants you! Please email Lauren at Events.milkandrosesbistro (at) gmail.com for further information on booking!

Milk and Roses has always been dedicated to supporting local artists. The cafe strives to be a place where great music and locals can come together, enjoy some wine and fantastic entertainment.


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