Haunted House, Bake Sale, Carnival Games, Face Painting: The PS 110 Fall Carnival is TODAY! (10/21)

PS110 flyer

Saturday, October 21 | 2-5pm
124 Monitor Street

The PS110 Fall Carnival is today (October 21st), and there are over 60 amazing prizes to be won this weekend and fun games to play!

Don’t miss the chance to get a 2 night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, a $300 GAP Card, theater tickets, Gift cards to the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutiques in the area, Spa products, Children’s goods, Wine, Cheese, Chocolates….you name it!

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Artist Community Rallies for Bryan Osburn: Fundraiser this Sunday (8/9)

Bryan Osburn. Untitled. Oil on canvas. 14 inches x 12 inches. 2012

A few weeks ago, painter Bryan Osburn was brutally attacked near his Greenpoint studio by a group of thugs who shattered his jaw and took his cell phone. Bryan has undergone extensive surgery to put his jaw back together and will need financial assistance as his body and mind heal.

106 Green has set up a fundraiser and the local artist community has rallied by donating artwork to help out one of their own. Donate, buy a raffle ticket, attend this Sunday’s event and show love the Greenpoint way! Here’s how you can help: Continue reading

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A Greenpoint Artist was Brutally Attacked and Needs our Help!

Bryan Osburn. Untitled. Oil on canvas. 14 inches x 12 inches. 2012

Boy oh boy, are things are getting rough on this northern tip of Greenpoint. If it wasn’t bad enough neighbors are having to deal with insane rent increases, head-splitting piling driving , sex-offender rumors, and Superfund sites, now folks need to watch their backs each time they go the to deli. Just ask Bryan Osburn, a 40 year old artist who was brutally assaulted by a gang of 4 thugs all for a cellphone, in front of God Bless Deli 2 on the corner of Clay Street and Manhattan Avenue. Continue reading

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Streets of Laredo + Ghost Beach + CliMates Fundraiser Saturday 8/9 and New Music from AK + Star Ballads + more

It wouldn’t be a summer weekend without a whole boatload o’ stuff to do, now would it? Here are some music events to check out, plus we catch up with the latest songs, videos, and offerings from local artists. Continue reading

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Beauty Liberation Party at BK Groove on Saturday! (3/29)


Saturday at Brooklyn Groove!

Free yourself from the toxic chemicals you put on your skin everyday at a Beauty Liberation Party this Saturday from noon-8pm at Brooklyn Groove (102B Nassau Ave). Spring cleaning beings with your body, so throw away those harmful synthetic cosmetics and come to this non-toxic skin care party with lots of freebies!

Try natural beauty products, score a complimentary (that means FREE!) makeup consultation and check out a presentation of flawless long lasting airbrush makeup at 7pm. All brides-to-be (and your entourages) are welcome! Wait, there is more…

Enjoy a free mini facial and take your chance in a raffle to win prizes like cosmetics sets or brunch for two at Raizes, Greenpoint’s new Portuguese restaurant.

Not to mention there will be complimentary wine carefully selected by Vine Box and get grooved away with music by DJ DLP! Healthy make-up was NEVER this fun before.

Cheers to your skin, Greenpoint!

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Tomorrow: Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party & Contest in McCarren Park (10/26)


Northside’s premier DOG COSTUME & TRICK CONTEST is fast approaching. Bring your pups dressed in costumes to Dog-E-Dog‘s 2nd Annual “Howl-O-Ween” tomorrow, Saturday, October 26 from 1-4pm at the McCarren Park dog run.

Last year’s inaugural Howl-O-Ween Party was a blast for dogs, dog owners and spectators alike. It was well organized and really entertaining. Check out some of the awesome and original costumes that were presented last year.

Don’t forget that there is no pre-registration, so come early! The first 50 contestants will be judged. Each contestant is assigned a # and then we proceed like the DMV or the deli: wait for your number to be called.

And bring extra dog stuff to donate to BARC shelter. Toys, food, poop bags, treats, water bowls…Your dog’s “trash” is most likely a rescue dog’s “treasure”!

Finally, don’t miss out on the raffle where you can win amazing prizes of your choosing, including but not limited to, Kate Spade leather bags, bar tabs, Gift baskets for your dog, a grooming voucher, a training session, doggy apparel and more.

Last year’s costumes from top to bottom: 1. Craps Dogs 2.Pussy Riot 3. Three Head Dog  4. WW1 Dog Fighter Planes 5. Sherlock Hound  Which one do you think was last year’s winner?


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Valentine’s Market This Saturday 2/9: Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle

The Greenpointers “Message In A Bottle” Valentines Day Market is this Saturday, February 9th at From The Source (69 West Street) from noon-6pm!

Picking up a local gift for your honey will be easy with over 45 vendors under one roof, outfitted into a love den with the amazing styling of J. Hollis Styles.

It will be a fun/love filled day including Gifts, Food, Nail Art, Couples Astrology, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle

Refreshments by Brooklyn Brewery, Dandelion Wine, Boylan Soda and Cafe Grumpy
Treats by Oven.ly and Pie Corps.

Make sure to get your hands on some raffle tickets for your chance to win a prize and donate to the Greenpointers Writer’s Fund.

Prizes from:

3rd Ward
Paulie Gee
Selamat Pagi
Five Leaves
In God We Trust
The Richardson
[email protected]
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
Brouwerij Lane
Greenpoint Trading Co
Greenpoint Heights
Black Rabbit
Brooklyn Brainery/Dabbler
Cato’s Army Navy
Yoonmi Lee
The Little Class Slipper
SW Basics of Brooklyn

Check out the vendor’s online preview at Krrb.com


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Buy Raffles & Support Local Greenpoint Soup Kitchen Sandy Relief Efforts, too!

Greenpointers, GROUP HUG!

Aside from working hard all weekend to collect and distribute critical supplies to those in need after the devastation caused by Sandy, we have raised over $5000 to be donated to New York Cares. Thanks to local businesses and individuals who have donated over 50 amazing prizes!

Until now, I never understood how important this website could be in bringing the entire community together to help out fellow New Yorker during a time of such need! Be proud.

It was difficult to chose a charity and I never expected we would raise so much in such a short amount of time. I can literally sit and watch the donations coming in, minute by minute. The generosity is unbelievable!

With over a week to go, I am adding an additional option.

When you make your donation, you can chose your funds to benefit either New York Cares, or our local Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, who is working so hard, not only to feed hungry Greenpointers, but to prepare meals for those in shelter displaced by Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn.

As I write this, the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen is making over 400 sandwiches for elderly Brooklynites who are taking shelter at the armory. Their work is tireless and directly benefits hungry New Yorkers during this difficult time.

Both options enter you to win the same awesome prizes!

New York Cares Sandy Raffle Tickets $10

Greenpoint Soup Kitchen Sandy Raffle Tickets $10


The best part: whatever charity you chose, you will be entered to win the same awesome prizes! So consider making an additional donation, and up your odds of winning things like: 1 Year Cafe Grumpy Coffee Subscription ($240), Date Night for Two at Milk and Roses, Brooklyn Cruiser Bike ($499), $100 Gift Certificate to Dalaga, Weft & Warp Scarf ($250), a Baritone Ukulele from Pentatonic Guitars ($69) or many other wonderful prizes donated by local businesses in Greenpoint and nearby. 

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Sandy Relief Online Raffle Begins Today!

In order to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief, we felt we could have the biggest impact and raise the most funds by reaching out to our huge local audience of readers with the help of donations from amazing local businesses, artists and individuals in Greenpoint and beyond. It’s raffle time!

Since last night, we have raised over $100 and have a huge gallery of really great prizes you can win! (Plus more to come!)

Prizes include: Christmas Trees, Tattoos, Dinner Out, Booze, Artwork & more!

100% of proceeds will be donated to New York Cares, specifically for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in New York City.

Sandy Relief Raffle Tickets $10*


* Each $10 donation is worth 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes. The more tickets you buy, the more chances to win! (Please make donations in $10 increments.)

Deadline To Enter: Sunday November 11, 2012 at 11:59pm

Check out all the prizes here! 

Local businesses: if you like to donate a prize to the raffle, email: 1. photo 2. details of the prize 3. value 4. link to your website to greenpointers at gmail.com


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And the winner is…

Congratulations Rachel! You won our giveaway book Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit by Laena McCarthy! Thanks to everyone who commented on their favorite jam. And stay tuned for future giveaways and contests!

Don’t worry, you can always buy a copy from Word, Greenpoint’s Favorite Book Store!

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