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Moses Sumney, Andrew W.K., Labyrinth Coloring, Amaro Tasting — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/11–10/17)

WEDNESDAY 10/11
♦ Annie Novak’s Illustrations on Birds 
@ Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Ave), 6pm, FREE, Author Annie Novak’s new work explores animal migration with history, humor, curiosity, and a vibrant visual imagination, prompting the reader to look at the skies above in a new light, More info
* Sacred Song School Fundraiser for Puerto Rico @ Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green St), 7pm, FREE, Class dedicated to raise funds for the purchasing & distribution of food & water. We are in direct contact with a group of people who are working to supply those in need, RSVP
♫ Moses Sumney w/ Xenia Rubinos @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St), 8pm, $22, Buy tix

THURSDAY 10/12
* Hurricane Maria Relief Drive @ The Living Gallery BK (1094 Broadway), 4pm, FREE, Hey There Beautiful Inc, Queens of Abundance and The Trap are collaborating to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico, More info
♦ Labyrinth Coloring Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 6:45pm, $22, Each ticket includes a copy of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Adult Coloring Book and a set of colored pencils so you can color along to the film! Buy tix
♫ OxenFree (Record Release), Vassals, The Royal They @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix
♫ BEMF Presents: DJ Marky, Reid Speed, Kellam Matthews @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $15, Buy tix
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Action Bronson, Neon Indian, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Labor Day Parties — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/30–9/5)

WEDNESDAY 8/30
♫ Action Bronson Live + Signing @ Rough Trade NYC (64 N 9th St), 6:30pm, Album Pre-order, Action Bronson plays a Rough Trade in-store with signing after in support of his new album Blue Chips 7000, More info
♫ Lime Rickey International / Sana Nagano @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More info

THURSDAY 8/31
# Exclusive Beer Launch: Rye Score! @ Barcade (388 Union Ave), 4pm, FREE, Celebrate the release of our Victory Brewing collaboration, Rye Score!, a German style Hefeweizen brewed with rye malt, More info
♫ Cory Wade, Sateen @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $15, Cory Wade from America’s Next Top Model releases the first single off of his debut pop driven with a soul influence album, Buy tix
# A Persian-Inspired Evening with Soli Zardosht @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St), 7pm, $125, Soli’s Persian-inspired menu will showcase modern flavors from the Middle East and beyond, Buy tix
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Show Your Support for Silent Barn Tonight (7/7) at Brooklyn Bazaar!

last night’s Bambara set ⚡️ 📸: @fa.fina

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North Brooklyn’s music scene is thriving, though our smaller and DIY music and performance venues are dwindling. Greenpoint’s favorite Manhattan Inn closed late last year, to much neighborhood disappointment. Shea Stadium recently shut its doors once again a few weeks ago, for apparently the last time. Legendary venue Don Pedro’s sang its swan song earlier this year. Secret Project Robot, which was a pioneering Williamsburg art/performance/weirdness space back in the early aughts, now located in Bushwick, somehow is managing to stay alive, having recently reopened again.

And now Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave), having finally received its liquor license, is asking for financial help. And to keep things on the up-and-up, they’ve released their official financial history and budgets to the public. Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) is hosting a benefit show for them tonight (July 7) at 7pm, and tickets are $10. There will be a 15-minute Q&A with Silent Barn’s Financial Manager Jordan Michael Iannucci, plus sets from FitsPeaer and Crosslegged. Continue reading

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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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First Weekend of April: Exhibitions and Openings

Need something to do this weekend? We’ve got a couple of shows at a few galleries this weekend for you to check out to celebrate the first weekend of April. From Owen James Gallery to Secret Project Robot, be sure to mark your calendars for some of their special receptions the next couple of nights!

Photo source The Village

1. The Village Art Installation
Secret Project Robot
Opening Reception Friday, April 1st 7-10pmThe Game by Allison Maletz

2. Allison Maletz, “Game”
Calico Gallery
Friday, April 1st (opening reception 7-9pm) to Saturday, May 7thMen at Work by Paola Citterio

3. Paola Citterio, “Men at Work”
Picture Farm Gallery
Friday, April 8th at 6-9pmBather by Walter Robinson

4. Charles Bukowski & Walter Robinson
Owen James Gallery
Friday, April 8th to Saturday (opening reception 6-8pm), May 14thYoung and Innocent by Amy Hill5. Amy Hill, “Young and Innocent”
Front Room Gallery
Friday, April 15th (opening reception 7-9pm) to Sunday, May 22nd

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Domino Effect, Flying Solo Fest, Lullaby Land – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/01–4/07)

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1974405_817187675033364_3559918305125709041_oWEDNESDAY 4/01
Domino Effect Film
Screening @ Black Bear Bar (70 North 6th St) 6:30pm, The documentary explores the process of real estate development in New York City and will be followed by a Q&A with neighborhood advocate Ryan Kounen, RSVP
^ Self-Published Reading Series @ Word Bookstore (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the rolled-up sleeves of Brooklyn’s independent writers and their crafty crafts, RSVP
♫ Rocco & Lizzy EP Release Show @ LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the Astoria duo’s EP “Something for Everyone,” RSVP
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Valentine’s Market, Mermaid Lagoon, Pinball Championships – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/04–2/10)

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WEDNESDAY 2/04
* Madcap Variety Show Fundraiser @ Triskelion Arts (118 North 11th St) 8pm, $16, Featuring the comic stylings of Boom Bat Gesture, Elizabeth Carena, Sara Montgomery, and many more, Buy tix
♫ A/V Salon
@ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 8pm, FREE, A salon series where artists experiment with sound and video, RSVP

THURSDAY 2/05
* Java Street Community Garden General Meeting @ t.b.a. (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, In order to be entered into the lottery for a garden plot, you or a proxy must be present at the meeting, More info
* Presentation Fight Night
 @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $5, Presentation Party Night and Verbal Fight Club pair peer lectures with a debate-style smackdown, Buy tix
* Mermaid Lagoon Ocean Benefit @ Lot 45 (411 Troutman St) 9pm, $20, The 5th annual ocean benefit held by the Mermaids of NYC, featuring dance, acrobatics, shadow puppets, music, games, and more, Buy tix

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Cry & Wine, Cardboard Robot Battle, Les Nubians – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/28–2/03)

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No 7 North & Brooklyn Brewery Superbowl Party
at No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 5:30pm, FREE
Watch the Superbowl with $15 buckets of beer, Superbowl-themed cocktails, boilermaker specials, and snacks like broccoli tacos and altered beast fries. Food til the end of the game; drinks til 2am. More info

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WEDNESDAY 1/28
 Voices of Brooklyn @ Parables (334 South 5th St) 6:30pm, $15, Learn the stories and sounds of Southside of Williamsburg through stories, music, and interactive art, RSVP
* Ric Burns’ New York Documentary @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, The Diamond screens the eight-part, 17½-hour documentary film on the history of New York City one disc per week, RSVP
♫ Cry & Wine: A Party for Your Feelings
@ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) 8pm, FREE, DJ Leesh will be spinning the kinds of tunes that make you wanna write in your journal, and all four of La Pirata Kitchen‘s signature cookies will be available for sale, RSVP

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Thanksgiving, Kunst-Giving, Etsy Popup – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/26–12/02)

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WEDNESDAY 11/26
* Out-of-Body Moving Sale @ Body Actualized Center (143 Troutman St) 1pm, FREE, Help Body Actualized move out of their space, RSVP
☺ Barely Making It
@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, Inexpensive drinks, games, fun and a special prize giveaway, RSVP
♫ Thanksgiving at Bossa @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Mike Servito / Max McFerren / L.Sangre, RSVP

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Vegan Shop-Up, Sludgefest, 5Pointz Memorial – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/12–11/18)

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WEDNESDAY 11/12
* NAG’s Community Mapping Series: Air Pollution @ MS 50 Auditorium (183 South 3rd St) 6:30pm, FREE, Learn about local air-pollution-reduction campaigns in the neighborhood (BQE decking, trucking, garbage equity), More info
Education Through Music Benefit @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 7pm, $65, With Jennah Bell / The Dust Rays / J. Period, More info
* Color Series: Blue But Not Dead @ Wendy’s Subway (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, The second installment of the “Color in Film” series, featuring Malá Mořská Víla, the Czech Little Mermaid, and Marguerite Duras’ short film “Les Mains Négatives,” RSVP Continue reading

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