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A Night of Experimental Jazz & Lydia Lunch at the Park Church Co-Op

Lydia Lunch performs, speaking about misogyny and today’s pessimistic world. Photo: Angelica Hill

Last Thursday, artist Martynka Wawrzyniak hosted “A Night of Experimental Jazz & Lydia Lunch” at the Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell Street) to support her McGolrick Park community art installation, Ziemia.  Ziemia, when finished, will consist of a large ceramic orb made from soil from across the globe and placed in a carefully cultivated meadow in McGolrick Park, adjacent to Russell Street between Nassau Ave and Driggs Ave.

The Park Church Co-Op was dimly lit, the stage awash with red and blue light. Meditative electronic new-age music played as the image of Jesus on the crucifix centered on the back wall looked over the scene. It may not seem like the most likely venue for a night of experimental jazz, but Pastor Amy Kienzle remarked that this event was part of the church’s larger event series that supports community art. And with Wawrzyniak being such an enthusiastic member of the church she felt it was important to support. She added that the church “believes in art and it being spiritually beneficial.” Continue reading

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Word on the Curb: Ticketing blitz, Brazen Burglars, and more!

Hey, hey Greenpoint! We’re already three weeks into 2015 and a lot has gone down,  some of it good, some of it ugly, and some of it downright funny. In the spirit of community, Greenpointers is happy to announce the addition of Word on the Curb—the latest source of juicy gossip lifted off the street and out of your lips.

So without further adieu, let’s tackle some issues plaguing Greenpointers these days:    Continue reading

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UPDATE: Winner Announced!! Win Free Concert Tix From Brooklyn Bowl – Guster – Next Sunday (12/1)

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UPDATE: We have a winner for this week’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Greenpointers reader, Robi C., guessed the correct answer “Ping Pong” and was randomly selected to receive the two tickets.

Greenpointers.com & Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to get you into some awesome concerts for free! Our second in a series of concert ticket giveaways this Holiday season continues with cult favorite: Guster!

Formed in 1991, Guster is an acoustic-pop rock band known for its live performances and humor.  They return to Brooklyn this Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2013 for a special day time performance at Brooklyn Bowl.

Now it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of Guster for your chance to win two tickets worth over $90!!

Answer the following question in the comments below:

What type of balls have been known to be thrown at Guster concerts? *

Hint: This is a G-rated question.

Deadline to comment: Tonight, 11/25/13, 11:59pm

One winner will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and emailed. Good luck!

Brooklyn Bowl  61 Wythe Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11249

Guster

Sun, December 1, 2013

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

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UPDATE: Winner Announced!! Win Free Concert Tix From Brooklyn Bowl – The B-52s – Tomorrow! (11/7)

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UPDATE: We have a winner for tonight’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Greenpointers reader, Brady Welch, guessed the correct answer “Love Shack” and was randomly selected to receive the prize.  Stay tuned for another post from Brooklyn Bowl for another great concert giveaway!!

Greenpointers.com & Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to get you into some awesome concerts for free! Our first in a series of concert ticket giveaways this Fall begins with a band also known as the World’s Greatest Party Band: The B-52s!

After 30 years of rocking out and selling over 20 million of their albums, these Athens, Georgia natives are back in Brooklyn to rock your lobster.

Now it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of this legendary rock band for your chance to win two tickets worth over $120!!

Answer the following question in the comments below:

What was the name of the B-52s first top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100? *

Hint: It ultimately reached No. 3 in November 1989

Deadline to comment: Tonight, 11/6/13, 11:59pm

One winner will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and emailed. Good luck!

Brooklyn Bowl  61 Wythe Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11249

THE B-52s

Thu, November 7, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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Get Your Tickets Today! Murder, Mystery & Magic at The Warsaw (11/24)

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Don’t miss out on an unforgettable one night only performance and three course dinner at the Warsaw on Sunday, November 24th, 2013.  Chaz Black Promotions presents “Of Sound Mind & Dead Body,” a murder mystery performance and three course dinner performed by The Murder Mystery Company that is sure to be an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced in Greenpoint before!

Tickets are $65 per person, which includes a three-course dinner and can be purchased at the Warsaw, Tuesdays through Sunday after 6pm or by calling (347) 915-9092.  Reservations are required to attend and guests are asked to arrive by 5pm and the event will begin at 6pm. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, November 24th, 2013 at 5pm

The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Win 2 Free Tickets! Kitchen & Food Swap 7/26 – Instagram Contest

There’ll be food. There’ll be beer. There’ll be swapping! And Greenpointers.com will be there!

Local Roots NYC, BK Swappers & KRRB are hosting a Food & Kitchen Swap Thursday July 26th from 6-9pm at Krrb Headquarters (99 Richardson St. 2nd Fl.) and Greenpointers.com has two tickets to give away!

Here’s the deal: Bring homemade, edible treats and non-edible kitchen items to trade with your food-obsessed neighbors. It’s also a potluck so bring something to share—prizes to be awarded for best swap item and for best potluck dish. The drinks are on us.

It’s easy and fun to enter to win tickets – Instagram style!

First follow: @greenpointers, @krrbsale, @localrootsnyc.

To Enter:

1. Take A Photo on Instagram

Take the most gorgeous photograph of your most favorite or most coveted homemade food, kitchen item, favorite cookbook, vintage plates, inside your kitchen pantry, delicious jam, colorful cabinets, dreamy tablescapes, apple pie, ice cream, cute cake plates, herb gardens, doilies, polkadot aprons – ANYTHING FOOD OR KITCHEN RELATED!

2. Tag it

Include: @greenpointers @krrbsale @localrootsnyc #greenpointers_swap_contest

 

3. Check back

Two Winners will be announced on Greenpointers.com and Instagram tomorrow at noon. If you are the winner you will need to email greenpointers (at) gmail.com with your contact information.

Good luck!

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