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Learn How To Take Care of Street Trees: Workshop This Saturday 11/12!

Tree caring workshopGreening Greenpoint is hosting a tree care workshop for trees on Box St. and Clay Street, meeting at 1133 Manhattan Avenue on Saturday November 12, 9am-11am.

“Greening Greenpoint will supply tools and educate on how to take care of our street trees. The workshop is open to all and children are most welcome. The time commitment is open—come for 20 minutes, or come for two hours. Hope to see you there!”

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See Snaps from Line & Label’s DIY Dreamcatchers Workshop

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Dreamcatchers in progress at Line & Label. Photo by Michelle Christina Larsen

Manhattan Avenue’s hip boutique Line & Label held a successful first Dreamcatchers Workshop at the end of last month, and we stalked around the work table to snap pics of our local DIY lovers making their own beautiful creations.

For $50, attendees were given instructions and a wide array of materials to experiment with including leather, feathers, beads and fringe. The resulting dreamcatchers varied in color, size and decoration. “We were truly impressed with everyone’s finished piece, and so happy everyone finished in time too,” says founder Kate O’Riley on the boutique’s website.

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FREE Greenpoint Mommy classes begin this Thursday (7/26) at Flying Squirrel!

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Attend the first FREE Greenpoint Mommy Class at Flying Squirrel!
Being a new Mom or Dad is super exciting, but, let’s be honest… it’s also very scary. Suddenly you are faced with providing for a little person that you love – whom you want to give safety, comfort and happiness – but maybe you’re not be sure exactly how!?
That’s why Flying Squirrel is supplementing their excellent customer service and high quality children’s goods with a new addition – Greenpoint Mommy Classes!

These FREE classes at Flying Squirrel begin this Thursday, July 24th at 10:30 am. This first class will feature two postpartum doulas who will instruct you in the basics of swaddling, an ancient blanket wrapping practice known to calm, soothe and restrict your baby’s movements during sleep, helping to keep them safe in their cradle. As a bonus, attendees will recieve 30% off Aden & Anais swaddles to take home, a top selling product at Flying Squirrel. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other new parents in the neighborhood; because, after all, the best place to learn is in a supportive community!

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Terrarium Class – May 4th at Passenger Bar!

Next Terrarium Class - 5/4 at Passenger Bar

We are taking our Terrarium Class to Williamsburg on May 4th from 3-5pm at Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St). Our lovely and talented teacher Claire will show you how to create a miniature living kingdom. Spruce up your dark and lonely apartment with plants that are actually very easy to care for. $60, includes all materials PLUS a FREE beer! Reserve your terrarium now.

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Gift Terrariums at Holiday Market!!! (12/8)

We are offering two GIFT TERRARIUM workshops with Claire in the loft during our Holiday Market on 12/8/13. Learn to create gorgeous woodland plants terrariums and take home two gift sized mason jar terrariums. A gift for a friend and one to keep! Self-giving is very important during the crazy holiday time and terrariums are gifts that keep on giving!

*$45, Includes plants, materials and beer! (Space is limited.)

• Reserve: 12/8/13 – 1:30pm – SOLD OUT

• Reserve: 12/8/13 – 4pm

*Reservations are non-refundible

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Fall Terrarium Class with Claire at The Diamond (11/24) SOLD OUT

Join us for a Fall Terrarium Class with Claire at The Diamond (43 Franklin St) on Sunday 11/24/13 at 5pm. Make a gorgeous Woodland Plants Terrarium in a beautiful glass bowl to warm up your home during the winter months. They also make great gifts. Terrariums require very little maintenance which makes them perfect house plants for busy bees. All materials are provided plus a complimentary beer! Hurry – tickets sell out quickly.

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How To Open a Resturant: The Workshop

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Waiting for the right time to launch a dream career as a restauranteur? The Yard is offering a series of 4 workshops, beginning October 30th, that offers expert wisdom on opening a restaurant, cafe, or bar in today’s economic landscape.

The curriculum was designed by Holly Howard, a local business consultant who helps entrepreneurs turn their passion into profit. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of the restaurant industry.

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Seed, Petal, Color : A Garden & Dye Natural Workshop at The One Well Saturday! (9/21)

Join friends at The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) this Saturday September 21, 2013 from 2-5pm for Seed, Petal, Color, an interactive workshop covering the life cycle from seed to flower to natural dye! Learn to process color from nature and bring home your own hand-dyed silk scarf.

Price of class: $75

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Call the shop (347) 889 – 6792

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Stop in on Saturday!

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Anti-Violence Project Training at Greenpoint Church – Tomorrow (8/13)

It’s alarming and disheartening to receive daily emails, tweets and facebook messages from Greenpoint residents who are scared because of the recent violent events that have taken place in the area, including a rape, a missing woman and yesterday’s pistol whipping in broad daylight.

Tomorrow – Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 7pm there will be an Anti-Violence Project Training (AVP) at Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) on street safety and hate violence. If you identify as a woman or an LGBTQ person, make sure to attend.

AVP’s “trainings and workshops provide participants with information on the impact of hate motivated violence, safety planning strategies, tips on preventing or reducing the impact of violence, information on how to create LGBTQH [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV+] inclusive organizations, and how to support the needs of LGBTQ survivors of violence.”

For more information visit www.avp.org and feel free to email cb at greenpointchurch.org with any questions about the event.

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Overcome Your Fear! Public Speaking Workshop with Andrew Linderman Monday 6/3

Recently, I took an amazing Public Speaking Workshop with a fantastic teacher named Andrew Linderman and got so much out of the experience that I want to offer the class to Greenpointers readers.

If you want to communicate more confidently and convincingly, perhaps to make a presentation at work or to tell a great story in an effective way, then take this class! I promise that you will leave this workshop a better public speaker and you will learn a lot about yourself and maybe make some new friends. It was really a lot of fun, too!

Details:

Class: Public Speaking Workshop
Date: Monday, June 3rd 2013
Time: 7-10pm
Location:
Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St, Greenpoint, BK, 11222)
Price:
$45

*Reserve Ticket (Space is limited.)

Course Description:
Need to feel confident speaking in front of group of strangers? Come across as more genuine and less robotic? Want to finally overcome your fear of public speaking?!?

In this 3-hour workshop, participants will get expert coaching and feedback on ways to strengthen their presentation skills, from techniques to calm frayed nerves to exercises designed to build confidence and improve focus. The class is limited to 16 people, so participants are guaranteed lots of time to practice and plenty of instructor feedback. Everyone will leave this workshop with experience speaking in front of a group and valuable insight into how to be a powerful communicator.

Preparation: If you have something short (1-2 mins) that you’d like to work on, bring it in! Otherwise we can generate some content in class.

Teacher Bio:

Andrew Linderman has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.  Andrew currently teaches storytelling with the Brooklyn Brainery and The Moth, and is the executive producer of Local Stories, a monthly storytelling series featuring writers, comedians and performers from all over New York City. Prior to his work as a storyteller, Andrew trained as an actor and improvisor at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.  Andrew has also worked as a city planner, a radio DJ and an economist and has lots of stories to tell.

*Tickets are non-refundible

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