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Hot Mess Hanukkah, Women in Sound, Calicornucopia and Breakfast with Santa — What’s Happening, Greenpointers? (12/5-12/11)

WEDNESDAY 12/5

♫ CELEBRATE YOUR CITY: HOLIDAY PARTY + COHORT 05 LAUNCH @ Urban X  (29 Norman Ave.), 6pm, FREE, drinks, hors d’oeuvre’s, dancing and surprises! RSVP
♦ Girls on Film + Mavi Phillips present: Dangerous Flowers @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 7pm, $19.50, An evening of self-empowered sexuality through short films, art, panel discussion + speakers, Buy Tix
# Unearthed: Dinner and Performance @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7:30pm, $75, Price includes a 5-course dinner, cocktails, wine, and after dinner drinks, Buy Tix
♫ Hot Mess: Hanukkah + Drag Competition @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $10-20, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 12/6

* Rebels for a Reason Launch Party @ Diviera Drive (131 Berry St.), 7:30pm, FREE, local clothing, jewelry and art, More Info
♫ The Lot Radio presents: Daniel Aged // Debit // Tak @ San Damiano Mission (85 North 15th St.) 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Marissa Nadler w/ Johanna Warren @ Rough Trade  (64 N. 9th St.) , 9pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Rompe Cabeza with Uproot Andy All Night @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Poetry Brothel, Pints for Paws, Witching Hour, CrabFest and Park to Table Dinner — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/17 – 10/23)

Greenpoint Beer& Ale and Knick Knacks Brooklyn are teaming up one more time before the year is over and they’re going all out on October 21st for #crabfest #round3! They will be offering UNLIMITED SNOW CRAB LEGS with an order of SHRIMP, POTATOES and CORN for 75 MINS! ($65 per ticket – drinks a la carte) Get your fill, you don’t want to be the one left out! Check out the ticket link and pick your session. See you there!  Buy tix [Sponsored]


WEDNESDAY 10/17

♫ The O’My’s @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix 
♫ Big Thief
@ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 8pm, $22, Buy tix
♫ Sontag Shogun, Christopher Tignor, Anastasia Clarke @ Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West St. #103), 8pm, $15, An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike). All artists performing new music from forthcoming releases and improvisation, More Info
♫ ALBERICH, Geography Of Hell, DJ Becka Diamond, DJ JonBenet, DJ Guilt Attendant @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 11pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 10/18

♦ Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway Audubon Sculpture Project @ Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Ave.), 5:30pm, $15 suggested, Learn about an ambitious public-art project set to line Broadway with 12 larger than life bird sculptures next year, more info
* Pints for Paws @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 6pm, $5 raffle ticket, hourly raffle to benefit BARCS Animal Shelter, More info
# COPENHAGEN FOOD with author Trine Hahnemann @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, FREE, Get a free glass of Glögg with the purchase of the new cookbook Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions and Recipes, More info
^♥ The Poetry Brothel: Season of the Witch @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 7pm, $50+, immersive cabaret featuring poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. Buy Tix  Continue reading

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A little bit of Nashville is Coming to North Brooklyn

October is going to be a jazzy month for pop-up shops and sales. In particular, The Wythe Hotel has a cozy and cool trunk show lined up all month long.

Starting 10/5, the Wythe Hotel’s store will be curated by The Callaway, and they’re putting Greetings from Nashville in the spotlight. Greetings from Nashville will be a pop-up store themed with the Music City’s creative buzz and musical sensibilities. Shoppers can revel and delight in apparel, accessories, beauty and skincare products, art, home goods, and more dope swag all centered around Nashville.

Throughout the month, the GFN space will change, all while highlighting noteworthy Nashville businesses. How cool is that? For many creative types in our lovable nabe, this pop-up shop might just wet your design palate. And if you’re dying to travel Nashville but can’t make it down there just yet, this trunk show might satiate your craving in the meantime.

Keeping an eye out for particular brands or small business owners? Check the schedule below:

October 5 – 6: Arrow & Anchor Antiques and Relic Home
October 12 – 13: imogene + willie
October 26 – 27: AtelierSavas
October 27 – 29: High Class Hillbilly Vintage

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Your Guide To The Greenpoint Film Festival! (5/3-5/6)

The 7th annual Greenpoint Film Festival is back, bringing a diverse mix of local, environmental and art shorts and feature-length films to the Wythe Hotel Screening Room (80 Wythe Ave) this week, starting today May 3rd and running through May 6th. Tickets for all the programs are $10 each, or you can buy a festival day pass for $18, or a pass for the entire fest for $56. Read on for our top picks of the fest! Continue reading

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Greenpoint Film Festival, Kentucky Derby Party, Salsa Sunday and Spelling Bee — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/2-5/8)

WEDNESDAY 5/2

♦ Mean Girls with a Strawberry Daiquiri @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 6:30pm, $24, Buy Tix
^ The Garbage Times: Sam Pink with Jonny Diamond @ McNally Jackson Williamsburg (76 N. 4th St), 7pm, FREE, reading and Q+A, More info
Rawhide, Pyrolatrous, Mirror Queen @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 8pm, $8, Buy Tix
♦ No Country For Old Men @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue), 8pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 5/3

♦ Moniker International Art Fair @ Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (73 West Street), 5pm, $25, Moniker Art Fair makes its New York debutBuy Tix
♦ Greenpoint Film Festival @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 6pm, $10-56, Buy Tix
# The Language of Flavor in Honey @ MOFAD (62 Bayard), 6:30pm, $30, Italian-trained honey expert Carla Marina Marchese will show you how to taste and pair honey., Buy Tix
♫ She Spends One-Year Anniversary Party @ New Women’s Space (188 Woodpoint Rd.), 6:30pm, $10, Wine and La Croix will be provided for free. Bring a little cash to participate in raffles, Buy Tix
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Beyond #Metoo: Greenpoint Sexual Assault Taskforce hosted Discussion at Wythe Hotel

Beyond #Metoo

Last Monday, the Greenpoint Sexual Assault Task Force hosted Beyond #Metoo, a panel discussion and conversation with the NYPD, elected officials, and victim’s rights advocates to “discuss how the system does and does not work for rape and assault victims at the local level.” The even’t’s goal was “to empower all individuals to know the steps to pursuing justice and care for themselves or their friends and family, while also opening up an opportunity for honest feedback about how the system could work more effectively to serve victim’s needs.”

The panel drew a crowd of community members who filled the Wythe Hotel auditorium on North 11th Street, and featured 94th Precinct Captain Billy Glynn and Councilman Stephen Levin, as well as representatives from Safe Horizons, Wyckoff Hospital Victim’s Advocates, the NYPD Special Victims Department, Brooklyn Legal Services, and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.  Continue reading

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The Fascinating and Tragic History of The Wythe Hotel

The Weidmann Cooperage before its renovation
The Weidmann Cooperage before its renovation

The Wythe Hotel at North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue is a symbol of cool in trendy Williamsburg. The building is a combination of old and new, with a three story sleek glass tower rising out of the remnants of a 1901 industrial building. The hotel’s L-shaped rooftop bar The Ides has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, attracting people from around the world to the 72-room boutique hotel. People use words like chic, trendy and ultra-modern in describing the building, but it has a fascinating and tragic past that stretches back to the 1890’s—and that past is still evident in today’s hotel building.

The Wythe Hotel today, image via Morris Adjmi Architects
The Wythe Hotel today, image via Morris Adjmi Architects

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Kundalini, Dark Side of the Rainbow, Too Many Zooz — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/3–1/9)

WEDNESDAY 1/3

♫ Momentum/Rite of Wed: Bodywork / Hunter Vita / Nathan Kersaint @ TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Ave), 6pm, FREE, More info
* Kokrobitey Institute Talk @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 7pm, FREE, Elise McMahon and Sekou Neblett discuss their work together in Ghana surrounding how art and design play a role in the midst of a global discourse around sustainable development, RSVP
* Kundalini Flow with Dani Katz @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St), 7:30pm, $20, Exercise your body, mind, and spirit, open your channels, and live in a state of flow, RSVP
♫ Limited Resources 13 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $6, Our one year anniversary show! Featuring the soothing sounds of Chris Pitsiokos (Sax Destroyer), Tim Dahl (Bass Wrangler), and Kevin Shea (Drum Machine), More info

THURSDAY 1/4

^ “The Woman in the Window” Book Launch @ Space Ninety 8 (98 N 6th St), 6:30pm, FREE, “The Woman in the Window” is a twisty, Hitchcockian psychological thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house, More info
 Branded Content Presents: PETCO @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 8pm, FREE, We’ll be wearing Louis Vuitton Leashes, serving complimentary milk bones, and presenting comedy, More info
♫ Frendzone! // Dorisburg (live) / Octo Octa / Kellam Matthews @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $10, Buy tix
♫ The Juan MacLean & Friends January Residency @ Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave), 10pm, $10, Buy tix
♫ An All Star Tribute to ACDC at Brooklyn Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $12, Buy tix Continue reading

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Nightmare Fuel: Brooklyn Horror Film Fest/Mexico Barbaro II at the Wythe Hotel

Mexico Barbaro II screening at the Wythe Hotel
The Mexico Barbaro II screening at the Wythe Hotel as part of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. Photo via Bk Horror Film Fest

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival creeped the hell out of the neighborhood last weekend (Oct 14-15), and I had the sick pleasure of attending a screening of Mexican indie horror anthology Mexico Barbaro II, at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave). Inspired by demented classics Creepshow and Tales From The Darkside, the second installment of Mexico Barbaro included shorts from eight Mexican directors who delved deep into personal nightmares to share their most terrifying inner thoughts with an audience. Friday night’s screening included a Q&A with director Sergio Tello, and one of the directors of photography. Throughout the shorts, there were some religious elements present, whether it was a cross in the background, a demonic character, or a retelling of a fable. Some of the refs were specific to whichever part of Mexico the film took place, as different regions of Mexico have different religious traditions. “Each segment has its own religion,” Sergio remarked. Continue reading

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Review: Brooklyn’s 11th Annual Korean American Film Festival

cast and directors of shield and the last tip at kaffny 2017
Cast and directors of Shield and The Last Tip with Fest Directors Chung and Mark © KAFFNY

In its 11th year, The Korean American Film Fest’s Infinite Cinema, headed up by Chung Tsang and Mark Anthony Singh, was held this past Saturday, October 14th in the Wythe Hotel Screening Room (80 Wythe Ave).

A passage on the fest’s website reads, Embracing the motto of CONNECT. FUSE. REPEAT. KAFFNY Infinite Cinema challenges its audience to discard notions of cultures as separate, discrete and insular, instead exploring the infinite possibilities of contact, fusion, and creation born from the mixing of different backgrounds.”

True to that directive, KAFFNY’s collection of films, which crossed multiple genres and mediums, maintained an impressive cohesiveness in its focus on shared experience, exploring distinct cultural backgrounds within the global context. Cleverly divided into five thematic segments, the fest included 25 short films and two feature length films, as well as moderated panel discussions with many of the filmmakers and actors. Continue reading

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