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

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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 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

♦ Powered: Artist Showcase @ Cantina Royal (58 North 3rd St) 6pm, $10, Issa Israel presents an evening presentation of multi media art designed to take the viewer on a distorted and vibrant journey through a parallel reflection of our times, RSVP
* Never Before, Never Again @ Triskelion Arts (118 North 11th St) 8pm, $16, Celebrating the moment of invention as it explodes from the unknown with a cadre of expert improvisers, Buy tix
♫ Clouder Rides Again
@ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Mount Sharp / Crazy Pills / GunFight!, RSVP

♫ Torres 
@ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 7pm, FREE, With Mainland / Heliotropes / Ancient Ocean, RSVP
* Cardboard Robot Battle
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $12, Contestants build robots out of cardboard and packing tape; the robots compete in pairs until the Battle Royal Round, where all the champions fight one another, Buy tix
# Fifties Flashback Diner Dinner Fundraiser @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 8pm, $20, A flashback prix-fix dinner created by Emily Halpern, with musical accompaniment from the Lo-Ways, RSVP

♫ Candy Apple Red’s Saturday Matinee @ The Grand Victory (245 Grand St) 3pm, $8, With Gone By Friday / Red Lucy / Disposable / The Strange Times, RSVP
* Ova the Rainbow: Oil Spill
 @ The Spectrum (59 Montrose Ave) 10:30pm, $5, With performances by Sateen and Richard Kennedy, DJs De Se, Slava, SHEDONTSTOP, and more, RSVP
♫ Cheryl: Bugged @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 11pm, $10, DJs NICK, GRANDMA INTERNET and KRIPPLEBUSH digitally stalk your eardrums and gather data surrounding your levels of enjoyment associated with specific genres of dance music, RSVP

♫ Tree Experience & Song Fest @ North Williamsburg Y (14 Hope St) 10:30am, FREE, Linda White and Adam Blotner’s family-friendly celebration of Tu Bshvat, the holiday of trees, RSVP
* Medicine Making: Take Control of Your Winter Health @ Kallio Workshop (226 South 1st St) 11am, $85, Make your own immunity-building elderberry syrup, acute respiratory steam, and winter time herbal defense tea with Elizabeth DeCoursey of Antidote, Buy tix

♫ Les Nubians @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, $12, With Julie Dexter / Herbert Holler / DJ Golden Athena, Buy tix
♫ Dream Boss
 @ Palisades (906 Broadway) 8pm, $5, With What Never / Serious Heart Attack / Cutters, More info

* Selections & Selectors 001 @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 6:30pm, $15, A screening of Danchi No Yume: Dreams of the Projects, followed by a panel discussion with directors Sam Cole and Jonathan Turner moderated by J.L. Sirisuk, More info
♫ Billy G. Robinson
@ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A rare chance to see Robinson perform an intimate set in anticipation of his upcoming release, “Hard Times,” RSVP
♫ Superbest DJ Night @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 9pm, FREE, A night of rocksteady and reggae music, with a portion of bar sales donated to a local animal shelter, RSVP

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event 

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Spotlight On: The Java Project

The Java Project, a new gallery and project space, will open this February. © The Java Project

Long in the shadow of neighboring Bushwick and Williamsburg, Greenpoint’s artistic community is getting a lift thanks to a new gallery and project space set to open in February. Boasting a new 250 square foot gallery plus 400 square feet of outdoor space, The Java Project will feature 12 exhibitions a year and additional programming. Last week, I sat down with The Java Project’s founder and director, Dakota Sica, to learn more. Continue reading

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Blizzard hits Greenpoint. Got your supplies?

Well, if you heard we’re in the throes of a serious winter blizzard. So while most of us should be home right now sipping a hot toddy and snuggling up on the couch, some of us are trudging home, hoping to snag a few essential items before Governor Cuomo’s travel ban goes into effect come 11 pm. By 11 pm all subway and buses will stop running and the Governor expects all non-essential vehicles to stay off the roads or expect a ticket.

The latest weather models now show Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx being some of the hardest hit with estimates of 24″ inches to 36″ of snow. Yikes!  Supplies are dwindling fast at our local grocery and hardware stores, but it you need to get something essential Greenpointer’s has you covered for the time being. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Market Vendors Preview!!! (2/8)

All we need is LOVE !

We are excited for our lovely Valentine’s Market and cannot wait to introduce to you our awesome vendors!

The Deets: Sunday February 8th  from 1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

Please RSVP on Facebook !

Activities: FREE Photo Booth, FREE Nail Art by @Peenk! and FREE Massage by Human@Ease 

Refreshments – Beers from Greenpoint Beer and Ale Company + Love Punch + Cafe Grumpy Coffee + many food vendors!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

GP Beer & Ale
Cafe Grumpy
Over 50 vendors !
Akane Ogura Studio
All Cozed Up

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$1 a scoop for one hour only!! ©Van Leeuwen Ice cream

Beloved ice cream purveyors Van Leeuwen have moved locations and will be celebrating with super cheap ice cream tomorrow!

They have moved to 620 Manhattan Avenue (only a few doors along from their former location, to just the other side of Nassau Ave) and will be selling single scoops (one per person) for a mere dollar from 1pm-2pm tomorrow, Saturday 24th.

Get out in that snow-flurry and get on it!

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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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The Greenpoint Get-Down, Lethal Lottery, Love Sundays – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/21–1/27)

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# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, A tasting pairing four organic tap wines with four specialty cheeses from Eastern District, RSVP 
☺ Literati @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, A night of selected readings from the greatest American novels never written, RSVP
♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, rocksteady, and more, More info Continue reading

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Midnight Munchies: A Guide to Late Night Eating in Greenpoint

Black Rabbit's bar menu will see you through into the early hours

2015 hit the ground running and already the year has been busy, the days have been long, and sometimes it gets late before we’ve even entertained the thought of dinner, by which time most locals chefs are hanging up their aprons and going home.

However, lucky for us, there’s a few kitchens who fuel their stoves on midnight oil. After a bit of hungry late-night research, we’ve brought together a roundup of Greenpoint joints where you can still get fed in the wee-hours.

Black Rabbit 
This cozy fireside favorite serves up the likes of frito pie and mini cheeseburgers until 1am Friday & Saturday (10pm all other nights)

Bar Matchless 
Tuck into a steak sandwich, some bacon mac’n'cheese and hell, why not some key lime pie as well….you’ve got time, the kitchen stays open ’til 3am every night. Continue reading

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Spotlight on Half Gallery Director Erin Goldberger

Erin Goldberger with a Chris Martin painting at Half Gallery ©EGG

On the Friday night after Christmas, Half Gallery director Erin Goldberger could be found at an artists’ studio in Greenpoint, where a few friends—photographers, musicians, writers—gathered in the kitchen over wine and an assortment of Moe’s Doughs donuts. A Francoise Hardy song was playing off a cell phone connected to a record player with an amplifier, and Erin’s laugh floated above the music. She was re-telling family stories she had just learned over the holidays about her Sicilian great-grandparents, who immigrated to New York at the turn of the last century (her paternal grandparents arrived in New Jersey from Poland after the Second World War).

The stories were funny, although this isn’t the first time that I had seen Erin captivate a small audience. She can recall names, memories, and obscure details at the drop of a hat, and delivers her sentences like an expert pool player: delicately on one shot, sharply on the other, and packed with dry wit on the next. A few minutes later, we went outside to sit on the front stoop and I turned on my recorder… Continue reading

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