* Voices of Brooklyn: Build Houses & Plant Gardens @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 6:30pm, FREE, Latin American songs of love and protest are paired with stories about building a sustainable home from discarded shipping containers, RSVP ☺ Bk Comedy Festival: Fringe With Benefits @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 8pm, $5, With Nick Vatterott / Lauren Maul / Julio Torres, and more, Buy tix
♦ Vivid Stills @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 6:30pm, FREE, An exhibition of posters designed for screenings at Spectacle Theater, RSVP # Forage + Fire in the Forest @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) 7pm, $85, A wood-fired tour of wild edibles and August farm bounty, Buy tix * Kevin Geeks Out About Lady Robots @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, a virtual parade of robots from the last 100 years of science fiction, More info
Living in NYC allows us to sample cuisine from all over the world, right? Well, largely, yes, but when it comes to Burmese food there is actually only one dedicated restaurant in the entire city and it’s all the way over on the Upper East Side.
However, Greenpointers with an inclination for Burmese fare can finally be spared a trip out of the neighborhood because this Sunday a fabulous Burmese food pop-up will be happening at the former Sunview Luncheonette near McGolrick Park.
Chef Michael Sablan (who has previously cooked at Mission Chinese and Northeast Kingdom), will be whipping up a six-course feast with dishes that include: Shan Tofu (a”tofu” made with chick peas), Oh No Khao Swe (coconut chicken noodle soup with marbled egg and pickled mustard greens), and the classic Burmese preserved green tea leaf salad.Continue reading →
If there was one piece of advice I could give new residents of Greenpoint, it would be, “Bike, don’t walk!” So many great places in North Brooklyn are a 25-minute walk away but only a 5-minute easy cruise by bike. And, the BQE siphons most of the aggressive (i.e. non-Greenpointer) traffic off our streets.
Of course, there is the usual hassle of trudging your bike in and out of the apartment. No more! You have seen all the new Citi Bike racks in Greenpoint. Tonight at 50 Kent Ave. (b. N. 11th & N. 12th Sts.), the ‘CB people will be offering $25 membership discounts, a free outdoor screening of E.T. with Reese’s Pieces, and more.
WEDNESDAY 8/19 ♫ Warper Party@ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Huge music & arts showcase, featuring 18 DJs, VJs, and bands, RSVP ♫ The Hunger@ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Funkrust Brass Band / Hungry March Band / New York Fowl Harmonic, RSVP
THURSDAY 8/20 * BBG in Blankland @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, Join Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group in Blankland, a fantastical world inhabited by strange and deranged creatures, Buy tix
* The MUFF Society Presents Death Proof @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, Join the MUFFians as they flip some film conventions and plenty of cars along the way, Buy tix
Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York & beyond, The Village Voice is hosting the fifth annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 3:00PM–6:00PM at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Craft beer aficionados will sample the best seasonal, micro and reserve brews from breweries located in the country with a pinpointed focus on the tri-state area. Plus there will be food, games and more!
It turns out Greenpoint is becoming a bit of a mecca for craft beer. Whilst the likes of Brouwerij Lane, Tørst and Dirck the Norseman have really put us on the map as a beer destination, less well-known is the fact that Nassau Avenue’s Keg & Lantern have their very own self-described ‘nano-brewery’ and that today marks their one-year anniversary of in-house brewing.
Last year owner Keiran Breen realized that the large basement below the bar was crying out to be put to use, so he placed an ad on Craigslist for an in-house brewer to come on board. He struck gold when he found Patrick Allen, an enthusiastic home-brewer who was ready to take his weekend hobby to the next level. Patrick promptly quit his job as manager of a fine art photographic printing studio, and set about upsizing his home-brewing knowledge to a far more commercial scale. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 8/12 * SummerScreen:Labyrinth @ McCarren Park (776 Lorimer St) 6pm, FREE, The final SummerScreen of the season, More info
^ Poets at theYard @The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 7pm, FREE, With Russell Dillon, Mary Donnelly, Megin Jimenez, and Nicholas Adamski, More info
* Brooklyn Theater Club’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $15, An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, More info
THURSDAY 8/13 ♦ Brooklyn Comedy Fest Pre-Show Art Exhibit @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 6pm, FREE, Fine art, comedy photography, and more, RSVP
* Dream Tea Ceremony @ Golden Drum (97 Green St) 7pm, $20, Challenge your inner shamanic warrior, your sense of space, time and direction as you step in into the magic of dreamtime, RSVP ♫ House of Vans Presents @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz / Cherry Glazerr / Ballzy, More info
Hey Greenpoint Kids! No, not the big kids this time. I’m talking to the little ones. The ones who will want to splash around in baby pools, play games, and have parents who still cook for them and will whip something yummy up for a family friendly potluck party this Sunday (8/16, 5-8pm) in Transmitter Park.
Mommy start-up Social Pants is hosting the event and will provide utensils/plates, baby pools filled with ice for the food, lots of games for the kids, and a photographer to capture family photos in the park.
You (your parents) bring: A blanket and a yummy dish! RSVP and post what dish you’d like to bring!
Dancing is an amazing way to start the day, isn’t it?
Last Saturday, while most people were sleeping in, BRUNCH Ravers at Morning Gloryville‘s party were doing yoga, dancing, jumping in flying rose petals, getting massages, playing in a kiddie pool, or meeting new friends. It was kind of surreal when it all ended at 2pm, and people were heading home after an awesome morning out, when many people hadn’t even left their homes (or beds) yet. Continue reading →
[sponsored] Mark Kraus Record Release Show
Saturday, Pete’s Candy Store, 8pm, FREE Record release show for Greenpoint-based singer/songwriter Mark Kraus’s new album The Story of Everything, an immediate, cinematic, and at times heartbreaking solo debut that’s both deeply personal and universal. It’s a record about epochs of time: youth in revolt, a life long love story, the start and end of everything. More info
WEDNESDAY 8/05 * The Big Quiet @ North Brooklyn Farms (329 Kent Ave) 7pm, $1, A group meditation session in a popup farm as the sun sets over the NYC skyline, More info * Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre Bar (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, $7, With Glitter Twins, Lolo Haha, Fritz Donnelly, Baucous Burly Q, Lindsee Lonesome, and many more, RSVP
THURSDAY 8/06 ♫ Degentrification @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Doziac / Strays / Parasio, RSVP ♫ End @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $15, UK-based DJ Secondcity brings house and techno to Brooklyn, Buy tix