* Chanukah on Ice @ McCarren Rink (776 Lorimer St) 5:30-6:30pm (kids skate), 7-9pm (adults skate), $12/adult, $10/kids (includes skates and dinner), Celebrate the festival of lights with latkes, donuts, hot drinks, and an ICE MENORAH (how cool is that?), while skating under the stars to the sounds of “Jewish music,” RSVP
♦ War Reporting: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) 7:30-9pm, $25, Join photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson as he talks about his experiences shooting battle zones and the bedrooms of fallen Iraq soldiers, in coversation with VICE Editor in Chief, Rocco Castoro, All proceeds benefit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues), More Info
♥ XXXMas Trivia @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge of the less family-friendly holiday films, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Home Alone (?), with drink specials to keep your wits about you
* Punk Rope for the Philippines @ 99 Meserole Ave, 7:30-8:30, All proceeds benefit DAMPA, a grassrots women-led peoples’ federation of 217 urban and rural poor community groups organized throughout the Philippines, after party with drink specials at the Soft Spot (128 Bedford) from 9pm-12am, RSVP
♫ Sean Nicholas Savage / Zula / Regal Degal / SoftSpot / EyeBodega visuals @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $7, RSVP
♫ Local X Local featuring O’Death @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 With Ave) 9:30pm, FREE with RSVP Continue reading
Ok, let’s be real. We all ate ourselves to pieces last week and with the holidays just around the corner, we’re not stopping. I like to binge eat as much as the next guy, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to remain physically active while doing so. It’s easier said than done, but our friend Dy from Human at Ease (ease is their
middle last name) has a program that guides people through the intense process of getting fit, and as a result, it’s a lot less intimidating. Continue reading
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
Sun, December 1, 2013
Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm
Sponsored Post courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl
No Light No Lycra, the weekly dancing in the dark party at Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) is having a special group show benefit on December 14th, 2013 to benefit Common Ground, a homeless outreach program. Tickets are only $7! (in advance), $10 at the door.
100% of ticket sales will be donated!
Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic)
Jo Schornikow (of Phosphoresent)
Laura & Greg
& DJ Pumpkin Patch
Beer lovingly supplied by Brooklyn Brewery
Are you a freelancer, co-worker, artist, work from hom-er, unemployed? Or maybe you just hate your job. No office? No problem! Just because aren’t chained to a desk doesn’t mean you should let the midtown drone/zombie/suits of the world have all the fun this holiday season.
(It’s not in Greenpoint, but it’s just off the G and worth the trip!)
We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair — live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals, dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S) and Mr. Nyse, a FREE photo booth by Marofoto, food and a holiday gift items raffle — and some too-cool-for-cubicle bonuses including $3 punch for the first hour ($5 after), sexy Santa and lady Santa, a set from the ladies of Handjob Academy and a special guest comedian!
Come join your favorite blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.
Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and the Tiny Comedy Club.
Tickets: $6 adv, $8 door
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
On Sunday Greenpointers hosted one of my favorite of all the events that we organize, first because it supports my favorite local cause the Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen and secondly because it’s the most chill event we do and I actually get to talk to people and not run around like a lunatic. And we raised over $700! Continue reading
Following my previous post on the first night of Greenpoint record label Mexican Summer‘s five-year anniversary festival in October, here is a concluding report on the second half of the fest. It took place at Pioneer Works in Red Hook on Saturday, October 12th, from afternoon well into the night. I regrettably missed early performers Soldiers of Fortune, Weyes Blood, Quilt, and Linda Perhacs - regrets made much worse by hearing the room still buzzing about the latter as I arrived. Our photographer Gus Ponce said Linda Perhacs’ music reminded him of psychedelic church hymns (and luckily captured a great photo, below). Another friend in the crowd later speculated, “I wonder what you dream about, Linda Perhacs.” Mexican Summer reissued Perhacs’ absolutely gorgeous 1970 album Parallelograms, more info here. Continue reading
Greenpointer Serge Milli is organizing an art auction and donation drive to benefit typhoon victims this Saturday November 23 from 6-8pm at Champion Coffee (1108 Manhattan Ave). Bids for artworks start at $50. RSVP
100% donated to www.doctorswithoutborders.
If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the cause click here.
We got the news from Brooklyn Based that Fred Flare, the clothing and novelty store that has a warehouse at 300 Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint is going out of business and they are having a huge blowout sale / party this Friday (7-9pm) and Saturday (11am-4pm). There will be DJs, a bake sale, art and home furnishings and tons of merchandise at deep discounts.
I always loved their fun sample sales. Now where am I going to get my $0.50 red solo cup ceramic shot glasses, $1 cardboard cat teepee and $5 dresses?
For many who are apart from family, the holidays can be a drag. Maybe flights home are too expensive, or perhaps you choose to forgo spending time with your crazy family and their questions about what you’re doing with your life. Regardless of how you became a Thanksgiving orphan, you still have things to be thankful for, so come on! Join your neighbors and raise a glass (and some money for charity)! Dirck the Norseman, Greenpoint’s soon-to-be newest neighborhood addition, will open its doors for a sneak preview this November 28 to host a community Thanksgiving potluck dinner, and raise money for Greenpoint Church. “Orphans” should come with a $ donation, and their favorite family Thanksgiving dish to add to the smorgasbord (anything from aunt Kay’s Jell-O Salad to Grandma Bette’s Green Bean Casserole is welcome). Dirck will handle the Turkey. The kitchen will be in full operation so you can warm your dishes up onsite, with Chef Raven at the helm.
“Dirck the Norseman’s Annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving”
Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 28
Time: 3 pm ’til turkeys out
Where: 7 N. 15th Street (at the corner of N. 15th and Kent/Franklin)
What: Come for dinner. Come for dessert. Come to give thanks. Bring a $ donation for Greenpoint Church and a dish to share (turkey will be provided).
Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 25 to: email@example.com
Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg