Grease those wheels! Brooklyn’s Epic Ride is this Saturday!

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride

Bikes! Beer! Parks! Amazing city views you can only witness on a 40-mile bike ride through Brooklyn and Queens! You can have it all this Saturday, July 25th in Brooklyn Greenways Initiative’s annual EPIC RIDE!

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Mini-Zine Fest, Peephole Cinema, Mental Marginalia – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (7/22–7/28)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 4.35.56 PMWEDNESDAY 7/22
♫ The Hunger: Fourth Course @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Hungry March Band / Bella’s Bartok / Vic Thrill, RSVP 
♫ Warper Party @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, With 18+ electronic music acts, plus two rooms of omnidigital art, RSVP

servletTHURSDAY 7/23
* MUFF Society Presents Jawbreaker @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 6:30pm, $5, a night full of candy and broken teen dreams, More info
* El Puente’s Homeowner Resource Fair @ Williamsburg Public Library (240 Division Ave) 6:30pm, FREE, An opportunity for residential property owners to meet with representatives from city agencies, public utilities, and non-profits to learn about financing and incentive programs, More info
* Urban Omnibus Block Party @ Anable Basin Bar & Grill (4-40 44th Dr)7pm, $50, Enjoy drinks and light fare while hanging out with designers, artists, policymakers, and urban enthusiasts passionate about New York City, More info Continue reading

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Nostalgic in NY: Dru Cutler Tells Half-Remembered Stories through Music

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Photo by Vladimir Weinstein

Day to day life and love in New York as standalone themes are trite but not when they are expressed in the form of Indie Rock, down-to-earth lyrics, and versatile tempos. In Dru Cutler’s latest single “Familiar” these come together in one beautifully composed piano ballad.

Familiar” now has an accompanying music video and will be debuting this Saturday, July 25, 2015 at The Living Room (134 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY) at 11:00PM. Continue reading

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Five Boozey Slushies to Help You Through These Crazy Hot Summer Days

Frozen_negroni_Lake_street_greenpoint__RosiedeBelgeonneIf there’s one thing all Greenpointers have in common it’s that we’re reaaallly struggling with the heat right now. As I sit writing this in my sweatbox railroad apartment, I’m silently cursing the giant AC unit I dragged off the street with ‘Free…Works!!’ written across it. Yep, it works, but not well enough. I’m slowly melting, and so are all of my worldly possessions.

Fortunately there’s plenty of freshly-chilled local hideouts to escape to, some of which offer that ingenious invention: the frozen cocktail. We’ve rounded up a few our faves, and it just so happens that each of our picks has outdoor space…so it’s really up to you to choose between icy AC and scorchio sunshine!

Frozen_Harrison_Enids_Greenpoint_RosiedeBelgeonneFrozen Harrison – Enid’s  
Enid’s Frozen Harrison combines tequila and grapefruit with a healthy slosh of cranberry to give us the definitive Greenpoint summer drink. It’s large and refreshing, and during happy hour costs only $5…the best deal of them all! (Happy hour is daily 4-7pm and all night on Mondays.) At other times the Harrison is $9.

Enid’s is at 560 Manhattan Avenue on the corner of Driggs Avenue. Continue reading

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FREE Live Performance by Laura & Greg at Sunday’s Summer Market (7/19)

When I first heard of Laura & Greg, I was intrigued by its connection to neighborhood favorite, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream.  Another Brooklyn-based somebody in a band? I thought it can’t be that good. But then I loaded up their first music video for “Muscle Memory” and discovered a beautifully composed song and a compelling animated video. I don’t have clever words at the moment to give this talented musical duo proper credit. Let’s just say their songs make my ears feel good.

I’m so extremely excited to have them at Sunday’s Greenpointers Summer Market perform live!!!

Sunday, July 19 @Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Floor) 1-7PM

 

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DIY Flower Crowns: Make Your Own with Alisa Floral Design!

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Fairy tale romances, midsummer night’s dreams, summer sprites, and woodland fairies. We are enchanted by Alisa Floral Design‘s flower crowns and are so excited to have them join us this Sunday (7/19) at our Summer Market!

Alisa_Floral_FlowerCrown_275pxAlisa Floral Design will be providing buckets of different fresh flowers and foliage and for $15 you can pick as much as you like to make your own custom crown.

You can make yours as big and bold as you want, or go for a more subtle look. Once you have your materials picked, Alisa will show you how to start your crown and then you finish it yourself by tying it with twine or ribbon. Continue reading

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A Zalty Cocktail Party and Pop Up Bath Lab is Coming on Sunday!! (7/19)

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ZALTZ is excited to participate in the Greenpointer’s Summer Market this Sunday, July 19th. They will be showcasing their first round of Formulas results from the Pop Up Bath Lab at Duke’s Annex!

ZALTZ is a laboratory where you can mix up a Custom Bath Formula using pure Dead Sea salts + a curated selection of all-natural Bath Elements. Zaltz has combed the Earth for the best ingredients and taken great care to make sure everything is ethically sourced so you can relax & enjoy your bath. Continue reading

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It’s all happening – Rehearsal Studios on the Cheap in Williamsburg!

Historic Williamsburg Public Library now home to cheap artist studios.
Historic Williamsburg Public Library now home to affordable artist studios and rehearsal space. ©BerlinRosen

There’s good news this summer for local artists and the mamas and papas of Williamsburg! The Brooklyn Public Library and Spaceworks, a nonprofit that develops affordable rehearsal and visual arts studios throughout New York City, have partnered to bring a community arts space to the newly renovated second floor of the Williamsburg Public Library, located at 240 Division Avenue.

Harking back to the history of Williamsburg’s creative community, the center will offer low-cost rental spaces for visual and performance artists, along with a variety of free arts programming for children and adults hosted by local arts organizations like El Puente and 826NYC. Continue reading

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