Yesterday morning I decided to go for a run along the river, and I thought to myself Oh hey! I think it’s warm enough to don my shorts today! After finding them in the bottom drawer buried under sweatshirts and long johns, I put on my running shorts, laced up my sneakers, and ran out the door. Down the sidewalk I bounded, happy to feel the sunshine on my skin for the first time this season. Along the way, I stopped to tie my shoe, and, in doing so, came face to face with my bare shins. Gasp! They were looking pretty shabby and neglected—pale, dry, and in need of some TLC. After wrapping up my run, I wrote to my friend and neighbor Adina Grigore (of S.W. Basics) to ask if she had any good skincare recipes to get me glowing again. Well of course she did! And in no time I had a recipe for a gentle exfoliating mask made from simple, basic ingredients (and on a sidenote, it actually sounds like it could be good on a slice of toast!).
Hazy psych-rocker babes Woodsman curate this week’s heady mixtape. Gear up your canvas sneaks and let’s do this.
Drop those yeasted baked goods, my friends, because tonight Passover begins! This very important week on the Jewish calendar, sometimes referred to as the “season of freedom” (what could be better?!?) and “festival of the matzo,” is a sacred commemoration of the emancipation of the Jewish people from slavery by the Egyptians 3,300 years ago. So in honor of Passover, I’m cookin’ with Matzo, that blank-canvas of a cracker—thin, crunchy, and, toasty, ready to absorb any flavor combo you throw it’s way . While talking to Greenpointer’s own Gina Pollack at our Spring Market yesterday, she described to me this chilled, no-bake chocolate matzo cake that her Grandma, Ethel Harvey, used to make for the family…and I new we had to share it! Continue reading
Meet – Brooklyn Collage Collective, a group of 14 local collage artists who utilize the cut and paste medium to convey their own aesthetic. With a wide range of approaches and techniques from paintings on wood to creating a gigantic collage building comprised of smaller buildings.
Last Friday at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, the musical lineup was headlined by Los Angeles’ prominent original funk maestro, Dâm-Funk. Dâm opened his set by playing crowd-pleasing throwback jams, ranging from the obscure to the well-loved. Supporting sets by Norwegian musician Maya Vik, Gordon Voidwell, and DJ Thanksgiving Brown all drew from the same well of 80s synth-funk worship that Dâm has made his name on over the past 20 years. Continue reading
♦ Grand Opening @ smallhome (770 Metropolitan Ave) FREE, Saturday 3/1, 12 pm, celebrate the Art Gallery/boutique opening with a party and complimentary drinks (6-10pm) at the vintage purveyors’ first brick and mortar location, with cutting boards from Gowanus Furniture, room sprays from South side local Species by the Thousands, and smallhome’s signature sippy cups with metal straws, More Info
*Hand Job Academy Open Mic Skate Session @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) FREE, skating and pizza are all part of the Open House Open Mic, oh and a concert too, RSVP
♫ Neighbors / Incan Abraham / Cultfever / Cold Fronts @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm
(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix
♫ Old Monk / Dead Waves / The Meaning of Life @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7 Buy Tix
♫ Teen Men / Cousins / Cold Fronts / Spirit Plate @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
* Punk Rope Happy Hour @ Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St.) 9pm, $5, Pints of Zywier, Warka and Lech, teams of 4 play rock themed trivia, RSVP Continue reading
The man above who robbed a pharmacy in Greenpoint on Monday with a gun in order to steal prescription meds is being sought after by the police.
Any information call NYPD Crime Stoppers: (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
Happy New Year! It’s supposed to be a cold weekend, but I have two shows in mind for which you should consider braving the elements.
Sunday! Neon, Rum, Beer, Terrariums, Free Rides, Massages, Origami, Nail Art, Photo Booth & 70+ Local Vendors!!! Holiday Market Preview!!! (12/8)
This Sunday, December 8th, 2013 from 1-7pm, we cannot wait to see you at our Annual Holiday Market which is taking place at 67 West St, 5th Fl – a 6,000 sq. ft. skylit loft on the Greenpoint waterfront with 70+ talented local vendors selling unique handmade holiday gifts! RSVP!
Plus come see our brand new NEON SIGN!!!
Check out the preview of ALL our vendors below!
Plus: Holiday Photo Booth by Marofoto, Brooklyn Brewery Beer, Hot Buttered Sailor Jerry Rum, Rice Balls by Adelina’s, Empanadas by Cafecito Bogotá, Ovenly Treats, Massages by Human@Ease, Holiday Nail Art, and Origami Ornaments Craft Table.
Give the gift of terrariums! Two terrarium workshops with Claire will be offered in the loft at 1:30pm & 4pm. (Pre-registration required.) In this woodland plants terrarium class, learn how to make a gorgeous green tiny plant kingdom. Take home two mason jar terrariums. Gift one to a friend and keep for yourself! $45, Includes all materials plus complimentary beer! Reserve now (Space is limited.) 1:30pm Workshop / 4pm Workshop Continue reading