valentine’s day

Verbal Fight Club, Indiepop Prom, Village of Love – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/11–2/17)

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WEDNESDAY 2/11
* Poets at the Yard @ The Yard Williamsburg (33 Nassau Ave) 7pm, FREE, Featuring Russell Dillon / Mary Donnelly / Megin Jimenez / Nicholas Adamski, More info
* Verbal Fight Club
@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8:30pm, $?, A space where we can test our own level of endurance and conviction on current issues of great (or little) importance, RSVP
* Across the Hall @ The Hive NYC (20 Cook St) 9pm, $15, Adapted from a film of the same name, this play weaves a suspenseful tale of love, trust, and friendship, More info

THURSDAY 2/12
 The Reject Show @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) 5pm, FREE, A group show featuring printmaking, sculpture, painting, digital art, virtual reality art, and more, RSVP
* Flux Thursday
 @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, Flux’s monthly art salon and potluck, featuring presentations by Wieteke Heldens, Kayti Didriksen, Duo Clakula, and the keepers of the Exquisite Contraption, More info
 No Smoking Media Presents MUNCHIES @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8:30pm, FREE, With Veda Rays / Whitewash / Bodega Bay / Young Runner / Lonesome Nick, RSVP

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Pet Snuggle & Adoption Day at Cafe Grumpy NYC (2/14)

Puppies are better than roses!

Calling all cat ladies and dog freaks! You know who you are. You spend more money on doggy day care than on personal grooming and you buy kitty litter in bulk. If you need some non-human puppy love on V-Day (because let’s face it, people aren’t furry enough) then make sure to check out Valentine’s Day Pet Snuggle and Adoption Event  hosted by Cafe GrumpySean Casey Animal Rescue at Cafe Grumpy Lower East Side (13 Essex St, NYC) on Saturday, February 14th, noon-5pm. Continue reading

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8 Places for a Romantic Greenpoint Dinner Date this Weekend…

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Love Donuts at the ready...

If you came to our fabulous Valentine’s Market yesterday you’ll be well aware that the annual celebration of love etc. is fast approaching.  And the fact that it falls on a Saturday this year means that it’s even harder than usual to opt out by ‘working late’.

In case you’re in line for a romantic dinner à deux (or trois, or dix), here’s a run down on some of Greenpoint’s finest who’re laying on special menus for the occasion (as well as their usual fare):

Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave)
Greenpoint’s coziest Italian is offering a four-course prix-fixe for $60 with seatings at 7pm and 9pm.
Highlights include:
-Burrata, prosciutto, balsamic fig jam and mint
-Pollo al limone: Free range chicken breast with lemon & red onion puree
-Chocolate hazelnut mousse
Reservations:info@adelinasbk.com / 347-763-0152
*** They also have some very beautiful, affordable flower arrangements available for pre- order ($25-$60)***

Esme (999 Manhattan Avenue)
Esme are marking their first V-day celebrations with a three-course modern American menu for $55 (+ $25 wine pairing)
Highlights include:
-Beef carpaccio, mustard greens, purple mustard, pecorino
-Red snapper, lobster, celery root, lemon
-Dark chocolate, pistachio, cherries
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Sunday is for Lovers! Jen G’s V-Day Market Picks (2/8)

Last Year's Market Photo Booth Doggie Mayem

While Julia is running around grabbing this and that to make her first market just perfect for you, she asked me to send out the “Friday before the market reminder.” So I’m going to do this post my way (even though I am not sure this is what Julia had in mind.)

This gives me a chance to say hello. Greenpoint, HELLO! I really miss you and wish I could be there on Sunday to give everyone big hugs and stuff way too many dogs into a photo booth shot. (Poor, Brownie (left) got it from D (middle). What a bitch, literally!)

I also wish I could go shopping because the vendors are absolutely fantastic thanks to Yuka’s brilliant curating skills.

When I was organizing the markets, I was always busy screwing in lightbulbs, selling raffles, emptying garbage cans and making sure folks don’t drop beer off the balcony – that I never got to ever shop to my hearts content. And now that I am not the owner any more, I can pick favorites.

Here is my list of MUST SEE vendors for Sunday:

Lockhart Wrks Conical Contrast Earrings ($30)

Think of Valentine’s Shopping like an airplane losing cabin pressure and fitting the air mask on your face. Shop for yourself first, then for others. I’m from Queens so any variation on the door knocker or hoop earring is a must for me. These Lockhart Wrks Conical Contrast Earrings make a big statement (like you don’t need any other accessories) and are a great deal at only $30. Wear them up or wear them down, you will get compliments on these gems. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Market, Mermaid Lagoon, Pinball Championships – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/04–2/10)

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WEDNESDAY 2/04
* Madcap Variety Show Fundraiser @ Triskelion Arts (118 North 11th St) 8pm, $16, Featuring the comic stylings of Boom Bat Gesture, Elizabeth Carena, Sara Montgomery, and many more, Buy tix
♫ A/V Salon
@ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 8pm, FREE, A salon series where artists experiment with sound and video, RSVP

THURSDAY 2/05
* Java Street Community Garden General Meeting @ t.b.a. (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, In order to be entered into the lottery for a garden plot, you or a proxy must be present at the meeting, More info
* Presentation Fight Night
 @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $5, Presentation Party Night and Verbal Fight Club pair peer lectures with a debate-style smackdown, Buy tix
* Mermaid Lagoon Ocean Benefit @ Lot 45 (411 Troutman St) 9pm, $20, The 5th annual ocean benefit held by the Mermaids of NYC, featuring dance, acrobatics, shadow puppets, music, games, and more, Buy tix

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This Sunday: Craftbeer, Haiku, Rosewater Gimlet, 60+ Vendors, & more!!! Valentine’s Market (2/8)

We’ve been keeping toasty by warming up for our Valentine’s Market and hope you can join us this Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

With the 60+ vendors, this market is going to be an amazing place to buy unique and high quality gifts for your sweetie and yourself.

The day will feature FREE fun activities including massages by Human@Ease, Nail Art by @Peenk, and a Photo Booth.

In addition, we’re super excited to have Greenpoint Beer & Ale provide delicious craft beer specially brewed for this occasion. We also welcome The Haiku Guys (who were just written up in the NYT) into the fold to write personalized love-themed verses onsite. And thanks to Brooklyn Gin, we will be serving a lovey dovey Rosewater Gimlet!

Don’t forget to enter Carpingo’s drawing for a chance to win a membership + $50 credit towards a car rental. Deadline to comment on the post is tonight (2/3/15 11:59PM).

Please RSVP on Facebook!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

GP Beer & Ale
Brooklyn Gin
Carpingo
Cafe Grumpy
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Skip The Line on V-Day with Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s SuperPass!

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Escorting your sweetie to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a genius Valentine’s date and here is why… First show your lover what a VIP he or she is with the Valentine’s Day SuperPass so you can skip the line in style! (Seriously no one wants to wait in line on a date…) Continue reading

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Greenpoint Power Couples – Beth & Chris, Eastern District

Beth Lewand & Chris Gray of Eastern District, on their wedding day in 2009

In the grand finale to our Valentine’s Day power couple series, we saved the most unique neighborhood love story for last, as it encompasses not one, but three couples with Greenpoint roots. Beth Lewand, who owns craft beer and cheese emporium Eastern District on Manhattan Avenue and Eagle Street with her husband Chris Gray, wrote a beautiful and historical narrative of her family’s relationship to the neighborhood. We think you’ll really enjoy it. Happy Valentine’s Day to our readers and to all the couples who shared the love in this series! Continue reading

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Sweet Soubrette & Blue and Gold // Music Shows Tonight (2/14)

Still need Valentine’s Day plans? There are two shows tonight that should be excellent and help you feel the love – with or without a date. Sweet Soubrette plays Pete’s Candy Store Valentines Love Fest and Blue and Gold will be rocking the Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) is still going strong. Tonight’s show features a great band with Greenpoint roots, Blue and Gold. They share a bill with Team Spirit, The Liza Colby Sound, Hard Nips, Lowell, and DJ Pegasus Warning. If you haven’t listened to the band’s debut EP, you can do so here. Continue reading

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