Lucie Levine is News Editor at Greenpointers, and the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that takes New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, licensed New York City tour guide, and freelance writer with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history.
Hey Dumbo, welcome to February! Here’s what’s on tap this week.
First Thursday Gallery Walk @ participating galleries, 6pm, FREE, More Info
A Party in Honor of St. Valentine @ Thea Grant Shop (63-b Pearl Street), 5pm, FREE, swing by for bubbles, live music, entertainment and a heart for all your valentines, more info
Poetry’s Musical Bloodline @ Cave Canem (20 Jay Street 310-A), 6:30pm, $10, a master class exploring the historic connections between music and poetry, with particular interest in music of the African diaspora, more info(more…)
It’s that time of the month again, DUMBO! Get psyched for tonight’s First Thursday Gallery Walk. On the first Thursday of every month, Dumbo’s galleries stay open late for openings, artists’ talks and live performances. We’ve got the rundown of highlights and participating spaces. (more…)
If you can’t eat at Grimaldi’s at least you can drink at a prime new spot in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The swanky new Brooklyn Heights Social Club inside the 1 Hotel (60 Furman Street) features floor to ceiling windows showcasing iconic views of our glorious bridge and the Manhattan skyline. But with an $18 Gin and Tonic the view won’t come cheap.
Book Launch:Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In @ Powerhouse @ the Archway (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, Anjali’s first book humorously chronicles her attempts to answer questions she can’t Google an answer to for her six year old daughter, RSVP.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Open House @ Legal Services NYC (205 State Street), 4:30pm, FREE, Legal Services NYC invites diverse law students to attend our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Open House on January 18, 2018 at Brooklyn Law School, RSVP.
Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks) @ BKC (33 Washington Street), 6:30pm, $245-$350, Photographers who are adept at using their cameras but want to more deeply explore the technical and creative possibilities of studio lighting are invited to take this accelerated 6-week lab course. Buy Tix
Bourdain Books Event: wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne & Hawker Fare by James Syhabout — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain @ New Lab (19 Morris Av. Bldg. 128), 7:30pm, $100-$130, Conversation followed by a book signing, drinks by Don Q, and food by Fuku, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. & Du’s Donuts. Each $100 ticket comes with one copy of wd~50: The Cookbook ($75 value) and Hawker Fare ($40 value), to be collected at the event. For parties of 2, we are offering $130 tickets that include two entries and one copy of wd~50: The Cookbook ($75 value) and Hawker Fare ($40 value). Buy solo tix here and couple tix here.
Readings by Nancy Huang & Kristin Chang @ Berl’s Poetry Shop (141 Front Street) 7pm, FREE, More info.
Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo Exhibition Opening: Waterfront @ BHS DUMBO (55 Water Street), 11am, Suggested Admission $10,Waterfront is an exhibition and multimedia experience for all ages that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems, More info.
Hot Winter Swing in Brooklyn Heights @ 119 Pierrepont Street, 7pm, $5, More info.
Camping in Brooklyn @ Camp (179 Smith Street) 5pm, FREE, S’mores and Board Games for “Women Who Explore, More info.
Sip – Stitch & Patch – All Inclusive Sew’cial @ Sew ‘n’ The City (44 Court Street), 12pm or 5pm, $65, materials, wine and refreshments included. Buy Tix
Essential Photoshop (6 weeks) @BKC (33 Washington Street), 7pm, $245-$350, This class is great for Photographers and other visual artists, as well as weekend shooters and people who want to know how to “photoshop” their faces onto their friends’ faces, Buy tix.
Book Launch: Modern Loss @ Powerhouse @ the Archway (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE an evening of provocative storytelling on the complex, gut wrenching, illuminating, and hilarious mess we all know formally as “living with loss,” RSVP.
Readings by Eileen G’Sell, Niel Rosenthalis, Jess Feldman, Jess Rizkallah & Glenn Shaheen @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front Street), 7pm, FREE, more infoContemporary Collage Workshop @ New Forms Group for Creative Development (20 Jay Street), 1pm, First of 4 sessions, altogether $225, Designed for both the novice and the experienced collagist, we will explore such issues as: words and images in collage, the altered book collage, the narrative sequence, collage in children’s books, and surrealist and dada approaches (from the dream collage to the iconoclastic). More info
We Are Legion: Anything Goes! @ Forgotten Works Studio (46 Bridge Street), 8pm, $15-$25, Join us for a night filled with all kinds of crazy shenanigans ranging from onesie burlesque to space age boas and beyond! You never know what we’ll bring out next, because at We Are Legion…anything goes! Buy TixOpening Reception: Lisa M. Robinson’s Terrestra @ Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street), 6pm, FREE, Terrestra is seven years in the making, and continues the artist’s deep-seated reverence for the natural landscape. These outstanding new photographs follow in the footsteps of Robinson’s critically acclaimed Snowbound and Oceana series, where she began her conceptual and artistic exploration of the landscape, in relation to the ebb and flow of climatic change and man’s relationship to it. More infoTriangle Arts Association Open Studios @ Triangle Arts Association (20 Jay Street), 5pm, FREE, Meet Triangle Arts’ four artists-in-residence at this intimate open studios for their DUMBO neighbors. Stop by after work, see the work, talk directly with artists, and have a snack! More infoTriangle + Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Triangle Arts Association (20 Jay Street, #317 and #318), 6pm, FREE, The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host an edit-a-thon focusing on important but underrepresented New York area visual artists of the African Diaspora during Triangle Arts Association Open Studios. A training session will be held at the beginning, but help is available throughout the event. Please bring your laptop and feel free to bring a friend! RSVPReadings by Sam Solomon, Tara Skurtu & Michael Robbins @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front Street), 7pm, FREE, more infoBook Launch: Say My Name by Allegra Huston — in conversation w/ Joan Juliet Buck @ POWERHOUSE @ the Archway (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, Allegra Huston, author of the bestselling memoir, Love Child, makes an impressive debut as a novelist with an evocative and erotic exploration of love, passion, and empowerment, RSVP
Civics League for Disability Rights One Year Anniversary @ 25 Elm Place, 1pm, FREE, We here at Civics League feel the fierce urgency to fight the regressive policy choices that threaten our rights, our health, and our independence. Now is the time for our community to proceed with vigorous and positive actions for change. More infoBook Launch: Anthology of Emo Vol. 1 by Tom Mullen @ POWERHOUSE @ the Archway (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, Panel guests include: Norman Brannon – Texas is the Reason, Chris Leo – The Van Pelt, William Kheun – Rainer Maria & more TBA!, RSVPReadings by Anastacia-Renee, Tommy Pico, T’ai Freedom Ford & Derrick Weston Brown @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front Street), 7pm, FREE, more info
Screening of A Primer in Sky Socialism @ Issue Project Room (22 Boreum Place), 8pm, $15, Premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in May 2013, A Primer in Sky Socialism continues Ken Jacobs’ exploration into 3D filmmaking, renewing his fascination with the histories and technologies of the moving image, a theme that has preoccupied his work for over 50 years. Shot on the Brooklyn Bridge with a view of the fireworks, this long-form film privileges the experiential over narrative drive. Buy tixOpening Reception: Rudy Shepherd’s Everything in the Universe is My Brother and Theresa Ganz’s Wave Room @ Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street), 6pm, FREE, more infoIntroduction to Copperplate Calligraphy @ 47 Bergen Street, 11am, $99, Learn the fine art of writing beautifully by applying specific tools and rules – no matter what your handwriting looks like. Take some time to collect your thoughts, and learn to write beautifully and with intention. Buy tixMatthew Schott’s Super Fun Adventurtastic Variety Show! @ Chaos Studios (247 Water Street), 7pm, $5, Come out to see Stand-Up! Scripted Comedy! Big Surprises! And a special preview of a theatrical experience unlike any to come before or since! More info
Short Hair Don’t Care Runway Event @ Dumbo Loft (155 Water Street), 2:30pm, $20-$75, A Firece Hair Runway Show featuring a generation of hairstylists who are changing the game with the latest short hair trends.This event will give SHORT coifed beauties of ALL shades and textures a platform to celebrate the freedom & empowerment of short tresses. Buy tix1 Day Workout: Engaging Light @ BKC (33 Washington Street), 11am, $84-$120, This class challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination, Buy tix
Crash Course: Camera Basics @ BKC (33 Washington Street) 6:30pm, $52.50-$75, Camera Basics is an efficient, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to explore the fundamentals of your camera. Buy tixThe Next Step Food and Wine Charity Event @ 26 Bridge (26 Bridge Street), 7:30pm, $99-$125, The Next Step, a project of Israel Medical Fund, aides and supports adults and children in Israel that suffer from limb-loss; wounded soldiers, terror victims and cancer patients, by providing them high-end prosthetics, technical and emotional support. Buy Tix
Belladona* Presents Sophie Seita (Translator Of Uljana Wolf’s Subsisters) & Others @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front Street), 7PM, FREE, more info