I hope all of you Greenpointers are well rested from the fireworks shenanigans of last week. Get ready to go again because we’ve rounded up more fun events for you this weekend!
North Brooklyn Community Boathouse (51 Ash Street) will welcome their next free public paddling session. On Saturday July 10, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., join them in the large canoes to explore the waters of North Brooklyn. This free canoe-kayak excursion along Newton Creek does not require any prior experience.
There will also be a community reflection space, where you are invited to express your thoughts on the estuary and rivers, their history, ecology and meaning. If you have a scratching craft itch, you are also welcome to decorate their front door with your pictures and words. Art supplies will be provided on site. It’s Water Town Day and the Community Boathouse crew want to share it with you.
Trips are 30 minutes long and canoes, which typically can accommodate 12 people, will operate at half capacity. If you are alone, you will be seated alone. Wearing a mask is compulsory on the site and on the canoes.
Food for Brooklyn, a community pantry, will distribute food on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the basement of the Polish Baptist Church (55, rue Sutton). If you want to lend a hand, send an email [email protected].
Later in the evening, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hemp Lab NYC: Cannabis Club (128 India Street) will host a comedy show. Pipe Up Comedy Show is an open-air outdoor event that takes place in the secluded backyard space of Hemp Lab NYC.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Entrance includes a gift – DM @pipeupcomedy on Instagram to find out what that means!
The show will feature some of New York’s top comedians. Some have been seen at the Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central – the list goes on. The right people hosting this event will be careful to ensure social distancing between the seated groups, along with the mask requirements and contact tracing practices in place.
Taste wines and spirits (211, boulevard McGuinness) will have their 1st birthday party this Saturday. Stop by anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and show them some support! You’ll have plenty of libation and snack options, while being entertained by local musicians @dannygreenbermusic and @justinfred. There will also be works by local artist Kyle Ford (@I am embarrassed) for sale at reasonable prices. 100% of the profits go to the artist. The team behind Taste showcases the work of a different local artist on a monthly basis.
If you are a wine connoisseur, this information will not go through your mind. The wines offered for tasting on Saturdays are – Marie-Christine Cru Classé Rosé, G Tribaunt Champagne Rosé, 69 Beaujolais-Village & Jurançon Sec Cuvée Sensations, Villa Sparina Wine – Gavi and Barbera del Monferrato & Rosé.
Then, parents of Greenpoint, this is for you and your little ones. YMCA of Greenpoint has excellent summer family programming. This Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Summer Read & Sing will take place at Domino Park (300 Kent Avenue), on the lawn next to the playing field.
This popular session is aimed at families with children aged 1 to 6. Although free and open to the community, reservations are required on the YMCA mobile app participate.
Finally, relax your Sunday by feasting on a day of performing Arts, hosted by Art of human relations. the Event will be 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 259 Kent Street. A talented and unique dancer, Saray will perform her new choreographed piece with her partner, Brandon Woods, accompanied by live music.