BMS Jazz Series FINALE in Fort Greene: Duane Eubanks at 7-Corners
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

BMS Jazz Series FINALE in Fort Greene: Duane Eubanks at 7-Corners

Jazzy jam sessions make for FABulous Fridays, and that's what we have on tap for the late summer / early fall season on Fulton Street! Once again, we've collaborated with nearby Brooklyn Music School for a multi-date outdoor music series in Fort Greene we're sure jazz lovers of all ages will enjoy.

Happy hour will swing with musicians from the neighborhood institution, who moonlight as faculty and department heads during the day! And if you can hang, bring your own instrument and jam along with them!

It's in his blood. Duane Eubanks (link is external) is part of a highly successful jazz family, yet he took it to another level, crossing over to play and record with the likes of Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu-Tang Clan, and others. A recipient of the 2013 Philadelphia Education Fund EDDY Award, jazz education is a large focus for Duane when he’s not performing or touring. We are honored to have him once again close out our BMS Jazz Series with what's sure to be an inspiring performance!

The BMS jazz music series is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Music School, a cultural district community institution since 1912. Learn more about their programs and classes on their website: www.brooklynmusicschool.org(link is external)

Location
7-Corners
Fulton Street and S. Oxford St. Fort Greene
11217 Brooklyn , NY

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Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series

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Colonia Verde's "Sunday Asado" series invites chefs and grill masters from all over the world to take over their backyard for a no fuzz, no frills bbqing afternoon amongst friends and neighbors.

The September 30th Asado is by Gerardo Vasquez Lugo from Nico's and Funda Mayora in Mexico City.  The day is hosted by Fort Greene Commins Founder, Sam Utne.

Tequila by (DELALUZ)
Beer by Bocanegra

Sunday Asados fill up so book your spot today!

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BMS Jazz Series Returns to Fort Greene: Leon Boykins at Fowler Square
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

BMS Jazz Series Returns to Fort Greene: Leon Boykins at Fowler Square

Jazzy jam sessions make for FABulous Fridays, and that's what we have on tap for the late summer / early fall season on Fulton Street! Once again, we've collaborated with nearby Brooklyn Music School for a multi-date outdoor music series in Fort Greene we're sure jazz lovers of all ages will enjoy.

Happy hour will swing with musicians from the neighborhood institution, who moonlight as faculty and department heads during the day! And if you can hang, bring your own instrument and jam along with them!

Bassist/composer/educator Leon Boykins (link is external) is an established figure in the next generation of creative musicians, and has developed a reputation for tastefully blending musical tradition with innovation. Leon has shared the stage with many musical greats while also placing a large emphasis on education; his list of awards include various scholarships from the Manhattan School of Music and Temple University, as well as an outstanding soloist award from Down Beat Magazine. Kick off your weekend with a soulful performance at Fowler Square!

The BMS jazz music series is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Music School, a cultural district community institution since 1912. Learn more about their programs and classes on their website: www.brooklynmusicschool.org(link is external)

Location
Fowler Square
Fulton Street and Lafayette Ave. Fort Greene
11217 Brooklyn , NY

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BMS Jazz Series Returns to Fort Greene: Rafael Rosa at 7-Corners
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

BMS Jazz Series Returns to Fort Greene: Rafael Rosa at 7-Corners

Jazzy jam sessions make for FABulous Fridays, and that's what we have on tap for the late summer / early fall season on Fulton Street! Once again, we've collaborated with nearby Brooklyn Music School for a multi-date outdoor music series in Fort Greene we're sure jazz lovers of all ages will enjoy.

Happy hour will swing with musicians from the neighborhood institution, who moonlight as faculty and department heads during the day! And if you can hang, bring your own instrument and jam along with them!

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rafael Rosa (link is external) (guitar, bass, piano, percussion) moved to New York City to pursue a graduate degree at age 25. Rafael has enjoyed extensive success as a performing musician including with Luba Mason’s Mixtura, several Off-Broadway musicals, the Afro-Peruvian group Karachacha and the Rafael Rosa Group. His critically acclaimed debut record “Portrait” was released in January, 2014. Bring a chair and a good mood to 7-Corners and jam with Rafael!

The BMS jazz music series is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Music School, a cultural district community institution since 1912. Learn more about their programs and classes on their website: www.brooklynmusicschool.org(link is external)

Location
7-Corners
Fulton Street and S. Oxford St. Fort Greene
11217 Brooklyn , NY

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BMS Jazz Series Returns to Fort Greene: Brian Woodruff in Fowler Square
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

BMS Jazz Series Returns to Fort Greene: Brian Woodruff in Fowler Square

Jazzy jam sessions make for FABulous Fridays, and that's what we have on tap for the late summer / early fall season on Fulton Street! Once again, we've collaborated with nearby Brooklyn Music School for a multi-date outdoor music series in Fort Greene we're sure jazz lovers of all ages will enjoy.

Happy hour will swing with musicians from the neighborhood institution, who moonlight as faculty and department heads during the day! And if you can hang, bring your own instrument and jam along with them!

Drummer Brian Woodruff , the Percussion Chair at BMS, returns to kick off this year's series, at Fowler Square. He has performed with Oscar Perez and Kuriko Tsugawa in the OKB Trio, which recently released a studio CD, "The Ing..." in April, 2018. Come jam with Brian and set the tone for your FABulous weekend!

The BMS jazz music series is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Music School, a cultural district community institution since 1912. Learn more about their programs and classes on their website: www.brooklynmusicschool.org

Location
Fowler Square
Fulton Street and Lafayette Ave. Fort Greene
11217 Brooklyn , NY

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Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series

Asado by Chef Alfredo Villanueva, returning for his 3rd consecutive asado!

Tequila by (DELALUZ)

Beer by Bocanegra

 

Colonia Verde's "Sunday Asado" series invites chefs and grill masters from all over the world to take over their backyard for a no fuzz, no frills bbqing afternoon amongst friends and neighbors.

$55 per person 

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FAB Flicks: "Purple Rain"
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

FAB Flicks: "Purple Rain"

  • The "Backlot" at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

***Ticketed seating is SOLD OUT, however, open seating begins at 8:20pm. And, there will be an audience-judged contest for the best Prince-inspired costume; dress to win! ***

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without an outdoor film or two, and Fulton Street draws a movie-loving crowd! Once again, FAB Fulton has teamed up with BAMcinématek, for a FAB Flicks slate of cinematic favorites from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Come out to our new “backlot” location outdoors at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (650 Fulton) to sing along, laugh, cry and recite those famous lines from movies you know and love! Join us Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:30p for the final film of the FAB Flicks series this summer, a true classic: Purple Rain (1984), 111 min., directed by Albert Magnoli. And wear your best PRINCE-inspired gear -- there will be a contest with a FAB prize for the winner!

Set against the subculture of the thriving Minneapolis music scene, a struggling musician (Prince) deals with his hatred for his abusive father and his love for a beautiful singer/dancer. Also starring Apollonia Kotero and Morris Day.

Arrive early for music, fun giveaways and special treats! Feel free to bring over takeout or snacks from one of the many FAB businesses in the area. Free Admission. 

Location:
The "Backlot" at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center
650 Fulton St.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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Jazz966 at The Plaza: Lonnie Youngblood Jazz Soul Review
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz966 at The Plaza: Lonnie Youngblood Jazz Soul Review

  • Downing St. and Fulton St. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy a little night music in the neighborhood with the return of Jazz966 at The Plaza! Now at a new outdoor location (Downing Street at Fulton Street in Clinton Hill), FAB welcomes some of the most talented jazz artists that regularly wow the crowds at the renowned Fulton Street venue, Jazz966. Mellow out -- or plan to get up and dance -- and enjoy the live sounds of the "Prince of Harlem," Lonnie Youngblood and his Jazz Soul Review!

Showtime: Thu., August 16, 2018, 6 - 8pm
FREE, Downing St. at Fulton St., Clinton Hill
(if there is inclement weather, the event will move indoors to Jazz966, at 966 Fulton St.)       

Location:
Downing St. and Fulton St. 
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

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FAB Flicks: "The Princess Bride"
Aug
9
8:30 PM20:30

FAB Flicks: "The Princess Bride"

  • The "Backlot" at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without an outdoor film or two, and Fulton Street draws a movie-loving crowd! Once again, FAB Fulton has teamed up with BAMcinématek, for a FAB Flicks slate of cinematic favorites from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Come out to our new “backlot” location outdoors at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (650 Fulton) to sing along, laugh, cry and recite those famous lines from movies you know and love! Join us Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:30p for our third feature of the FAB Flicks series: The Princess Bride (1987), 98 min., directed by Rob Reiner.

A grandfather (Peter Falk) reads a book to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). He assures a romance-weary boy that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates. Also starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright. 

Arrive early for music, fun giveaways and special treats! Feel free to bring over takeout or snacks from one of the many FAB businesses in the area. Free Admission.   

Location:
The "Backlot" at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center
650 Fulton St.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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FREE Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour - August
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour - August

REGISTER FOR THE TOURS THROUGH EVENTBRITE.

The Brooklyn "Cultural District" is growing: with the recent openings of the sparkling new Theatre for a New Audience and the BRIC Arts Center, along with the expansive Gotham Market and other destination restaurants on Fulton Street, the promise of a major new cultural district in Brooklyn is finally being realized. But beyond the new, are established institutions that have excelled here for years: from the Irondale Ensemble, to MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts); from BAM Harvey to Greenlight Bookstore to Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.

Come join this free 2-hour guided walking tour co-presented by FAB Alliance and American Opera Projects on SATURDAY, August 4, to experience the old, the new, and what's to come! Learn how this concentration of venues and people is shifting the cultural landscape of the borough and the city, while you discover the surprising historical core: a flourishing Fulton Street arts center, of more than a century ago. Over 120 minutes, you'll stroll through the gorgeous brownstone-dotted streets of Fort Greene, past both spontaneous and commissioned street art, to see where more than a dozen spaces and locations have already made the Brooklyn Cultural District a major arts destination for performances of every type, large and small. 

Tour Leader Dr. Ron Janoff is a licensed tour guide, a professor of Classics, Coordinator of the Rockwell Place Community Garden in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, and a long-time Fort Greene resident. He has led walking tours of Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 25 years.

The tour is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required; CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The group will meet at 11am in the large, open plaza area near the digital BAM marquee sign at Flatbush and Lafayette Aves. Future 2018 tour dates: Sep. 1; Oct. 6.

The Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Cultural District are co-sponsored by American Opera Projects (AOP) and FAB Alliance. AOP programming is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, District 57.

For more information or questions about the tour, contact us: tours@faballiance.org or 718-398-4024.

Details:
FREE Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour
Saturday, August 4
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: FREE, with pre-registration

Location:
Meet at BAM Plaza (marquee sign)
Flatbush Ave. and Lafayette Ave.
11217 Brooklyn

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Comedy at the Corner with Mike Brown, Kate Willett & More
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy at the Corner with Mike Brown, Kate Willett & More

See what happens when a swanky coffee shop turns into an upbeat, off-center, and diverse comedy show with some of the best comics in all of New York. July 31st's dope dope dope lineup features:

Mike Brown (NBC)
Kate Willett (Netflix)
Ryan Schutt (2 Dope Queens)
Janet Hyde (Dude Talks to a Lady Podcast)
Raghav Mehta (Seeso)
Keenan Steiner (Sirius)
Thiago Macklin hosts

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$5 Fancy Beer and $7 Delish Wine All Night!
Doors @ 7:45 / Show @ 8:20
It's at Hungry Ghost's Fulton Street location (781 Fulton Street)

Have any questions or want to join our email list? Drop a line to comedyatthecorner@gmail.com

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Amitava Kumar with Jennifer Egan
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Amitava Kumar with Jennifer Egan

Book Launch: Amitava Kumar presents Immigrant, Montana
In conversation with Jennifer Egan
Wine reception to follow

Amitava Kumar, author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot, presents his latest novel about a young new immigrant to the United States in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, between sexes, and between the particular desires of one man and the women he comes to love. In the story of his years at a university in New York, the narrator of Immigrant, Montana describes the joys and disappointments of his immigrant experience; the unfamiliar political and social textures of campus life; the indelible influence of a charismatic professor; the very different natures of the women he loved, and of himself in and out of love with each of them. Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen calls Immigrant, Montana a “beguiling meditation on memory and migration, sex and politics, ideas and art, and race and ambiguity.” Kumar discusses his new novel at Greenlight, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Greenlight neighbor Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach, A Vist from the Goon Squad). A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

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Brian Catling with Tobias Carroll
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Brian Catling with Tobias Carroll

Brian Catling presents The Cloven
In conversation with Tobias Carroll

Poet, sculptor, painter, and performance artist Brian Catling presents The Cloven, the epic climax to his beloved, genre-busting Vorrh Trilogy. In the stunning conclusion to the series – set in a parallel Africa where fact and fantasy collide -- the colonial city of Essenwald gives up all its secrets, as the sentient, eternal forest known as the Vorrh seeks to reclaim what has been taken from it. Those who have been enslaved shall be no longer, and heroes once thought dead shall reemerge stronger than ever. The Cloven is a book of battles and betrayals, in which Catling’s incredible creations all fulfill their destinies and lead us to an epic conflagration with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance. Catling presents the epic conclusion to the trilogy at Greenlight, in conversation with author and Vol. 1 Brooklyn editor (and Greenlight neighbor) Tobias Carroll. 

Please confirm time and location.

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July Knit+Wine Night
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

July Knit+Wine Night

Knit+Wine Night is purely a social gathering of knitters and crocheters who each bring their own projects to work on, enjoy one another's company -- and drink wine!

We are a diverse group and welcome all who want to join us. We help each another when necessary, but there is no formal instruction.

$3 - Advance RSVP for each attendee is required in order to attend.

[Please Note: The MeetUp system will not allow you to RSVP until you have paid the $3 registration fee via Paypal.]

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Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series

Asado by Chef Paul Bentley, Executive Chef/Owner of Magno Brasserie in Guadalajara, Mexico

Hosted by Liza de Guia and Sarah McLellan

Tequila by (DELALUZ)

Beer by Bocanegra

Colonia Verde's "Sunday Asado" series invites chefs and grill masters from all over the world to take over their backyard for a no fuzz, no frills bbqing afternoon amongst friends and neighbors.

$55 per person 

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Greenlight's Summer Story Time!
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Greenlight's Summer Story Time!

Beat the heat and bring your little ones for summer story time at the bookstore! Greenlight booksellers read a range of picture book favorites, with a drawing activity to accompany the story time. From contemporary classics to undiscovered gems, you’ll want to bring these picks on your next summer vacation. Join us for an interactive, reading and drawing story time! Ages 3 to 8.

Please confirm time and location.

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JULY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

JULY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

This event is free but requires RSVP...
Popcorn included!

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Glen David Gold with Lev Grossman
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Glen David Gold with Lev Grossman

Glen David Gold presents I Will Be Complete
In conversation with Lev Grossman

Glen David Gold, best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, presents I Will Be Complete, a big-hearted memoir about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother. I Will Be Complete is a vivid, extraordinary account of an outrageous life led up and down the California Coast, from the go-go 60s, to the inimitable 70s, to the punk-rock 80s and beyond. Across decades and cities, Gold returns again and again to his relationship with his parents – a father of “cheerful amorality” and a mother who abandoned him at the age of 12 – who force him to choose between being complete and being emotionally whole. Clear-eyed and heartbreaking, Gold's story ultimately speaks to everyone who has struggled with the complexity of parental bonds by searching for – and finding – autonomy. The critically-acclaimed novelist and short story writer presents his memoir in conversation with novelist, critic and Greenlight neighbor Lev Grossman. A signing and Q&A follows the presentation.

Please confirm time and location.

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Jason Sokol with Joshua Guild
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Sokol with Joshua Guild

Jason Sokol presents The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
In conversation with Joshua Guild

On April 4, 1968 – fifty years ago this spring – a fatal shot rang out in Memphis and quickly rippled across the world. News of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder stopped people in their tracks and rendered them speechless, moved many to tears and others to celebration, drove some to violence and still others to political activism. Historian Jason Sokol’s The Heavens Might Crack presents a vivid portrait of how Americans – as well as others around the globe – grappled with King’s death, revealing the enduring consequences King’s assassination had for the shape of his own legacy, the course of the Civil Rights Movement, and race relations in America. Sokol discusses his book and the surrounding issues with Joshua Guild, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton and author of the forthcoming book In the Shadows of the Metropolis: Cultural Politics and Black Communities in Postwar New York and London.

Please confirm time and location.

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Greenlight's Summer Story Time!
Jul
21
11:30 AM11:30

Greenlight's Summer Story Time!

Beat the heat and bring your little ones for summer story time at the bookstore! Greenlight booksellers read a range of picture book favorites, with a drawing activity to accompany the story time. From contemporary classics to undiscovered gems, you’ll want to bring these picks on your next summer vacation. Join us for an interactive, reading and drawing story time! Ages 3 to 8.

Please confirm time and location.

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Comedy at the Corner in Ft. Greene with Jo Firestone & more!
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy at the Corner in Ft. Greene with Jo Firestone & more!

See what happens when a swanky coffee shop turns into an upbeat, off-center, and diverse comedy show with some of the best comics in all of New York. July 17th ridiculous-off-the-chain lineup features:

 

Jo Firestone (Tonight Show)

Neel Nanda (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Calvin Cato (Oxygen)

Abby Rosenquist (The Stand)

Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Fest)

& More!

Hosted by Keenan Steiner

 

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$5 Fancy Beer and $7 Delish Wine All Night!

Doors @ 7:45 / Show @ 8:20

It's at Hungry Ghost's Fulton Street location (781 Fulton Street)

Have any questions or want to join our email list? Drop a line to comedyatthecorner@gmail.com.

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David Ewalt
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

David Ewalt

Book Launch: David Ewalt presents Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution
Wine reception to follow

Greenlight neighbor, journalist and tech writer David Ewalt (Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It) returns to Greenlight to launch his new book Defying Reality! No longer just a mainstay of science fiction, virtual reality, often referred to as VR, has started to see mainstream success with companies such as Oculus, Sony, and HTC. Ewalt chronicles the origins of VR in Cold War military laboratories, and traces it through decades of hype and failed products, to a nineteen-year-old video game aficionado from California whose advancements made the recent breakthroughs in VR possible, to the Silicon Valley giants who are now creating a new hundred-billion-dollar industry. Highly praised by fellow technology writers and futurists, Defying Reality makes the argument that VR has the potential to impact every aspect of our social and independent lives. Ewalt discusses his book at Greenlight, followed by a wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

Please confirm time and location.

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Greenlight's Summer Story Time!
Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Greenlight's Summer Story Time!

Beat the heat and bring your little ones for summer story time at the bookstore! Greenlight booksellers read a range of picture book favorites, with a drawing activity to accompany the story time. From contemporary classics to undiscovered gems, you’ll want to bring these picks on your next summer vacation. Join us for an interactive, reading and drawing story time! Ages 3 to 8.

Please confirm time and location.

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Samantha Hunt
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Samantha Hunt

Book Launch: Samantha Hunt presents The Seas
Wine reception to follow

Award-winning, critically-acclaimed author Samantha Hunt (The Dark Dark) presents The Seas– her first book, for which she won the National Book Foundation award -- recently reissued by Tin House Books and with a new introduction by Maggie Nelson. In a coastal fishing town a young misfit – whose father, a sailor, walked into the ocean eleven years earlier -- believes she is a mermaid. True to myth, she finds herself in hard love with a land-bound man, an Iraq War veteran thirteen years her senior. The mesmerizing, fevered coming-of-age tale – between reality and fairy tale, hope and delusion -- that follows will land her in jail. In her introduction, Maggie Nelson calls The Seas “radiant with magic, some of it dangerous… [I] was scalded by its beauty.” Hunt presents The Seas at Greenlight, followed by a wine reception.

Please confirm time and location.

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Glynnis MacNicol with Anna Holmes
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Glynnis MacNicol with Anna Holmes

Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 PM
Glynnis MacNicol presents No One Tells You This
In conversation with Anna Holmes
Wine reception to follow

Author and founder of The Li.st Glynnis MacNicol presents No One Tells You This, a fearless and feminist new memoir praised by Rebecca Traister, Aminatou Sow, Jessica Bennett, and more that asks: if the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, at the age of 40 MacNicol was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. Lacking a good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world – and refusing a narrative of pity or simplicity – MacNicol creates her own. No One Tells You This is an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and a fearless reckoning with modern womanhood that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules. MacNicol launches her new memoir in conversation with Anna Holmes, writer, editor, and founder of Jezebel, with a wine reception to follow.

Please confirm time and location.

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Book Lauch: Eleanor Kriseman presents The Blurry Years
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Book Lauch: Eleanor Kriseman presents The Blurry Years

In conversation with Julie Buntin
Wine reception to follow

Debut author – and Greenlight bookseller emerita – Eleanor Kriseman launches The Blurry Years, a powerful and unorthodox coming-of-age story set against the vividly-drawn backdrop of early-eighties Florida. At the center of The Blurry Years is a stirringly twisted mother-daughter relationship, and a young girl’s scattered childhood, from cars to strangers’ houses to the sand-dusted apartments of the tourist towns that litter the Florida coastline. The Blurry Years is the story of what it's like to grow up too fast and absorb too much, to watch adults behaving badly; what it's like to be simultaneously in thrall to and terrified of the mother who is the only family you've ever known, who moves you from town to town to leave her own mistakes behind. Kriseman discusses her debut with fellow novelist Julie Buntin (Marlena). A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

Please confirm time and location.

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Greenlight's Summer Story Time!
Jul
7
11:30 AM11:30

Greenlight's Summer Story Time!

Beat the heat and bring your little ones for summer story time at the bookstore! Greenlight booksellers read a range of picture book favorites, with a drawing activity to accompany the story time. From contemporary classics to undiscovered gems, you’ll want to bring these picks on your next summer vacation. Join us for an interactive, reading and drawing story time! Ages 3 to 8.

Please confirm time and location.

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Book Launch: Amanda Stern presents Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life In conversation with A.M. Homes
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Book Launch: Amanda Stern presents Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life In conversation with A.M. Homes

Author and host of the Happy Ending Reading series Amanda Stern presents hotly anticipated, widely praised new memoir about living life on the razor’s edge of panic, in the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey MindLittle Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life charts Stern’s childhood in 1970s and 80s New York – from her mother’s barefoot bohemian world in Greenwich Village to the sanitized, stricter sphere of her uptown father -- where Amanda experiences the magic and madness of life through the filter of unrelenting panic. Tenderly delivered and expertly structured, Amanda Stern's memoir is a document of the transformation of New York City and a deep, personal, and comedic account of the trials and errors of seeing life through a very unusual lens. Stern launches her new memoir at Greenlight, in conversation with bestselling writer A.M Homes, author of The Safety of Objects. A wine reception follows to celebrate the launch.

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Je Suis: A Theatrical Dining Experience
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Je Suis: A Theatrical Dining Experience

Je Suis...has been performed by I AM, the globally acclaimed female performance group throughout various venues in Asia. In their NYC premiere they collaborate with the Brooklyn Bistro, Bisou Bisou, to create a dynamic and beautiful event designed to transport guests back to the emotional pulse permeating early century French cabarets. Through gastronomic delights, music, dance, and dance theatre, they are focused on recreating an experience that fully accentuates the grit, flair, flash, seduction, and raw passion that defined evocative 1920s Paris. Watch as 3 different women evoke several different versions of the one and only, Edith Piaf.

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MAY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

MAY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

This event is free but requires RSVP...
Popcorn included!

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