Plan A! dance party and Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Looking for a unique, fun way to donate to Planned Parenthood? Check out Plan A!, a dance party and art auction, open bar and fundraiser. Continuing a program of cultural events at Dobbin St., this party is a collaboration with Tickled HOT Pink and Medium Rare, presenting an array of local food and drink vendors including Sixpoint Brewery and The Meatball Shop.

Previous events raised over $150,000 for the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai and this year’s benefactor, Planned Parenthood, couldn’t be more timely or important, looking down the barrel of this weekend. So whether you’re making the trip to DC or hunkering down in NYC this weekend, next weekend be sure to check out this “cathartic evening of dancing, art-making and a 4-hour open bar.”

Plan A! Dance Party and Planned Parenthood Fundraiser at Dobbin St.
Saturday, Jan 28th, 8pm – 1am

Attention North Brooklyn, Thai Direct delivers authentic Thai meals and ingredients to your front door

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Authentic Thai Meal Kits: Make Cooking Authentic Thai Easy & Affordable

Authentic Thai Meal Kits: Make Cooking Authentic Thai Easy & Affordable

Thai Direct, an authentic Thai meal kit company, delivers fresh authentic Thai ingredients (some of which are pre-prepped) with simple recipes for cooking homemade Thai meals. Authentic Thai ingredients are not available at typical grocery stores or supermarkets. Thai Direct aims to bridge that gap and ride the food disruption trend by offering the authentic Thai cooking option. Their initial products include two-person meal kits with seven different gluten-free meal options as well as freshly made frozen Thai rice. Their recipes, curated by authentic Thai chefs, will be provided in the form of hard copies as well as online recipes and videos. The meal kits’ price is $19.99 for two people. Customers can choose to buy one meal at a time or subscribe for 4 meals on a weekly or biweekly basis. In addition, Thai Direct will offer their own original chili sauce and spice powder sometime during the first half of 2017. Thai Direct is currently selling their products in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Use this discount code “FREEWILLIAMSBURG” for a 10% discount valid until 1/31/17.

Check out Thai Direct at http://www.thaidirect.co/

Police Captain apologizes for flippant remarks about Greenpoint date rapes

Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint

Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint

As DNA reported a few days ago, there has been a very troubling uptick in rapes in Greenpoint. Reports of assaults in the neighborhood were up 62% last year.

Police Captain Peter Rose got himself in a lot of trouble after the article ran by saying he wasn’t “too worried” since most of the rapes weren’t committed by strangers:

“Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more,” Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct, told DNAinfo New York.

“It really becomes a balancing act for the investigators. Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of theme were actually coworkers. It’s not a trend that we’re too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes,” he explained.

Following the much deserved criticism, he has since issued an apology: [Read more…]

Bunker Vietnamese opens tonight in Bushwick

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Bunker-Vietnamese, credit offMetro

We mentioned last year that Ridgewood’s fantastic Vietnamese restaurant, Bunker, was opening in a larger space in Bushwick. Well, the grand opening is tonight at 99 Scott Avenue. The menu, [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s Cubana Social is closing on Saturday

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Apparently, Cubana Social is yet another casualty of rent hikes as Williamsburg becomes more and more unaffordable. A longtime FreeWilliamsburg favorite, we’re going to miss their Cuban-style, slow-roasted pork which was a staple for the neighborhood. Christina Bouza, who founded Cubana Social, posted these words about the closing on the restaurant’s website:

Maybe what’s most special is the energy felt within our walls from the people who’ve come together and contributed their love. Notably, much of Cubana’s staff & musician family has been with us since the beginning. Quite unusually, we’ve experienced more of a change in neighbors than employees. Cubana Social is one of few remaining old faces in a barely recognizable Williamsburg. While realtors have taken the place of artists in curating a new surreality, rents have soared sky high, fueling the cycle of displacement. [Read more…]

Megadeth may be playing Saint Vitus tonight

ICYMI: #Unibroue A TOUT LE MONDE and STVTS present: VIC AND THE RATTLEHEADS So these are the rules to get tickets so pay attention! 1. Only them. No openers 2. Tickets will be available for purchase AT THE BAR ONLY on Thursday 12/8 and Friday 12/9 from 6-8PM, and Saturday 12/10 from 2-4PM, selling 60 tickets each day. 3. Tickets are $50 and cash only. Tickets will be all will call and non transferable. First-come, first-served. Again, we are only selling 60 tickets each day so when they're gone, we're done! TIPS FOR SUCCESS: 1. Press "Going" on the event page (shared below), and we'll be posting in real time how many tickets are left/when sold out each day. If you don't press "Going," you won't get the notifications! Also, don't forget to subscribe to Saint Vitus events and never miss a thing! 2. GOOD LUCK! MAY THE KRAMPUS BE WITH YOU. #tixonsale #unibrouebeer #svbshows #saintvitusbar #atoutlemonde #brooklyn #greenpoint #metal

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BrooklynVegan sure thinks so.

As mentioned, Megadeth are playing the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards at Webster Hall on Tuesday (12/13), which frontman Dave Mustaine is also hosting. You may remember Mustaine promoted the awards by bartending at Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus. The venue just put up the above image on their instragram which seems to suggest that Megadeth is playing Saint Vitus on Monday (12/12). [Read more…]

Check out the ‘Mean Girls’ winter talent show next Weds at Brooklyn Bazaar

You remember Mean Girls, right? The 2004 classic starring Lindsay Lohan before she became a total trainwreck. Next Wednesday in Greenpoint, BBQ Films will be showing the film as an “immersive cinematic experience” with lots of surprises including an appearance by Kevin G himself:

On Wednesday, December 14th, your very own North Shore High School is hosting their annual Winter Talent Show. [Read more…]

Los Sures is screening in Brooklyn on Dec 9th

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The highly acclaimed documentary film Los Sures is back! Shot by Diego Echeverria on 16mm film in 1984, this documentary tells the story of “The Southside” of Williamsburg, a far different neighborhood from what we know today. If there was ever a film to be considered required viewing for anyone living in Williamsburg, this is that film.

Los Sures skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources in Brooklyn’s Los Sures neighborhood. Yet Echeverria’s portrait also celebrates the vitality of this community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. Los Sures is both an invaluable record of pre-gentrification Brooklyn and an ode to a community’s resilience.

After a spattering of screenings, and a springtime run at Metrograph in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the documentary Los Sures returns home to Brooklyn, at Dobbin St, for one night only.

Los Sures, Screening and Community Discussion
at Dobbin St.
Friday, December 9th
Doors at 7pm, Film at 7:30pm
Tickets available now.

Following the screening, local writer Andy P. Smith will lead a conversation with UnionDocs Founder and Artistic Director Christopher Allen.