155 Freeman: Triple Canopy, Light Industry, Public School

Triple Canopy, a locally-based online magazine that published such gems as She Goes Covered, is kickstarting a space in Greenpoint along with some partners.

This September, three New York-based nonprofits—Triple Canopy, an online magazine, Light Industry, a cinema, and The Public School New York, an open-source classroom with no curriculum—will launch a new arts-and-culture center at 155 Freeman Street, in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Together, our groups will organize performances, classes, artist talks, readings, panels, workshops, concerts, and weekly film screenings—all of which will be open to the public. Most events are free or cost less than $7—and we like it this way!

The pledges aren’t half bad, either.

Give just $20 and you’ll receive access to a special issue of Triple Canopy put together and introduced by writer Rivka Galchen. For $50 you’ll receive a personalized email and Web project by artist Cory Arcangel. For $150 you’ll receive free access to all events at the space for one year. Those of you with the means to make a larger contribution will receive artworks donated by R. H. Quaytman and Paul Chan to support our first year of programming.

True Blood Mixtape

HBO, in a moment of scheduling brilliance, passes the torch from Game of Thrones seamlessly to season four of True Blood this Sunday. In honor of some non-sparkling, all-for-premarital-sex vampires, Goddamn Cobras made a mixtape. And a gif.

Anyone know if Odyssea or Sweet Ups are holding viewing parties again?

True Blood Mixtape 01: Sookie Sulkin’ by Goddamn Cobras

More neighborhood weekend events

Since the G can only get you so far this weekend and the L might be more trouble than its worth, staying in the neighborhood might be the way to go. There is alot going on, after all. Here are a few more, just in case.

Goddamn Cobras’ literature project BOOMSLANG is hosting The 3rd Annual Rooftop Bikini Reading Party to Promote Literaryness and Sun on Saturday, June 18 from 6-9pm on the roof of The End at 13 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn. The party is part of Northside Open Studios. Poets, novelists and playwrights will read their work while folks party in swimwear, drinkin in sunshine (we hope) and beers.

It’s been a long, hot wait, but the Vegan Summer Shop-Up(Part 1!) is FINALLY HERE! The all vegan all local pop-up market brings you raw ice cream, Brooklyn-made hummus, artisan tempeh, gluten-free truffles, fresh-pressed juices, farm-fresh herbs, bug repellent, soy wax candles, lip balms, and oh yes, WAY MORE.

Come on out Sunday June 19, 1- 5pm to the Pine Box Rock Shop (our favorite vegan bar!). You’ll see new vendors and old with tons of rad products to satisfy any and all summer cravings. The Shop-Up also coincides with Sunday WAFFLE BRUNCH at Pine Box!! Indulge in waffle heaven while hitting up the best Bloody Mary menu in town(because it’s also happy hour!).

Eagle Street Rooftop is slinging veggies all over town on Sunday, buy some for a local foodie dad for father’s day?

Hipster.com Hiring

Are you a Ruby engineer with a passion for fixed gears, PBR and the interest in relocating to SF? Well then, you’re in luck. Hipster.com, a soon to be launched, VC-funded, online startup, next big thing, something or other, is hiring. Besides being gainfully employed, you can look forward to these sign on perks:

Perhaps these tokens will be enough to stifle the self-loathing bile that will threaten even the most steady upchuck reflexes while working for a company that puts out such cheesy, patronizing gimmicks as a hiring tool. The $10,000 must lessens the humiliation a little bit too, right?

Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System

Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System from Project AURA on Vimeo.

Imagine how lit up the W-burg bridge would look at night if bikers were rocking this. And with 18 bicyclists killed last year, any extra help that would likely be used (unlike, say, a helmet) is great. Where is the kickstarter? I want in.

Woodkid – Iron

Best video of the year so far?

Woodkid – Iron from WOODKID on Vimeo.

What a breath of fresh air after drowning in a avalanche of found footage music videos. Not a bad jam either.

Brooklyn Fimmakers Collective ON THE STREETS

I’ve been to a screening before with BFC, and not only were the videos great, the bands that played after were surprisingly good.

a series of short films, drinks, and dancing

Join the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective crew on Friday, April 29 at the Brooklyn Winery as they present BFC ON THE STREETS, a collection of short films. Also featuring the best DJs from the streets: Kev Sugar Shand & Watakula, White Chocolate, and Shadow Lover. The $10 admission tickets comes with one free beer and helps support the ongoing work of the BFC. Doors open at 8 pm.

BROOKLYN WINERY 213 North 8th Street (between Driggs and Roebling) Brooklyn, NY 11211, near the Bedford L train

Photographer Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

by Tim Hetherington, World Press Photo of the Year in 2007.

Tim Hetherington, a former Williamsburg resident (in the photographer building off Kent, appropriately), was killed in Libya today. Hetherington was nominated for an Oscar for Restrepo, a documentary he helped film over a year with the Second Platoon in Afghanistan.