North Brooklyn Story Project Benefit Concert

Benefit concert at Union Pool tonight. Details below…

The North Brooklyn Story Project will throw a benefit concert, on April 28, 2009, to raise funds for their oral history project. The concert will be held at Union Pool (484 Union Ave) at 8pm. Performers include The Blue Album Group, Rebecca Schiffman and The Roulettes. Suggested donation for the event is $5. The concert is being held to raise money for recording equipment that the North Brooklyn Story Project will use to document, share and store the stories of Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents.

Get more info on Going, or for more info on the performers click through the jump!

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YouTube Funnies Keeping DIY Alive

From our friends over at FREE DANGER, the ‘zine making DJ duo that captured our Ghostbusters loving hearts @ 3rd Ward:

For the past few months we have been compiling together our favorite funny and fucked up clips from TV, Movies, commercials, and the internet and tomorrow night we will be presenting this video. Our friend Peter O’Connell is coming up from Baltimore to do some commentary with us and he has some other treats lined up as well. If this doesnt sound like enough, we also have Hannibal Burress stopping by to do some stand up comedy.

This event is not only going to be totally hysterical, it’s doubling as a benefit for fellow publication SHOWPAPER. Be sure to pick up a free copy around the ‘hood. So be there, or else we’ll know you hate fun: 9pm @ Market Hotel, Tuesday April 28th

Cyclist Hit by Car Last Night

A cyclist was hit by a livery car last night at the corner of Roebling and No. 11th. He was hurt pretty bad (lots of blood), but was moving and in the care of emergency personnel within minutes of the accident. A bystander told me he didn’t think the bicyclist stopped at the intersection and the driver just didn’t see him until impact. Bike was ruined, but luckily the dude made it out alive. Click through for a few photos.

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Salsa Saturday, Literally

Tonight @ the Opera House Lofts, Brooklyn Salsa celebrates their one year anniversary. As sponsors of the Pomp party last night, I’d expect a lot of the same (newly salsa addicted) crowd.
What to expect from the boys:

Sunshine, Fresh Chips, Firepit, Rooftop, DJ’s, RockNRoll, Booze, Basement, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Bad Kid Stuff, Friends and all the BROOKLYN SALSA you can stick in your face! BBQ’s will be set on fire at 6pm with a DJ spinning sunny brazilian grooves, Modelo in hand. Music til 2am… Come Hungry and ready to party!

Make sure to dig into the Tropical, it’s my personal favorite.

Subtrak Saturday with Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork, the folks who brought you last week’s doppleB√ÑNGER (with one of our current loves– HATCHMATIK), are bringing it once again at the semi-secret party room at Lovin’ Cup. Not to mention live painting from Chris Rini.
Flavorpill says:

The Burg’s best all-purpose party adds Detroit to its roster with the help of Subtrak. To clarify that equation, the Motor City label delivers Ryan Brogan, Chris Alker, and Christian Bloch from its stable of techno- and house-spanning selectors to Pulled Pork’s no-slouch residents Gunnie and T. Clute. Tonight’s special guest Mike Servito (Ghostly/Spectral) knows his way around his hometown’s signature style as well as anyone (as attendees of One Step Beyond might recall ‚Äî Servito spun our party at AMNH last year).

Check the retro preview, and do a little mid-afternoon dance (right around 2:27, I did. And again at 6:01). Also, there’s been talk of free fortune cookies… I’ll be there (tequila induced) shaking it, fo’ sure!
RSVP to [email protected].

Ducktails and Javelin Play Inside a Robot Tonight

c/o Pak
If you are not easily deterred by the rain, there is a pretty great show happening inside artist space Secret Project Robot tonight.
The much (deserved) hyped avant garde sunny pop of Ducktails will be complimented by the smooth dance grooves of Javelin. After seeing Javelin play the Graffiti Research Lab’s MoMA after party some months back, Javelin has become a personal favorite. (They have an entire song using Beyonce vocal samples that’s pretty killer.)
Full line up and details below:

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Green In BKLYN

Since Earth Day is tomorrow, I wanted to give y’all some ideas about how to live a greener life in BK. And although I’m too lazy to do most of these things (yes, I know, I’m a hypocrite– comment away), I’m hoping that I’m cleansing my green karma by spreading the word a bit. So here’s your little To-Do list for tomorrow:
1. Go to the Grand Opening of Green in BKLYN and buy some environmentally healthy supplies.
2. Start community composting with the help of North Brooklyn Compost Project in McCarren Park.
3. Or start composting at home with your own pet worms. Via Brooklyn Based:

If you’re not daunted yet, you can also buy worms and start (indoor) composting yourself. A pound of these fuglies runs about $20, which you can order through The Brooklyn Kitchen until the end of the month ‚Äî the first spot in Brooklyn to offer them. Otherwise, they’re available at the LESEC, along with worm ‚”condos.” Jo Micek, also of the North Brooklyn Composting Project, estimates it takes a week for her worms to plow through 2 to 3 pounds of food waste, and 3 months for them to turn it into compost, which she uses on her indoor plants and gives to friends with yards.

4. Pick up one of these super cute reusable grocery bags (which double as beach bags! &/or any other kind of bag), and in doing so you’ll be supporting one of Brooklyn’s own entrepreneurs.
5. That’s all I got for now, but please feel free to add your green ideas in the comments section.
C’mon, guys! Green is the New Beard!

Miss High Times Pageant Tonight at Studio B

Being the day when stoners around the world celebrate the fact that they are stoners around the world and get stoned, High Times Magazine is throwing their Miss High Times Pageant at Studio B tonight, and everybody’s gonna get soooo stoned.

Date: Monday, April 20th 2009
Location: New York City (it’s at Studio B)
Doors: 7 pm / Showtime: 8 pm
Price: $15 now, $20 day of show
Hosted by: HIGH TIMES Editors Bobby Black & Vaporella
Performances by: Prospect Hill, Special Guests
Celebrity Judges: TBA
Sponsored by: Advanced Nutrients, BC Northern Lights, NugBrand Clothing & Beta Foods

Also of note: “Every entrant certifies that she is 18 years of age or older, that she has no objection to the smoking of marijuana or being depicted as smoking marijuana in any and all photos used by HIGH TIMES and THC.” So, buy now! Only 420 tickets will be sold!