Organic prosecco mimosas, horchata popsicles, a movie about the NYC downtown scene of the 80s, romantic pop about French girls, wine, and cocaine: your North Brooklyn Memorial Day weekend roundup!
“Benoit & Sergio don’t make dance tracks—they tell stories. A sense of place and narrative infuse their rhythms and melodies, transcending the confines of ‘tech-house’ or ‘electronic pop’ and entering a genre-free realm of cinematic imagery and visceral pleasures.” Head over to Cameo Gallery on N 6th Street and revel in their sleazy, romantic pop sensibility, with lyrics about loneliness, French girls, wine, and cocaine. What could be better than that? Cameo Gallery @ 11pm Facebook event
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means brunch on Monday! Adelina’s does it up with a live jazz + prosecco brunch, Monday 12-4pm. 2 for 1 organic prosecco mimosas and their fantastic brunch menu. Adelina’s, 156 Greenpoint Ave, brunch all weekend, jazz brunch on Monday.
Journey’s End Farm, Full Circle Farm, R & G Produce, Samosa Shack, Mom and Popsicles, and Saratoga Farmers will be on hand to kick off Cooper Park’s Farmers Market, opening Sunday 5/25. You’ll find potted culinary herbs, flowers, wheat-free crackers, fruits, vegetables, and fabulous homemade-style baked goods from 11 – 4pm. Greenpointers has the roundup.
Two more screenings of DOWNTOWN 81, Saturday and Sunday night. The film is a milestone of New York culture and history, vividly depicting the explosive downtown art and music scene of 1980-1981, through the eyes of the radical artist Jean Michel Basquiat. Somewhere between a direct documentation of the new wave / graffiti scene, and an exaggerated fictional romanticism of the city how-it-was, the film casts its own New York legends to play the parts of not-so-fictional characters, including Jean Michel Basquiat, Deborah Harry, leading bands of the era including Kid Creole and the Coconuts, James White and the Blacks, DNA, Tuxedo Moon, the Plastics, Walter Steding and the Dragon People. Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was only 19 years old when he played the lead in this film, and already a notorious graffiti artist, poet, and musician.
Sat/Sun 8pm $7 @ the PICTURE show
226 Green Street, Greenpoint