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December 2015

By David Finck | on December 12,2015 at 2:43PM

Georgia Khachapuri Cooking Class
Sunday, December 13, 2015, Noon – 3:30 p.m.

Court Tree Collective
371 Court Street, Carroll Gardens
2nd Floor

Court Tree Collective presents cooking from the Republic of Georgia with chef Marina Berger.
Khachapuri is a cheese-filled bread found throughout the Republic of Georgia. Though it takes on many forms, Americans are probably most familiar with Ajaran khachapuri — a boat-shaped yeasted bread, filled with cheese and topped with a runny egg and butter. In this class, I’ll teach you how to make the Ajaran classic, as well as Imeretian khachapuri, where the cheese is encased in a yogurt-enriched dough. Finally, we’ll make lobiani: not strictly considered a type of khachapuri, the cheese filling is replaced with red kidney beans (a Georgian staple) mashed with onions and coriander. We’ll conclude class by sitting down to eat what we’ve made, along with a classic Georgian salad, homemade tarragon soda, and a taste of Georgia’s unique amber wine.

Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Brigade
200 6th Street, Gowanus

A special holiday cookie decorating workshop taught by Aww, Sam and hosted by the Brooklyn Brigade. This fun holiday workshop will show you how to frost and decorate holiday cookies to impress your friends and family!

Your $40 class fee includes all materials to make and decorate your own holiday cookies and a special gift bag filled with goodies from our favorite brands.

Henry Threadgill’s Double Up Ensemble
Monday and Tuesday, December 14 & 15, 2015, 8:00 -10:00 p.m.
$25 in advance, $35 at the door, $50 for both nights (advance purchase only)

Roulette Intermedium
509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill
(917) 267-0363

Roulette presents two separate performances from Henry Threadgill’s Double Up ensemble honoring the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s historic Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a collective of avant-garde musicians dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music.
On December 14, Threadgill will pre-release “Old Locks and irregular Verbs” (Pi Recordings), a piece dedicated to the late conductor Lawrence D. “Butch: Morris. On December 15, guest pianist David Bryant joins Threadgill for the premiere of a new commission, “Double-Up plays Double Up Plus,” dedicated to Ahmad Jamal, Barry Harris, Eddie Palmieri, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil Taylor and Joseph Kubera.
Chicago native Henry Threadgill is a composer, saxophonist, flautist, and leading figure in the jazz avant garde scene. He has been involved with AACM since its inception in the early 1960s, collaborating with fellow members Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell and playing in Muhal Richard Abrams’ legendary Experimental Band.
Henry Threadgill’s Double Up Ensemble:  Christopher Hoffman, Craig Weinrib, Curtis MacDonald, David Bryant, David Virelles, Jason Moran, José Davila, Roman Filiu ____________________________________________________________________
Awesome Book Group
Presented by Melville House Publishing and Brooklyn Roasting Company
Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Roasting Company
25 Jay Street, DUMBO

A monthly discussion of a Melville House book over some fine, free BRC coffee. This month: Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville.
About the book:
Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world—even those daunted by Moby-Dick—Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City’s Wall Street, it was also, perhaps, Herman Melville’s most prescient story: what if a young man caught up in the rat race of commerce finally just said, “I would prefer not to?”
The tale is one of the final works of fiction published by Melville before, slipping into despair over the continuing critical dismissal of his work after Moby-Dick, he abandoned publishing fiction. The work is presented here exactly as it was originally published in Putnam’s magazine—to critical disdain.
Brooklyn Bike Crew Pancake Ride
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$$ for pancakes and $10.25 fare for return via Weehawken Ferry

Organized by the Brooklyn Bike Crew
Meet at Bedford Avenue and Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights

The Brooklyn Bike Crew returns to NJ via the George Washington Bridge for another fun Pancake Ride (because the pancakes in NJ are just THAT GOOD). This is a moderately paced, 35-mile ride.
Please remember to wear your helmet, bring you lock and money for pancakes and a $10.25 ferry ride from Weehawken, NJ back over to midtown.
All biking levels are welcomed! Our rides are about fitness, fun, and of course making new friends who share your love of biking in Brooklyn and beyond!!! Invite a friend (or four)!

Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

Brownstone Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker
372 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.

I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.

My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.

We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.

We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!

John, Mir, Zelda and Timber

Endless, Entire
An exhibition of work by 59 members of the American Abstract Artists
Every day through December 20, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

558 St. John’s Place, Crown Heights
(718) 783-4438

Curated by Rachel Nackman

This exhibition of drawings and works made of or on paper by 59 members of the American Abstract Artists explores the circular form in abstract drawing. The circle plays an important role in numerous fields of study and creative practice, from mathematics and astronomy to Zen Buddhism to art-making. Endless, Entire illuminates AAA members’ diverse relationships with this universal form.

Panel discussion: Sunday, Dec. 6th, 4pm

Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?
Wednesdays-Sunday, Noon – 6:00 p.m. Through May 29, 2016
$10 Museum Admission

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors are invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity.

The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.
The Truth is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev
Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MetroTech Commons
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.

Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.

Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg

Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope

Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope

The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm

Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park

Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg

Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!