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Don’t Miss The Holiday Market This Sunday! (12/7)

This Sunday 12/7 is the Holiday Market from 1-7pm at 67 West St, 5th Fl. Entry is totally FREE and you can enjoy delicious beverages and food while shopping over 50 local makers and artisans. Hand picked from hundreds of applicants, the vendors chosen by Yuka are of the highest quality and variety so you will be able to check everyone off you shopping list – including yourself! (I personally am in the market for candles, knits and some stationery.) RSVP

Make sure go up into the  loft and get yours nail did, a massage and holiday photo for FREE! This years photo booth theme is “woodland creatures.” #gp_market

Plus, we will be screening the Official documentary trailer for Gasper & Son and selling $5 raffle tickets.

100% funds support post production of Gasper & Son in order to pay for music licensing, trailer, sound mix and festival submission fees. Follow Gasper & Son on Facebook.

Make a donation before Sunday and get in on the prize action!

Human@Ease – Duet Detox (Value $165)

$50 Five Leaves Gift Certificate

$45 Nights & Weekends Gift Certificate

$60 Paulie Gee Gift Certificate

$25 Diamond Bar Gift Certificate

$10 Eastern District Gift Certificate

Punk Rope Classes + Equipment (Value $58)

Sparrow Body Work Massage or Haircut (Value $85)

Kennaland Haircut (Value $160)

$50 Gift Certificate Nitehawk Cinema

$75 Gift Certificate Adelina’s

$50 Gift Certificate Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

$30 Gift Certificate Dusty Rose Vintage

Home Coming – Tiny Cactus, P.F. Fig candle & 1/2lb Blue Bottle Coffee (Value $45)

$25 Gift Certificate Violet Pepper

$25 Gift Certificate The Habitat

Silk Road Cycles – Multi Speed Tune Up (value $70)

Usha Veda Yoga – 5 class card

The Splendid Spoon Seasonal Sampler Box (Value $46)

$50 Gift Certificate El Born

Cafe Grumpy – Log Mug & Coffee Bag

Duke’s Liquor Box - Surprise Gift!

See you this weekend…

Keep it local, Greenpoint!

 

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Protests for #ericgarner #blacklivesmatter Today (12/4)

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We have some big issues in NYC to think about after the failure to indict the police offer who killed Eric Garner.

Lighting the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is a celebration of our city and there was nothing to celebrate yesterday.When I posted about the protests there on Facebook last night, someone commented, “What does this have to do with Greenpoint?” Eric Garner is a New Yorker. And NYC police officers patrol 11222. Enough said.

If you feel so inclined to demonstrate, our favorite local activist Emily Gallagher sent us these tips:

BE ON TIME & FOLLOW HASHTAGS

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In conversation: authors Elisabeth Donnelly & Stu Sherman

The Misshapes: The Coming Storm by Alex Flynn ©Donnelly & Sherman

Fifteen-year-old Sarah Robertson is no ordinary teenager—she can control the weather with her emotions. Her older brother, Johnny, can turn water into alcohol. And their mother is Lady Oblivion, feared arch nemesis of America’s favorite superhero, Freedom Man. In this world, superheros with useful powers (creating earthquakes, flying, walking through walls) go to high school at Hero Academy to become crime fighters, while those with unsuitable powers (disappearing when embarrassed, talking to small woodland animals) get labeled as Misshapes and have to attend high school with the normals.

A few days ago, I caught up with Greenpoint residents Elisabeth Donnelly and Stu Sherman, the writing duo behind the pseudonym Alex Flynn…

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“Gasper & Son” Trailer – LIVE! + RAFFLES!


We began filming Gasper & Son over a year ago and are so proud to debut the film trailer and website today!

Thanks to everyone who helped produce this film, our kickstarter donors and all the talented people who came together to make this happen. It has been a truly collaborative effort and has come together brilliantly!

Please watch the trailer and let us know what you think. We have been submitting Gasper & Son to national film festivals and will announce screenings soon.

We will also be screening the trailer this Sunday at our Greenpointers Holiday Market. Buy $5 raffle tickets with the chance to win prizes from the following local businesses who are generously supporting the film:

Human@Ease, Five Leaves, Nights and Weekends, Punk Rope, Paulie Gee’s, The Diamond, Eastern District, Kennaland,  Sparrow Salon, Nitehawk Cinema, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co., Adelina’s, Dusty Rose Vintage, Home Coming, Violet Pepper, Duke’s Liquor Box, The Splendid Spoon, Cafe Grumpy, Usha Veda Yoga, El Born, The Habitat, Silk Road Cycles

If you want to help us cover the post-production costs please make a donation to Gasper & Son via paypal (in $5 increments). Funds raised will go toward producing the trailer, music licensing, sound mix and festival submission fees. Continue reading

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Make it Through the Holidays Looking, Feeling & Doing Good with Deals at Sparrow Salon

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That time of year is upon us, when we are supposed to be thinking about family and friends and happiness and cheer, while trying to deflect all the stress and pressure the season also brings. Sometimes a little pampering can help do the trick. Whether you gift it to yourself or a loved one, no one is going to want to return a massage or a great hair cut.

At Sparrow Salon in Greenpoint “everything is intertwined. If you look good you feel good. If you feel good you can do good. If you do good you feel good. And if you feel good you look good. You can’t take one away without the others suffering.” That’s the key behind Sparrow’s blend of massage, hair styling, and sustainable gifts and beauty products.

And for Cyber Monday get 15% off all gift certificates with code “HappyHolidays” and 20% off all retail in the shop or online with code “HolidayGifts”.

Every day get $20 off the first massage and $20 off the first Hair Cut or Color. Just mention this deal during service.

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Famous Greenpointers: Mickey Rooney

MIckey Rooney – Greenpointer
A portrait of Greenpointer Mickey Rooney - illustrated by Rebecca Clarke

What a mug on that guy, eh? Micky Rooney began his long career as a child star, but unlike modern child stars, he continued working into his 90s. He was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in the 20s and began acting as a toddler with his parents in vaudeville acts. He appeared in over 20 films and worked with Judy Garland. He played Audrey Hepburn’s bucktoothed Japanese neighbor in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and was criticized for portraying a racial stereotype, but assured he was just playing the role for fun and never wanted to offend anyone. He even had his own television show and won an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor in The Black Stallion (1979). More on Micky Rooney at Biography.com

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Q & A with Greenpointer Eric Weiner of the Wild Honey Pie + Win Tickets to On The Mountain Season 2 Interactive Music Video Ski Trip

If you love music, videos, community, innovation, and fun, I hope you follow The Wild Honey Pie. It is a Greenpoint-based “online publication, music media, and events promotion collective.” I recently spoke with founder/CEO Eric Weiner and editorial director/CFO Lauren McKinney at the Wild Honey Pie home office on Franklin Street. We talked about many things including their upcoming second season of On the Mountain, an interactive recording series that will feature six bands and provide free lodging, ski passes, and rentals to 100 lucky music fans to participate in the taping. Read on for the conversation and details on how you can be part of the event. Continue reading

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Earle Sebastian, Swankers, & Sartorial Pursuits at Picture Farm

©Earle Sebastian

Earle Sebastian is a man to be admired. Firstly, because the South African-born, London-raised ‎film director/creative director/event curator has gathered certain professional accolades. Secondly, and more importantly for the purposes of this article, because he has style. Definitions of style abound on the internet (i.e., Oscar de la Renta: “Style is more about being yourself.”), but there’s no one way to get it. The only thing that’s certain is you can’t buy it prepackaged. Continue reading

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Holiday Market Vendors Preview ! (12/7)

We are excited for our famous Holiday Market and cannot wait to introduce to you our awesome vendors!

The Deets: Sunday December 7th from 1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

Please RSVP on Facebook !

Activities:
FREE Photo Booth
FREE Nail Art by @Peenk! and
FREE Massage by Human@Ease

RAFFLES PRIZES!!! Plus, we will be screening our Neon Sign Documentary and proceeds from raffle will support post production of the film.

Refreshments – Brooklyn Brewery Beer + Mulled Wine + many food vendors!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Brooklyn Brewery
Cafe Grumpy
Carpingo
Dandelion Wine
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Over 50 vendors !

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