Around this time last year I was fuming at my corporate job (a multi-bazillion dollar company) because they refused to pay for our annual Holiday dinner and drinks – after over 6 years of hooking it up! Then I QUIT.
And as the holidays approached I got a wee bit sad to think that this year I wouldn’t be able to get drunk and act like a fool in front of my colleagues. Then my two favorite blogs - The Skint & Brokelyn asked Greenpointers to host the NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY with them.
It’s this Thursday 12/12 at Littlefield (622 Degraw St) beginning at 7:30pm. SO THERE!!! All of Greenpointers’ contributors are coming and you should come party with us, too! We are also in charge of the Photo Booth, Decorating & Raffles and taking it to a whole new level…obviously.
Whether you are a freelancer without an office or maybe your co-workrs are just plain lame – this is going to be THE BEST holiday party in Brooklyn!
We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair, featuring:
*Live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals
*dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S)
*a holiday photo booth
*A holiday gift items raffle
*Sexy Santa and Lady Santa
*Music by the ladies of Handjob Academy
*special holiday punch, just $3 for the first hour!
*mistletoe like woah
*and a special guest comedian!
Come join your favorite Brooklyn blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.
Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and proprietor of the Tiny Comedy Club.
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If you were able to pay us a visit at the Holiday Market yesterday, maybe you noticed our lovely Illustrator Libby (who made the amazing poster for the market!) – who was manning our table shaking guests down for $1 raffle tickets. Our Writer’s Fund is very healthy thanks to her skills of persuasion! Continue reading →
Have we mentioned that we love knits? We talked to Alicia of Birdy27 about her hand-made hats, scarves, and ear warmers for a little preview of what she’ll bringing to the Holiday market tomorrow!
GP: What inspired you to start Birdy27?
Alicia: I am just one big ball of creativity! When I started thinking about starting a business, I began creating slogans for t-shirts and that jibed with my writing background. However, when I was a young girl, my mom taught me to sew, knit, and crochet. So when I decided to expand my business beyond tees, I went back to my background and family traditions. When I offer handmade items, I feel as if I am honoring my mom and grandmother. And my mom is proud of me, too. Continue reading →
Winter is upon us and you know what that means– it’s time to cozy up in our favorite hand-knit scarves and hats.
Peacock & Pineapples is just the place to satisfy all of those seasonal knit-wear needs.
We chatted with Suzanne, our fellow Greenpointer, who creates these comfy, yet stylish, winter looks.
GP: How did you learn to make these beautiful knit creations?
Suzanne: I learned how to knit in 2003 while living in remote town in eastern Washington State. My Grandmother had always knit, and it proved to be a good way for us to spend time together when I came back to New York and began visiting her in a nursing home. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple of years prior, but, as with all patients with memory loss, she retained the knowledge of the things learned in her youth. Continue reading →
A single bar of soap on Etsy sparked Merilyn Konnerth’s imagination after her design company closed in as a result of the 2008 Economic Crash. She submersed herself into the soap making process and in 2010 launched Utopia Bath, Ltd, a featured vendor participating in our Holiday Market.
This isn’t the end of the story. Merilyn told us that two weeks after she launched her new business she was diagnosed with breast cancer and needed to formulate gentle lotions and creams to sooth her skin, which was suffering from the effects of chemotherapy.
“Interestingly enough, I’m from three generations of Chemists, so formulating comes naturally to me,” she said.