“escaping into the who goes there? & now’s not the time to act silly, so wear your big boots & jump on the garbage clowns, the hourly rate & the enema men &…”
Crystal Jukebox Hymn, composed of text from Bob Dylan’s experimental poetry prose collection Tarantula, is an immersive experience for the audience who are beckoned to follow an eclectically eccentric group of characters which have been ripped from the confines of a social hierarchy and woven together in a multi-media performance traversing through a crime scene, a bar, a forest, an asylum, a cave and everywhere in between, always with an inherent call for the road and noise on the street. Their every move is captured and splayed against the back wall by the watchful eye of The Narrator, who likes to disguise himself as the Chief of Police. Issues of prejudice, minority, propaganda, corruption, war and privacy that exist within are all unravelled through the rhythmic stream of conscious flow of Bob Dylan’s imaginative words. Continue reading →
Put on your friendship bracelets and grab your BFFs – our FIRST EVER Summer Market is right around the corner! On Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 1-7pm we will transform the sun drenched Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) into a tropical paradise (with a/c of course!) As always expect food and drinks, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art AND MORE!
The day of hearts and kisses is approaching and we have a one-stop local shopping market for all your Valentine’s gift needs.
Broken hearts and sour kisses welcome.
Even if the gift tag says “To: You, From: You” – remember, before you can love anyone else you MUST love yourself – and a great way to show yourself love is a shiny new pair of earrings or a grilled cheese sandwich. We’ll have stuffs for your BFs & GFs, too.
This Sunday, December 8th, 2013 from 1-7pm, we cannot wait to see you at our Annual Holiday Market which is taking place at 67 West St, 5th Fl – a 6,000 sq. ft. skylit loft on the Greenpoint waterfront with 70+ talented local vendors selling unique handmade holiday gifts! RSVP!
Give the gift of terrariums! Two terrarium workshops with Claire will be offered in the loft at 1:30pm & 4pm. (Pre-registration required.) In this woodland plants terrarium class, learn how to make a gorgeous green tiny plant kingdom. Take home two mason jar terrariums. Gift one to a friend and keep for yourself! $45, Includes all materials plus complimentary beer! Reserve now (Space is limited.)1:30pm Workshop / 4pm Workshop Continue reading →
Greenpointers.com is looking for talented and creative local makers, artists & food vendors for our popular Greenpointers Market taking place on October 12, 2013 in the amazing From The Source space (69 West St) on Greenpoint’s waterfront. We are also looking for fun ideas for activities, decorating the space, sponsorships and volunteers.
Table prices: $85 ($10 extra for electricity)
Half tables: $45
Deadline to apply: September 1, 2013
Deadline to pay for table (if accepted): September 8, 2013
While we were spray painting beer bottles in a blizzard to adorn the back wall of From The Source for our Valentine’s Market on Saturday, I said to the crew, “it doesn’t matter how it looks, nobody is going to see it anyway.” So much for encouragement and optimism!
Our vendors fought the snow and ice and set up their lovely tables and just as noon struck the sun came out and all our wonderful Greenpointers friends miraculously showed up for a truly magical day.
There are so many wonderful local artisans, designers and creators – all under one roof! Check out the vendors below!
· Greenpointers Tote Bag For Early Shoppers
· “Message In A Bottle”
· Lovey Dovey Photobooth (for pets and kids, too!)
· Custom Nail Art by Kelly & Fallon
· Bar with sexy drinks & delicious snacks!
· Raffle with tons of prizes – for our Writer’s Fund!
I hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a happy healthy New Year! It’s now time to look forward, make changes, grow and improve.
I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the website and find useful and interesting information here. It’s truly an honor and pleasure to run Greenpointers.com and I am very happy at our growth and success. But we’re not slowing down.
In the past year we have completely revamped the website, hired a Managing Editor and have moved into a new space. Still we have a lot of new and exciting plans for 2013.
A specific area to improve in the new year is the frequency and quality of our content. It’s always been my goal to pay our talented contributors and until now contributors have been volunteering their time.
Greenpointers will always be a platform dedicated to the promotions of the arts and creativity in North Brooklyn. As an advocate for artist and creators, I hope for Greenpointers to become a profitable outlet for contributors as well.
Our 2013 Writer’s Fund is a new and innovative initiative that gives readers and supporters the opportunity to directly show their support of the creative community in Greenpoint, while choosing the type of content you want to see on the website.
If you love Greenpointers and enjoy reading this website, please consider making a donation to our Writer’s Fund. We are asking readers to make a one time donation of $25 (pays for 1 post) and local businesses a minimum donation of $100 (pays for 4 posts). But any amount $1, $5, $10 is greatly appreciated and will go toward directly paying contributors for their time and content. Donate now.
As always, look forward to raffles and events that will directly support the 2013 Writer’s Fund! Our next raffle will happen at our upcoming Valentine’s Market and we are looking for donations of prizes from local businesses.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at greenpointer (at) gmail.com.
How it works:
• Each $25 donation pays a writer to create an article for the website.
($20 to contributor + $5 editor/processing fee)
• Our 2013 Writer’s Fund Goal: $5000
= 200 posts @ $25/post (approx. 3-4 posts per week)
• Donation perks: $25 & up: A Special Thank You at the top of the post & on Writer’s Fund Page (links to your website/twitter, etc.) $50 & up: Thank You + Greenpointers.com tote bag $100 & up: Thank You (with logo) + Greenpointers.com tote bag + 2012 Greenpointers Photo Book
• When you donate:
1. Chose *type of editorial content: Community, Eat & Drink, Art, Music, Fashion, Events
2. Include link to your website/twitter/etc (plus 150x150px logo if applicable)
3. Include mailing address for perks
* Specific editorial content is determined by writer and editor and will not be used as advertisements for products or services. If left blank, editor choses content category as needed.
Thanks for your continued support of Greenpointers.com!
About 10 years ago, my mother and I made it an annual Christmas tradition to go to the Young Designers Market in Soho and buy each other earrings.
At the time, that was the only market I knew of in town. Now there is an utter explosion of Holiday Markets, many in Brooklyn, with locally handmade gifts. It goes to show how the local and sustainable movement is happening in full force, especially in our own borough.
Aside from our upcoming Greenpointers Holiday Market, there are tons of other amazing markets happening in Brooklyn in the next few weeks, which makes us very excited in our brains.
Brooklyn Holiday 2012 Market Round-Up
1. One Stop Pop-Up Shopping Party @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Date: 12/1 Time: 12-6pm
2. Kill Devil Hill @ 170 Franklin St
Daily, Thru December