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DIY Herb Planting & Pot Decorating Class this Sunday (4/13) at our Spring Market!

Nothing feels more like Spring than fresh herbs from your garden. Plant some basil for summer pesto or sage to season your roasted chicken!

This Sunday our Terrarium guru Claire is switching things up and we are hosting a DIY Herb Planting & Pot Decorating Class during our Spring Market on Sunday 4/13/14 at 1:30pm. You will get the chance to not only plant a mini herb garden but also embellish your planter and remind yourself what is was you planted in there and how to care for it!

$60, includes all supplies, beer + snacks.

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Spring! Terrarium Class at The Diamond Bar – Next Sunday (3/16)

Next Greenpointers Terrarium Class at Diamond (3/16)

It’s time to get ready for Spring (we promise it will eventually come and it will be glorious!) Spruce up your dark and tiny apartment with a bright and happy living terrarium. And if you suck at plants, don’t worry terrariums are super easy NOT to kill. Continue reading

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Warm Your Home With DIY Project Ideas from Suite Pieces

Suite Pieces

Making your space your own isn’t just about the furniture, but also warming it up with things that tell your personal story. Suite Pieces, a local vintage furniture and DIY boutique on Huron St in Greenpoint, will be at our Valentine’s Market this Sunday sharing ideas and products that can help you make your home all about you and those you love. Shop owner Corina Gomez shared with us how photo transfer can help us forget about this cold weather and remember warmer days: Continue reading

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285 Kent Is Gone, But At Least We Have This Video

Local filmmaker Alexandra Stergiou shot, what could quite possibly be, the last music video filmed at the late, great venue, 285 Kent (R.I.P). The song is “I’m Forgetting,” the latest single from Brooklyn band, Heaven’s Gate (they also happened to curate a mixtape for Greenpointers this week, further solidifying their cool factor).  The video premiered on Impose on Wednesday.

Shot in super low-fi style, “I’m Forgetting” is reminiscent of watching a fucked up VHS tape with an Autistic child. Continue reading

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8 DIY Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Teacup Succulents © Epheriell Designs

The word actor refers to females, unless they receive rewards and the helpful professional on your flight – don’t call her a stewardess, it’s flight attendant. There is something to be said about gender neutrality in the work force, but when it comes to throwing a badass party, leave that to the hostess – tried and true – whose hard work often goes under appreciated. Let’s change that!

Books are dedicated to the subject. Hostessing is an art form in and of itself. You think you just walk into an amazing dinner party and that friendly mood, cocktail in hand and course by course perfection just happens? Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Class Attire

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Chalkboard Tee by Class Attire

If your family gets bored of the same old graphic tees and ya’ll have some chalk designs chops then grab a Chalkboard T-Shirt from Class Attire, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market.

What’s a Chalkboard T-shirt, anyway? It’s a t-shirt with a chalkboard on the front that you can write or draw on, then wipe off and start over again. You can even wash and dry your shirt like any other and the chalkboard is flexible, plus it doesn’t make that horrible screechy sound. It even comes with a box of chalk, and in which to hold your chalk. Continue reading

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Market Fun: Photo Booth, Massages & DIY Nail Art Bar!

Not only will you be able to shop and eat locally at our Fall Market tomorrow – but you can get your nails did, your relaxation on and a shot in our photo booth!

Get your nails did at our DIY Nail Art Bar led by Jessica of U Don’t Need A Man U Need a Manicure from 1-5pm!

Come with your nails filed and polished (THINK RASTA COLORS – red, yellow, green or black) and Jessica will show you how to trick them out with a fancy fade. (See video) *note this is not a full manicure – so come neat and nails painted.

Valentine's Market 2013 Photo Booth

All day burn your image into the history of Greenpointers Markets with a Photo Booth by Marofoto! Pets welcome.

Human@Ease will be in the house from noon-4pm giving complimentary chair massages and body assessments which determine your body fat, your lean muscle mass and how many calories you’re burning per day. Get that out of the way BEFORE you eat an empanada!

(Save the date for Human@Ease’s Mad Hatter’s Howling Moon Tea Party on Friday – 10/18, a  special evening of costumed revelry, fitness feasting, “Tricked Out Treats Potluck Contest,” detox tonics & libations, intoxicating live music & fancy footing under the Mad, Full Moon!)

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Suite Pieces: The Patron Saints of Home DIY

 If you’re looking to add some punchy new wares to your dwelling and not burn through your wallet, the new home goods boutique, Suite Pieces (162 Huron St), is the latest addition to Greenpoint.

The cozy locale has vintage furniture and DIY supplies to give that unique feel to your pad. The products are meticulously curated from vintage card cases, glassware, to reworked tables, chairs, and bureaus. A painted vintage mirror runs $95 while vintage glasses were a few bucks.

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Call For Vendors! Greenpointers Fall Market (10/12)

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (if form below is not showing)

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Greenpointers Spring Market Preview! This Saturday (4/13)

Join us for Greenpointers Spring Market, this Saturday April, 13th (noon-6pm) at From The Source (69 West Street)!

RSVP here.

Look at all the fun that’s in store:

Drink- Mimosas, Brooklyn Brewery Beer, Boylans Soda & Cafe Grumpy Coffee!

Eat some snacks- The Brooklyn Standard Deli (mini sandwiches), Adelina’s (rice balls), Oven.ly (baked goods) and Phin and Phebes (ice cream!)

Get your photo taken! Our own Miguel from Marofoto will document your spring gorgeousness on a cool background. (Pets welcome!)

Get your nails did! Nail art provided by Frances Liang

Money raised from drink, food and activities goes toward our Writer’s Fund! 

Listen to some sweet tunes! The market is playing host to 3 Brain-Cave Festival acts!
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

Shop! Pick up some treasures from the following local artisans:

A Good LHOOQ- Accessories (reusable vinyl wine bags!)
Pumpkinseed Jewelry- hand-engraved vintage items from jewelry to flasks
M.N. Davis & Son -Canvas Tote Bags feature original designs that are hand printed in Greenpoint
Satoko Nobe Jewelry- Jewelry made from hand carved wax models
Penny Rocket- Glass work
Mayunina- Apparel, accessories & home decor hand crafted by artisans from Central & South America.
Art by Ken- Marios Bro inspired prints, iphone cases and t-shirts
Mike’s Hot Honey
Couch Sleepers Association Of North America- Lighting fixtures to international nautical flag inspired cards.
Wink and Flip- Fashion-forward upcycled earrings and necklaces
Lizzy Designs- Hand done unique illustrations drawn on Moleskin Cahier notebooks
Yana Rodin- hand knitted accessories with high quality yarn and leather
Tap Roots Organic- Small batch natural body products
Top Shelf Premium Vintage- Well curated mens and women vintage clothing
Jessy’s Peruvian Pastries- Peruvian Alfajores and Baked Empanadas
QEllis Design- Industrial pipe tap forms re-purposed as high detail candles
AVPdesigns- atypical objects inspired by natural and industrial landscapes
O Live Brooklyn - single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars
Caroline Fidel Prints- hand-printed greeting cards, decorative pieces, and fine art prints
Eric Brewer Immel Photography- Photography
K. Hansen- Jewelry inspired by the organic lines of nature and the elegant geometry of early 20th century art and architecture
Pepper Gomane Jewelry- Mixing a variety of jewelry making methods with the use of mixed metals and sometimes vintage embellishments
Ayaka Hara- Intricate dried flower home decorations and jewelry
Ink & Sword- Woodcut and Linocut prints
Life with Tigers- Gifts and Toys, one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns
Your Secret Admiral- Handmade books, paper goods, drawings and prints
Cinnamon Girl Granola- Artisanal, cast iron granola, using 100% pure organic maple syrup
Anna Semerdjian- Deserts
Artists & Revolutionaries- Eco-friendly fashion
Sophie’s Selection- Jewelry
Love Hue Studios- One-of-a-kind handmade functional artwork and housewares
Dea Dia- Hand-selected raw crystals and gemstones, delicate wire wrapping and bold geometric design
Bacchanal Sauce- Locally made hot sauce, this pepper sauce is pure sweet fire!

Stay tuned to our friends at Krrb to see what’s in store for April 13th!

Keep it local Greenpoint!

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