Starting Thursday, April 11th until Sunday April 14th, Brain Cave will take over Europa (98 Meserole Ave) for a four day festival with a lineup that includes some of Greenpointers favorites, The Suzan, Ancient Sky and Gunfight!
Greenpointers Markets have proven to be a fun and successful platform for local creators and artisans to share their wares with the community. It doesn’t stop there. Adding a musical component - Greenpointers welcomes Brain Cave to the neighborhood by serving as a venue to host three of the festival’s acoustic sets: Viento, Jon Mizrachi & Backwords!
Plus music throughout the day curated by Supercrush Studio DJ.
Keep an eye on the website for your chance to win 4 day passes to festival!
Interested in being a vendor at the market? Email info (at) greenpointers.com to apply!
Interested in sponsoring the market?Email info (at) greenpointers.com or more info.
The first Brooklyn Craft Camp is coming to Greenpoint on March 16th. This one-day event will bring skilled crafters and those seeking to learn a craft together in a playful environment that includes breakfast from Greenpoint’s own Peter Pan donuts, a talk by Jay McCarroll (winner of Project Runway Season 1) + lunch: sourced locally & prepared by a Greenpoint chef and a DJ.
Craft Camp registration includes 4 -90 minute sessions such as knitting, croqueting, terrarium building, nail art and printmaking and caters to all levels of skill. Participants will learn a new craft each session and leave with a treasure of their own making. The day convenes with a cocktail hour and as an added bonus attendees will walk away with a goodie bag stuffed to the gills with craft supplies, magazines and more.
Created by Greenpoint local & lifetime DIY-er Brett Bara, the Craft Camp promises fun and camaraderie for those who tinker and those who just want to learn something new. When asked why Greenpoint, Ms. Bara said in addition to living here, Greenpoint and Williamsburg really capture the creative spirit of Brooklyn. It’s home to many artisans and craft folk and it felt like the perfect place to bring them all together. She was inspired by taking part in other events such as the Alt Summit where crafting was woven into the events themselves. Ms. Bara wants to bring people together people who want to learn a craft with people who are skilled, get them offline and in one room to get creative.
Brooklyn Craft Camp
March 16, 2013
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
129 Russell Street (between Driggs and Nassau Avenue)
Are you and your lover/partner/best bud finding yourself in a rut this Valentine’s Day? Why not embark on a year’s worth of hobbies and projects to stir things up.
Dabbler (a Brooklyn Brainery Project) emails a big secret hobby to your inbox each and every month. From hands-on crafts to esoteric pursuits, you’ll amaze friends, wow enemies with your expanded horizons!
The newsletter goes out on the 15th each and every month, and it’ll run you two dollars a month!
You’ll get several billion notes, book recommendations, background, how-to’s, a million and one links for further study, and anything else we think you’d find half-useful, because, if you’re anything like us, sometimes you need a little nudge in order to learn something new.
Dobbin Project Space, a creative work and event space for artists, curators and programmers producing socially-engaged art and media, is hosting a local crafts and art fair, the All’s Fair Valentine Art Party!
We welcome any crafter of fine cards/chocolates/jewelry or other Valentine wares to join us as a vendor for the day. ($50 for a whole table, $30 for a half table.)
We also welcome works from artists who have made (or can make) works of art exploring themes of love, romance, relationships, dating or sex, to show at our party. Participatory and interactive work encouraged.
If you are interested in joining us, please specify whether you would like to join us as a vendor or artist (or both!). Links are preferable to attachments. Thanks!
When: Saturday, February 9th from 2pm to 8pm
Where: 50-52 Dobbin Street, #1A (storefront street entrance)
In my post-college life, my favorite leafy green substance has to be basil. I seriously cannot get enough of it. I put that shiz on everything!
Last week I did a major overhaul of the garden and decided to sow some seeds that seemed to be flourishing on my balcony. I now have the beginnings of what just might be more basil than I know what to do with.
Maybe I should start a small business?
Do you have any plants that are doing particularly well? I want to hear your success stories!
The Northside Festival this weekend proved that the underground DIY scene is where the party is at in Brooklyn. While at Muchmore on Thursday, I found out Gunfight! would be playing an unofficial show at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge. I am officially obsessed with this band and this venue.
I’d seen Gunfight! for the first time at Paper Garden Records’ Multiverse Playground III, where I was hooked instantly on super fast garage country rock. Then a great show at Fort Useless!, another Bushwick apartment-style venue.
It may be the intimacy of venues, the laid back crowd, the cheap ass beer or the tight line-ups, but the DIY scene rules because it doesn’t feel like a scene, it just feels like people enjoying great new music. And the bands don’t suck. And the bouncers are pretty nice, too. Continue reading →
Of course GZA at the Music Hall of Williamsburg to kick-off Northside Festival was amazing. Watching a crowd of white dudes with receding hairlines making Wu signs to the Tony Bennett of Hip Hop was also entertaining. Wu is magical, but if I could time machine back to 1995, listening to Liquid Swords in the baked out backseat of my 13 year old friend’s 19 year old boyfriend’s Mazda in Ridgewood, I wouldn’t. Those days are over.
I want to hear the grimy new stuff. There will be a lot of big shows in big venues this weekend, but if you want to understand why the Brooklyn music scene is relevant, then you need to check out DIY venues and see great bands before they blow up.
Muchmore (2 Havemeyer @ No. 9th St) was our last stop on what seemed like a fail after the GZA. We bounced from less than thrilling performances at Cameo then 295 Kent after the Glasslands’ doorman, Fernando, was a straight-up dick.