This IS the gift to give to all your badass girlfriends!
From opposite sides of the country Meg (Brooklyn) and Andrea (San Francisco), started the blog Got a Girl Crush in 2009.
They have since launched Got A Girl Crush Magzine(an annual print supplement to the blog) and Issue #2 features many New Yorkers like artists Caroline Hwang and Tuesday Bassen, woodworker Ariele Alasko of Brooklyn to West, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens, jewelry maker Erin Considine, Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre/MEN), and Tom Tom Magazine founder Mindy Abovitz–in addition to other amazing ladies!
The magazine is a limited print run of 400 (8.5″X 11″, 52 pages, full color, saddle-stitched beaut!)
Maybe you have a friend who has been dying to get that first tattoo or maybe you have a friend trying to fill up a sleeve.
East River Tattoo is offering $100 gift certificate for $80 (20% off) when you mention “GREENPOINTERS” !
East River Tattoo specializes in high quality custom tattoo designs in a variety of styles, heavily influenced by maritime folk art and 19th century traditional tattooing – think antique nautical charts, wood cuts, engravings and scrimshaw.
• Repeal Anniversary Party @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 4pm, celebrate the anniversary of The end of Prohibition with $4 beers and $8 cocktails. • Big Terrific Comedy Sandy Benefit @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St.) 8pm, $10, Max Silvestri / Gabe Liedman / Hannibal Buress / John Mulaney / Bob Powers / Brent Sullivan, RSVP
* Oral History & Public Health: The Newtown Creek Community Health and Harms Narrative @ Columbia Law School (701 Case Lounge, 7th Fl) 6-8pm, oral historian Suzanne Snider discusses the use of community-based oral history to politicize victims of environmental injustice and to establish a collaborative public health report and map, based on the testimony of long-term residents in Greenpoint and East Williamsburg and Maspeth., More info * Private Vintage/Lingerie Sale @ (303 Kingsland Ave #3R) 6-10pm, after work private sale featuring White Dove Vintage apparel and accessories, NaïS Lingerie and wine, RSVP • KRRB Home for the Holidays Housewarming Party @ Area 17 (99 Richardson St, 2nd Fl) 7-9pm, KRRB is building a cozy apartment in their HQ and everything is for sale. Find jewelry, furniture, home decor, of both vintage and handmade, plus cider and eggnog, RSVP♥ Congeneric @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception, 7-10pm, Artwork by TFUK (Francis Christie), Proceeds donated to Rockaway Renegades for Sandy Relief ♦Wood Sculptures by Merijn Hos @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) 7-10pm, Enter a lively forest of shapes and colors, enjoy a feast of immersive sculpture and three-dimensional charm,More info ♫Sarah Neufeld, Lone Wolf, Colin Stetson, Holly Miranda @ Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave) 9pm, Free
♦ Postcards to North Brooklyn @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) a group art show to benefit St. Nicks Alliance’s, Over 100 artists have donated their vision of North Brooklyn through 4 × 6” postcards created especially for the event, More info ♦ Holiday Show @ Clay Space 1205 (1205 Manhattan Ave. Ste 2-4-1), 5-9pm, Ceramic art show, RSVP ♦ Calicornucopia @ Calico (67 West St #206) 7-10pm, an evening of wintry festivity close to 100 pieces of artwork by artists from Brooklyn and beyond, all priced at $300 or less, RSVP ♦ Booklyn Bookshop Pop-up Exhibition @ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Fl) 7-10pm, celebrating a weekend long pop-up to celebrate the holiday season and the launch of their new online store. ♦ Year Two: Postcard Exhibition, BDay & Raffle Fundraiser @ Fowler (67 West St, #216) 7-10pm, Artists from all over have sent postcard-sized works that are $80 and under, Globular Cluster performs, local raffle, RSVP • HO HO HO & Mistletoe: Holiday Party with Self-Portrait Project @ Old Hollywood (99 Franklin St) 8-11pm, Andy Lin’s Self Portrait Project will have an Old Hollywood makeover so come dressed to impress and get your holiday photos made, RSVP ♫Gary War / Purple Pilgrims / PC Worship / Alan Watts @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 8pm, $7
SATURDAY 12/8 • Greenpointers Holiday Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, do all your local gift shopping, over 40 designers, makers and artists, DIY gift wrap, photo booth and refreshments, RSVP • ManufactureNY X Love Us Holiday Pop-Up @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave) noon-6pm, everything is 100% Made in the USA by local designers, RSVP • NYC Beard & Moustache Competition @ Warsaw (261 Drigg Ave) 6:30pm, $15, Compete for best in 13 categories, like “styled mustache,” and “women’s most realistic.” Bands, belly dancers, raffle, drink specials and pierogies. Proceeds donated to local NYC MS Society chapter, Buy Tix
SUNDAY 12/9 • Photos with Santa to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue @ My Two Dogs Inc. (434 Manhattan Ave) 10:30am-3:30pm, $6/picture donation, raffles and prizes! Santa is back- bring your dog, your kids, the whole family and have your picture taken with Santa for a good cause, photos will be emailed. ♦ Holiday Art Auction @ (240 Broadway #303) 4-8pm, artists auction their work, silently, bids start as low as $30 bucks, all profit goes directly to the artist, Brooklyn Brewery beer!
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ SANDY BENEFIT ♦ Art Event
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
FRIDAY 11/30 ♥ Sandy Benefit Photo Pin-up Show @ Meble Studios (340 Morgan Ave, #7) 6:30-9pm, affordable art, drinks and snacks, 100% of all print sales will be donated to Occupy Sandy, More info ♫ Brooklyn Night Bazaar @ 45 N. 5th St, 6pm-midnight, Free, 200 of the borough’s most creative independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists, breweries and wineries, More info ♫ Walter Schreifels @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm ♫Hilly Eye / Waxahatchee / Corita @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8
SATURDAY 12/1 • Handmade Holiday Cavalcade @ The Space (50 No. 3rd St) 11am-11pm, Etsy NY Team shares its hand-crafted artistry with perfect gifts: handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, and housewares. * Greenpoint Handskills Presents: Garlands @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 12-2pm, get in the handmade holiday spirit with us over doughnuts and coffee, learn how to make garlands, bunting, pom poms, and paper chains from yarn, felt, and paper, RSVP ♦ Holiday Art & Editions Sale @ Fourth Estate (272 Morgan Ave #F) 12-9pm, first annual holiday sale of prints by a small artist-run art print publishing company in Bushwick, buy artist books, ceramic multiples, band merchandise, albums, jewelry among other things such as popcorn… *Rolling Jubilee Open House @ Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, NYC) 6pm, Learn how this amazing project has bought and erased over $8.6 million in debt ♦ Lena Henke @ Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm ♫ Brooklyn Night Bazaar @ 45 N. 5th St, 6pm-midnight, Free, 200 of the borough’s most creative independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists, breweries and wineries, More info ♫ Hard Nips / Animal Tropical / The Roulettes @ Backroom at The Gutter (200 No. 14th St) 9pm, $5
SUNDAY 12/2 • Handmade Holiday Cavalcade @ The Space (50 No. 3rd St) 11am-11pm, Etsy NY Team shares its hand-crafted artistry with perfect gifts: handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, and housewares. • Slovak Club Ladies Auxiliary Penny Social @ (619 Manhattan Ave) 1pm, $5, Win terrific prizes like a flat panel TV, 50/50 Raffle, Coffee & cake served. ♫ Kimya Dawson / Rob Sonic / Sir Jarlsberg @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $12
MONDAY 12/3 • THE WORST! @ Good Bye Blue Monday (1087 Broadway, Bushwick) 8-9:30pm, $5, a hilarious evening of writers, musicians, and other weirdos telling stories about the worst jobs, roommates, and dates they’ve ever had, RSVP
TUESDAY 12/4 ♥ Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive @ Red Star (37 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $20 donation or a new, unwrapped toy, valued at $20, food, open bar, DJs, raffle, door prizes, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 12/5 • Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk about Sex, A Documentary @ YWCA (30 3rd Ave, BK) 7pm, FREE, Screening a cutting-edge documentary that lets women define sexuality on their own terms, RSVP • 94th Precinct Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St) 7pm ♫ Miniboone / Leapling / Quiet Loudly / Wilder Maker @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 8pm, $7
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ SANDY BENEFIT ♦ Art Event
Local holiday markets are in full swing and I for one couldn’t be more pumped!
Local artisans sharing their goods, local food vendors slinging their eats, add some drinks, tunes and special events, equals an awesome experience.
And this year’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Friday and Saturday nights 6pm – Midnight @45 N. 5th Street, Williamsbug) has all of those elements and opens this Friday!
BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR: A 5 WEEKEND SERIES OF EVENTS FEATURING MUSIC CURATORS, VENDORS, CHEFS, ART INSTALLATIONS, BREWERIES AND WINERIES.
Inspired by the night markets across Asia, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is back for the holidays!
Brooklyn Night Bazaar will bring together more than 250 of the borough’s most creative independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists, breweries and wineries. For the first time, the entire Bazaar will be free and open to the public. Pop-up performance venue The Autumn Bowl will art direct the Bazaar with a series of sound reactive light installations, electroluminescent wire, immersive cinema and an interactive searchlight installation.
MUSIC SERIES CURATORS:
The Deli Magazine
SELECTION OF FOOD / BREWERIES / WINERIES:
Ample Hills Creamery
Baohaus Taiwanese Steamed Buns
Eagle Street Rooftop Farms
Krasula Pierogi Bar
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Fare Trade NYC
Sixpoint Craft Ales
Oskar Blues Brewery
SELECTION OF ARTISANS / CRAFTS / DESIGN:
Bushwick Print Labs
Kill Devil Hill
m ss ng p eces
Left Field Cards
Melissa J Tyson
Ruffio Hearts Lil Snotty
In December, Kill Devil Hill (170 Franklin St) will be holding a month long pop-up shopping event in a vacant space next door to the shop and is looking for builders, makers, crafters and creators to participate. Please contact killdevilhill (at) gmail.com
The grand opening of The Williamsburg Eastside Flea Market (320 Manhattan Ave, School Yard of PS 132) is this Saturday October 27th from 11am-5pm.
The market is a collaboration of the PTA of PS 132 and Metro Festival Productions and will be open every Saturday and Sunday featuring a mix of artisans, craftsman, vintage collectors and food vendors.
Stop by to support our local schools and get your holiday shopping started!
Last year’s Greenpointers Holiday Gift Guide was such a success we are bringing it back this year! From Black Friday 11/25 to Christmas Eve 12/24, sponsored posts from local shops will feature tips and gift ideas for Greenpoint shoppers. If you are a local business and want to participate in this fun holiday shopping event, email greenpointers (at) gmail.com. Spaces are limited.