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On view now at Cafe Grumpy: Craig Peterson’s “Coffee Art” series

"Sailboat" (2014) ©All images courtesy of Craig Peterson

There is something playful happening at Cafe Grumpy on 193 Meserole Avenue. It stops me when I’m looking for a seat in the recently renovated space—almost a dozen colorful and fun paintings made with brewed coffee, pen, ink, and watercolor line the walls in neat wooden frames. I want one, I think, and my best friend will want one, too. The barista confirms that he wants one as well, and so I look up the artist: Craig Peterson of Indiana, Pennsylvania. A day later, we discuss his “Coffee Art” series via telephone. Continue reading

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Temporary Tattoo Project & Flying Kites

There is a local charity based right here in Greenpoint called Flying Kites that is building The Flying Kites Leadership Academy, a home and school for abandoned, abused and orphaned children in Kenya, which currently has 27 children in their care.

Another Greenpoint organization called the Temporary Tattoo Project has created some amazing temporary tattoos that you can buy, and all the proceeds are donated to Flying Kites.

Right now Groupon Gives is running a campaign for Temporary Tattoo Project. Take a minute, spend $10 (less than a fancy cocktail), get a cool tattoo and help a child in Kenya. It’s pretty simple.

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