You all know about our own holiday market, but there are a few markets worth visiting on Saturday, December 8, 2012 (after ours).
For a complete list of Brooklyn Holiday Markets through Christmas, click here.
• 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
• Dobbin Space Project Holiday Party Shoppe @ Dobbin Mews (50-52 Dobbin Street, #1A) 11am-7pm, RSVP
• Dobbin Mews Holiday Party & Sale @ Dobin Mews (50-52 Dobbin Street) noon-5pm, holiday eats and drink, great deals your on favorite designers, and merriment, 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.
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)
2. Kill Devil Hill @ 170 Franklin St
Daily, Thru December
3. Handmade Holiday Calvacade @ 50 No. 3rd St
4. Greenpointers Second Annual Holiday Market @ From The Source (69 West)
5. ManufactureNY X Love US Holiday Pop-Up Shop @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave)
6. Booklyn Pop-Up Shop & Exhibition @ 37 Greenpoint Ave
Dates: Opening Friday 12/7 (7-10pm) Pop-up 12/8-9 (12-6pm)
7. Gowanus Night Market @ 540 President St
8. Brooklyn Night Bazaar @ 45 No. 5th St
Dates: Fri & Sat Until 12/22
9. Vegan Holiday Shop-Ups @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.)
Dates: 12/8, 12/15, 12/22
10. Crafted at the Canal @ Build It Green NYC Gowanus (69 9th St)
Dates: Friday (6pm-10pm) & Saturday (10am-5pm)
11. Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Holyday Market @ Bird River Studios (343 Grand St)
12. 3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair @ 195 Morgan Ave
13. Brooklyn Craft Central’s 5th Annual Holiday Craft Market @ Little Field (622 Degraw St) Dates: 12/15-16 & 12/22-23
14. Williamsburg Eastside Flea Market@ PS132 (Manhattan & Metropolitan Ave)
Dates: Sat & Sun
15. Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Marketplace @ 227 4th Ave
16. Gifted @ One Hanson Place
Dates: Sat & Sun Thru 11/23
Let us know about your Brooklyn Holiday Market: greenpointers (at) gmail.com
For markets beyond Brooklyn, check out Markets of NY.
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Check out more events on the calendar. You can submit events to it, too!
• Poker Unleashed Fundraiser @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, $100 to play, free to attend, benefits Dog Habitat Rescue
• Dinner with Eloisa James @ Le Gamin (108 Franklin St.) 7-8:30pm, $45, a special dinner and book talk. James will be introducing her memoir, Paris In Love, includes light dinner, drinks, and a copy of the new book.
♫ Party Time Excellent – Female DJs Only @ Trophy Bar (351 Broadway) 9:30pm, eSteady, Jenny Mörtsell & April Koester aka Luxxe Life celebrate the power of female spinning vinyl.
♫ The Bones of J.R. Jones & LadyBird @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 10pm, stomp blues & folk
♦ The 22 Magazine Presents: Fixins @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave), 6pm, FREE, an evening of music, art, food, and puppetry with Andru Bemis, Anna Gevalt, Elizabeth Laprelle, and Katherine Fahey
♫ BIG EYES/DEAD DOG/MBATN/UNFUN/NUCLEAR SANTA CLAUST @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $8, All Ages
• Late Night Library Annual Party @ South 4th Bar (90 South 4th St.) 10pm-1am, Free, Late Night Library has invited Brooklyn- and Portland-based writers who have recently published debut novels or poetry collections to read in our home cities. Similar to last year’s Skyped reading, attendees in Brooklyn will be able see and listen to Portland readers in real time and vice versa, More info
• Automotive High School Class of 2012 Rising Phoenix Scholarship VIP Event @ Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint Ave) 5-10pm, Support a scholarship created by Automotive High School to support their top seniors! $15 – Free drinks
• Gypsé Eyes Magazine The Food & Drink Issue Launch Party @ Domestic Construction (218 India St) 6-10pm, cocktails, beer and hor d’oeuvres plus awesome music, More info
♦ A Mouth that Might Sing @ Pierogi (177 North 9th) 7-9pm, artwork by Ryan Mrozowski
• Mexico Judio @ Greenpoint Shul (104 Noble St) 7:30pm-9:30pm, $20, a pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring cocktails, a Mexican dairy dinner and talk by Mexican-Jewish scholar Dr. Adina Cimet, More info
• goodgala @ goodyoga (73 Calyer St) 9pm, $25, food and beverage (+ beer & wine), live music, DJ sets, dancing, raffle prizes, auction. Proceeds go to fund to buy the building, More info
• Obscura Day: 13 Steps Around Dutch Kills @ Albert E. Short Triangle Park (Corner of Jackson Ave and 23rd St, LIC) 10am-2pm, Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of Newtown Creek’s Dutch Kills tributary, BUY TIX
• Flea Market @ Dupont Street Senior Housing Parking Lot (Eagle betw. Franklin & Manhattan) 10am-5pm, All kinds of “treasures” will be for sale: clothes, books, dishes, pots, other, etc. Rain or Shine.
• First Annual Brooklyn Mustard Festival @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 12-5pm, FREE, a celebration of the world’s most popular condiment, Meat Hook, sausages and Sigmund’s soft pretzels, More info
♦ Equality Now @ YES Gallery (147 India St.) 4-10pm, a benefit and exhibition featuring works by Lara Pacilio, curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky, art sales and donations will go towards achieving legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world, More info
♦ Freehand Jobs @ Pandemic Gallery (37 Broadway) 7-11pm, like minded artists transform the gallery into a small town. Building with found and refuse materials, this group will work together to recreate different panoramas of a small, hand-made village. The show will emphasize the simple use of basic materials, hand-drawn signage, and original artwork, More info
♫ Alston DJs @ No Name Bar (597 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, 50s, 60s, 70, soul, funk, garage, old rock
• Craft Pop-Up Shop @ SEW Moni (330 So. 3rd St) 11am-5pm, FREE, showcasing all things handmade from clothing to fashion accessories, décor items, stationary and more, More info
♫ METALOCALYPSE Season 4 Premiere Party @ Saint Vutus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8-10pm, More info
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
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My Mom thinks it is okay to lie to kids. When I was little I wanted curly hair so bad that she would say, “if you eat the crust of your bread your hair will turn curly.” For some reason (because it was a lie!) it didn’t work, but Kristen, my amazing hairstylist at The Parlour Brooklyn somehow manages to cut my hair so it’s curly. It’s a miracle!
This brings me to her Vintage Pop-Up Shop called Miracles Vintage, taking place this Sunday at The Parlour Brooklyn (72 Greenpoint Ave). There will be amazing clothing at reasonable prices (tops $18-25, dress from $35-50) and complimentary mimosas!
Kristen started Miracles with her friend Laura after the two went on a vintage shopping spree in Florida. Aside from doing pop-ups, they have an online Etsy shop.
Kristen just came back from a recent trip to the southwest with three giant suitcases filled with wonderful finds.
Miracles always buys “gorgeous” vintage classic, but it focuses on what is in trendy now, which Kristen calls “pretty 90s:” flannels, crushed velvet, long tight dresses, black lace. Think “Stevie Nix witchy-wear.” And Miracles cleans and alters to modernize each look.
She keeps up with what is in by following other vintage shop blogs, like Spanish Moss, Vintage Virgin and Nasty Gal. Some local shops that inspire are Shown to Scale in Williamsburg and Mary Myer in Bushwick.
As far as Greenpoint style goes, the ladies are wearing ”comfortable/functional,” Kristen noted, “like crazy shoes with a vintage sundress or and oversized button-down.” And trends we can look forward to on Franklin are ”tie-dye and hologram fabric” and “late-90s rave-wear.” I hope that includes glow-sticks.
Like all Greenpointers, Kristen is a woman of many trades. I asked whether vintage buying and hairstyling relate to one another. With both she must “stay on top of what is changing,” but always “recognize classics like a bob or a 60s cocktails dress.”
Miracles Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Sunday April 22, 2012
The Parlour Brooklyn
72 Greenpoint Ave
Miracles Etsy Shop
Miracles on Facebook