Thanks to all the vendors, our sponsors: Brooklyn Standard Deli, Brooklyn Brewery, Adelina’s, From The Source, KRRB, Brain Cave Festival and the bands who performed, Miguel from Marofoto, volunteers Jon & Yana, our awesome guests, and the woman who made it all happen - Victoria Varney! The Spring Market this past weekend was fantastic!
Greenpointers Spring Market is TODAY – Saturday April, 13th (noon-6pm) at From The Source (69 West Street)! We are so pumped!
Remember to come early for free totes! (Supplies Limited.)
And this gigantic photo of budding trees on Guernsey St will be the back-drop for our photo booth!
See you today!
While we were spray painting beer bottles in a blizzard to adorn the back wall of From The Source for our Valentine’s Market on Saturday, I said to the crew, “it doesn’t matter how it looks, nobody is going to see it anyway.” So much for encouragement and optimism!
Thanks to all our vendors, From The Source, Brooklyn Brewery, Boylan Bottling Co, Dandelion Wine, Cafe Grumpy, KRRB, Pie Corps, all our amazing volunteers, Kelly & Fallon, J.Hollis Styles, Marofoto and Victoria for putting it all together!
A walk in the snow is a beautiful thing.
Make sure to join us tomorrow Saturday February 9th from noon-6pm at From The Source (69 West St) for an amazing day of local shopping, delicious food and drink, fun activities and LOVE! More info…
The holidays are only a few months away and Greenpointers is planning a local shopping market.
On December 8th, 2012 we are hosting our annual Holiday Market at From The Source (69 West Street) from noon-6pm.
Deadline to apply: November 12, 2012
If accepted, you will be notified by November 19, 2012 and will have until November 26, 2012 to complete payment via paypal to reserve your table. Payments are non-refundible.
Table prices are as follows:
1/2 8FT: $40
1/2 6FT: $35
- tables and chairs are provided.
To become a vendor, please email greenpointers (AT) gmail.com the following:
1. Subject Line: Holiday Market (your name/name of company)
2. In the body of the email, include:
Name of company:
Link to website:
Size of table:
One sentence describing what you do/sell:
If you are a local business and want to donate a raffle prize with proceeds going to a local charity, please email the following:
1. Subject Line: Holiday Market Raffle (business name)
2. In the body of the email, include:
Your business name:
Prize to be donated:
Looking forward to another great Greenpoint market!
Via NYC Urchin: ”NYC URCHIN and OHLAS SURF are so psyched to get together our saltiest and craftiest of friends for the first ever Brooklyn Surf Flea!! It’s been an adventure over the past year meeting local surfers that are up to some interesting projects, so we figured why not get everyone together for, well, a party and the opportunity to share their stories?? Please come to Union Pool (L, G trains to Lorimer-Metropolitan) on Sunday to hang out, talk to new people, learn about the surf non-profits, and shop the locally-crafted wares! And did we mention Albert Shelton will DJ?? Plus there will drink and taco specials all day (2 for $5)”
Guests were raving about all the great gifts and delicious sweets & savories they enjoyed from local vendors, and there was a real African Grey Parrot for the kids to feed! The space was decorated so lovely by Julie of J.Hollis Styles and the artwork on display was gorgeous.
Thanks to Cara from Write by Hand and Jessie, from Sadie Magazine for the love letter writing station, to Miguel of Marofoto for his love nest photos, Eric from Sidereal Signs for doing astrology readings and the ladies of Holler for putting on a great show. Special thanks to all the local businesses who made the raffle and surprise gifts fun and exciting.
Thanks to our awesome contributors Hilary, Yana & Peter for helping to set-up the market and Griffin for letting us use the church! I would also like to thank my special Valentine Jon for all of his support, problem solving and encouragement. This great event could not have happened without everyone’s love, brawn & great attitudes! (has the music started?)
The Love Birds Valentine’s Market this Saturday, 2/11 is going to be amazing! Aside from a long list of talented food and gift vendors, local artwork, $1 raffle prizes & $10 surprise gifts, there will be a FREE Bird’s Nest Photo Booth, Free Astrology Readings, a Love Letter Writing Station, plus the band Holler performs at 3:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at all the great things you may find or win this Saturday!
For an updated vendor, artist and prize list, click here.
RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!
On a late Spring morning, I walked over to the waterfront to observe a community “meeting” about the much anticipated Brooklyn Night Bazaare. I had found out about the project via Greenpointers before I was on board. What could have been an informative discussion turned into a one-sided attack on founder Aaron Broudo, who, while maintaining a patient and professional demeanor (he’s really a sweetheart) could not get a word in edge-wise. I remember my utter pity for him and disappointment in the neighborhood. Maybe the bazaare in it’s initial presentation wasn’t a good fit, with late night music very close to a residential block, (the same location and scale as the highly successful Bring to Light). Public urination was a big concern. But to let the man speak and be open to compromise might have brought an amazing event to Greenpoint, not to mention clean up the overgrown and littered West St, even for one night.
I didn’t blame Aaron when he decided not to fight the “not in my backyard” pitch-fork mob and find a welcoming location at the Dekalb Market. The first market there was a huge success with great bands and over 5000 attendees. Greenpointers is excited that the second night bazaar which begins tonight through this weekend, is close to home, down Kent Ave in a 40,000 square foot warehouse space, with over 100 vendors (lots from Greenpoint) and a great music line-up. And we are proud that our beloved writer Joann Kim is co-producing the event.
Aaron was inspired by night markets when he traveled across South East Asia and wanted to bring it home to Brooklyn. The mash-up of local vendors and great music, was for producer Belvy a “no brainer.”
On the music line-up Belvy says: “The Hold Steady are for my money the best rock n’ roll band to come out of the city in ages. I think Craig Finn is an amazing songwriter – part Bob Mould, part Springsteen, part Joe Strummer … I’m an old school punk/hardcore kid; how could I not dig Fucked Up? But I really like all the new directions they take punk or hardcore or whatever the hell the kids are calling it these days. And what can you say about James Murphy? What he and DFA did to revolutionize dance music can’t be overstated.”
The full lineups are on the site. www.bkbazaar.com
And of course, our Joann, founder of the much missed Greenpoint Food Market hand-picked the vendors, which she seems to seamlessly pluck out her magic little hat. The goal of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is as Joann puts it to “to support small businesses, providing a platform for artists, food artisans, chefs, crafters, designers, and the like to share and sell their wares. Our job is to create an environment that welcomes collaboration, communication, and commerce.” Well put, my friend.
Of the vendors, many Greenpoint businesses and artists will be representing, like Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Vintage Modern, Eagle St Rooftop Farms and artist Emily Noelle Lambert, to name a few.
Ken Farmer of NBNY Projects, who produced Bring to Light will be programming the films, projects and art installations and the not to be missed interior is designed by Julien DeSmedt Architects.
Aside from the fantastic food options, there will be a beer and wine garden to boot.
I’ll be there tonight, hoping to get all of my holiday shopping and eating done. And don’t worry the nomadic Brooklyn Night Bazaar crew is totally open to the idea of having a future night market in Greenpoint. That is if we don’t scare them away again!
Greenpointers is excited to announce our first Greenpointers Holiday Market, December 17, 2011 from 12-5pm at Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St). RSVP on Facebook.
HOLIDAY MARKET VENDORS:
Kate Haberbusch Jewelry
Marie’s Sassy Salsa
The Bake Easy
Michelle Christina Larsen of Hey Mishka
NY Love Cakes
Sassy City Styles
Gillian Fox: Johnny Sash Reflective Bicycle Accessories
The Bake Easy
Golden Rectangle Press
Hecho in Brooklyn
Gretchen & Griselda’s Goodies
Gio’s Crocheted Hats
Lasagna from Forking Tasty
RAFFLES GENEROUSLY DONATED BY:
Fanaberie $25 Gift Certificates (2)
Human@Ease 2 Week Membership
GoodYoga 1 Month
Cafe Grumpy $25 Gift Certificate
Cato’s $25 Gift Certificate
Word Brooklyn Book Basket
Silk Road Cycles $55 Bike Lights
Freckle Mini- Facial (coconut oil face massage) (2)
1 Dozen NY Love Cakes
Dusty Rose $30 Gift Certificate
Greenpoint Heights $25 Gift Certificate
Also: $1 raffles from local businesses! Prizes TBA…
If you fill out this recipe card, you will get a free raffle ticket*! Your recipe may be included in the Greenpointers Community Cookbook. Download a printable PDF of the recipe card. To get involved in this project email greenpointers (at) gmail.com
*Limit 1 free raffle per person. You can buy unlimited raffle tickets.