I’ll go ahead and start off with some fearless self-promotion. As mentioned here before I have organized Greenpoint Food Market which will be in its third round tomorrow at Church of Messiah located at 129 Russell Street open from Noon – 5pm. Folks bring all sorts of delicious goods made from home presented at the market: soups, baked goods of all kinds, boiled peanuts, scallion pancakes, pickles, kombucha, popcorn, and beyond. We’re always on the lookout for vendors so if you’ve been itchin’ in the kitchen and want to share with the locals than shoot me an email. Otherwise come tomorrow with an empty belly and clean fingers as you will be sampling a variety of pure homemade genius.
In the last month or so I’ve organized Greenpoint Open Studios, which is a weekend-long event where artists working in the neighborhood open their studios to the public engaging in all things collaborative and community building, followed by exhibitions at local galleries, artists talks, and afterparties. It’s a celebration of a burgeoning art scene in the neighborhood and I’ve thought to organize the event in hopes of bringing artists together dancing on this platform where networking, collaborating, and fun-having would ensue. Please join me TONIGHT at Transmitter Park starting 7pm for an evening launch celebration with a video screening and dance performance and popcorn. Now, onto more fun and exciting activities. I’ve run into these invitations and they sound pretty radical. Dennis (of Sinned) completed the mural in the yard of Papacitos and will be celebrating with an art show October 3rd from 5-7pm with more paintings indoors by him along with artist and designer Jesse Jones. I’ve witnessed the mural transform from a blank wall into a bizarre day of the dead scene with skeletons donned in pink and purple animations, cute and creepy all at the same time. I’ll be there arttalking with a mouthful of carne asada tacos.
This Sunday the folks at Kill Devil Hill are putting together a cocktail party from 6-9pm celebrating the silent film actress Mary Pickford. In their words: “She was known for trying to help actors during the depression and one way is she would nail tin cans to studio walls to collect change for out of work actors. In her honour we will not only be making a cocktail named after her, but doing an installation of tin cans to collect money to be donated a cause (we are still thinking of the right one). It’s a celebratory affair for us underfunded creative types and what better to enjoy and survive the second depression than with drinks and pocket change!
Speaking of second depression, Greenpoint’s own Unemployed Brooklyn is putting together a get-together for the funemployed on Sept 30th at t.b.d. starting at 4pm. It’s a casual meeting to spur networking and conversations, sharing opportunities and cover letter writing skills. I will be there as a opportunist stealing everyone’s unique job getting ideas.