The weather was a hot (er, cold) mess on Sunday, but that didn’t stop nearly 2,000 people from packing the Greenpoint Loft with commerce and mirth during our Valentine’s Market.

Even News 12 showed up with their cameras, so you should probably check out the footage and see if you’re famous yet.

The Big Cat Menagerie Jazz Trio

This year, we decided to go with a nostalgia-tinged old-timey theme, complete with live jazz by The Big Cat Menagerie, Prohibition-era cocktails, and a very arts-and-crafts photo booth (psst: you can find your photos here!).


Of course, the main attraction was our vendors, and they really stepped up their game. All the food and drink came from local vendors (naturally, the doughnuts were a big hit); and that’s to say nothing about the cakes, treats, jewelry, vintage garb, delicious soaps and lotions, and hot sauce for one’s bag.

It wasn’t all empty consumerism either: the NYC chapter of the Women’s March showed up, armed with postcards and art to help fund the cause. Plus local pastry chef Danielle McReynolds sold tasty treats to benefit the ACLU.

Upstairs was where one could find all the fun, free activities: nail art by Peenk, hair wraps and massages by Human@Ease, tarot by Alessandra Calderin, and astrology readings by The Daily Hunch.

Oh, and in case you were feeling really bummed out about your lack of prospects this year, Cupid was on-hand to cure you of your woes.

Check out our oversized paper rose garden photo booth photos here and more photos of the market here!

View of from the mezzanine of Greenpoint Loft
Local pastry chef Danielle McReynolds sold tasty treats for the ACLU
Mucho love at the bar
Thanks News 12 for visiting!

Huge thanks to our sponsors!

Brooklyn Gin
Palinkerie Imports
Cafe Grumpy
GP Beer & Ale
Greenpoint Loft

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