One of my favorite things about Greenpoint is its literati culture: WORD (126 Franklin St) for its impeccable catalogue and ongoing readings, Archestratus (160 Huron St) for its love of cuisine, connection, and experience, and of course, Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Ste C4) for their mission to promote books as art.
While Booklyn has been a wonderful hub in Greenpoint, the non-profit received an amazing opportunity to move into the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, following a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised more than $19k. With the new space, Booklyn will be able to double their facilities and expand their supportive and nurturing community. The non-profit plans to start an archive and distribute programs for educational institutions. Plus, their new space even has room for events, further paving the way for an art gallery and events. As a Greenpointer, I’ll be sad to see them go from our ‘hood, but I’m rooting for their glorious new journey that will further support communities in arts, culture, and expression.
So Greenpointers, let’s toast them to a connection with a new neighborhood and a new community! On February 22 – 24, Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Suite C4) will be hosting a weekend of farewell parties marking the last exhibition in their Greenpoint location before they move to their new space. Check them out, and say goodbye and good luck!
Artists’ Books & Prints
Thursday, February 22, 7-10 pm
Join Booklyn for a fundraising preview reception featuring discounted artists’ books and prints by Wolfgang Buchta, Molly Crabapple, David Hammons, Barry McGee, Ganzeer, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Aaron Noble, Raymond Pettibon, Veronika Schäpers, Crystal Valentine, David Wojnarowicz, Xu Bing and more.
Prints, Posters & Zines
Friday, February 23, 7-10 pm
Booklyn’s Moving Party on Friday will showcase the work of two local artist organizations, Deadass Tho NYC and Irrelevant Press, that each bring a unique perspective to the city’s varied small press scene. They’ll also feature prints and zines by Anya Davidson, Carmen Pizarro, CJ Ruiz, Kate LaCour, Magda Boreysza, Ricardo Parker, Damara Kaminecki and Scott Young.
Artists’ Books, Prints, Poetry & Musical Performance
Saturday, February 24, 2-10 pm
The celebration will conclude on Saturday with a showcase of artists’ books including works from Re:Surgo, Candace Hicks, Stephen Dupont and more. Saturday’s event will feature discounts on many books and prints and will include intermittent readings by Peter Spagnuolo and Marshall Weber with accompanying music by special guest Kaia Fischer (from Rainer Maria, et al.)