Literary Love Bloomed at our “Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market on Sunday

Snuggling up at the Love Lounge. Photo by Ben Shirai

Greenpointers really showed the love this past Sunday at our Valentine’s Day Market. From a luscious floral-filled “Love Lounge” to swoon-worthy handcrafted goodies–the Greenpoint Loft was brimming with SO much local support it made our little hearts sing. Check out our photobooth and see if you can spot yourself!

(photo: Gus Ponce)
(photo: Gus Ponce)

The Love Lounge—a candy-colored confection of roses and sweetheart sayings, was the crafty creations of the wildly talented, women-owned businesses Something Taylored RentalsModern Rebel event planning, Little Sister Creative and Ars Poetica. Visitors snuggled up to get personalized poems and play relationship guessing games. The Wizard of Greenpoint brought some magic to the lounge with his tarot card readings.

The Wizard of Greenpoint in action, spreading his magic (photo: Ben Shirai)
(photo: Ben Shirai)

The main event is of course our vendors! Boy, they really dazzled us with some seriously tempting treasures. Handwoven garments, jewelry, recycled wine glasses, cutting boards and colorful coasters aka “little paintings with purpose” showed a diverse range of irresistible handcrafted offerings.

Sweeping views of the historic Greenpoint Loft (photo: Ben Shirai)
(photo: Ben Shirai)
So many goodies, so hard to choose. Photo by Sean Masson
(photo: Ben Shirai)
(photo: Ben Shirai)
(photo: Ben Shirai)
(photo: Ben Shirai)

Local craft beer from Greenpoint Beer and Ale and Kombrewcha also helped quench thirst visitors.

(photo: Ben Shirai)

Our food vendors dished out tasty treats to hungry shoppers.

(photo: Ben Shirai)

Upstairs our “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” theme continued at Colleen Blackard and Richmond the Artist’s incredible 3 dimensional photo booth complete with a brownstone brick façade and tree. Photos here!

Big shout out the doggies. You’re looking mighty cute inside our photo booth!

Who’s that doggy in the window? (photo: Ben Shirai)
A furry guest at our photo booth (photo: Gus Ponce)

On the mezzanine, kiddies got their faces and hands painted.

(photo: Ben Shirai)

Even free massages were doled out for sore muscles!

Massages by [email protected] (photo: Ben Shirai)

Greenpointers is all about supporting worthy causes. This year we donated a table to Director Emmett Adler so he can spread the word about his documentary called End of the Line—a story about the L-Train transit crisis and its local impact. And if that wasn’t enough, we connected with a lot of local supporters who got some our sweet Valentine’s postcards and gift bags courtesy of Blick Art Materials!

(photo: Julia Moak)
(photo: Julia Moak)

Between the amazing shopping, the yummy food, thirst-quenching brews, free activities, and killer city views–a good time was had by all. Happy Valentine’s Day Greenpoint! See you at our next Spring Market!

Winding down on the roofdeck of the Greenpoint Loft (photo: Ben Shirai)

 

 

 

About Kim M

Kim is a native New Yorker, local activist and writer. When she's not writing books or playing Erin Brockovich with her Save Greenpoint peeps, you will see her whipping around Greenpoint on her bike, chatting it up with folks, and sharing stories about what it is about her hometown that makes life worth living. Follow her on twitter @kimasson or www.kimmassonwrites.com

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