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VENDOR CALL!! Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market (December 2)

Poster art by Ana Risquez

Calling all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc!! Join us for some wintry snowscape fun inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft on December 2, 2018!

Fill out this form to apply!

Our most popular market of the year, we are expecting up to 4,000 visitors, a full day of free fun activities, live music, and festive cocktails.

Deadline to register is October 10th but we start accepting on a rolling basis and this year, accepted Fall Market vendors will have the option to reserve a space in this year’s Holiday Market too!

NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!

Questions? Email Yuka at [email protected]

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VENDOR CALL!! Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market (October 28)

Poster art in collaboration with Miss V

On Sunday October 28, 2018 we’re celebrating the end of harvest and welcoming the winter solstice with an otherwordly Samhain themed market! At this time, we’re looking for all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. to apply to be a vendor.

Fill out this form to apply!

As with every market, we are expecting 3,000+ visitors, a full day of free fun activities, live music, and festive food & drinks, in the beautiful Greenpoint Loft.

This year, accepted Fall Market vendors will have the option to reserve a space in this year’s Holiday Market too!

Deadline to register is September 21st but we start accepting on a rolling basis so the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can secure a spot.

NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!

Questions? Email Yuka at [email protected]

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Thursday Spotlight: Christopher Carr Continues to Foster Community through Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival

The Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival is accepting of multiple art forms, diverse creators, and unique storytellers, but it has a few things it does not tolerate: hate speech, promotion of senseless or gratuitous violence, and — perhaps most importantly — exclusivity, entitlement or the expression of privilege.

That last element is probably the most abhorrent because it goes against everything Christopher Carr strives to foster: community. Carr is an artistic curator for the people; through his and Melissa Hunter Gurney’s GAMBA Forest Gallery, opportunities are more readily available than they might be in the artistic rat race that is New York. As Carr prepares for the sixth annual Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival — starting August 31 and running through September 9 around the nabe — he reflects on the inclusion he has nurtured and the art he looks forward to sharing. Tickets to the event are now on sale, and (per Carr’s wishes) they’re are economically accessible: a pass for all 10 days of the event is just $50.  Continue reading

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There is a Pop-up Pencil Museum Devoted to Eberhard Faber Pencils on Staten Island!

The Pencil Museum, via NYC Parks

Greenpoint’s beloved Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory is a landmark, coworking space, and home to us, your trusty Greenpointers staff. But, the Faber family itself called the north shore of Staten Island home. They lived on the land that is now Faber Pool and Park.

Right now, in that park, there is a pop-up “Pencil Museum” honoring the history of pencils, manufacturing, and the Faber family, in New York City.  Continue reading

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Classical Piano Concert at The Mission This Thursday (8/30)

solo piano
via The Lot Radio

The San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th Street) has the past few years not only been a church with some cool-as-heck Friars, but also they’ve been the home for a popup BBQ joint, been a community gathering spot, and they’ve hosting concerts of all genres of music in collaboration with The Lot Radio across the street. And if you don’t know The Lot by now, they’re an everyone-feels-welcome outdoor cafe/bar/DJ booth and hang spot.

On Thursday, August 30th, the Lot and The Mission are collaborating to bring talented pianist Hans H. Suh to the Mission for a classical concert. He’ll be playing Schumann – Arabesque; Liszt – Sonata in B minor; and Ravel – La Valse. Tix are $15 and you can get them here.

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Dusty Rose is Moving… and offering up their current space for sweet events

 

Dusty Rose Vintage

Dusty Rose, the goldmine of vintage finds as 251 Greenpoint Avenue, will be moving into a space at 67 West Street in mid-September. Lucky for us, they’ll have the old space through October, and are planning to rent it out as an empty warehouse for sample sales, screenings, comedy shows, music and parties. They are also soliciting event ideas from the community, hoping to send the space off “with a bang.”

Before their 67 West location becomes a vintage paradise, it will be empty the last two weeks of September, so Dusty rose is also soliciting an open call for event ideas in that space. As of now, they’re planning a “So Long Summer Sample Sale” September 15th and 16th.

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Don’t be a drag, just be a queen: BUSHWIG returns!

This year the kiki is bigger and better than ever.

BUSHWIG, the world’s largest drag and queer music festival, returns for its 7th annual event at The Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave) on Saturday, September 8 (1 PM–2AM) and Sunday, September 9th (1–11PM). Tickets on sale here.

Sponsored by Lyft, headliners include Sasha Velour, Alaska Thunderf**k, Lady Bunny and mother of the house: Horrorchata.

Founded by Brooklyn artists Horrorchata and Babes Trust, BUSHWIG has garnered an international audience — including shows in Los Angeles and Berlin — featuring curated lineups with the most well-respected names in the drag community.

The festival is an inclusive event and takes great pride in being a celebration of anyone for everyone. BUSHWIG functions first and foremost as a community event, giving all a part of the stage and an opportunity to share their talents with queer people from around the world. BUSHWIG has been known to feature drag artists before they hit international super stardom including Aquaria, Aja, Sasha Velour and more.

In addition to non-stop drag performances and live music and DJ’s, enjoy

  • BushSwag vendors selling cute LQQKS
  • Delicious local food vendors
  • Ice cold drinks from over six bars
  • Friendly LGBT security
  • Free direct shuttle bus from the Jefferson L

In the words of RuPaul, “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.” So come on out to BUSHWIG and show off your best self.

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Choose the Final Summerscreen Flick and Enjoy Kombrewcha at Wednesday’s Screening!

Kombrewcha will be served at Wednesday’s final Summerscreen

You know summer’s wrapping up when there’s just one Summerscreen flick left. This Wednesday, the free series presented by Northside Media Group rounds out the summer with a movie chosen by the audience. Summerscreen has yet to announce the final film, so take advantage of the time that remains to cast your vote!

The options for the August 29 screening are Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Bad Boys, You Got Served, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and High FidelityTo further spice up the event, Kombrewcha will be the (complimentary!) beverage sponsor during the screening.

Movies start close to sundown, but there’s plenty to enjoy beforehand including food trucks, opening bands, and (of course) the boozy and fizzy Kombrewcha. Bring a blanket to sit on (snacks and dogs welcome!) and say farewell to summer this Wednesday.

 

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Sweet Weekend Sales in Greenpoint You Can’t Miss (8/24-8/26)

Geanpoint Pop Up at The Wythe Hotel | 80 Wythe Avenue
Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26
Kickoff party Friday the 24th from 6-10pm sponsored by Union Mezcal—FREE chainstitch embroidery with any purchase! Sale: 10am-8pm each day

Merica Lee of Merica Lee Jeans and Loren Cronk of BLKSMTH Denim Company join forces for a special ‘Geanpoint’ pop-up shop. What is it? Geanpoint is a fashion event that focuses on denim but features items from designers in the Greenpoint area. And, Greenpoint-based artist Amanda Browder will be installing one of her gigantic pieces in the space.

Browse a curated selection of Brooklyn-based companies including Cousin Sandals, Goldie’s Natural Beauty, Erin Louis Clancy, Mahps Vintage, and Loren Kathe. Continue reading

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McGolrick Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Park This Tuesday Night! (8/21)

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981, ©Paramount Pictures & Lucasfilm
Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981, ©Paramount Pictures & Lucasfilm

The classic adventure flick Raiders of the Lost Ark is coming to McGolrick Park for free tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8/21)! Get there around 7:45pm, set up your blankets and chairs and bring your own snacks (but there will be FREE POPCORN!). The film will be set up on the Monitor Street lawn. The movie series in McGolrick is presented by the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance (MPNA) and sponsored by

When: Tuesday, August 21, around 7:45pm
Where: McGolrick Park, Monitor Street lawn
FREE!

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