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Rocksteady-influenced Supergoup Love Always Performs Sunday at Polar Vortex Holiday Market

Love Always

The Brooklyn-based band Love Always is only a year old, but its seasoned members are a supergroup of sorts, crafting musical vibes with Jamaican/roots, rocksteady, reggae and lovers rock influences.

Patricia Verdolino (vocals), Michael O’Connor (guitar), and Andy Shaw (bass) are original members of 90s Ska band Metro Stylee. Shaw also plays bass in the popular Brooklyn band Bikini Carwash, while drummer Ron Salvo plays with .357 Lover and keyboardist Jeannie Oliver played in Si Se.

Love Always is currently in the studio recording an EP and is testing out their new songs live. What better way is there to warm up this weekend than with live music from Love Always? The band will perform two sets this Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market at 67 West St., we hope to see you there.

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Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Will Be at Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market

The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive will be at our Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market this Sunday, December 2, from 1–7 PM,  inside the Green Point Loft (67 West St). A donation box for unopened toys for local children will be waiting for you at the entrance to help you spread the holiday cheer.

Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive started as a response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  Seven years later and with the help of many new partners and friends, BBHTD is still doing what they originally set out to do. In 2016 years they joined forces with the NYPD Brooklyn Borough North Holiday Sleigh Ride event and now BBHTD distributes thousands of toys directly into the hands of deserving kids during the holiday season.

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Polar Vortex Holiday Market, Whiskey Fest, Freak Kingdom and Ladies of LCD Soundsystem — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/28 – 12/4)

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THIS SUNDAY (December 2nd, 1-7PM)! Forecast calls for a snow flurry of fun inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market with 60+ of the most talented makers and purveyors of handcrafted goods and gifts for all of your Holiday Gifting needs! FREE fun activities include Massages, Henna, Nail Art, and interactive hologram experience with Looking Glass Factory! Plus there will be live music and delicious Mulled Wine! More info and RSVP here!

WEDNESDAY 11/28

♦ BK Horror Fest Presents: The House That Jack Built Directors Cut @ Film Noir Cinema  (122 Meserole Ave.), 6:15pm and 9:15pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Destruction<>Distraction @ Rubulad (RSVP for location), 7pm, $8 suggested, rsvp to [email protected]
^ Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson’s Crusade Against Fascism @ McNally Jackson (74 N. 4th st.), 7pm, FREE, More info
♦ Das Ist Kunst: 16mm Experimental Shorts @ Spectacle Theater (124 S. 3rd St.), 7:30pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 11/29

#♫ Christmas Party @ Lot 45 (411 Troutman St.), 7pm, $20 includes appetizers and a drink, Buy Tix
^ Green Series: Toward a Green New Deal @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) 7pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Fall Bash featuring San Fermin: a concert benefiting Brooklyn Youth Chorus @ Baby’s Alright  (146 Broadway), 8pm, $145+, open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and backstage access, Buy Tix
♫ Ladies of LCD Soundsystem DJ Tour @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, $15, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Help to Envision Future Green Space Near Newtown Creek

This city-owned parcel at Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues will become a public access point. (via Newtown Creek Alliance)

Tonight, a community workshop is being hosted by the Newtown Creek Alliance to draft a plan for a future public access point adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant at the corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues.

The Gateway to Greenpoint envisioning kickoff happens tonight at 520 Kingsland Ave. from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Amazon Protest Gains Steam on Cyber Monday

A protest entitled, Protect Queens #NoAmazonNYC, has received a large response with over 500 people RSVPing and thousands ‘interested’ in the action hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America, the political organization that counts North Greenpoint’s incoming representative, New York Senator Julia Salazar as a member. Community members, activists and politicians are concerned with the sizable billion-dollar-plus state subsidy that a monopolistic corporation owned by the wealthiest man in the world will receive. The protest starts at 5 p.m. tonight at Court Square Park in Long Island City.

The event description reads:

“The heartbeat of Queens is the working class and immigrants, not billionaires. At a time when our city is facing a crisis of affordability, New York is looking to pay Amazon, the richest corporation in the world, billions of dollars to gentrify Queens. This is outrageous. Rather than creating good jobs for the community this deal will displace existing residents. We do not need nor want Amazon in our barrio.

– We need affordable housing, not further gentrification
– We need protections for immigrants, not a company that profits off of work with ICE
– We need more funding for transit, not billions in corporate subsidies
– We need good jobs, not a company that exploits workers

Our communities need real investment, not displacement. It’s time for New York to #NoAmazonNYC.”

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Brooklyn Whiskey & Spirits Fest Comes to Greenpoint! Get $30 Off! (Sat, 12/1)

Try over 100 Styles of Whiskey and Craft Spirits this Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Brooklyn Whiskey Fest right here in the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St)!

Greenpointers get a super duper special discount of $30 OFF. From American Kentucky bourbons to Japanese Whiskies, get to know more about whiskies directly from the experts for an ultimate tour of whiskey. And if whiskey isn’t your drink of choice, there will also be a variety of spirits like Mexican Tequila, Russian Vodka and more! Plus visitors will enjoy plenty of entertainment including live music, interactive games, amazing vendors & food for purchase.

Two great sessions to choose from don’t miss out on the biggest Whiskey Festival in Greenpoint!
Session 1: 2-5pm
Session 2: 6:30-9:30pm

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Preview Our Polar Vortex Holiday Market Vendors and Shop Local This Sunday! (12/2)

Samhain Fall Market

The turkey’s been carved and the first snow has fallen — now we look forward to our Polar Vortex Holiday Market! Join us on Sunday, December 2 from 1 to 7 PM for an an immersive Winterscape inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) and unique locally made gifts for all your holiday shopping needs.

To recap, 60+ talented makers & crafters will have beautiful creations ready for sale and there will be no shortage of FREE things to do throughout the day including an interactive hologram experience, digital Photo Booth, massages, henna tattoos, nail art, ornament making, and more! We will be serving warm mulled wine and refreshing locally crafted Greenpoint Beer & Ale. Plus there will be live musical performances by local bands Pink Slater and Love Always!

Shop and support local! Our vendors are local artisans, makers, and independent small businesses who craft high quality items. Get a glimpse of some of our featured vendors and hope to see you this Sunday!

Mariana Silva Porcelain Design

A ceramist and crafter based in Brooklyn, Mariana Silva’s website boasts a number of hand-spun goods. She hand makes a range of one-of-a-kind porcelain creations — from earrings and mugs to pipes, plates, and cups — that astound in their uniqueness and delight in their charm.Follow Mariana and her porcelain beauties on Instagram.

 

Prune & Plum
Prune & Plum believes that the pot of your cactus or succulent should be as gorgeous as the plant itself. The local company defines itself as indoor-plant stylists as they merge design and art with urban plants.

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Ink Kids

Kitchen Ink Kids, a staple at our seasonal markets, boasts a presence on Etsy but come see their hand-made products in person at our market! Made in the owner’s kitchen here in Brooklyn, Kitchen Ink Kids creates hand-dyed, 100% organic cotton children’s materials.

 

 

PRESTIDGE beauté Active Organics
PRESTIDGE beauté Active Organics are lovingly made in a Brooklyn-based home-lab employing Reiki techniques. They are carefully crafted by hand with the finest ingredients, inspired by a desire to create a line of organic skin care products that yield stunning results.

 

 

 

 

Stanley’s Pierogis

Who in Greenpoint can deny a pierogi? Since 1991, Stanley’s has been providing a delectable line of delicious pierogis to both retail and food service industries, and all of their products are homemade using only the highest quality ingredients.

 

Fabalish

Fabalish employs inventive, creative, fun ways to eat chickpeas. Offering baked falafels, chickpea blondies, and sauces with an aquafaba base. Enjoy good eats from natural foods chef Jessca Gebel. “Faba” means bean in Latin — and the “lish” is simply for delicious. Come try these vegan and gluten-free light delights!

 

 

 

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Forecast Calls for Snow Flurries of Fun at Our Polar Vortex Holiday Market (Sun, 12/2)!

Holiday Market 2016

Holiday lights are strewn up on Manhattan, and the first snow has landed — what could come next besides Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market?!

This Sunday, December 2nd from 1–7 PM, enter our immersive Winterscape inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) that will be donned with an ice castle, snow, snowmen and polar bears thanks to designs by scenic artist extraordinaire Art of Mano60+ talented makers & crafters will have beautiful creations ready for sale and there will be no shortage of FREE things to do throughout the day! RSVP on Facebook and stay updated!

Nail Art Holiday Market 2016

While live music is performed by local bands Pink Slater and Love Always, enjoy festive cocktails and mocktails at our bar stocked with Mulled Wine made with BABE “Winter is the Worst” red wine and Woodward Extract’s Spices and refreshing locally Crafted Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale.

The upstairs mezzanine leads out to the roof deck with views of the East River and Manhattan skyline as well as a number of FREE fun activities including: Continue reading

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Orphans Thanksgiving, Thank You for Everything, Bushwick Improvised Music Series and Gateway to Greenpoint — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/21 – 11/27)

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NEXT SUNDAY (December 2nd, 1-7PM)! Forecast calls for a snow flurry of fun inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market with 60+ of the most talented makers and purveyors of handcrafted goods and gifts for all of your Holiday Gifting needs! FREE fun activities include Massages, Henna, Nail Art, and interactive hologram experience with Looking Glass Factory! Plus there will be live music and delicious Mulled Wine! More info and RSVP here!

WEDNESDAY 11/21

*#NYC Together Thanksgiving @ Williamsburg Hotel  (96 Wythe Ave.), 11am, FREE, a potluck Thanksgiving for kids and cops. You can sign up to bring a dish! Sign up
♫ Stray From The Path, Silent Planet, Kublai Khan, Greyhaven @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, $18, Buy Tix
♫ Thank You For Everything! @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix
Tiki Disco Thanksgiving Eve @ Output (74 Wythe Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 11/22

# Community Thanksgiving @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 11am, FREE, join the community and also drop off new or gently used coats, more info
# 6th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving @ Greenpoint Beer and Ale (7 N. 15th St.) 5pm, $65, meal + unlimited beer/wine, bring deserts to share, $10 from every ticket donated to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen,  Buy Tix
♥ Cuffed Up: A Singles Party – Thanksgiving Edition @ Turkey Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Ave.), 7pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Bumsgiving!!!! – Cult 23 @ Bizzare Bar (12 Jefferson St.), 8pm, suggested donation $10+, alien goddess theme, RSVP Continue reading

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Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co’s 6th Annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving (11/22)

If you plan to be around for Thanksgiving this year Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. (7 N 15th St.)  has got a killer deal for you as they celebrate their 6th Annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving. $65 will get you dinner and all the beer and wine you can drink. Bring your favorite family dessert to share with everyone. Then after you’ve filled your bellies, they’ll be screening “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” on their big screen at 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. – dinner starts at 6 p.m.

$10 from each ticket will be donated to The Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. So eat with Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. for a cause!

 

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