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Seven Must-See Indie Makers at Sunday’s Winter Candyland (12/10)

Our Winter Candyland Holiday market is just a few days away and we can’t wait for you to join us and reel in 2017 on a sugary high note along with our carefully curated 60+ vendors.

From local businesses to artisans and food purveyors, you can expect some familiar faces and new, hawking their latest creations while you shop, sip, hang out with friends and neighbors in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn. Here are more deets on what’s in store for the day and RSVP to stay updated!

We are so excited about the items we expect to see from ALL of our vendors but to whet your appetite for the season of unique gift giving, here are seven not to be missed.


Morphologically
As a Holistic Aromatherapist, Melissa focuses on blending scents with sacred wood essences. Based on ancient roots, the scents create a healing, energetic space full of illumination and wisdom. Everything offered at her table is done with reverence and respect to nature. 100% pure essential oils, ethically sourced, and completely synthetic free, it connects you to the earth and the naturally mystical all around. Create some ethereal Earth Magic to center yourself, or help a loved one gain more balance in their lives with these candles.

Highlights: Eco-friendly Aromatherapy, Positive Vibes, Earthy Scents
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Epic Party Venues for Holiday Fiestas: An Essential Neighborhood Guide

As Greenpointers, it’s an essential part of the Holidays to find the perfect event space to hold our sugar plum cocktails and holly jolly guests. You’ve got ugly sweaters to wear and pink elephant gifts to give! We’ve got you covered — here’s a list of places waiting to be your event elf for the Holiday season.

1) One Bedford

A swanky space located at the intersection of Bedford & Manhattan makes this a perfect party location — especially for 50 person Holiday events. Even better, there are open bar options available (because what’s a Holiday party without the cocktails). Got an office party, gathering of friends and family, or a pop-up event you need a venue for? They got a Pre-fix menu and family style options. Steps from the Nassau Ave G train, it’ll be great for those not from here to get home safe and sound. Booking your event at One Bedford increases your party-planning creds among your invitees. Email them to get more information.

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The Smilist Saves Smiles in Greenpoint, One Sweet Tooth at a Time

On the mean streets of Nassau Ave, where Moe’s Doughs temps with mouthwatering donut creations like Red Velvet Volcano and Girl Scout Samoa donuts, there’s a new guy in town a few doors away to turn your sweet tooth into a clean tooth.

The Smilist (120 Nassau Ave) will make you smile – literally and physically – and is not your average dental office. With friendly staff, state-of-the-art equipment, a cool playlist, and natural sunlight pouring in, there are good vibes everywhere.

Resident dentist Dr. Scott Culpepper is as funny as he is serious about his practice. Between self-deprecating jokes and nerdy doctor humor, he demonstrates the latest technologies in dentistry that is in The Smilist Greenpoint, and talks about the importance of a holistic approach to make sure people like going to the dentist – employees and patients alike. Continue reading

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Huzzah! 2018 Brooklyn & Queens Beer Books have Arrived!

Beer Books - a great gift for those who like to imbibeGot a beer lover on your gift list? Maybe you need a beer after all your seasonal schlepping? Even if your reason is simply beer = good,  2018 Upper Brooklyn Beer BookLower Brooklyn Beer Book and Queens Beer Book are out and ready to get you… er, back into the holiday spirit.

The Beer Books are not just a steal that more than pays for themselves, they’re a guide to the discovery of new beer purveyors throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The books are $30 each and contain 30 coupons for a free beer at 30 different bars. That’s a lot of free beer!

Plus, do we need to mention the holidays are arriving and you may want to buy an awesome gift (Beer Books!) for that special someone in your life? Continue reading

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Are You a Tech-loving Social Butterfly? Let’s chat.

You: a Greenpoint/Williamsburg resident who knows all the local goings-on. Your local cafe makes your coffee order by heart before you’re completely in the door. While waiting, you’re on your phone checking wired.com for the latest updates.

Cinch: a local app looking to make the leap from Long Island to the Big-Indie-Brooklyn-Hood known as Greenpoint/Williamsburg. Community building is in their DNA, as this app is about keeping it local and supporting small businesses and organizations. Sounds like something you’re into? You’re in luck, since they are looking for a Community Leader. Continue reading

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Staying Local for Thanksgiving? Six Spots Where You Can Wobble Before You Gobble, Get Stuffed with Turkey, the Fixin’s, and More!

Thanksgiving is holiday of culinary greatness. A problem if your cooking skills are below par and you’re staying home for the Holidays. Less of a problem since you live so close to the city’s hub of crave-worthy restaurants and bars.

Here’s a list of how to feast and party without the hassle of using your oven.

1) Le Fond

A close up of the dishes featured in Le Fond's Thanksgiving MenuCome join Chef Jake Eberle at “Wobble Before You Gobble” — a Thanksgiving Eve cocktail party! Cut loose a lil’ before heading out of town. They’ll have $6 aperitif specials, including house recipe Kir Royale and warm mulled wine. Chef Jake Eberle will also being serving some bites to nibble, like country pate and a French onion soup-filled Russian-style pierog.  Reservations not necessary. See the Menu here.

Address: 105 Norman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: No cover, Items a la carte
Time: Thanksgiving Eve, 6pm
Highlights: Classy cocktails, Russian pierogi, No reservations

 

2) Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co.
Mixing it up and staying in town this year? Greenpoint Beer and Ale is hosting their 5th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving. Their new kitchen resident, @maizeysundaytacos will be a making a spicy twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. For $65, get fed the unorthodox turkey and wash it down with included beer and wine. Then join your new “Orphan” family as you replace football with a screening of cult favorite “This Is Spinal Tap” directed by Rob Reiner. Click here to buy tickets!

Address: 7 North 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: $65, Buy tix
Time: 5pm
Highlights: Spicy turkey, New friends, Satirical movie about setting it “up to eleven” 
Bonus: A portion of the ticket sales go to support The Greenpoint Hunger Program

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How to save at 100 local Brooklyn restaurants every day

Dining out in Brooklyn is a belly’s dream; unfortunately, it’s also a bank account’s worst nightmare. A free new app, Spotluck, remedies this issue with a wheel of discounts offering as much as 35% off every meal! Spotluck has partnered with 100 of Brooklyn’s best locally-owned restaurants and over 400 in New York.

Here are just a few of the best restaurants you can save at with Spotluck:

Slick Willie

Arguably, food and comfort are two of life’s finest pleasures. This makes Slick Willie another one! Willies is so cozy that it’s known to locals as ‘the living room’ and their menu matches up. Offerings represent the diversity of Brooklyn from tempura-style Kansas City BBQ ribs to chorizo-hash eggs benedict over Johnny cakes. Continue reading

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TICKET GIVEAWAY! The Brooklyn Wine Fest Returns to Greenpoint with Unlimited Tastes of 100+ International Wines, Live Music, Food & More! (Sat, 10/28)

UPDATE: Congrats to Lisa, Elizabeth, Kimmie, Catherine, and Cristina for winning ticket for this Saturday’s (10/28) The Brooklyn Wine Fest!

You can still buy tix for $25 off using the code GREENPOINTERS at check out.

Sip on an Amelia Bordeaux Rosé, paired with fresh New England oysters or fresh out of the oven pizza from on-site food stalls. And with wine in one hand and a plate of mini donuts in another, enjoy plenty of live entertainment and get a taste of an international spectrum of flavors.

We have five pairs of tickets to give away for The Brooklyn Wine Fest happening this Saturday, October 28th in the Brooklyn Expo (72 Noble St) !

ENTER HERE to get access to unlimited samples of over 100 styles of wine from around the world, paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games!

Deadline: Tuesday, October 24th 11:59PM EST. Winners will be announce on Wednesday, October 25th.
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Celebrate Oktoberfest like Munich in The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse This Weekend (10/20-10/22)! German Beer, Music, Bratwurst & More!!

Get a rare glimpse inside a historic neighborhood landmark, The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (67 West St) this weekend (Oct 20-22) when it opens its doors to host an authentic Munich festival tent, complete with Bavarian blue & white ceilings and tables imported from Germany.

The festivities will include live music, German dancers, ceremonial keg tapping, sausages, roast pork, pretzels, and more! Continue reading

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Get Cozy With Hot Buttered Rum at This Sunday’s Festival of Lights Market!

October signals the beginning of both decorative gourd season and when the PSL Twitter account lets us know that it’s finally ok to crave specific spices: cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg… And natch, at our Fall Market this Sunday (10/1) at the Greenpoint Loft from 1-7pm, we’re going to be serving up Hot Buttered Rum, with booze courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Turns out there are quite a few things you can make with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum that will give you that special cozy sweater-wearing feeling, so we’ve included a couple recipes here to tickle your tastebuds with the first sign of Fall.

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