3rd Ward may have had its faults (more of them than we imagined, it seems), but there was something deeply inspiring about a huge workspace and resource center designed especially for Brooklyn’s many talented creators, and we’d be lying if we told you its presence won’t be missed. However, in the wake of the spot’s closure, we’ve found ourselves reminded time and again that 3rd Ward wasn’t the only game in town–so many of our friends and neighbors have other studios, class centers, coworking quarters and event spaces with their own amazing offerings. Bushwick Daily and Greenpointers reached out to some of our favorite such institutions, and it’s with great pride that we present our readers with our official guide to ten of this borough’s greatest places to take your creativity when making is your job. Take a look through–you can thank us when you get settled in at a place that hooks it up and makes it happen!
Help your special someone tap into their creative side and build up their skill set with the new ClassPack from 3rd Ward!
ClassPack: An intense track of classes that will give you a deep understanding of graphic design, web design, jewelry, metalworking, or woodworking.
-Each ClassPack was designed to ease people into each vertical, so it’s perfect for beginners, but also great for those looking to go deeper with their selected vertical of choice.
-When you purchase a ClassPack, you’ll be taking your classes with the same group of people, so you can learn and become close with the same group of people.
Upgrade your skillset with 3rd Ward’s after Christmas Sale! Buy one class, get another class half off.
Double up on super useful classes or share the gift of learning with a friend (late Christmas presents are the best!). There are many great classes (DIY Print Making to Business Plan Workshops to Sketch Comedy Writing) starting up in January, making this the perfect time to build your class schedule at 3rd Ward.
3rd Ward is a multi-disciplinary workspace and education center. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a creative outlet, or a seasoned professional in search of a full-time workspace solution, 3rd Ward can help.
Applies to classes of equal or lesser value. Offer Valid 12/26 – 12/30.
Sponsored Post Courtesy of 3rd Ward
It’s not in Greenpoint, but it’s close enough: this weekend, The Palms opens its pools and bars in Long Island City, offering yet another option for your weekends from now until Labor Day. They’re calling it “a late summer ode to the Boca Raton Resort Pools of the 1940’s (with more music, spectacle and hedonism)” which is a tall order. The list of players, however, makes me think they might just be up to it: Organizing is by 3rd Ward, they’ve already tried out their pools, and the music, spectacle, and of course hedonism is being handled by the old hands at The Danger. Music includes Pat Mahoney and House of House, food trucks, drinks, and, since it’s a Danger party, at some point something will probably be on fire.
Your intrepid Greenpointers team will be testing the waters tonight (I’m curious to see if the dumpster pool turns into sweaty hipster soup by the end of the night, but I’m sure they’ve got that figured out) and providing a full illustrated report. Don’t wait on us before polishing your medallions, breaking out the Hawaiian Tropic, and heading over this weekend, though- here’s the rest:
26-01 Jackson ave- take your choice of bike, cab, G, appropriately colored vespa, or B62.
Saturday is $10 before 3pm, $20 from then until way past your bedtime, and Sunday is $10 all day until midnight with cheap drinks.
Thursday is the last day of the McBurney YMCA’s Online Auction and there are still deals to be had on several Greenpoint area spots. I am SO grateful for the businesses who were kind enough to donate to the auction and help out the Strong Kids Campaign.
Auction Ends: Thursday Dec 16, 2010 at 11:30 PM EST – BID NOW!
These are great businesses and great GIFTS! For yourself or someone on your list. Click here to see all the items in our auction.
I’ve been posting recently about 3rd Ward, and even though they’re not in Greenpoint or the areas of Williamsburg that I usually cover, they have some very cool things going on over there and this Saturday is no exception.
Machine-made just isn’t your thing. You’re all about smart design, careful craft, gorgeous details and a little bit of love in the pieces you own and give.
On December 4th, 3rd Ward and Brooklyn Based bring you the 4th annual installment of one of New York’s most unique holiday shopping events. Bring your holiday shopping lists — this fair will have something for everyone you cherish. Hailing from all over the country, this year’s craft vendors are gathering the best of their collections in clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares, prints, winter essentials and culinary treats.
Enjoy live music from Zoz Beat, Respect Two, DJ Nonformat, beats by DJ Clay Franklin and cheap Intelligentsia coffee and specialty cocktails from Red Jacket Orchards.
Plus, we’ll have 3rd Ward workshops in DIY printmaking, flocking and sewing. Even make your own electronic holiday card!
Handmade Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 4, 12 to 6 pm
195 Morgan Ave
Not actually in Greenpoint, but an amazing gift nonetheless, 3rd Ward is Brooklyn’s favorite all-you-can-eat buffet of creative delights. Gift the gift of a Basic Membership ($49/month), and your lucky recipient will get significant discounts on 3rd Ward’s 150+ class curriculum, day passes in the wood/metal shop and media lab, plus a FREE bike! Or, purchase the ultimate gift: an Unlimited Membership ($359/month) and all classes and facility access is free! (All Memberships for 12-month contracts).
Got a lot of gifts to give this year? Gift certificates are the perfect stocking stuffer for all the the crafty people in your life.
BUY BROOKLYN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
On Saturday December 8th, 3rd Ward is proud to present the 1st-ever Handmade Holiday Craft Fair and Open House where local artisans and craft mavens alike will be selling their wares in the classic marketplace style amidst an Open House filled with free tutorials and demos in vintage furniture restoration, sustainable lamp design, video animation, metal work, graphic design and more – all led by 3rd Ward Members and top artists and creative professionals.
We will be featuring special live performances, giveaways, discounts on membership, classes and studio rentals with steady beats, tasty refreshments and a fabulous photo booth on hand to keep the energy going throughout the day.
And right along with the spirit of giving we are going to be taking food and clothing donations for local shelters so please bring along some canned goods and clothing to donate to those in need. Giving is goodness…
So come out to 3rd Ward on Saturday December 8th and support your local artists and designers this holiday season and show Brooklyn the love it shows you every day.
The craft fair and open house will start at 12 noon and go until around 8pm with programs running throughout the day.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
12:00pm – 8:00pm