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Couldn’t Get LCD Tix? Hit Up This LCD Street Party Wednesday Night Instead!

If you didn’t get LCD tickets to tonight (or any night), do not fret! Greenpointers’ very own Andy P. Smith is hosting a free outdoor dance party at 95 Dobbin St. in Greenpoint tonight from 6pm – 9pm.

As reported on the Facebook event page:

Don’t let scalpers, bots, or high ticket prices keep you from Dancing Yrself Clean! Let’s Get Innocous with a sidewalk dance party! It may be Us v Them but tonight All My Friends and some Drunk Girls are coming over because Daft Punk Is Playing At My House… You Wanted A Hit? Thought Yr City’s A Sucker because you couldn’t get tickets? Well, this is the American Dream! Yeah! I may be Loosing My Edge but Somone’s Calling Me to Give It Up. It’s Time To Get Away to 95 Dobbin Street for a Free Outdoor Sidewalk Dance Party!*

*I will only be playing LCD Soundsystem, if you didn’t get the hint. Hopefully no one will Call The Police!

Also: Free Watermelon!

See you there! Dance party kicks off at 6pm and goes until 9pm at 95 Dobbin St.

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Thursday Spotlight: Sarah Merenda

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Contemporary wallpaper designer Sarah Merenda

Since 1999 Sarah Merenda has called NYC home though her travels have brought her all over the world. Growing up in Eastern Maryland and joining the family wall paper installation business as a young woman earned her an expert education in a trade that she later paired with a formal arts education in textile design. Sprinkle in a little grit and graffiti with a dash of Indian flair, stir together and you get MerendaWallpaper.

Having discovered her work initially at the Dobbin St. events space, I now realize I’ve seen Merenda’s custom wall paper in hotels, workspaces, and residences over New York City.

We were lucky enough to chat with her about her inspiration and process here in NYC, just before she left for another trip!

Sarah Merenda with works
Sarah Merenda with works

Greenpointers: You’ve traveled quite a bit… Even just in the USA: Baltimore, Atlanta, New York City… would you call NYC home? What makes NYC special?

Sarah Merenda: Yes, I feel like I have traveled more outside of the US then in it actually, but I would say New York City is my home. I’ve been living here since 1999.

I immediately felt at home in NYC the first time I visited when I was 15 and was inspired by the graffiti, the people, the ability to choose what you can do each day and be stimulated and learn from the cultures around me.

GP: In your travels, home or abroad, where would you say you’ve found the most inspiration?

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