This weekend, Manhattan was bombarded with contemporary art: in addition to The Armory Show, we had SCOPE, Volta, Spring/Break, Art on Paper, and NADA (and probably others I’ve forgotten). Greenpointers staff were able to attend most of them, and we wanted to give a shoutout to our local artists and galleries who participated! You all are awesome.
Here’s the lowdown:
Local vintage shop Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave.) collaborated with Noah Scalin at Spring/Break to create a large fabric portrait of Helen Keller.
Apple Cider, Crispy Chilly Night, Roaring Fire, Hot Coco….. the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and to help get you in the spirits, Greenpointers is hosting our annual Holiday Market at Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) from 1pm-7pm on December 6th, 2015. RSVP here!
We are seeking all types of local vendors (food, artists, crafters, jewelers, potters, etc.) so apply here or directly in the form after the jump.
Are you a corporate level business, a distillery, or a business that is based out of the NYC area? Vendor tables are strictly reserved for local independent artisans and small businesses but you may qualify as a sponsor and can submit an application here.Continue reading →
We are very excited to announce that the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will open at it’s new location in Greenpoint, beginning Friday, November 1st at 6PM. Admission is free!
Inspired by the night markets across Asia, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is back and now it has a permanent home! The Brooklyn Night Bazaar will bring together more than 100 of New York City’s most creative independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists, breweries and wineries. The combined night market, art fair, food festival and music venue will take place every Friday and Saturday night starting November 1st. The Night Bazaar will be held at 165 Banker Street, between Norman and Meserole Avenues at a 24,000 sf warehouse with large-scale light installations and an A/V performance venue designed by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY).
This year, a host of media, music blogs and record labels will take the reigns of music curation, including Gothamist, BuzzFeed, BUST Magazine, Paste Magazine, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Panache Booking, Scenic NYC, Impose, MyFreeConcerts.Com, The Deli, T-Presents, Insound, Kanine Records, FatCat Records, Bunce, Bad Blood Records and Songza. Some of this year’s featured music acts include: Spank Rock, Bear Hands, Kitty Pryde, Frankie Rose, Slow Knights (feat Del Marquis of SCISSOR SISTERS), Small Black, Psychic TV, and more to be announced shortly.
The Bazaar will feature multiple activity spaces, including a 9 hole mini golf courseand table tennis room. PUMA flew in Brazilian graffiti artist SILKS to canvass the table tennis space in a former enormous walk in freezer.
For the 3rd year in a row, the Bazaar will again be open and free to the public.
On the first weekend of October, just over the Pulaski Bridge, 283 independent book-sellers, indie publishers, artists, zine makers, and their enviably hip brethren gathered at the NY Art Book Fair to trade, sell, and share their mutual love of print.
As you can imagine, hundreds of booths, teaming with well-designed books and well-designed people who want tell you about their well-designed books can be overwhelming. It’s like browsing a great quaint, independent book store and then realizing that it happens to be the size of a three-story school-turned-museum with a massive tent that has even more books and is somehow filled with a crowd of the coolest, artsiest, all-around hippest people you’ve ever seen in your life (which is notable, considering you live in Brooklyn). It’s mathematically impossible to see/browse/read it all, unless you spent three full days flipping pages, in which case you would probably work yourself into an art book induced frenzy (obsessively binding xerox copies of visual haikus until you can no longer eat or sleep).
I already told you about a great project called PaperJam at Figment NYC, which is happening this weekend on Governors Island. I want to introduce to you another amazing project called The Puzzle Project by an amazing Greenpointer named Tim Kelly.
The Puzzle Installation & Collaborative Project is a huge traveling group art exhibition that continues to grow. It originated at the Monmouth County Arts Council, but the project gained such popularity and momentum among art and community organizations, like our own Greenpoint YMCA, and schools throughout the US and abroad that it’s become Tim’s full-time gig, which is completely self-funded. When you see the scale of this project you will wonder what fuels him.
When you meet Tim you will quickly understand it is his genuine love for art and his passion for sharing that love that gives him the energy to manage this huge endeavor.
FIGMENT NYC is now accepting proposals for the following:
FIGMENT 2012 NYC Weekend
This year, FIGMENT NYC will take place during the weekend of June 9-10 on Governors Island in New York City. We are seeking proposals for FIGMENT Weekend projects. Projects can include but are not limited to: installations, performances, games, activities, workshops, multimedia, electronic art, music, social experiments, etc. Your FIGMENT Weekend project can be submitted by an individual or collective of individuals. Projects will be selected based on creativity, interactivity, structural integrity, context and impact, sustainability, feasibility, budget, and community involvement.
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Details about this opportunity for artists can be found on our website at: http://newyork.figmentproject.org/get-involved/submit-a-project/