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Our Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market is Getting Ready to Blast Off! (Sun, 4/22)

Poster design by Julia Moak

Spring may not yet have fully sprung but we’re bringing fresh life, warmth, and out of this world local vendors to the Greenpoint Loft on 67 West Street for Greenpointers’ Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market. We’ll be blasting off on Sunday, April 22 and staying in orbit from 1 to 7pm. Join your fellow space gardeners and RSVP on Facebook.

We’ve searched our local solar system to find 60+ star-studded vendors offering up their cosmically curated crafts and wares. There’ll also be some of the best free activities you can find under the sun, including henna tattoos by Miss V, tarot card readings by Hannah Frishberg, nail art by Peenk and 3D scans and digital avatar creation by Capture Me In 3D. Get grounded with complimentary rooftop yoga courtesy of Hosh Yoga, become the Martian you are inside with free face painting by Greenpoint YMCA and orbit the dance floor to DJ The Josh Craig. Oh, and don’t forget to look stellar for the camera in our space garden art installation and photo booth.

By Julia Moak

Food and refreshments will include heavenly Rosewater gimlets with Brooklyn Gin and craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co., BABE Rosé and BABE Grigio Wine Continue reading

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Call for Vendors!! Valentine’s Market (2/7)

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Poster design by Vivien Lee

Greenpoint is for lovers! We’re talking the urban kind of love. The kind of love that is open, accepting, variegated, expansive and blooms out of a sometimes gritty backdrop. So we’re ready to kick off 2016 with our annual Valentine’s Market at Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) from 1pm-7pm on February 7th, 2016. 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.

We are still a bit high from the buzz of our last “Winter Wonderland” themed Holiday Market where we had around 4,000 visitors! Many vendors sold out and several shoppers asked us where to find them post market so we answered in our recap. Check out some photos here. Continue reading

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Announcing Greenpointers Holiday Market on 12/7!

It’s our biggest and most exciting event of the year! Mark your calendars – Greenpointers Holiday Market is happening on Sunday December 7th from 1-7pm. All your holiday shopping is happening under one amazing roof. Keep it local and choose gifts for everyone from over 70+ local makers, artisans and artists. There will be jewelry, fashion, food, artwork, pottery, candles, skincare, toys, housewares, decor, vintage and so much. It’s all taking place at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) – a gorgeous 6,000 sq. ft. space overlooking Brooklyn and the NYC Skyline.

There will be food to enjoy from local vendors, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, delicious mulled wine and Cafe Grumpy coffee. Get your holiday pictures taken in our FREE Photo Booth. Spiff up your manicure at our FREE Nail Art Table. Get crafty up in the loft.

Greenpointers will proudly be screening its “Gasper & Son” Short Neon Sign Documentary Trailer before premiering it in nationwide Film Festivals in 2015. A raffle with tons of great prizes from local businesses will support the post-production of the film! All other funds raised will support the Greenpointers Writers Fund.

We can’t wait to get jolly with you at this year’s market! Vendor and prize list coming soon…

RSVP on FB, Tag us #greenpointers_market

Market vendors, apply here. If you are interested in sponsoring the market, email markets (at) greenpointers [dot] com. If you can donate a prize – email editor (at) green pointers [dot] com. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Featured Vendor: Llyallya Creations

Aida Markiw retired from software development to pursue her dream of painting and making beautiful things. The best part (for us) is that these beautiful things are also wearable.

Her company, Llyallya Creations is a one-woman operation.

“I named my company after an endearing Ukrainian word that my husband calls me at times.” Aida explained, “Llyallya in Ukrainian means ‘doll’.” Continue reading

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Let’s Get Serious! “From Artisan To Entrepreneur” Business Growth Program

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The artisan economy is here and chances are you’re part of it.  If you put a personal touch to the service you provide or the product you produce, you’re a 21st century artisan.  As an artisan, you’ve got a passion for what you do, but can you turn that passion into profit and create long-term success?

Business growth is all about CHANGE and that’s why so many businesses never grow.  Owners often stay busy all day, but never make the CHANGE from being a skilled artisan to a savvy entrepreneur. That CHANGE is the key to building a successful business.  It arises through gaining CLARITY in your role and in your vision, building a COMMUNITY for support, and creating a COURSE OF ACTION for growth.

Whether you’re just starting out or a few years in, this program will take you through that CHANGE and get you from where you are to where you want to be.

If…

  • You want to challenge your fear of growth
  • You’re full of great ideas and need a plan to execute them
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  • You want to commit to building a business that supports your life and offers  you stability

..then this program is for you.  I’ve worked with numerous business owners, and a wide variety of businesses, to help them successfully make that CHANGE.  I can help you too!

During this  program, we’ll create a comprehensive road map for growth, making sure your values and vision are clearly defined and  that all of the strategies we build serve your mission.  We’ll outline all of the systems you’ll need to put your new plan into practice.  And most importantly, we’ll develop your leadership role.  Great strategies and a clear road map will get you nowhere if you don’t have the leadership skills to communicate your vision, build committed teams, inspire your customers, and claim your space in the marketplace.   You’ll be learning right along side other business owners in your community, so you can build relationships to support your growth long after our class ends.

Growing a business takes courage to put yourself out there, it also takes commitment and dedication  to make it work.  I know you’ve got what it takes, so let’s get started!  This program is offered in both a private or group setting.

Sign up by December 1, 2013 and get a free 60 minute private coaching session with Holly. Just enter “GREENPOINTERS” in the registration promo code.

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Vendors Wanted: V-Day Market 2/9

Do you know it’s January? That means next month is February and we are having our 2nd Annual Valentine’s Market – at From The Source (69 West St) from noon-6pm and we are doing call for vendors! Tables Price: 6Ft – $85.

If you missed out on our Holiday Market, this is your chance!

Interested? Email info (at) Greenpointers.com to apply.

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The One Well

It’s no secret that Brooklyn is a giant hub for locally made anything. If you’re a local junkie and are looking for a one-stop-shop for a sustainable living environment look no further: Kerry Jones is the owner of one of Greenpoint’s newest stores, the one well, which Jones describes best as a lifestyle store.  “This is for the highest degree of care about your health, your planet, and how you’re affecting your planet.”  Over 50 artisans are currently featured in the one well with products ranging from hang crafted bags to locally made honey, chocolate, skin care, vintage lamps, vintage clothing, art pieces and many other lifestyle items (including vegan products!)

Kerry takes a great deal of pride in ensuring that all artisans whose products are sold in The One Well meet her standards of sustainability. She has tried every single product in the store, be it skin care, food or cleaning products (which she says work better than any other cleaning products she’s ever used, and without all the chemicals!) There are times when she has had to turn artisans away because their level of sustainability just didn’t make the mark, but in order to maintain her own credibility as a business owner and the mission of her business, it’s not surprising that this happens.

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BK NIGHT BAZAAR: NOT IN GP BUT CLOSE

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On a late Spring morning, I walked over to the waterfront to observe a community “meeting” about the much anticipated Brooklyn Night Bazaare. I had found out about the project via Greenpointers before I was on board. What could have been an informative discussion turned into a one-sided attack on founder Aaron Broudo, who, while maintaining a patient and professional demeanor (he’s really a sweetheart) could not get a word in edge-wise. I remember my utter pity for him and disappointment in the neighborhood. Maybe the bazaare in it’s initial presentation wasn’t a good fit, with late night music very close to a residential block, (the same location and scale as the highly successful Bring to Light). Public urination was a big concern. But to let the man speak and be open to compromise might have brought an amazing event to Greenpoint, not to mention clean up the overgrown and littered West St, even for one night.
I didn’t blame Aaron when he decided not to fight the “not in my backyard” pitch-fork mob and find a welcoming location at the Dekalb Market. The first market there was a huge success with great bands and over 5000 attendees. Greenpointers is excited that the second night bazaar which begins tonight through this weekend, is close to home, down Kent Ave in a 40,000 square foot warehouse space, with over 100 vendors (lots from Greenpoint) and a great music line-up. And we are proud that our beloved writer Joann Kim is co-producing the event.
Aaron was inspired by night markets when he traveled across South East Asia and wanted to bring it home to Brooklyn. The mash-up of local vendors and great music, was for producer Belvy a “no brainer.”
On the music line-up Belvy says: “The Hold Steady are for my money the best rock n’ roll band to come out of the city in ages. I think Craig Finn is an amazing songwriter – part Bob Mould, part Springsteen, part Joe Strummer … I’m an old school punk/hardcore kid; how could I not dig Fucked Up? But I really like all the new directions they take punk or hardcore or whatever the hell the kids are calling it these days. And what can you say about James Murphy? What he and DFA did to revolutionize dance music can’t be overstated.”
The full lineups are on the site. www.bkbazaar.com
And of course, our Joann, founder of the much missed Greenpoint Food Market hand-picked the vendors, which she seems to seamlessly pluck out her magic little hat. The goal of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is as Joann puts it to “to support small businesses, providing a platform for artists, food artisans, chefs, crafters, designers, and the like to share and sell their wares. Our job is to create an environment that welcomes collaboration, communication, and commerce.” Well put, my friend.
Of the vendors, many Greenpoint businesses and artists will be representing, like Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Vintage Modern, Eagle St Rooftop Farms and artist Emily Noelle Lambert, to name a few.
Ken Farmer of NBNY Projects, who produced Bring to Light will be programming the films, projects and art installations and the not to be missed interior is designed by Julien DeSmedt Architects.
Aside from the fantastic food options, there will be a beer and wine garden to boot.
I’ll be there tonight, hoping to get all of my holiday shopping and eating done. And don’t worry the nomadic Brooklyn Night Bazaar crew is totally open to the idea of having a future night market in Greenpoint. That is if we don’t scare them away again!

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