arts and crafts

Valentine Craft Day for the Kids at Jellio Shop This Sunday (2/2)

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This Sunday, February 2nd from noon-4pm, bring your little ones over to the Jellio Shop @ the Flying Squirrel (87 Oak St) for an afternoon of Valentine-themed crafting!

We hear there will be no shortage of glitter.

Hosted by Jellio.com and Eckford Street Studio, all of your crafting supply needs will be there waiting for you, i.e. sculpted paper, sparkles, and crayons, as well as refreshments.

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10 Ways to Make Market Day Successful For Vendors

Get the oohs and aahs from customers at your next market!

Many people ask when they meet me at our busy vendor markets, “how do you have the energy to do all this?” The answer is simple. I get energized by people who create and love what they do. And I drink espresso.

After doing so many markets and coming into contact with so many talented creators, I feel I have some good advice to share with vendors to make their market day a success. Along with Natasha from Heartbeat we can up with a helpful and detailed list.
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Save the Date: Valentine’s Market! (2/9)

Mark your calendars folks, our Annual Valentine’s Market is right around the corner! On Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1-7pm we will transform the amazing Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) into a hearts and kisses filled lovers’ land. As always expect food and drinks, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art, couples massage and a terrarium class (reserve now) PLUS MORE!

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Don’t you just love the poster? Libby V created it!

Click here to become a vendor.

Check out this time lapse video we created of the last market! Credit: Miguel A. Rodriguez (our Neon Documentary Filmmaker!)

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CALL FOR VALENTINE’S MARKET VENDORS! (2/9/14)


It’s happening! Our most romantic, love and heart-filled Greenpointers Market is taking place at the amazing Greenpoint Loft (67 West St 5th, Fl) on Sunday February 9, 2014 from 1-7pm. Please fill out the below form to apply to become a vendor or click on this link.

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Free Cities, Skate Night, Pussy Power, Hip Hop Karaoke, Easter Craft Fair, Russian Circles: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (3/27-4/2)

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WEDNESDAY 3/27
Newtown Creek CAG Meeting @ LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E500) 6-8pm, a conversation with the EPA and NYCDEP about Superfund and Newtown Creek
 Free Cities Party NYC-Flint @ Metropolitan Exchange (33 Flatbush Ave) 8-10pm, silent auction, crepes, virtual tours, booze from Michigan, RSVP
* Daiquiris & Dub @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, DJ Kahncept spinning heady dub and reggae, $7 Denizen Rum cocktails

THURSDAY 3/28
 Gondola / Helioscope / Jeremy Mark Freer / Satellite Radion @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue) 7pm, $6
♥  Is Feminism Sexy? @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Jennifer Armstrong discusses what feminism means to young women today, RSVP
* Skate Night Rockaway Benefit @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 9pm, FREE, live music, dj’s, mini ramps, art auction, raffle and prizes, food and drinks, RSVP
♥  Pussy Power Aerial & Variety Show @ House of Yes (342 Maujer St, Bushwick) 8pm, $15, estrogen-fueled super-circus celebrating the Va-J-J herself, RSVP
♫ Dichroics / Circle of Buzzards / Dead Stars @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10
 Reggae Bash @ RBar (451 Meeker Ave) 9:30pm, FREE, 3 Kings Sound, RSVP
 Archipelago / Belle Mare / Ora Cogan @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm

FRIDAY 3/29
 the Howling Hex / Blanche Blanche Blanche / Harpoon Forever @ Secret Project Robot (389 Meserole St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10, RSVP
 The Beets / Wild Yaks / Air Waves / Darlings / Beach Arabs @ Living Bread Deli (2 Knickerbocker Ave) 8pm, $10
 Bear Ceuse / Lightouts @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $8
* Hip Hop Karaoke @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $5 w/flyer

SATURDAY 3/30
* Easter Egg Hunt @ McGolrick/Winthrop Park, 11am, $5, Pack a picnic lunch and celebrate the start of spring!
• Compost Harvest & Housecleaning @ North Brooklyn Compost Project (McCarren Park, N12th St and Driggs) 1-4pm, harvest compost, take some home, help fancy up the site
♥ Meat All About It @ TBD (214 Franklin St) 2pm, “lets make Misteaks together … bringing back the STEAK! and other yummy outdoor food, DJs Greg Smith & the Broken English at 6pm
 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / Jamaican Queens / Free Blood / Zula @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8

SUNDAY 3/31 – Happy Easter!
 Easter Craft Fair @ Fashion Rock (372 Tompkins Ave, Bed-Stuy) 4-10pm, More info
 Unstoppable Death Machines / Fake Hooker / Respect / Laughters / Mtns. @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm

MONDAY 4/1
 Russian Circles @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm

TUESDAY 4/2
North Brooklyn Boat Club Public Meeting @ Rod & Gun Club (59 Kent Ave) 8pm, Featuring: Paddles, boat building, boathouses, urban camping, gardens, ecology, and dolphins!

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event

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Call For Vendors: Greenpointers Spring Market Announced! (4/13)

Local artisans and creators listen up!

We are gearing up for the next Greenpointers Market to take place Saturday, April 13th at From The Source (69 West) from noon-6pm. 6ft Tables – $85.

We look forward to hearing from our past vendors and welcome new faces!

Interested? Email info (at) Greenpointers.com to with the following info:

Company Name:
Contact Name:
Website:
Product Description:
Price Points:

We are really excited for another successful and fun market!

Check out our past market recaps: Holiday Market + Valentines Market and the market video :

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Brooklyn Craft Camp Brings Together The Best of Greenpoint (3/16)


The first Brooklyn Craft Camp is coming to Greenpoint on March 16th. This one-day event will bring skilled crafters and those seeking to learn a craft together in a playful environment that includes breakfast from Greenpoint’s own Peter Pan donuts, a talk by Jay McCarroll (winner of Project Runway Season 1) + lunch: sourced locally & prepared by a Greenpoint chef and a DJ.

Craft Camp registration includes 4 -90 minute sessions such as knitting, croqueting, terrarium building, nail art and printmaking and caters to all levels of skill. Participants will learn a new craft each session and leave with a treasure of their own making. The day convenes with a cocktail hour and as an added bonus attendees will walk away with a goodie bag stuffed to the gills with craft supplies, magazines and more.

Created by Greenpoint local & lifetime DIY-er Brett Bara, the Craft Camp promises fun and camaraderie for those who tinker and those who just want to learn something new. When asked why Greenpoint, Ms. Bara said in addition to living here, Greenpoint and Williamsburg really capture the creative spirit of Brooklyn. It’s home to many artisans and craft folk and it felt like the perfect place to bring them all together. She was inspired by taking part in other events such as the Alt Summit where crafting was woven into the events themselves. Ms. Bara wants to bring people together people who want to learn a craft with people who are skilled, get them offline and in one room to get creative.

Brooklyn Craft Camp
March 16, 2013
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
129 Russell Street (between Driggs and Nassau Avenue)

For information or to register please visit: brooklyncraftcamp.com

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Help Turn Eat Greenpoint’s Backyard Into A Pottery Studio!

Once a record and coffee shop, now a locally sourced restaurant, Eat Greenpoint’s owner Jordan Colon is dedicated to transforming the space once again – this time into a pottery studio. Jordan believes that, “the local movement should not stop at food, but be applied to all objects that are a part of our lives.” In order to revive this “dying art,” Jordon has a fundraising campaign on Small Knot with the hope to raise $5,000 to buy a kiln and turn EAT into a space for pottery, where there will be pottery sessions, all supplies provided, so you can hand craft and then glaze your own pottery in Eat’s backyard. “Investments” include dinner and pottery sessions. Do you want to see a pottery studio open in Greenpoint?

EAT Greenpoint
124 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Get Your Sew On at SewMoni

Brooklyn is a highly creative and crafty hub for many gals and guys. New businesses are constantly opening. Sew Moni is no exception! This super cute new shop has everything you need for supplies, ideas and crafting lessons of the sewing persuasion. Sew Moni’s Monica Briones (owner and founder) and Katie Mann (managing partner) know what it takes for business to meet creativity. I was able to visit the shop, and Monica provided me with a wealth of information as to what this new hot spot is all about.

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