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The Park Church Co-op Needs Your Help

Pastor Amy in front of the Park Church Co-Op on Russell Street.
Pastor Amy in front of the Park Church Co-Op on Russell Street.

If you’ve ever been to a dance party, a concert, a reading, or a farmers market in Greenpoint, chances are you’ve been to the Park Church Co-op at 129 Russell Street. Greenpoint’s coolest church has been leading cultural venue as well as a space of spirituality and worship since it began its mission as a New Start Ministry in 2015. Now, the church is soliciting donations to continue its work.

Earlier this year, the Co-op was slated to lose funding from the Lutheran Church in America and shut its doors. Thankfully, the Church was granted a reprieve to continue operating til the end of 2018. With that deadline approaching, The Park Church Co-op has launched a campaign “designed to increase the number of worshipers attending Sunday services as well as to generate more giving from the community-at-large to continue and expand the church’s outreach programs.” The goal is for the Park Church Co-op to be fully self-sustaining through donations by the end of 2018.  Continue reading

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The Park Church Co-Op Needs Your Support!

The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell Street) is one of Greenpoint’s most remarkable spaces. It’s not only a church, but also a wintertime home for the farmer’s market, a temporary replacement for the Greenpoint Library, a performance space, a moviehouse, a place for kids to take music lessons, an indispensable community center, and more. A few months ago, we profiled hardworking Pastor Amy Kienzle, who is absolutely dedicated to seeing it remain a vital part of our neighborhood. And now, the church has launched their first ever fundraising campaign to keep the programming going and doors open.

You may not know that The Park Church Co-Op is funded by a grant on a 3-year cycle, which ends next year. They are asking for community financial support, whether it’s a regular monthly donation or a one-time donation. “We look forward to continuing to be a space where everyone feels welcome,” says Pastor Amy in the above video. Read more below on how you can donate to this essential Greenpoint hub for individuals, families, artists, musicians and neighbors. Continue reading

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Hurricane Benefit Yoga Class TONIGHT (8/31) at Usha Veda

Usha Veda YogaIn the true spirit of the meaning of “yoga” or its English definition “union,” Usha Veda Yoga (1006 Manhattan Ave) is holding a donation-based yoga class in support of disaster relief for Houston at 7pm tonight. As Usha Veda describes, yoga enables not only the union of mind and body, but also uniting in the knowledge that we are all one. The intention of tonight’s class is to come together to send love and funds to those in need. Continue reading

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Happening Today!! Greencycle Swap and Book Donation Drop Off! (4/18, 1-4PM)

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Bring some! Take some!
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Let’s recycle, reuse and reduce!

MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, SHOES, BOOKS, TOYS, BICYCLES, PHONES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECTRONICS. (Electronics will be accepted until 3 PM.) Continue reading

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Let’s ALL eat like pigs today! #feedpeople

Isn’t it nice to sit around and stuff your face? This is every American’s God-given right on Thanksgiving! Sadly some people don’t eat anything today – including many people in Greenpoint.

So let’s keep ALL of our neighbors full and plump this Thanksgiving, too. That’s what it’s all about, right? Sharing and caring…

If you make one click on your computer today – consider making a donation in ANY amount – $5, $10 to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, a local non-profit that feeds the hungry not just on Thanksgiving but every week of the year!

Have a wonderful restful day and weekend!

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INTRODUCING 2013 WRITER’S FUND – SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Dear Greenpointers,

I hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a happy healthy New Year! It’s now time to look forward, make changes, grow and improve.

I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the website and find useful and interesting information here. It’s truly an honor and pleasure to run Greenpointers.com and I am very happy at our growth and success. But we’re not slowing down.

In the past year we have completely revamped the website, hired a Managing Editor and have moved into a new space. Still we have a lot of new and exciting plans for 2013.

A specific area to improve in the new year is the frequency and quality of our content. It’s always been my goal to pay our talented contributors and until now contributors have been volunteering their time.

Greenpointers will always be a platform dedicated to the promotions of the arts and creativity in North Brooklyn. As an advocate for artist and creators, I hope for Greenpointers to become a profitable outlet for contributors as well.

Our 2013 Writer’s Fund is a new and innovative initiative that gives readers and supporters the opportunity to directly show their support of the creative community in Greenpoint, while choosing the type of content you want to see on the website.

If you love Greenpointers and enjoy reading this website, please consider making a donation to our Writer’s Fund. We are asking readers to make a one time donation of $25 (pays for 1 post) and local businesses a minimum donation of $100 (pays for 4 posts). But any amount $1, $5, $10 is greatly appreciated and will go toward directly paying contributors for their time and content. Donate now.

As always, look forward to raffles and events that will directly support the 2013 Writer’s Fund! Our next raffle will happen at our upcoming Valentine’s Market and we are looking for donations of prizes from local businesses.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at greenpointer (at) gmail.com.

How it works:

• Each $25 donation pays a writer to create an article for the website.
($20 to contributor + $5 editor/processing fee)

• Our 2013 Writer’s Fund Goal: $5000
= 200 posts @ $25/post (approx. 3-4 posts per week)

• Donation perks:
$25 & up: A Special Thank You at the top of the post & on Writer’s Fund Page (links to your website/twitter, etc.)
$50 & up: Thank You + Greenpointers.com tote bag
$100 & up: Thank You (with logo) + Greenpointers.com tote bag + 2012 Greenpointers Photo Book

• How to donate:
1. Make a donation via paypal here.
2. Mail a check written to Greenpointers to 50-52 Dobbin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

• When you donate:
1. Chose *type of editorial content: Community, Eat & Drink, Art, Music, Fashion, Events
2. Include link to your website/twitter/etc (plus 150x150px logo if applicable)
3. Include mailing address for perks

* Specific editorial content is determined by writer and editor and will not be used as advertisements for products or services. If left blank, editor choses content category as needed.

Thanks for your continued support of Greenpointers.com!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Galatioto
Owner/Editor

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#HelpRockaway: Rockaway Renegades

rockaway renegadesRockaway Renegades are an all volunteer based, direct action group committed to the cleanup and relief effort currently underway in the Rockaways following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.

During the weekend of November 3 4, Rockaway Renegades organized a large donation site in Greenpoint and two days of relief in Rockaway. They were on the ground there distributing warm clothing, water, batteries, and supplies. They also prepared hot meals to distribute to a community of people who have not had heat or power since the storm.

Their efforts that weekend culminated on Sunday November 4th, when they caravanned down to the Far Rockaways with 2 trucks, 2 SUVs, and 6 cars full of food, volunteers, clothing, and supplies. Witnessing the intense need of the community there- they were inspired to do more.

Their immediate plan is to resume our relief effort on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12. They will be caravanning down – this time with at least 3 passenger vans full of volunteers and supplies. They are in the process of organizing additional drivers and volunteers in addition to the vans.

Once there – they will coordinate with leaders in the community to distribute much needed food and supplies while also, for the first time, contributing to the massive clean up effort that is underway there.

-Grilling
-Shoveling
-Distributing

The Rockaway community isn’t expected to have heat or power for another 6 – 10 days and the need there is beyond belief.

#WeGotThis

Rockaway Renegades Facebook Page

Donate to Rockaway Renegades

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400 Lunches Needed For Frail Seniors Tomorrow (Monday 11/5) Via Greenpoint Soup Kitchen

Message from Pastor Ann:

“We just got a request from Councilman Brad Lander’s office: 400 lunches are needed for medically frail seniors staying in the shelter at the Armory. We need them delivered by 1pm.

Here’s the plan: Show up at the Greenpoint Reformed Church 136 Milton St. at 9am.

If you can, please bring bread, fruit, beverages, etc.

We’ll be working hard on this from 9am to noon. At noon, we’ll pack them in my car and drive them over.

For those of you staying up late, feel free to bake cookies, brownies, etc. and drop them off tomorrow morning.

Pastor Ann is going to attempt to coordinate this, since Ann Carroll needs a break. So please, be patient with her.

If anyone is good at organizing stuff like this, feel free to let her know and she’ll gladly put you in charge. Thanks for all the great work.

Please forward this around as I’m a little worried we might not have enough volunteers since most folks are going back to work and it’s early in the day tomorrow.”

Note: Let us remember that our local Greenpoint Soup Kitchen is not only feeding hungry Greenpointers but is working night and day to prepare food for victims of Hurricane Sandy who are staying in shelters.

If you cannot volunteer tomorrow, consider making a donation directly to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, to help support these efforts.

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Donated Coworking Spaces / The Yard

The Yard, a simply smart designed coworking space in Williamsburg has generously teamed up with Greenpointers to offer 5 donated coworking spaces for the upcoming week.

The donated spaces are reserved for individuals that have been displaced by the storm.

A lot of Greenpoint/Williamsburg residents have opened up their homes to those affected and I am sure work spaces would be appreciated!

If you are interested or know anyone that is please contact Andy (at) workattheyard (dot) com.

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