Ah, Black Friday. Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to scoop up some sweet deeply discounted goods for your friends and loved ones. Maybe it’s also time to treat yourself (or that hot-to-trot lover). Whatever the case might be, there’s a whole lotta sales going on.
But, instead of shopping at corporate chains and big box stores, why not support some cool and dynamic local small business? These local spots are running some of their own Black Friday specials and they’re way too good to pass up. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.
Ghouls and Goblins: our Samhain Fall Market is almost here! End your Halloweekend at the stunning Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) on October 28 from 1–7 PM for an afternoon of spooky and sweet tricks and treats. RSVP here, and don’t miss out — it’s going to be Boo!-tee-ful.
It’s going to be a fun-filled Sunday packed with ghost hunting, hot mulled cider, henna tattoos, and — of course — our signature themed photo booth, this year with a Samhain-inspired art installation including a Tree of Life, skulls, and more. For more details about all the delectable offerings, click here.
And it wouldn’t be a seasonal market without our talented and crafty vendors! Support these local artisans, and allow us to call out some special vendors who will be tantalizing your heartstrings (and wallets) this coming weekend. Continue reading →
Dusty Rose, the goldmine of vintage finds as 251 Greenpoint Avenue, will be moving into a space at 67 West Street in mid-September. Lucky for us, they’ll have the old space through October, and are planning to rent it out as an empty warehouse for sample sales, screenings, comedy shows, music and parties. They are also soliciting event ideas from the community, hoping to send the space off “with a bang.”
Before their 67 West location becomes a vintage paradise, it will be empty the last two weeks of September, so Dusty rose is also soliciting an open call for event ideas in that space. As of now, they’re planning a “So Long Summer Sample Sale” September 15th and 16th.
And, the legendary Beacon’s Closet(74 Guernsey St) is throwing their annual Summer Sale on August 4th & 5th at all of their locations. So, head to their Greenpoint spot for discounts of up to 75% off. You might just find some major designer scores, cool vintage threads, bold shoes, quirky bags, and maybe even a bangin’ body suit or two.
Local makers. A great cause. Tarot readings. Sweet prizes. Dusty Rose’s new Our Damn Selves Market will have it all. On Sunday, November 19th, Dusty Rose Vintage is teaming up with Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue) to host the first in a series of monthly makers’ markets specifically for fundraising. Each month, the event will support a different charity selected by the vendors.
This month’s market will benefit Planned Parenthood NYC, and 30 vendors will be on hand with ceramics, jewelry, vintage and contemporary clothing, paper goods, and art. Eva Jane Peck will offer tarot readings.
Planned Parenthood will be on-site with #Resistance advice, swag and more. Bethany Robertson will have illustrated postcards at a “Write Your Elected Official” station, so you can speak your mind in style. The $3 admission goes entirely to Planned Parenthood, and snags you a raffle ticket. Any extra raffle tickets you buy also benefit PPNYC.
Who: Dusty Rose Vintage What: Our Damn Selves Market Why: Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Where: Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn When: Sunday, November 19th 12 – 6 pm Tickets: available at door or get them here for TWO raffle tickets RSVP here
TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017 is back in its 8th year for another block-party-style event in East River State Park (90 Kent Ave), featuring tastes from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best spots, live music, demonstrations and much, much more! Greenpointers get 40% off tickets!
WEDNESDAY 9/13 ♫ Wilder Maker // Big Search // Jesse Harris @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St), 7pm, $10, Wilder Maker’s songs keenly observe landscapes of desire and abandon, filled with colorful characters and street revelations, Buy tix ♦ MAG Exhibition Opening Reception @ C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave), 7pm, FREE, Molly Goldfarb’s is filling C’mon Everybody’s renovated gallery space for a solo show full of brand new works, More info ♫ NE-HI, Honduras, Gymshorts @ Alphaville (140 Wilson Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix
THURSDAY 9/14 ^ Ben Blum presents Ranger Games with Matt Gallagher @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7pm, FREE, In his final hours of leave, Alex Blum, with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery, More info # Pizza Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 7pm, $19, Pick your toppings to create the personal pizza of your dreams! We have gluten-free crusts, too!, More info ♫ The Meadows Official Afterparty ft. Big Wild @ Schimanski (54 N 11th St), 8pm, $22, Buy tix * Pop-up Ironing @ Brooklyn Safehouse (120 Franklin St), 9pm, FREE, Jeremy Hook is setting up a ironing board and wants to help you fix your rumpled duds. Continue reading →
CRUEL SUMMER: 80S + 90S DANCE PARTY takes over 2 rooms of The Bell House, Friday, August 11th at 8pm, with 10-piece cover band The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music videos and a sing-along with SecretFormula and Music Video Time Machine More info and discounted tix [sponsored]
WEDNESDAY 8/9 ♦ SummerScreen: Beetlejuice @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Join us for an ~audience choice~ selection: BEETLEJUICE! Gates open at 6pm, Sad13 performs at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info * FWTP General Meeting @ McCarren Play Center (776 Lorimer St), 7pm, FREE, Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park is holding a general meeting to converge and discuss all things Transmitter Park, More info ♫ ¡Candela! feat. Talacha @ Bembe (81 South 6th St), 10pm, FREE, ¡CANDELA! is back with resident mami, DJ BEMBONA! AFRO. LATINX. CARIBBEAN. FUEGO!, More info
THURSDAY 8/10 ♦ Grants Info Session: Williamsburg @ Spaceworks Williamsburgh Library (240 Division Ave), 11am, FREE, Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Grants (up to $5,000) are available to support arts and cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2018, More info * Unpacking the Major Arcana; Part 1 @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 7pm, $20, Join Catland and the Book Unbound explore the hidden meanings contained within the Smith-Waite tarot card deck, RSVP ♫ Bowie Bowl with The Band from Mars! @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $10, The Band from Mars! plays Ziggy Stardust in its entirety, plus hits from all other eras of Bowie, Buy tix ♫ Blaze Bayley (Wolfsbane/Iron Maiden), RESISTANCE, Psychoprism @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $20, Former IRON MAIDEN and WOLFSBANE vocalist BLAZE BAYLEY with very special guests RESISTANCE from California, Buy tix Continue reading →
Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) is having their 3rd annual sidewalk sale this Sunday (8/13) from 12-5pm. At last year’s sale, we not only sipped on gratis booze while we shopped, but we also walked away with some killer deals on jewelry and ceramics from local makers, and we’re sure this year will be no different. Dusty Rose promises: “Some of NYCs favorite brands and tastemakers will be cleaning out their studios, offices and closets to bring you deeply discounted one-offs, seconds and overstock in ceramics, jewelry, clothing, beauty products and other household items. Plus Dusty Rose will be offering 20% off all retail priced items at the front of the warehouse.” Count us in.
Dusty Rose (251 Greenpoint Ave) is hosting a show this Thursday night (7-10pm) for local and national artists offering their interpretation on the theme of #Nightboob. 15% of all sales that night will go to Komen Greater NYC, an organization that helps a diverse range of women get help with breast cancer screening, treatment, and more. Just as importantly, there will be private boob portraits painted by the talented Akane Ogura (who was doing face portraits this weekend during Greenpoint Open Studios), live screenprinting, music by Mur and adult beverages.