Greenpoint resident and Dusty Rose founder Maresa Ponitch started a campaign this month to raise money for the North Brooklyn Angels‘ mobile soup kitchen through online sales of pennants, but an increasing amount of what she says is incorrectly processed mail via the Greenpoint Post Office (66 Meserole Ave.) has her worried that customers will not receive their packages.
Ponitch began mailing out the pennants two weeks ago and has received three returned envelopes in the mail marked as having an “insufficient address,” all of which she has verified as having correct adddresses.
Many more returned envelopes are likely waiting Ponitch at her studio where she receives mail: “I’ve also gotten a ton of DMs and emails from people, saying that they haven’t received their pennants yet.”
As the U.S. Postal Service struggles nationwide with a $13 billion revenue shortfall during a public health crisis, Ponitch says that she understands that the staff are overworked. “I’m all for the post office,” she says, adding that alternative mailing services are much costlier when mailing something that fits inside a standard envelope. “I don’t know if someone made a choice when they put the “insufficient address” on the envelopes,” she said.
Ponitch says that she uses bulk shipping via UPS and FedEx for Dusty Rose’s regular clothing shipments, but other local retailers such as the Brooklyn Record Exchange are expressing the importance of the U.S.P.S’s affordable rates: “Working from home” means packing and shipping discogs orders. As I prepare to haul these to the post office I can’t help but think about how essential the USPS is to our business and any record (or book) stores in the US that rely on mail order for some of their income. ”
# A Tale of Two Cities: Immigrant Foodways in London & NYC @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $20, signing + bites from the cookbook, Buy Tix * Greening the Concrete Jungle: An Intro to Green Roofs @ AgTech (40 Bushwick Ave.), 6:30pm, $29, Buy Tix ♫# A Dinner Party with Daisy the Great @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50, Italian food, music and bourbon, Buy Tix ♫ FULL FLEX w/ Dave Q + Ripley @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Pink Moon Farmraiser @ The Palace (206 Nassau Ave.), 7pm, $20, a fundraising party for North Brooklyn farms, Buy Tix # A Brick Lane Bangladeshi Dinner with author Dina Begum @ Archestrauts Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $50, a three course meal, Buy Tix * Open Full Moon Ritual: The Pink Moon @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix ♦ Mold Session # 3 – Mediareality of the Divine Beyond @ Glass House (246 Union Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
NEXT SUNDAY (December 2nd, 1-7PM)! Forecast calls for a snow flurry of fun inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market with 60+ of the most talented makers and purveyors of handcrafted goods and gifts for all of your Holiday Gifting needs! FREE fun activities include Massages, Henna, Nail Art, and interactive hologram experience with Looking Glass Factory! Plus there will be live music and delicious Mulled Wine! More info and RSVP here!
*#NYC Together Thanksgiving @ Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave.), 11am, FREE, a potluck Thanksgiving for kids and cops. You can sign up to bring a dish! Sign up ♫ Stray From The Path, Silent Planet, Kublai Khan, Greyhaven @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, $18, Buy Tix ♫ Thank You For Everything! @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ Tiki Disco Thanksgiving Eve @ Output (74 Wythe Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix
# Community Thanksgiving @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 11am, FREE, join the community and also drop off new or gently used coats, more info # 6th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving @ Greenpoint Beer and Ale (7 N. 15th St.) 5pm, $65, meal + unlimited beer/wine, bring deserts to share, $10 from every ticket donated to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, Buy Tix ♥ Cuffed Up: A Singles Party – Thanksgiving Edition @ Turkey Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Ave.), 7pm, FREE, RSVP ♫ Bumsgiving!!!! – Cult 23 @ Bizzare Bar (12 Jefferson St.), 8pm, suggested donation $10+, alien goddess theme, RSVPContinue reading →
♫ Off The Record w/ Mari.te & Taylor Shockley @ Elsewhere Rooftop (599 Johnson Ave.), 5pm, FREE w/ RSVP, RSVP
* Park Church Co-op Happy Hour, Holy Conversation @ Goldie’s (195 Nassau Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, join The Park Church Co-op for a drink and conversation, first round’s on them, More Info ♫ AMAI / PussyVision / Dominic Coles @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Funk You @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
# Proudly Inauthentic: Filipino Diaspora Cooking with Dale Talde @MOFAD (62 Bayard St.) 6pm, $30, Chef Dale Talde talks about the ins and outs of Filipino American cooking through the lenses of immigration, assimilation, and labor. Taste one of his recipes. Buy Tix * Incense Making 101 @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.) 7pm, $15, Buy Tix ^ WE Talk: Travels with Elephants / Bicycling Across India @ Kween Kargo Bike Shop (79A West St.), 7pm, FREE, Mary Ann Thomas stops by as part of her cross-country road trip/storytelling tour! She is a travel nurse, bike tourist, and writer. She will speak about her experiences on the road as a brown, queer woman, More Info ♫ Dauwd with Sophia Saze @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Avenue), 10pm, FREE before midnight w/ RSVP $10-15 after, RSVP
♫ 7 Minutes In Heaven, Six Stories Told, Out Of It and more @The Kingsland (269 Norman Ave), 6pm, $10, Buy Tix ♫ The Afghan Whigs & Built to Spill @Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix ^ The Big Big: Staged Reading + Puppet Demo @Areté Venue and Gallery (67 West St. #103), 7:30pm, FREE, A bittersweet non-romantic love story about fear, lies, Asian American identity, and the great outdoors, More Info ♦ The Master — Free Screening @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue), 8pm, FREE, Staring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, More Info
♦ See Change @ Williamsburgh Library (240 Division Ave), 5:30pm, a solo exhibit of new works by Tara DePorte, FREE, More Info ^ Birding at the Bridge @Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Avenue), 6pm, FREE,Heather Wolf shares tips for birding in Brooklyn and talks about her book Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront. More Info # Why Chopsticks? @MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20-25, A History and Culture of Chopsticks, Buy Tix # Sfincione Night @Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $18, An evening of Sicilian-style Pizza! RSVP
♫ Nap Eyes, She Devils @ Zone One at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave), 8pm, $10-12, Buy TixContinue reading →
Greenpoint Gallery Night is back! From 6-9pm this Friday (April 20th), more than ten local art galleries and art-friendly spaces will open up their doors for a special evening affair. Spaces will be open to the public (for free) for folks to browse interesting local artwork, check out their unique spaces, and usually a lot of them have wine and snacks too. You should try to hit as many of these awesome spaces as you can, but some highlights include:
• Real Estate, a combination gallery and real estate office is showing Hyper Opulence, large-scale metallic mixed media paintings by artist Rosalind Tallmadge. (1144 Manhattan Ave) • Greenpoint Hill, which consistently shows unique sculpture artists and is opening Naturalized, an exhibition of new works by artist Carol Joo Lee—brightly-hued sculptural compositions incorporating symbols from immigrant communities. (100 Freeman St)
•Dusty Rose Vintage is a vintage clothing warehouse that consistently draws crowds from all over Brooklyn for their unique art events. For Gallery Night they’ll be throwing their 3rd annual 4/20 Pop-Up, with smoking vessels, rolling dishes, munchies and art by Haute Chocolate, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Most Recklessly, Lylynn Pham; tarot readings by Anna Toonk, andlive screen printing with Kingsland Printing, and the work of photographer Jordan Tiberio will be on display. (251 Greenpoint Ave)
• Areté, a unique indoor/outdoor space opened at 67 West Street last year. For Greenpoint Gallery Night they’ll be playing host to musical performances until 10pm, including Healing Music for a Troubled World from 8-9pm, where you can expect both experimental noise/jazz music and performance art. (67 West St, #103) • Calico, Greenpoint’s sweetest little gallery, is opening Surfaces, a show of 5 artists curated by Owen James, who had his namesake gallery in the Pencil Factory building for many years and late last year moved it to Manhattan. Expect to see a range of collage, ceramics, encaustic, sculpture, printmaking and painting. (67 West Street, #203)
RSVP on Facebook, and check out the full list of participating galleries and art spaces after the jump.
Besides our lovely bookstores, bars, art galleries, record stores, and coffee shops, what makes Greenpoint so unique is the bevy of vintage clothing shops. In fact, we’d dare say that our little ‘hood is a true vintage lovers paradise. We almost, almost don’t want to tell anyone about our secret go-to shops, but what fun would that be?
We rounded up the vintage shops that make living here a dream. And give you that oh-so-amazing vintage score. Peep the list below. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 11/23 * BAE // the gratitude edition @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, $5-10, A celebration of the organic movement of Brooklyn’s underground Art & Music scene. 10% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of NYC and Sacred Stone Camp, More Info ♦ Metanoesis: Opening at The Hollows Artspace @ The Hollows (151 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, “Metanoesis” exhibits systems of materials that are emblematic of their artists’ inferences after their experiences of noetic moments, RSVP ♫ GIVE Thanks w/ TOTH, JunXion, Afrokinetic @ Good Room (98 Messerole Ave) 9pm, $10-$15, A night of song, dance and giving thanks. 20% go towards Give a Beat, a unique channel for activism and philanthropy, Buy Tix
FRIDAY 11/25 * Black Friday Family Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave Ave) 11am, No Cover, Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more! More info # The Leftovers: Friday After Thanksgiving Potluck @ Experiment Comedy Gallery (272 Grand St) 4:30pm, FREE, Bring your leftovers to share! We’re having a potluck, and we can’t wait to side with you as you recount your argument with your Drunk Uncle Ted!, RSVP * Brooklyn Swings presents: Cookie Night! @ Brooklyn Swings Williamsburg (231 Ainslie St) 7pm, $5-10, Bring a cookie, learn a short solo routine, dance!, More info ♫ A Dingo Stole My Baby’s @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $10, A night of fine Australian music in NYC, More info ♫ Sci+Tec Showcase @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $45, Dubfire from open to close plus Johnny Trika, Julia Govor, Lancaster, Raul Racio in the Panther Room, More info
* Small Business Saturday Soiree @ Dusty Rose (251 Greenpoint Ave) 12pm, FREE, Independent makers bring you a ton of gifts that will make giving feel good this holiday season. Spiced cider (with “adult” options), More info
♫ WILD FEST Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $25, A Benefit for the Mcallister Family Memorial Fund with Iron chic, Laura Stevenson, Worriers, Nude Beach, Shellshag, Outskirts + more special guests, More info ♫ THX FAM Givin’: Benefit Show to Fight Sexual Assault @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9PM, $8, Dance off those Thanksgiving gains with tasty beats and sweet grooves. 100% of proceeds donated to Rainn.org to help victims of sexual assault and violence, More info ♫DISCOTECHNIQUE: The White Party @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave), 10PM, $0-25, Elegance. Opulence. Clean lines. Bright looks. An iconic white party to tribute an iconic era of music – Disco, Buy tix
* Women & Trans Bike Repair Workshop@ Time’s Up! Brooklyn (99 South 6th) 1:30pm, FREE, Learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics designed by women and for women. No previous experience with bicycle repair required, More info * Lunation A New Moon in Sagittarius Kundalini Shakti Transmission @ Golden Drum (97 Green St) 5pm $25, During this Lunation we will use Kundalini Shakti, a New Moon ritual and the power of the truth seeking Sagittarius to manifest and walk our truth in an larger than life Sagittarius way, More info
MONDAY 11/28 ♫ Uncle Meg Album Release Party @ Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave) 6:30pm, $8, Post-Thanksgiving album release party with Paco The G Train Bandit, Uncle Meg with performance by Jon DEBT, and more, RSVP * Match Cuts Presents: Chantal Akerman’s One Day Pina Asked… @ Spectacle Theatre (124 South 3rd St) 7:30pm, $5, An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, a look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company, More info ♫ Benefit for Planned Parenthood @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St) 8pm, $10, With Dreamcrusher, Razzle Dazzle, LAW$UITS, Rodenticide, and Guido (Mem. Deli Girls), RSVP
TUESDAY 11/29 # Flavors of Cambodian Cooking @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30pm, $95, Light, fresh, and vibrant, Cambodian food tends to be less well known than that of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore, taste, and learn to love this special Southeast Asian cuisine! More info ♦ No 26: Requiem For A Dream (Recut, Remixed, Rescored) @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 7pm, $12-$100, A live audio visual take on Requiem for a Dream. The film will be re-cut, re-scored and re-imagined using live musicians, dancers, an audio visual artist and 3D video projection mapping, More Info ♦ Rally+Rise: Party for Planned Parenthood (Recut, Remixed, Rescored) @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $0-$50, Learn more about how you can get involved with Rally + Rise’s lobbying efforts to pass laws in New York that will protect our rights—no matter what happens in Washington. DJs and 2-for-1 drinks all night, all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, More Info
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^ Literary Event
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Summer may be coming to close, but listen up honeybees, because we all have a reason to perk up. Dusty Rose Vintage is back and open to the public. Get your fall jams on and start thriftin’. Continue reading →
We’ve missed Dusty Rose Vintage ever since they closed down their warehouse (they are still in the process of waiting for a new space), but lucky for us, the vintage wholesalers are back in action this weekend with a curated brunch/shopping day party in collaboration with Pretty In Thrift. Very appropriately, their rallying cry is “Thank F*ck it’s Finally Spring.” Pro Stylist, Stephanie Mohebban, will be picking out some choice warm-weather clothes for the occasion and we’re told there will be drinks.
Pretty in Dusty Rose is happening on Sunday 4/27 from 12-5pm @ Brooklyn Safehouse (120 Franklin St). RSVP here!