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Signed, Sealed, Samhain: Relive Sunday’s Fall Market with These Boo-teaful Pics!

Happy Halloween, Greenpointers! What better way to celebrate the holiday than by revisiting Sunday’s Samhain Fall Market with these sweet and spooky photos? We had a blast spotlighting local vendors new and old, reading tarot cards, and — of course — celebrating Samhain, which starts tonight and brings forth the “darker half” of the year when ghouls will roam and spirits will descend.

This season’s market was a hit thanks to the thousands of locals who turned out and our nearly 70 vendors — from clay artisans and dressmakers to soap sellers and jewelers — who delighted us with their craft and charm. And when we weren’t busy shopping, we were certainly imbibing Hot Mulled Cider with Uncle T Spices Pumpkin Spice Blend and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, a classic 12oz of Greenpoint Beer & Ale craft beer, or a cup of BABE Grigio wine.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Paranormal Society spooked us with psychic readings, spirit drawings, and ghost hunting, and Pink Slater kept the jams going as they greeted incoming attendees. But if you really want to relive the festive fun, take a look at the paranormal pictures below! Enjoy your Halloween, nabes, and go trick or treat safely — then, after your engorge on king-sized candy, get ready for our next market: our winter spectacular, the biggest market of the year, on December 2 back at the Greenpoint Loft!

All photos by Wil Adamy. For more photos, visit here.
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Preview our Boo!-tee-ful Samhain Fall Market Vendors and Meet Them IRL THIS SUNDAY (10/28)!

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

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Ghosts, Ghouls, and Greenpointers: Celebrate Halloweekend with Our Samhain Fall Market on 10/28 (Sunday)!

Performers at last year’s Fall Market

Throw leaves in your hair and arms in the air: our annual Fall Market returns October 28 from 1–7 PM! This year, we’re celebrating Samhain — a traditional Gaelic holy day marking the end of the harvest season and the nearness of winter. Our market will be a fall festival in the fullest: a celebration of Greenpoint’s autumnal splendor and the 60+ talented crafters our neighborhood supports. RSVP here, and spread the word around!

Boo! Join us for tricks and treats at our Samhain Fall Market on Sunday 10/28.

As our Instagram has shown, nobody celebrates Halloween like Greenpoint, so join us for our market in the stunning (and seasonally appropriate rustic chic) Greenpoint Loft at 67 West Street. Up on the fifth floor, enjoy for a variety of treats including: Continue reading

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This Weekend We’re Raising Money for Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims & The Greenpoint Hunger Program

This Sunday at our Fall Market (10/1) at the Greenpoint Loft from 1-7pm, we will have two non-shopping tables you should definitely swing by. One is for the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund, and the other is for the Greenpoint Hunger Program. Here’s a little about each of these important causes:

Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund
The devastating effects of hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico are still unfolding, but one thing is certain—the island’s most vulnerable communities are likely to be pummeled the hardest and face the longest road to recovery. Low-income communities of color often face the worst destruction and slowest recovery and have fewer resources to safeguard homes, vehicles, and other property. When the winds die down and the floods recede, these communities are often forgotten by reconstruction efforts, and underserved by insurance companies. The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund will be housed at the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). One hundred percent of monies raised will be used to support immediate relief, recovery, and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for the communities hit hardest by the storm. The Fund is governed by organizations like Puerto Rico-based Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations.

Photo via Greenpoint Hunger Program
Photo via Greenpoint Hunger Program

The Greenpoint Hunger Program
If you have not heard from your neighbors about the Soup Kitchen + Food Pantry of the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s Hunger Program, the volunteer-based organization is a vital part of Greenpoint, for those in need. The kitchen serves more than 800 hungry people every month in the North Brooklyn Community and beyond. On Wednesday evenings, they serve a delicious community dinner. On Thursdays, they distribute groceries from the food pantry. According to the Church, “It costs about $5,000 per week to host the meal and keep food pantry running,” so they need your monetary and volunteer support. Stop by their table to find out more about donating your time or dollars.

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This Weekend’s To-Do List: Greenpointers Market, Oddities Flea, Vintage Pop-Up + Oktoberfest! (9/30-10/1)

Greenpointers Market

This weekend Greenpoint’s got a ton of unique popup shopping destinations to kick off the Fall season. Whether you’re looking for the perfect handmade ceramic vessel for your airplant collection, a creepy taxidermy art piece or a vintage neon kimono, you’re in luck!

Greenpointers Festival of Lights Fall Market
Sunday, October 1st | 1-7pm
67 West Street, 5th Floor
FREE, dog friendlyMore info

Each one of our seasonal markets bring more than 50 vendors selling handcrafted, vintage and unique local goods in the beautiful Greenpoint Loft. Plus food, booze, live music and free fun activities! At this weekend’s market, special guest Capture Me In 3D will be on site to 3D scan your body and instantly create a digital avatar version of you, for free! Other FREE activities include henna tattoos, nail art, and tarot card readings. Sling back tasty brews from Greenpoint Beer & Ale  or tasty wines from Palinkerie. Plus, rooftop yoga (donation based) at 2pm and 3:30pm! Continue reading

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The Fall Festival of Lights Market is Gonna Be Lit! Hot Buttered Rum, Live Jazz, Henna Tattoos, Tarot Cards, Nail Art, Rooftop Yoga, 50+ Vendors, and more!!

Poster design by Jen Keenan (@charming_nyc)

The beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) is going to glow with positive vibes as we celebrate harvest, renewal, community, and creativity on Sunday, October 1st (1-7pm) at our Festival of Light Fall Market! RSVP here!

Back by popular demand, we will be serving up some Hot Buttered Rum with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and The Big Cat Menagerie will be playing music from a gilded past, inspired from vintage jazz.

In addition to our carefully curated group of some talented 50+ makers who will be selling their creations, we will as always have a number of FREE fun activities! Continue reading

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VENDOR CALL! Festival of Lights Fall Market! (Sunday, October 1st)

Poster design by Jen Keenan (@charming_nyc)
Hey creative crafters and makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc! Sell your products at our Festival of Lights Fall Market on Sunday, October 1st, 2017!
We are expecting 3,000+ shoppers to join us for a day full of free fun activities, live music, and shopping in one of the most beautifully restored historic spaces in Brooklyn.
Greenpoint Loft will glow with lanterns and light as we celebrate harvest, renewal, community, and creativity. We want to immerse ourselves in positive vibes and fun as we always do in our markets!
Hot buttered rum with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will be back! Plus live music, refreshing craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale, illuminated photo booth design, and free fun activities like henna, massages, rooftop yoga, tarot card readings, nail art, and more!)
We have limited space so the faster you sign up, the better chance you have to secure a spot.
NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you are a corporate level business and want to be a sponsor, please apply here.

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Hang On, Spooky: North Brooklyn Halloween Roundup!

For all you Halloweeners out there, here are our top picks for some fine spine chillin’ in North Brooklyn. Whether you’re in the mood to dance the night away with DJs, see rad costumed cover bands, freak out at scary movies, compete in a costume contest, take a zombie terrarium class or participate in a basement seance, our neighborhood has truly an abundance of choice this year.

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

gifoween-bkbazaar-2016GIF-O-Ween at Brooklyn Bazaar
Sponsored by GIPHY and presented by Animation Block Party, GIFOWEEN is a Halloween-themed animation loop contest!
This party will feature the official launch of GIPHY PRESENTS: GIF DANCE PARTY, a fully immersive dance environment that allows you to finally become dance partners with all your favorite online characters at once!
Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Ave.
8pm-12am, FREE, Costumes highly encouraged
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New Canadian PM for Greenpoint Hall of Fame

New Canadian PM

Newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Theroux Trudeau, made it into the Greenpointer Hall of Fame yesterday (by our measure).

We shipped him a Key to the City that operates any elevator here, so he can enjoy a spliffy from the rooftop view of any tall building around town.

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Greenpointers Fall Market, Back to the Future, Warper Party – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/21–10/27)

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Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), Sunday (10/25) 1-7pm, FREE More info

We’re so excited to bring the beautiful Greenpoint Loft alive with our Foliage & Foragers–themed market! It will be a day filled with FREE activities, refreshments, epic local shopping, live music, and, most importantly, the wonderful people of Greenpoint. There will be spicy buttered rum, craft beer, face painting, henna tattoos, tarot cards, 50+ vendors, and more!! RSVP

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

12108219_10153644564324120_8646434913506647632_nWEDNESDAY 10/21
* Great Scott! Back to the Future 2 @ The Chain Theater (21-28 45th Rd) 7pm, $15, Celebrate Back to the Future‘s 30th anniversary and the year Marty travels to the future with the Usual Rejects, Buy tix
♫ Warper Party @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Two rooms of omnidigital art and music, plus visuals, interactive art, and workshops, RSVP

619034-250THURSDAY 10/22
* The Quirk Thing
@ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6pm, FREE, Join Living Quirky NYC to be curious, open-minded, to connect, and to delight in the multi-faceted spectrum of who we are, More info
* Don’t Lose Your Head: The Science Behind Preventing the Zombie Apocalypse
@ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $20, Network with other young professionals interested in the environment, wildlife conservation, and public health at this fun and informative event presented by the EcoHealth Alliance Young Professionals Council, Buy tix

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