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From Missions of Mercy to Saving Smiles in Greenpoint: Meet Dr. Jacqueline Pierre

Dr. Jacqueline Pierre and The Smilist team

The Smilist (120 Nassau Ave) has been hard at work, saving smiles one sweet tooth at a time and to celebrate its one year anniversary of landing in Greenpoint, they are inviting the entire community to their Taco Tuesday party to mingle over food & drinks, meet & greet their staff, and introduce the latest member of their cavity busting, tooth restoring, A-team: Meet Dr. Jacqueline Pierre.

With a warm and friendly demeanor, Dr. Pierre is not your average native Brooklynite. Her interest in dentistry began when a friend introduced her to Mission of Mercy, an organization that offers free dental care services to underserved areas. As a young college student, she spent her summers in the Appalachian Mountains, shadowing dentists as a volunteer. She met people who never had access to care and after seeing how dentistry impacted lives, she was inspired to become a dentist and enrolled in NYU dental school.  Continue reading

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Our Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market is Getting Ready to Blast Off! (Sun, 4/22)

Poster design by Julia Moak

Spring may not yet have fully sprung but we’re bringing fresh life, warmth, and out of this world local vendors to the Greenpoint Loft on 67 West Street for Greenpointers’ Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market. We’ll be blasting off on Sunday, April 22 and staying in orbit from 1 to 7pm. Join your fellow space gardeners and RSVP on Facebook.

We’ve searched our local solar system to find 60+ star-studded vendors offering up their cosmically curated crafts and wares. There’ll also be some of the best free activities you can find under the sun, including henna tattoos by Miss V, tarot card readings by Hannah Frishberg, nail art by Peenk and 3D scans and digital avatar creation by Capture Me In 3D. Get grounded with complimentary rooftop yoga courtesy of Hosh Yoga, become the Martian you are inside with free face painting by Greenpoint YMCA and orbit the dance floor to DJ The Josh Craig. Oh, and don’t forget to look stellar for the camera in our space garden art installation and photo booth.

By Julia Moak

Food and refreshments will include heavenly Rosewater gimlets with Brooklyn Gin and craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co., BABE Rosé and BABE Grigio Wine Continue reading

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Hosh Yoga Combines Yoga with Music & Games in Their Children’s Yoga Series – Get 20% Off!


Hosh Yoga’s 10 week Children’s Yoga Series is back for another semester and Greenpointers get 20% off with Discount code “Namaste”! Your little yogis will work on their strength and flexibility while improving their body coordination with music and games throughout class. ​

Classes are offered in a 10 class series because little ones are more successful in yoga when they can get into a rhythm with the routines. When students of this age come regularly, they get a chance to play more games because the group dynamic becomes consistent and sweet friendships are formed.

Schedule and details:

Tuesday’s May 15 – July 31, 2018

Ages 2-4: 4:00-4:45 pm
Ages 5-8: 5:00-5:45 pm

Price: $145 for all 10 Classes

Greenpointers Readers Special Discount: “Namaste” for 20% off 10 Kids Yoga Classes. 

To Register visit: hoshyoga.org/hosh-kids​

FREE Trial Classes: May 1 and May 8, 2018
4pm (Ages 2-4) and 5pm (Ages 5-8) Continue reading

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