The rain stayed away, and the neighbors came in! Thanks to all of our visitors who came out on April 7 to support our Flower Power Spring Market at the Greenpoint Loft. Attendees enjoyed nail painting, yoga on the roof deck with Hosh Yoga, Dreamcatcher workshops with Living the Dreamcatcher, and more. To dive deeper into all the springtime festivities, take a look at some of our event photos below, or visit our Facebook album here. Thanks to all who joined us, and be on the lookout for news about the next market!
Over at the bar, our friends kept us hydrated with bevies like BABE Wine, Greenpoint Beer, and a specialty cocktail. Lots of lovely drinks for lovely neighbors. Don’t forget to water the flowers! Continue reading →
After shopping with our local crafters and enjoying some neighborhood nosh at next Sunday’s Flower Power Spring Market, head up to the stunning Greenpoint Loft’s rooftop for some relaxing — and free! — yoga.
Hosted by Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Ave), a nonprofit organization that started out providing open-level yoga classes to the public in McCarren Park, the Greenpoint Loft rooftop will host three free, donation-based classes during our spring market on April 7.
There’s no better place to let the sunshine in than on a dazzling rooftop with views of the East River, Brooklyn, and all of Manhattan, so swing by, yogis, and bring your own mat, for some rejuvenation. Continue reading →
The Greenpoint Loft was buzzing with amore and filled with the sentimental vibes of Valentine’s days past on Sunday afternoon. The stunning space was packed with incredible vendors, excited shoppers, supportive sponsors, and community members who came together for a lovely day of shopping, music, photos, and fun activities.
Super fun Brooklyn-based supergroup Love Always crafts sunny musical vibes with Jamaican/roots, rocksteady, reggae and lovers rock influences.
Love Always will perform two sets on Sunday at 2pm and 3pm.
Patricia Verdolino (vocals), Michael O’Connor (guitar), and Andy Shaw (bass) are original members of 90s Ska band Metro Stylee. Shaw also plays bass in the popular Brooklyn band Bikini Carwash, while drummer Ron Salvo plays with .357 Lover and keyboardist Jeannie Oliver played in Si Se. Checkout a clip from their performance at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market last December.
With powerful vocals and a passion for 60s and 70s funk and soul developed through her parents’ record collection Kendra Morris began recording songs by herself in the closet of her bushwick loft.
Morris released the album Banshee (2012) on Wax Poetics Records and in 2013 returned with the covers album Mockingbird. She released new music in 2018 with her first single “Nothing” off of an upcoming record and the second single “Playing Games” following close behind in April 2018 along with a Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth on the Break Up Mix and her cover “Virgin” with DâM-FunK playing shoulder synth on the breakdown.
Kendra Morris takes the stage with her band at 4pm.
The time to sip libations when we’re thirstay is almost upon us because THIS SUNDAY (Feb 10, 1-7PM ) at our Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market, our bar will be stocked with cold refreshing drinks to start your week and hot mulled wine to warm you up. We want every Greenpointer to join us in clinking to this year’s celebration of love and the neighborhood. And you have no excuse because you can have TWO FREE drinks courtesy of Cinch! So grab your boo, Galentine, neighbor, buddy, or just treat yourself 2x to a boozy cozy Sunday as you shop from our 60+ vendors, enjoy roof deck views of the Manhattan skyline, listen to live music, and enjoy any of our FREE fun activities inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St).
The deets: Download the Cinch app via this link and use code GP10. You will get a Greenpointers Two Free Drink Reward in your Cinch Wallet, which you can claim at the bar this Sunday (2/10)! Code can be used on Sunday only at the Greenpointers bar.
Can you feel it in the air…? That hard-to-put-your-finger-on feeling that makes you see the whole world in rosy hues? It’s called looove, friends. And it’s what we’re celebrating this weekend a market that takes dreamy to another level!
As you shop and frolic, you can partake in a range of charming activities from nail art and tarot readings to floral DIY’s, face painting & much more. See more deets about what we have in store here.
Browse some of the vendors below. We dare you not to get sweet on ’em.
A neighborhood favorite,Adelina’sis a plant based and vegetarian Italian restaurant and natural wine bar in the heart of Greenpoint. They focus on making their food from scratch, sourcing the best ingredients and finding best small production natural wines. We are so excited to have them join us to serve fresh locally made Italian fare at our market! Follow them on Instagram and stop by their restaurant at 150 Greenpoint Ave if you can’t wait until Sunday!
MLE integrates the artistry of old‐world techniques with modern designs, using high‐quality materials and unique details. All of MLE’s pieces are handcrafted in Greenpoint. Check out her latest creations like “A Gentlewoman’s Agreement” and other special Valentine’s pieces at our market and follow her on Instagram!
Check out the rest of our love-at-first-sight-worthy vendors below:
If you want to participate as an activity or play music, email us at [email protected]
Our markets are reserved for small local businesses and serves as is a low-risk launchpad for indie makers and crafters. We offset the costs of producing this event with the help of sponsors. If you are a corporation looking to promote your brand, email [email protected] for more information. Continue reading →
Calling all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc!! Get nostalgic with us at our vintage rose themed Valentine’s Market inside the historic Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, February 10, 2018 (1-7PM)!
We will be kicking off our first market of the year with a full day of free fun activities, live music, and rosewater cocktails.
NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!
No snow seems to be on the way, but you can still revisit the wintry landscape of our Polar Vortex market with these seasonal pics! See a smattering of the photos below — with the superlatives each photo won — and click on over here to see the full album. Special thanks to Outsnapped for this market’s photo booth!
To recap, children, parents, and (of course) dogs all got together to celebrate our amazing local vendors, pose in our photo booth, and share holiday cheer. Mano-a-Mano designed an ice castle while scents of mulling spices wafted in the air and Success Academy led ornament-making workshops upstairs. But for more winter fun, join us on February 10th for our Valentine’s Market! More info to come but until then, potential vendors can apply here!
Have a very happy holiday season, Greenpointers — thanks for making our recent market such a snowy success.
You could call Jill Folino and Wven Villegas handy people — their company, after all, is named Mano-A-Mano. Folino and Villegas have crafted bespoke signs for Citroen and holiday decor for our holiday market — to name just a few recent examples of their work around the nabe — but it is their communally-sustained relationships they seem to prize most. As our interview illuminates, the crafty mavens behind Mano-A-Mano not only support each other but local establishment after local establishment. They see their projects as a way to artfully represent a company’s vision while also planting themselves knee-deep in the ethos of all they collaborate with. Below, we caught up with the two artisans to discuss their creative backgrounds and favorite projects.
Greenpointers: Introduce yourselves!
Jill Folino: I work with a partner, Wven Villegas, and we created Mano-A-Mano. Our work varies from mural and sign painting, sculpture, woodworking, type and creative direction. We model building and anything else we can conjure up. Together we share a tool box of skills that we are constantly juggling.
Do you both reside in Brooklyn? Wven has lived in Greenpoint for over 13 years, while I was born and raised in Staten Island where I once again currently reside. We work out of a three-car garage we converted into our studio behind my apartment so we have more than ample room to spread our creative wings. It’s also enough space to build some sizable pieces. It’s our creative lab we dubbed “Pop Art Garage.”
When we were asked by our good friend JD to lend some props for decor at the market, we didn’t hesitate. We love that this market is a platform for artisans and other creatives like ourselves to present their creations. We hope to be vendors at a future market.
The castle was created a few years back for a children’s birthday party, but we gave it an icy makeover, changing it from it’s original cream colored/pink and Disney-esque paint job. The snowman on the other hand, has been around for more than 20 years. He’s been a fixture in our studio, just hanging around changing hats and costumes. We felt it was time for him to get out into the world and get a real job, hehe. The Out Snapped photo booth was his first modeling gig!