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VENDOR CALL! Spring Market in Celebration of Earth! (Sunday, April 9th)


We love this time of year when greenery and blooms sprout back to life! For the love of Earth in the month of Earth Day, we’re celebrating Spring at the Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 for a day full of free fun activities, live music, and shopping in one of the most beautifully restored historic spaces in Brooklyn!

Creative entrepreneurs and makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. – you know who you are – sign up with us to join one of the most enjoyable selling experiences in New York City. Apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

The Greenpointers Markets started in 2011 and has been growing ever since. Check out a recap of our last Old-Timey Valentine’s Market where we had an oversized paper rose garden photo booth, thousands of visitors, and live jazz music! News 12 even came to visit us!

It’s a low-risk way to get your product or business in front of thousands of visitors and spend a day of local shopping, activities, and music in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn.

Are you a corporate level business? Learn about sponsorship opportunities and apply here!

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There Was No Raining on the Parade of the Greenpointers Valentine’s Market

The weather was a hot (er, cold) mess on Sunday, but that didn’t stop nearly 2,000 people from packing the Greenpoint Loft with commerce and mirth during our Valentine’s Market.

Even News 12 showed up with their cameras, so you should probably check out the footage and see if you’re famous yet.

The Big Cat Menagerie Jazz Trio

This year, we decided to go with a nostalgia-tinged old-timey theme, complete with live jazz by The Big Cat Menagerie, Prohibition-era cocktails, and a very arts-and-crafts photo booth (psst: you can find your photos here!). Continue reading

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At a Glance: Greenpointers Valentine’s Market Vendor Preview

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: we’ll be waxing nostalgic at our vintage-themed Valentine’s Market on the 12th, and if you miss out, it’s your own damn fault.

The Greenpointers Old-Timey Valentine’s Market takes place on Sunday, February 12 (1-7PM) at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St). RSVP here!

To recap, we’ll be dishing out the swinging jazz tunes, Prohibition-era cocktails, and all kinds of free activities beyond the shopping (but have you seen the shopping?): face painting, nail art, massages by by [email protected], personalized stories by The Roving Typist, tarot readings, and free mini astrology readings by The Daily Hunch. You can also say hi to Cupid — and maybe convince him to work his magic on you. You can read all about it here!

For now, we’d like to bring your attention to all the other stuff — you know, the amazing local vendors who’ll be hawking their wares.

If you’re jonesing for a conceptual handbag, this geometric milk carton purse is the sort of thing you’ll see from 8.6.4. Continue reading

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It’s Always Sunday in Brooklyn

Sunday in Brooklyn’s Grain Bowl $12, Charred Avocado Toast $9, Spicy Roast beef Sandwich $12 Photo by Graham E. Burns

Sundays normally bring brunch to mind for any New Yorker. Sunday in Brooklyn (348 Wythe Ave.) is much more than that. Open daily for brunch, lunch and dinner this tri-level restaurant is like a fashion house of food. At “Sunday” there is creative use of fresh ingredients—even the scraps are utilized in new dishes, drinks and marketplace items. The restaurant opened for dinner in November, rolled out brunch shortly after and opened the marketplace in December. So yes, something good did happen in 2016. The marketplace features a takeout menu and pantry items to make any home chef take their game up a notch. Chef Jaime Young is passionate about sustainability at Sunday: “The marketplace gives us the opportunity to utilize everything that we’re buying…it kind goes with our whole ethos of trying to utilize as much as we can in this restaurant.”

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Drink Unlimited Warm Cocktails & Winter Beers at the Spiked Mug Fest Holiday Bazaar (12/17-18)! Discount Code!

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Unlimited Warm Cocktails at the Spiked Mug Festival? Yes Please!

An assortment of festive cocktails like the “Kansas Christmas Cake” made with whiskey and allspice, hot buttered rum, mulled wine, warm cider, spiked hot cocoa plus winter beers like Coney Island Brewery’s “The Plunge” spicy Belgian-style ale and more are coming to The Factory (30-30 47th Ave, LIC) and you can drink them in unlimited quantities on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 11:30AM-8:30pm!

Spiked Hot Chocolate
Spiked Hot Chocolate

Just a few stops away on the G train, the Spiked Mug Fest and Holiday Bazaar is reppin’ Queens’ diverse eateries, creative vendors, and fun times with festive drinking, good eating, local shopping, and music. Tis’ the season so why not do them all at the same time and place?

Tickets start at just $39.00 per session for unlimited warm cocktails and winter beer tastings. Enter code GREENPOINT at checkout to get an additional 10% Discount Check this off your holiday list before it’s too late – offer expires this Monday, December 12th at midnight. Continue reading

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Holiday Tropical Market!! Mojitos and Mulled Wine, Craft Beer, Massages, Henna Tattoos, Face Painting, The Roving Typist, Live Music, 60+ Vendors & More! (Sun, 12/11)


On Sunday, December 11th (1-7PM), sleigh bells and palm trees, snowflakes and sunshine come together in the Greenpointers universe because we’re celebrating this holiday season with beachy cheer, at our Holiday Tropical Market!

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Poster design by Monica Griffin

Discover beautifully crafted high quality gifts from some of the most talented local artisans and makers while enjoying a day full of FREE fun activities, food, mojitos, mulled wine, and seasonal craft beer in the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft.

With soaring wood beams and views of the East River and Manhattan, the Greenpoint Loft is now a private event space that opens to the public during our markets. Restored to its pre-war glory, it was once the home of America’s largest rope manufacturer and is worth a visit for a glimpse of Greenpoint history.

RSVP for Sunday, December 11th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Floor). Continue reading

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Beauty and Fragrances at M Boutique Create a Tapestry of Sensations

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M Boutique’s interior designed by David Monn is like an immersive art experience.

There is a small section of Franklin Street that greets passersby with the fresh scent of jasmine and is reminiscent of a different time and place. The fragrances inspire thoughts of springtime enchanted gardens and it draws your attention to M Boutique (200 Franklin), which opens up to a cozy scene of manicured lawn, fall foliage, and a zen-like soothing habitat.

Founder Chris Foster in M Boutique
Founder Chris Foster in M Boutique

Welcome to the world of Founder Chris Foster, whose personal story can be discovered in M Boutique’s line of products for personal care, home care, pets, and babies. Drawing from his background in the fashion world, Chris pays special attention to beauty in all of his creations without compromising efficacy and safety. All ingredients are made with natural ingredients and while there is a luxurious quality about the items, they are priced affordably because they are locally made and sold directly to the consumer. Continue reading

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Fall Market Urban Frightfest!! Spiced Rum Cider, Local Craft Beer, Hungarian Wine, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Nail Art, Live Music, 50+ Vendors & More! (Sun, 10/30)

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015

Cozy up and celebrate this Fall season, Urban Frightfest style, with warm libations, food, live music, FREE fun activities, while discovering unique locally crafted items this Sunday, October 30th (1-7PM) at the Greenpoint Loft.

Wind down from the weekend’s Halloween festivities or warm up before Trick or Treating by hanging out in one of Greenpoint’s most beautiful historic spaces, restored to its pre-war glory. The Greenpoint Loft was once the home of America’s largest rope manufacturer and is now a private event space with views of the East River and Manhattan skyline that is open to the public during our markets!

RSVP for Sunday, October 30th from 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Floor). Continue reading

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Vendors Wanted!! Spring Market (4/17)

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Poster Designed by Llubav Duerr

Winter, it’s been real but we’re ready to move on to Spring! Fresh golden blooms and honey bees are on our minds as we gear up for our Spring Market coming up on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

We are seeking talented local vendors (food, artists, crafters, jewelers, potters, etc.) so apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

As always, it will be a fun filled day full of free activities, music, and epic local shopping inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) from 1-7PM. We anticipate an amazing time just like our last Valentine’s Market and the Holiday Market. Join us and RSVP here! Continue reading

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Fishing for Vinyl and Vintage in Greenpoint

Records and Fishing Lures

“This neighborhood is becoming a vinyl mecca,” says Robert Piskorski, owner of Dream Fishing Tackle (673 Manhattan Ave). His store, which opened 17 years ago, was known for selling fishing gear until a year and a half ago, when his daughter convinced him to start stocking antiques and quirky artifacts in a portion of the store, while still allocating much of the space for “hardcore saltwater and hardcore freshwater” fishermen’s supplies. Then about six months ago, Piskorski began carrying vintage vinyl alongside the fishing tackle and antiques. Perhaps this motley selection was brought about by his own personal disdain for big retailers like Walmart or “boring boutiques in Manhattan. They all look the same.” He feels that an optimal shopping experience brings “a sense of adventure and discovery.” Dream Fishing Tackle certainly promotes that ideology, and it’s unique to Greenpoint.

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