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Greenpoint’s Ultimate Pop-Up Sunday Shopping Guide

Four awesome markets are happening in Greenpoint this Sunday, December 11th, all within a four block radius! Here’s our guide on how to manage your retail therapy this weekend and get it all done in one fell swoop!

Homecoming
Homecoming interior, via Facebook

1. Get prepped for a full day of shopping at Homecoming (107 Franklin St.) with a to-go coffee and Dough donut, while you find a brief moment of zen by breathing in the fresh air provided by all the plants and fresh cut flowers the coffeeshop sells alongside small bohemian gifts.


Poster design by Monica Griffin
Poster design by Monica Griffin

2. The first market you should check out is our Greenpointers Holiday Tropical Market at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 1–7pm), with beautifully crafted unique gifts from very talented local artisans and enjoy a day full of FREE fun activities, food, mojitos, mulled wine, and seasonal craft beer! Massages, photo booth, henna tattoos, bang trims, face painting, nail art and more! Here are more deets, meet the bands who are performing live, and preview our vendors!


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Bee’s Knees, Craft Beer, Henna Tattoos, Massages, The Roving Typist, Face Painting, Nail Art, 60+ Vendors, and more! Spring Market (4/17)

Valentine's Market 2016
Valentine’s Market 2016

We are busy bees getting ready for our upcoming Spring Market on Sunday, April 17th (1-7PM) and can’t wait to strip off a few layers of winter bitterness to take in the sweet nectar of Greenpoint life in this season, when cherry trees are bursting with blooms, daffodils and tulips start to pop out of sidewalk gardens, and we spend more time at the park or in backyard beer gardens.

Did you know that the Greenpoint Loft was once the home of the largest rope manufacturer in the U.S.? It has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory and we can’t wait to see it come alive with old-timey tunes, FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping.

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10 Ways to Make Market Day Successful For Vendors

Get the oohs and aahs from customers at your next market!

Many people ask when they meet me at our busy vendor markets, “how do you have the energy to do all this?” The answer is simple. I get energized by people who create and love what they do. And I drink espresso.

After doing so many markets and coming into contact with so many talented creators, I feel I have some good advice to share with vendors to make their market day a success. Along with Natasha from Heartbeat we can up with a helpful and detailed list.
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Brain-Cave Festival, Spring Markets, Pre-1907 NYC, Greencycle Swaps, Greenpoint Art: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/10-4/16)

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

WEDNESDAY 4/10

♫ Taj Mahal Trio @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) Door at 6pm, $25, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal performs blues and roots music, More Info
L Magazine’s and Kanine Records’ 10th Anniversary @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Xray Eyeballs / Lodro/ Valleys, RSVP 
Araabmuzik @ The OutPost (74 Wythe Ave,) 10pm, $15, Tix

THURSDAY (4/11)

• Williamsburg Greenpoint Food Co-op Community Meeting @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, RSVP
♦ Hyperbolic
@ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Matt Leines, RSVP
♫ Brain-Cave Festival 2013 (4/11-4/14) @Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $12-40, Brooklyn music festival featuring the borough’s brightest and most innovative  underground/indie bands, RSVP
AbeMixture: A Storm Of Words @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comedians Liz Miele/Rob Cantrell/Justy Dodge/Lauren Ireland/Ken Jepsen and J LaLond, RSVP
♫ Diarrhea Planet / Wild Yaks / Flagland @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

FRIDAY 4/12

♦ Aura @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, a collection of watercolor + ink works by Amanda Brown, RSVP
♦ Death In Flesh @ Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West Street, Suite #214) Opening Reception 7-9pm, featuring the ink works of Emma Kohlmann and photography by Caroline Schub, curated by Nicole Aiello, RSVP
Static @ Calico Gallery (67 West St #206, Brooklyn) Opening Reception 7-9pm, works by Elana Adler and Hannah Lamar Simmons, RSVP
♫ Wavves / Fidlar / Cheatahs @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info

SATURDAY 4/13

*Greenpointers Spring Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Drink, Eat (tons of local food vendors), Photobooth, Nail Art, Live Music via Brain-Cave Festival, and Shop an impressive line up of local vendors, RSVP
• Greencycle Swap @ St. Nicks Alliance (2 Kingsland Ave), Williamsburg Beacon(88 N 11th St), Grand Street Campus (850 Grand St) noon-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items, browse the selection & take as many riches as you can carry! More Info
• Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, a poetry cabaret featuring Michelle Taransky / Emily Hunt / Caitlin Grace McDonnell & Tim Requarth on piano, RSVP
* Curatorial Talk with Lon Black @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-10pm, a visit to pre-1907 New York City with a slide show, lecture and tour of “Greetings From the City of New York.”
♫ Doldrums / Friends / Sean Nicholas Savage @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP


SUNDAY  4/14

• Ridgewood Market @ Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave) 11am, art, vintage, local crafts, food, drinks, RSVP
• Gotham Writers Workshop @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2-3pm, FREE, Join writer Shelly Oria for a fiction writing class on generating ideas and storytelling techniques, then share your work in a dynamic and supportive environment, RSVP
♫ Mmoss / Quilt / Prince Rupert’s Drops / Electric Mess @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, RSVP

MONDAY 4/15
♫ White Lung / Goosebumps / Syphilitic Lust / Boca Raton @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

TUESDAY 4/16
♫ They Might Be Giants @ Academy Records Annex (96 N. 6th Street,) 7pm, FREE, in-store set and autograph session, More Info

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#   Foodie Event

 

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Greenpointers Spring Market Preview! This Saturday (4/13)

Join us for Greenpointers Spring Market, this Saturday April, 13th (noon-6pm) at From The Source (69 West Street)!

RSVP here.

Look at all the fun that’s in store:

Drink- Mimosas, Brooklyn Brewery Beer, Boylans Soda & Cafe Grumpy Coffee!

Eat some snacks- The Brooklyn Standard Deli (mini sandwiches), Adelina’s (rice balls), Oven.ly (baked goods) and Phin and Phebes (ice cream!)

Get your photo taken! Our own Miguel from Marofoto will document your spring gorgeousness on a cool background. (Pets welcome!)

Get your nails did! Nail art provided by Frances Liang

Money raised from drink, food and activities goes toward our Writer’s Fund! 

Listen to some sweet tunes! The market is playing host to 3 Brain-Cave Festival acts!
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

Shop! Pick up some treasures from the following local artisans:

A Good LHOOQ– Accessories (reusable vinyl wine bags!)
Pumpkinseed Jewelry– hand-engraved vintage items from jewelry to flasks
M.N. Davis & Son -Canvas Tote Bags feature original designs that are hand printed in Greenpoint
Satoko Nobe Jewelry– Jewelry made from hand carved wax models
Penny Rocket– Glass work
Mayunina– Apparel, accessories & home decor hand crafted by artisans from Central & South America.
Art by Ken– Marios Bro inspired prints, iphone cases and t-shirts
Mike’s Hot Honey
Couch Sleepers Association Of North America– Lighting fixtures to international nautical flag inspired cards.
Wink and Flip– Fashion-forward upcycled earrings and necklaces
Lizzy Designs– Hand done unique illustrations drawn on Moleskin Cahier notebooks
Yana Rodin– hand knitted accessories with high quality yarn and leather
Tap Roots Organic– Small batch natural body products
Top Shelf Premium Vintage– Well curated mens and women vintage clothing
Jessy’s Peruvian Pastries– Peruvian Alfajores and Baked Empanadas
QEllis Design– Industrial pipe tap forms re-purposed as high detail candles
AVPdesigns– atypical objects inspired by natural and industrial landscapes
O Live Brooklyn – single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars
Caroline Fidel Prints– hand-printed greeting cards, decorative pieces, and fine art prints
Eric Brewer Immel Photography– Photography
K. Hansen– Jewelry inspired by the organic lines of nature and the elegant geometry of early 20th century art and architecture
Pepper Gomane Jewelry– Mixing a variety of jewelry making methods with the use of mixed metals and sometimes vintage embellishments
Ayaka Hara- Intricate dried flower home decorations and jewelry
Ink & Sword– Woodcut and Linocut prints
Life with Tigers– Gifts and Toys, one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns
Your Secret Admiral– Handmade books, paper goods, drawings and prints
Cinnamon Girl Granola– Artisanal, cast iron granola, using 100% pure organic maple syrup
Anna Semerdjian- Deserts
Artists & Revolutionaries– Eco-friendly fashion
Sophie’s Selection– Jewelry
Love Hue Studios– One-of-a-kind handmade functional artwork and housewares
Dea Dia– Hand-selected raw crystals and gemstones, delicate wire wrapping and bold geometric design
Bacchanal Sauce– Locally made hot sauce, this pepper sauce is pure sweet fire!

Stay tuned to our friends at Krrb to see what’s in store for April 13th!

Keep it local Greenpoint!

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What’s Happening (6/20-6/26)

WEDNESDAY 6/20
* North Brooklyn Boat Club Summer Solstice Party @ Broadway Stages Boat Yard (49 Ash St) 6pm-12am, Free, Food, Drink, Dancing, More info
• Reclaiming Vacant Land for Public Use @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 7-9pm, Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres explains NYC’s land use, vacant lots, and share success stories of communities gaining access to public land, RSVP
♫ Rapture/Tanlines/David P (DJ) 8pm, Free, All Ages, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/21
♫ Make Music NY Ukelele Mass Appeal @ McCarren Park, (Lorimer & Bedford) 5-8pm, open mic, strum along, performances by Bliss Blood, Joe Silver, the Suaverinos, BYOUkelele, More info
♫ Greenpoint Film Festival Sunset Cruise Fundraiser (India St Pier) 6:15pm, $120, music by Anthony Hall and DJ Moosaka, local food and drink, Afterparty @ The End (18 Kent St), $25 at door, Music by Kid Savant, Drink, Hors d’oeuvre, More info/BUY TIX

All Weekend 
Hillstock Music Festival (Clinton Hill, Fri-Sun)
• Renegade Craft Fair (East River State Park) Sat & Sun, 11am-7pm

 

FRIDAY 6/22
♫ Admirals/Hello Phones/ Sun Club/ Vows @ XPO (929 Broadway, Bushwick) 9pm, $8, More info
• Summer Circus Cabaret @ Big Sky Works (29 Wythe Ave.) 8pm, RSVP

SATURDAY 6/23
• PS 132’s Eighth Annual Kite Festival @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 12-5pm, Kites, Crafts, Rides, Food, Entertainment
* 2012 Cheesemonger Invitational @ Larkin (47-55 27th St, LIC) 6pm, $50, All you can eat & drink, the stinkiest, funkiest, curdtastic party for cheesemongers, Premier Fromager Steve Jones prepares a feast of cheese nirvana accompanied with beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The main event of the evening is Cheese-O-Mania. The best cheese shops’ finest mongers compete in a no-holds barred cheese battle extravaganza, BUY TIX

SUNDAY 6/24
• Newtown Creek Birdwatching Excursion, 8am-10am, FREE, RSVP for location, morning excursion via minivan to the hottest bird spots on the creek; the juxtaposition of extremes makes for a unique birdwatching experience on Newtown Creek, rsvp (at) newtowncreekalliance.org
• Zombie Dash 2.5mi Run & Party (Lombardy St & Scott Ave – Check-in) 9-10:30am, Free Sign-up to be a Zombie, Sign up to be a runner, Afterparty @ Greenpoint Heights, More info

TUESDAY 6/26
♥ Masters of Social Gastronomy: Gelatin @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7-9:30pm, FREE, learn about the origins of gelatinous desserts, starting long ago when jiggly delights were made with drippings from beef stew or extracts from the swimbladders of sturgeon, RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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