valentine’s day

Rain can’t stop our love: A Most Radical Recap of Our Winter of Love Valentine’s Market

Winter of Market 2018 (photo: Julia Moak)

Bad weather be damned: Despite the blustery blues outside, thousands of you still made the trek to our Winter of Love Valentine’s Market this past Sunday. In fact, the Greenpoint Loft was made all the cozier by the rainy day outside, and the market was a blast. Attendees were rewarded with free tarot and henna not to mention an epic array of dope local vendors.

Y’all really took advantage of the photo booth, as well as the other gratis treats up in the mezzanine, including digital avatar creation and nail art. The vibes were just as radical as promised, and mugs of mulled hot cider with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and craft brew from Greenpoint Beer & Ale helped everyone keep in tune with the live music sets by Joata, Katy Rea, and the Morning Sea – all curated by Supercrush Studio. Continue reading

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The Grooviest Pics From Sunday’s Winter of Love Photo Booth

Cheezin for the love of it

There is an ancient Greek proverb that goes, “You have not truly seen a mortal’s soul until you have seen it in the context of a dope ’60s-themed photo booth.” Nahh, that’s not true, but like, the pictures from the photo booth at Sunday’s Greenpointers Winter of Love Valentine’s Market are pretty soul-revealing. Little speaks deeper to your intentions in this world than how you interact with free love in the form of foam board.

For real though, the photo booth was a blast, thanks to all you beautiful people who came out and struck a pose. Some held babies, others held dogs, many wore red, and some did a backbend while Cardi B bumped in the background. You know who you are.

Check out the full album of photos on Facebook, and don’t forget to tag yourself! Here are a few of our favorite shots:

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💕 Cupid’s Gift Guide for Shopping Local💕

It’s less than a week away, and you’re in the mood for some romance. Your dinner and date reservations are set, and it’s now time to surprise your special someone with the classics—flowers, wine, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie—the works. We’ve got your Valentine’s checklist for who in the ‘hood has got it.

Florists / Fine Jewelry / Chocolate & Candy / Sexy Shops / Wine

Hudson and King | online shop

Highlights: One-of-a-kind, Vintage Jewelry, 10% off!
Hudson and King makes one-of-a-kind jewelry for your one-of-a-kind loved ones. Affordable, classic & unique, their collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry ranges from Victorian era to present day. You’ve seen them locally at Walk the West pop-ups and our Fall Market. Find them online until their next pop-up, so follow their Instagram to find out their market schedule.

Now until 2/21/18, they’ll be offering 10% off to our readers. Visit their site to preview their collection and use code “greenpointers’ at check out to receive the promotion!

Cost: $200 and up
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Valentine’s Date Guide: Jazz, Tapas, Rock Climbing, Painting, & LOTS of Groovy Vibes

What do Henna, Rock Climbing and eating Bibimbop have in common? They’re all ideal dates, and you can have them right here in North Brooklyn! Whether you’re looking for an elegant and lovely night out with your boo, or you’re celebrating Galentine’s with your favorite power women, here’s our roundup of places and activities that will get you out and about for the day of love.  💕

Where to eat / What to do

Valentine’s Dinners

Oregano

This Italian eatery, known for their homemade pastas plus Neapolitan-style pies, has a special prix fixe on the night of Valentine’s. Their menu includes baby lamp chops, pink beet gnocchi, tiramisu, wood-fire pizzas, and inclusive glasses of wine! It’s a full course meal at $45 for one and $80 for two. To book a table, call or email them.
Highlights: Prix Fixe (wine included), Tiramisu, Homemade Pasta

Cost: $45 for one and $80 for two
Address: 102 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-5988
Website: oreganowilliamsburg.com
Email: Oregano

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Valentine’s Day Newtown Creek Digester Egg Tour

Digester Eggs via NYC DEP
Fall in love… but don’t fall in!

Nothing says I love you quite like sewage. This valentines day, you could go the traditional route, candy, flowers, etc… Or, you do something truly special: A tour of the Newtown Creek Digester Eggs!

The Digester Eggs are an elegant marriage of form and function. While they are part of the largest wastewater treatment plant in New York City, they are also award-winning landmarks of industrial design. The complex’s dramatic lighting scheme sets the eggs shimmering against the surrounding city, and highlights both functional and pedestrian areas within the plant.

According to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the hour and a half tour “starts with an overview of the wastewater treatment process—an essential part of protecting public health and NYC’s waterways. After, we treat guests to unobstructed views of the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens skylines from the observation deck, a glass-enclosed walkway built atop our state-of-the art digester eggs.”  Continue reading

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Have a Groovy Day at Our Winter of Love Valentine’s Market (2/11): “Hug” of Hot Cider, Flower Power, Live Music, Free Henna, Tarot, Nail Art, 60+ Vendors, and More!

Greenpointers Valentine’s Market 2016

Groove into your most psychedelic hippie attire and get into a mellow mood – on Sunday, February 11 from 1-7pm, we’re going back to the 1960s  at the Greenpointers Winter of Love Valentine’s Market. The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) will become our sky high Woodstock stuffed with more than 60 local vendors and plenty of positive vybz. RSVP here!

Live music will help everyone hang loose and feel the peace and love while rivers of refreshing craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale will keep the aura wavy. Mugs of mulled hot cider with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will help you tune in, turn on, and drop out of the stress of your week, and a psychedelic flower power-inspired art installation photo booth will let you capture all the funky memories.

Free activities including massages, henna, tarot card readings, digital avatar creation, professional photo booth, and nail art will be farther out than the Fab Four, with more turbulent surprises to come.

So come release your inner flower child and flee the scene of groady everyday anxieties to the Greenpoint Loft with us. We’re sure you’ll dig it.

Check out a teaser preview of our talented vendors here.

Live Music Sets by Joata (3-3:30pm), Katy Rea (4-4:30pm), The Morning Sea (5-5:30pm) curated by Supercrush Studio Read more about them here.

We proudly support community organizations and welcome North Brooklyn Angels to join us to serve dessert and coffee by Brooklyn Roasting Company! Read all about them here!

The photo booth from last year’s Old-Timey Valentine’s Market

Special thanks to our sponsors!

PSCU
Chariot
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
GP Beer & Ale
Greenpoint Loft
Greenpoint Loft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live music curated by Super Crush Studios !

 

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Call for Poetry: Love & Greenpoint!

Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Love. It’s such a powerful emotion that shapes so many facets of our lives. From romance and sparks to deep friendship and compassion, there are all types of love that color our experiences and emotions. From meeting your main hang or your best friends in a bar on Franklin Street, or just falling in love with your neighborhood.

That being said, we want your poetry, Greenpointers. Some of us might have fallen in love once, or maybe we’re falling in love several times a day. No matter what your experience is, it’s time to send us your musings.

The winner of our poetry contest will be published on Greenpointers on Valentine’s Day. So, creative scribes: send us your best lines and stanzas about love and Greenpoint.

Want to submit to us? Read the guidelines below and send your poem via the Google Form.

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Friday (2/17): A 90’s Valentine’s Party

Part of Stickybaby's collection
Part of Stickybaby’s collection

There’s a Brooklyn-based female dating collective and anthology called It’s Not Personal, and they’re throwing an alternative V-Day party this Friday night to raise money for RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence non-profit in the nation. There’ll be DJs kicking it oldschool with 90’s music and they will also be launching a small collection with a handmade clothing and accessories label named Stickybaby.

Truly Madly DeeplyTRULY MADLY DEEPLY
291 Hooper Street, $10 suggested donation
10pm-2am
It’s Not Personal hosts events, workshops (some locally at New Women Space) and exhibitions, and they run a monthly column with Bust Magazine.
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Where to Take Your Honey for Valentine’s Day in North Brooklyn

This is all I really want, Peter Pan’s heart-shaped doughnuts.  Image: Peter Pan Donut/Instagram

Our annual holiday to celebrate love is almost here. Yes, Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, and if you haven’t made a plan yet, there are plenty of North Brooklyn restaurants ready to help you out.

No word yet on whether Peter Pan will be serving up their famous heart-shaped doughnuts, though.  Continue reading

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All of the Must-Shop Valentine’s Day Markets Happening in Greenpoint

Besides our upcoming fab Greenpointers market (this Sunday from 1-7pm, 67 West St.) full of prose, astrology, drinks, beautiful gifts, and more, there are some major Valentine’s Day markets you need to hit up. Whether you’re on the hunt of a sweet token for your love, a gift for your bestie, or a little somethin’ for yourself, there’s trinkets and baubles for everyone.

Get the list now.


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