On November 2nd, the annual Brooklyn Vintage Crawl went into full swing. Emerging and established businesses in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick joined in on the festivities, complete with a banging after party with its own throwback enthusiasms.
The night closed out with Brooklyn Bowl’s show with sets by Deidre & The Dark, Joywave, and Alex Winston. With all this vintage scouring, I was particularly fond of Deidre’s throwback sound to 1960s Ye-Ye and girl groups. Music that perfectly parallels a new vintage cape or shift dress, if you catch my drift. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 10/30 • Box Street Park Meeting @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave. at N. 9th St) 6-7:30pm, more info, RSVP: newtownbox [at] parks.nyc.gov • Allie Brosh @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, the blogger and cartoonist behind Hyperbole and a Half presents her memoir of the same name, RSVP ♫ Gigawatts presents: Your Favorite Halloween Covers Show @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10, your chance to belt Third Eye Blinds songs in public, with Dead Stars as Nirvana / Butter the Children as Pixies / Le Rug as At the Drive-in / Turnip King as Velvet Underground / Heeney as Third Eye Blind, RSVP • Beco Movie Series: Halloween Special @ Beco Bar (45 Richardson St) Celebrate halloween with the first Brazilian horror film At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1963), More Info ♫ A Halloween Party with Neighbors! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, costumes and music by Neighbors / Cosmonaut / C▲RL S▲G▲N, RSVP BUY TIX * Spinnin’ Pizza Party @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, Groove to vinyl ONLY DJ’s spinning garage, soul and rock n’ roll, with FREE PIZZA at (about) midnight & $3 PBR/Yuengling, More Info
THURSDAY 10/31 • Halloween Bash @ Brooklyn Fire Proof East (119 Ingraham St) 5-11pm, FREE, pumpkin carving/costume contests, free cinnamon tequila shots, and music from Computer Age / Grey Nurse / Journalism / Due Dilligence and tributes to Neil Young, The Ramones, Tom Petty, and the Velvet Underground, RSVP * Haunted Canoe Tours to Dutch Kills @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 5:30-11pm, $15 for boat, Party FREE, Tickets to see the toxic creek monsters up close are sold out, but don’t despair! The Boatyard Party will still be raging with a bonfire, scary tales of Newton CREEP, and halloween tunes, guaranteed to be the most SUPERFUND party of the night (pun credit goes to the boat club for that one), RSVP • Hair Metal Halloween Cocktail Party @ Hair Metal Salon (200 Franklin St) 5-10pm, FREE, Celebrate with tiki drinks, finger foods, and grab bags before heading out for the evening, RSVP • Horror Film Composer Alan Howarth / Liturgy @ 285 Kent, 7pm, $13, Horwarth has composed all or part of the score for the Halloween movies, as well as sound design and effects for Poltergeist, Escape from New York, and many others, BUY TIX * 5th Annual Greenpoint Zombie Crawl @ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, Gather with your half-dead brethren at Black Rabbit, before crawling to Browerij Lane (8pm), t.b.d (9pm) and Mark Bar (10pm) for a feast, with a live performance from Skulk the Hulking (10:30) and drink specials for zombies all night * Sailor Jerry’s Halloween Bash @ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) 7pm-4am, FREE, Come in your finest B-Movie & Cult themed costumes (i.e. Barbarella vs. the Toxic Avenger) to score prizes before enjoying a full burlesque show at 8:30, an open bar with PRB and Sailor Jerry from 7-8, and haunted toons from DJ Any Rourke (formerly of the Smiths) & Steve Lewis (Blackbook Magazine), RSVP ♫ SOUL DRACULAS: A Groovy Greenpoint Halloween @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, with Mighty Fine / Madam Robot & The Lust Brigade / The Juggs / DJ Shimmy / DJ Captain Heartlock / Cavestompin’ Near You, RSVP *Halloween Dance Party @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Dance party and costume contest at midnight, winner gets drinks and C$SH MONEY, RSVP • Union Ghouls!! @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ’s + death/booze/blood/satan/skulls and TACOS, with drink specials all night, More Info Continue reading →
This Saturday (11/2) will mark the 4th year that the Vintage Crawl has blessed us with a mapped route of shopping bliss, complete with sweets deals, cocktails, and seasonal sweaters galore. And this year, it’s expanded to the uncharted land of Bushwick.
Shoppers can navigate with a self-led interactive map on their smart phones (flip phone Philistines can rely on an old-timey paper map). The crawl encompasses over 25 vintage stores and 10 bars across North Brooklyn, culminating in an after-party at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring Brooklyn-via-Detroit songstress, Alex Winston, synth pop greats, Joywave, and local fav, Deidre & The Dark.
After-party tickets are available here. Bring them to the crawl for even more discounts that will make your bargain-hunting thrift queen give your inner cheap-o a hearty pat on the back.
Here (drum roll) are the participating stores:
Greenpoint: Seven Wonders Vintage | Fox & Fawn | Ana Chronos | Kill Devil Hill | BKLYN Curated | Mahps Vintage | Adaptations
Williamsburg: Malin Landaeus | Horizons | Antoinette | RePop | Le Grand Strip | About Glamour | Awoke Vintage | Brooklyn Reclamation | Rabbits | Treehouse | Lavai Maria | Artists & Fleas [select booths] | C&C Pop up Truck
Bushwick: Collections | Worship | Fox and Fawn | Friends Vintage | Nouveau Vieux | Chess and the Sphinx
And..the bars: The Three Diamond Door | Dear Bushwick | High Horse Saloon | Commodore | Soft Spot | Duke’s Liquor Box | Skinny Dennis | The Gibson | Sage | Park Luncheonette
There will also be a Vintage Truck–the C&C Pop-Up mobile (from the A&E show, Storage Wars NY) will be stationed along McCarren Park in Williamsburg, selling various vintage knickknacks, clothing, and home goods.
Here is a little taste of some of the steals n’ deals going down:
We are pretty pumped about the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl happening this Saturday, April 27th, 2013 from noon-8pm! Not only is shopping vintage cooler and more uniquely stylish than buying cheaply mass produced fashion that will have you looking like everyone else; buying recycled fashion is greener and supports local businesses in your own neighborhood!
We chatted with Kathy Irby and Emily Lichtenberg, the organizers of this weekend’s Vintage Crawl who are passionate about shopping vintage, having a great time, and supporting small businesses.
GP: Why is the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl bigger and better than last year?
Emily: This year we have teamed up with our friends at Neon Gold Records to present a post-crawl after party at Brooklyn Bowl– and what’s even better is that if you buy a ticket to the show and bring it with you on the crawl (either printed or on your phone) you get even more discounts at all of our stores and bars.
GP: How did it get started organizing the crawl? Emily: I had actually been organizing vintage crawls on a MUCH smaller scale for me and my friends since I moved to the neighborhood in the Spring of 2010 … I’m just VERY passionate about drinking and shopping!
GP: What is Brooklyn Vintage Crawl’s mission? Bigger picture? Emily: We’ve always aimed to help promote shopping small businesses and have fun doing it… With nearly three Vintage Crawls under our belts, we’re ready to take our concept on the road and are already in the process of brainstorming.
GP: Do ethical fashion choices related to sustainability and concerns of the environment make vintage a better alternative to mass produced fashion? Kathy: All those things are great side effects of vintaging but really we just value having a good time with our friends and supporting small business. Especially since there really is a true community of re-sellers throughout our neighborhoods and shoppers who actually “get it.” We all just need to do our part in shopping our smaller boutiques in order to KEEP them in our neighborhood!”
GP: How do you two know each other and come to work on the crawl together? Kathy: We met as two perfect strangers, naturally in a vintage store, Antoinette, in Williamsburg. Emily casually mentioned how she takes her girlfriends on “vintage crawls” through the neighborhood and it just HIT me that we could make this idea BIG! Continue reading →
It is rough out there, today’s commute will not be easy for most of you. As you crawl into work today keep your head up kids…the 2nd annualVintage Crawl is this Sunday, November 11th from noon-8pm (Greenpoint/Williamsburg).
Founded in 2011 by two Williamsburg residents and vintage enthusiasts, the Vintage Crawl makes finding great pieces at affordable prices easy, while promoting local Brooklyn businesses.
The event will feature a self-led bargain hunt through the best vintage shops in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Themap featuring all discounts and promotions throughout the neighborhood is available through the mobile platform, Domino Street. Please note there are also tons of great deals at your local bars!
This year’s Fall crawl is happening at a difficult time, in order to support the Vintage Crawl is coordinating donation opportunities for Sandy relief efforts at each store. Not to mention that a lot of the participating stores already have initiates in place.
Malin Landaeus, Ferris, Seven Wonders Vintage, Fox & Fawn, Horizons, Antoinette, Loren- A Denim Boutique, RePop, Le Grand Strip, About Glamour, Awoke Vintage, Brooklyn Reclamation, Sanford and Sven, Rabbits, Ash, Handsome Dan’s Candy Stand, Treehouse, Dolly G’s, Slowfax, Tiger Blanket and Lavai Maria
Nitehawk Cinema Bar, High Horse Saloon, Manhattan Inn, Commodore Soft Spot, The Richardson, Sage and The Gibson
For updates on discounts and crawl-related news, stay connected with the Vintage Crawl on Twitter & Instagram (@VintageCrawl) or like on Facebook.
Ecologías Correlativas @ 319 Scholes (319 Scholes, Bushwick) Opening 7pm, Curated by chimera+, projects and research from a trans-disciplinary group of artists, architects and scientists navigating interrelated environmental/socio-political ecologies RSVP
The Pinch @ Fowler Arts (67 West) Opening 6-9pm, Local artists Kurt Freyer, Elizabeth Hoy & Emilie Selden share their attempts to articulate the value of art during hard economic times. RVSP
COME AS YOU ARE: Songs That Made Your Parents Worry @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin) 10pm, DJs Fucci & Sirlinda
Launch of Brooklyn Wind Symphony @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (19 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 7pm, $10/$12 @ door, fundraiser, jazz combos, classical ensembles, drink specials, dancing, DJ. RSVP
Occupy Brooklyn @ Grand Army Plaza, 11am, in support of “anti-greed” movement, follow #OccupyBrooklyn
East River State Park Fall Harvest Festival, 11-4pm, family-friendly activities for all ages, east river water testing, Zumba, bluegrass
Where’s My Park Day? @ (March from soccer fields at North 9th St., up Kent Ave. to Quay St.) Noon, “Where’s Our Park?” is a campaign coalition of No. BK’s local elected officials & civic organizations, created to secure the 33 acres of new parkland promised by Mayor Bloomberg during the 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. More info.
Harvest Festival Hoedown @ Meeker Ave Market (75 Frost) – ALL DAY, ALL WEEKEND, City Life Wellness brings together community of yogis, dancers, martial artists, local food purveyors and craftspeople for 2-day Fall Harvest Festival More info.
Hope for Agoldensummer @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) From Athens, GA, the band plays a tantalizing and humorous sound that includes guitar, banjo, singing saw, glockenspiel, piano, and percussion.
Boats, Crinkles & Weird Children @ Matchless(557 Manhattan) 8pm
Brooklyn Vintage Crawl @ (Williamsburg/Greenpoint), Noon, a self-guided shop and bar hop through WB & GP, Afterparty 6pm @ Union Pool More info
Rooftop Rockaway! Rockaway Taco @ Rooftop Farm (44 Eagle) 3-6pm, $15, 2 tacos, beverage, priceless view, & pleasure of helping good farmers grow. ONLINE RSVP ONLY
Enid’s 9th Annual Apple Pie Contest @ Enid’s (560 Manhattan) 5-5:45 pies accepted, 6pm judging, drink specials, apple fritters, sloppy joes & corndogs. Greenpointers’ friends Brooklynauts will be judging, because they were last year’s champs! More Info
CIDER WEEK 10/16-10/23 @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) & all over city
Real and Scary Historical Halloween @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 7-10pm, Presented by Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS), get ready to be creeped out by things that aren’t just in your imagination. RSVP