The official video for Victoria Reed’s “Make It Easy,” one of eleven songs on her upcoming debut album, came out on October 22. A little over a week later, a crowd at Williamburg’s Baby’s All Right was singing the catchy folk-pop tune along with her. Dressed in a sleek, black, long sleeve romper, the sweet Reed performed most of the songs on her LP, “Chariot,” which will be released on February 26, 2016.
If you don’t live on Franklin Street, you may not have noticed the great series of pop-up stores that have begun to occupy Duke’s Annex, the small space next to Duke’s Liquor Box. Throne Watches is the current pop-up store, and we were curious about their beautiful leatherwork, so we asked Travis Alexander, one of Throne’s founders, about their watches and what you can expect to find at their pop-up store. You can catch them through the end of November. Continue reading
Remember the great philosopher pickle king, Nick Horman? And his call to “Think. Question. Pickle.” Well, Greenpoint, he’s BACK! This Sunday, November 29th, Horman’s Best Pickles returns to the McGolrick Park Winter Farmers Market.
This Sunday also marks the day when the market moves indoors to the Park Church Co-Op, formerly known as the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, located at 129 Russell Street. It’s right across the street from McGolrick Park, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues. Continue reading
Judging by the consistent theme of pizza and Ninja Turtles in his work lately, legendary street artist Invader is hungry for freedom slices.
We’re happy to say that Greenpoint’s very own Vinnie’s Pizzeria put some happiness in his belly recently. But mostly happy that he rewarded them handsomely with a parting gift.
“Invader loves pizza. And apparently ours,” said Vinnie’s co-owner Henrik Toncic. “He and his crew stayed for lunch after completing the job. Chill down to earth Parisians. We feel very lucky. And proud. And it’s never gonna get old walking up to it.”
According to Toncic, Invader custom-made his pizza critter especially for Vinnie’s, matching it to their logo and everything.
As tempting as it is, though, to say that pizza (and pizza alone) brought them together, Toncic has been part of the street art community his entire life. A mutual friend, photographer Stephen Kelley, facilitated the fateful meeting.
If there were ever a place to trust a twitchy man with a straight razor, it would be at the workstation of Tomcats Barbershop savant David Arce.
Arce has Tourette’s Syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of the most skilled and respected barbers in Brooklyn.
In this mini documentary by Michael Byhoff, Jon Sarlin, and Jason Basso — who all work together at HLN, CNN’s sister network — Arce touches on everything ranging from being perceived as a drug addict to having a cult following, though he doesn’t like the word “cult.” Continue reading
[sponsored] It’s a Wonderful Park! Workshop & Performance
Saturday 11/28, 9:30am and Saturday 12/05, 9:30am, FREE
Bushwick Inlet Park Community Building (Kent Avenue @ N9th Street), More info
A holiday-themed, site-specific performance piece developed from the ideas of the young people through games, songs, and creative activities, co-presented byFriends of Bushwick Inlet Park and theatre practitioners from CUNY’s Master’s in Applied Theatre program. We’ll workshop the piece on November 28th, then rehearse and perform on December 5th.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate ages of participants.
[sponsored] Collector’s Night 2015
Wednesday, 12/02, 6:30pm, $10
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St), Buy tix
The City Reliquary Museum proudly presents displays of quirky collections by even quirkier collectors, plus presentations on the “Treasures in the Trash” collection of retired NY Dept. of Sanitation worker Nelson Molina. Speakers also include Robin Nagle, NYC Dept. of Sanitation Anthropologist-in-Residence and NYU professor.
♫ Friendsgiving at Muchmore’s @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, With Bodega Ben / Fruit&Flowers / Veda Rays / Kate Mohanty / Skookum, RSVP
♫ Give Thanks Dance Party @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $10, A night of song and dance presented by Junxion and Turntables on the Hudson, Buy tix
It’s Thanksgiving! Whether you’re doing turducken or tofurkey, be sure to eat a massive ton of food. If you need help, here’s our recommendations for several great Greenpoint spots that’ll serve it right to you!
Winter Wonderland & Snow Sprites, Mulled Hungarian Wine, Craft Beer, Henna Tattoos, Tarot Cards, The Roving Typist, 60+ Vendors, and more!! Holiday Market (12/6)
Mix and Mingle amongst Snow Sprites and Snowflakes without the chill at a Winter Wonderland on Sunday, Dec 6th (1-7PM) for our Greenpointers annual Holiday Market! The gorgeous Greenpoint Loft will come alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, live music, holiday cheer, and a happy Greenpoint crowd!
Winter is coming but sans ugly white walkers because it’s going to be toasty warm. Thanks to Palinkerie, we will be blending a lovely Benedek Pinot Noir from the highland region of Mátra in Hungary with a mulling kit provided by local spice blender extraordinaires Greenpoint Trading Co. to serve a delicious Mulled Wine.
Our favorite brew nerds at Greenpoint Beer & Ale are making us some “Snuggles,” their winter lager brewed with elderberries and cedar. “Warthog,” a juicy session IPA with notes of pine and orange peel will also be served.
There will ask be coffee by Cafe Grumpy and a large assortment of delicious eats by some talented chefs and local food establishments including Esme, Adelina’s, Centavo, Moe’s Doughs, Brooklyn Whatever and more!
On FREE fun activities, we are so excited to welcome back The Roving Typist, who will write one-of-a-kind personalized stories for our guests. You may recognize him public spaces around NYC typing up stories for strangers. If not, check out this super sweet short documentary about him.
Miss V will get her demons out by Henna Tattooing, Lindsay Myers will peer into your future with Tarot Cards, and Peenk will work her Nail Art magic. Plus, new hair salon Bull in the Heather will be giving free bang trims to get you a quick refresher before the holidays and before you pose for our photo booth by Ben Shirai! This year, our Markets Director Yuka in collaboration with artists Akane Ogura and Sarika Toriumi is creating a Winter Wonderland photobooth with adorable little snow sprites.
Special thanks to our sponsors!
Thanksgiving has always been a good excuse to pile on some good ole classic American dishes and stuff myself silly until I can’t move. But I’ve always done all the cooking and this year, I just don’t feel like getting my hands dirty with the Turkey baster. So what does a lazy Greenpointer do on one of the best holidays of the year? Spend it at any of these five local spots, walking distance away. Continue reading
We’ll kick start the Holiday Season on Black Friday with 10% off all of our Homeware, Jewelry, Clothing, Kids and Men’s lines made by Local Artists and Independent Small Brands based in NY.
Come in store on Shop Small Saturday for complimentary drinks and sweets as you browse our unique selection of small-batch collections at 10% off. Continue reading
Why a group show? Just Friends at Greenpoint’s M. Carter space (141 Engert Ave) is a mix of small works by fifteen artists showing the shape-shifting looseness of group shows at a time when the white cube no longer distinguishes from the bricolage of the street. A poster on the window lists all of the brain storming suggestions for titles before circling the final name at the bottom – an invitation to enter the gallery before the actual art inside demonstrates the real interaction of variety more than a statement ever can. Continue reading