Nobody wants to think about fall during this precious interruption of summer heat, but there’s no doubt it’s here. We’re all going to hate everything in a week’s time if we don’t start preparing for colder nights and shorter days right now. And just in time to ease the journey, Greenpointers is running one their excellent Fall Markets this Sunday!
On October 25 from 1-7pm, revel in the clove-scented, buttered-rum affair being held at the usual Greenpointers loft (67 West Street). It’s an afternoon of gift shopping, craft appreciation and fall celebration with tons to sample and enjoy. This year’s theme is “Foliage and Foragers,” so rest assured, there’ll be no shortage of twigs, sprigs and leaf-leaning trinkets around.
The full list of vendors isn’t available yet, but we’re already ooh-ing and aah-ing over the things we can see on their sneak preview. Handcrafted jewelry, renewed antiques, baby mittens, minimalist interior decor. You know, the kind of things you never thought you’d experience outside of Pinterest.
In addition to all that advance holiday gift shopping, there’s also so much free and cheap stuff to be enjoyed: live music by BK indie pop duo Laura and Greg, a foliage-backed photo booth, nail art, tarot card readings, rooftop yoga by Hosh, face painting by A Big Silly Guy (his real name is Roger), henna tattoos and more!
Come with a empty stomach, because you’ll also be doing plenty of eating and drinking. We’re pretty excited about Mike’s Hot Honey partnering up with Sailor Jerry’s Rum for a delicious buttered rum cocktail, served warm. Nothing heals fall melancholy like a warm buzz! Fear not, beer lovers can still enjoy a cold one. Greenpoint Beer & Ale will be running a dark IPA called “Flannel Shirt,” as well as a fruit saison called, “Oui, oui!”
RSVP on Facebook, mark your calendar for Sunday at 1pm, and put on your best shawl: it’s fall.