04/07/17 2:29pm
Inside Greenpoint Loft. Photo via Greenpointers

Inside Greenpoint Loft. Photo via Greenpointers

No matter the forecast, it is currently spring, and thus returns the Greenpointers Spring Market, celebrating the season with free thangs, yummy thangs, and all the cool shit money can buy. If you’re not a fan of spring (due to allergies, a hatred of dampness, a nostalgia for winter, etc.) at least come out for Earth Day. Lord knows our planet needs some love. (more…)

04/06/17 11:50am
Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your weekend off chill at Friday Night Zen, where participants “connect and explore how meditation and mindfulness relate to daily urban living.” (Friday, Brooklyn Zen Center, FREE)

2. Peep plenty of photos at Quimby’s Group Photo Show, with a half-dozen photographers’ works on display, plus sculptures, collage, and taxidermy. (Friday, Quimby’s Bookstore, FREE)

3. Get smarter at Nerd Nite, with lectures on the history of late night talk shows, the twisted story behind the creation of one of the world’s bestselling video games, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $10) (more…)

02/03/17 2:00pm
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2016

Greenpointers holiday market in 2016. Via Greenpointers.

The world is a cold, dark, place with months till summer but that’s not stopping our friends at Greenpointers from throwing their annual holiday market this Valentine’s Day weekend. They’ve gone with a ye old-timey theme this year, complete with Prohibition-era cocktails, vintage jazz tunes, and most importantly lots of amazing local vendors, ’cause nothing is more timeless than independent businesses.

The old times-inspired market will be happening in real time next Sunday (Feb. 12), from 1 to 7pm at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St.). RSVP here.  As always, there’ll be oodles of free shit, including tarot readings and, if the future stresses you out, complimentary Valentine’s-themed cue cards with astrological pickup lines. (more…)

12/06/16 1:14pm
Greenpointers holiday market in 2015. Via Greenpointers.

Greenpointers holiday market in 2015. Via Greenpointers.

Last week we rounded up some of the best holiday craft markets in Brooklyn this year; today we’re bringing you news about a market from our friends at Greenpointers that may help you shake off this winter chill. On Sunday, from 1-7pm, sleigh bells and palm trees, snowflakes and sunshine come together in the Greenpointers universe because they’re celebrating this holiday season with beachy cheer, at the Holiday Tropical Market.

Discover beautifully crafted high quality gifts from some of the most talented local artisans and makers while enjoying a day full of FREE fun activities, food, mojitos, mulled wine, and seasonal craft beer in the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft at 67 West St., 5th floor.  (more…)

10/28/16 12:06pm
Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015.

Greenpointers Holiday Market 2015.

Cozy up and celebrate this Fall season, Urban Frightfest style, with warm libations, food, live music, FREE fun activities, while discovering unique locally crafted items this Sunday (Oct. 30th) from 1-7pm at the Greenpoint Loft.

Wind down from the weekend’s Halloween festivities or warm up before Trick or Treating by hanging out in one of Greenpoint’s most beautiful historic spaces, restored to its pre-war glory. The Greenpoint Loft was once the home of America’s largest rope manufacturer and is now a private event space with views of the East River and Manhattan skyline that is open to the public during our markets! (more…)

02/04/16 11:07am
And it sure beats buying a card at Duane Reade. via Facebook

And it sure beats buying a card for bae at the Duane Reade. via Facebook

Well hey, would you look at that? It’s February, and we’re not crying! Well, maybe you are. But thanks to unseasonably warm weather, an entertaining carnival of politicians and the recent blizzard hijinks, the shortest month of the year is feeling breezy and breezing by.

In that brightened spirit, we’re happy to share that it’s time for Greenpointers’ annual Valentine’s Day Market, home to all things love-themed and feel-good! This Sunday, head over to Greenpoint Loft for a budget-friendly day of free activities, delicious treats from local food vendors, and maybe even pick up a special something for a special someone. (more…)

10/23/15 7:43am
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The marvelous mavens of Minge World (#6)

1. Head out to sea for a watery production of Moby-Dick adaptation Or, the Whale aboard the floating Waterfront Museum. (Friday through Sunday, $18)

2. Listen to some phenomenal verbal acrobatics at the American Beatbox Championships. (Friday, $15)

3. Celebrate the 1-year anniversary of lady-focused online storytelling community Femsplain with a party at Livestream Public. (Friday, FREE) (more…)

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If your Valentine’s Day game has been somewhat lacking in the past, then Greenpointers is the answer to all of your cupid-related anxieties. This weekend, they’re holding their annual Valentines Market to help you get your romance game up to the next level with gifts you can buy your sweetie from 60+ vendors set up to help out in all things romantic. Plus, you’ll find us there hawking the newest edition of our Beer Book, featuring over 30 different bars all itching to give you cheap beer (because if your S.O. isn’t into cheap beer, then you should probably break it off) because, what’s more romantic than beer?
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12/02/14 12:39pm

Gasper & Son – Official Documentary Trailer from freckless productions on Vimeo.

When it comes to the bright lights of New York, it’s easy to forget that someone has to make the damn things. Especially in the case of fragile neon signs, which are sadly not as popular as they used to be, even though the look cool. Making the signs is a dying art, but one that was captured by Greenpointers’ Jennifer Galatioto and some friends for their documentary Gasper & Son, which looks at the life of the family that owns Queens’ Artistic Neon as they struggle to keep doing a handmade craft in a world of cheap mass-produced options. It’s a story anyone who likes handmade items or New York accents will appreciate, which would mean pretty much everyone, right? (more…)

11/13/14 1:05pm
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You can help Feeding NYC feed plenty of families for Thanksgiving, but that’s not all you can do. via Facebook

A few Thursdays from now, the country comes together to stuff its face. Do you really need a fried turkey the size of a small child? Of course you do – along with at least two sides per guest. But while you’re busy eating a few years off your life, remember that there’s people in our community who struggle to get by everyday. Give back the next two weeks by donating your time or money to these seven events and charities. (more…)