Friday, April 30, 2010

CRAFTERMATH's New Wednesday: punk crafts, film shorts, & subversive song! 5/5, 7 til 9pmish

We here @ CRAFTERMATH chose our events and locations carefully, and therefore they do not have a regularly recurring date. We especially like to do alternatives to co-opted holidays so the more creative members of the general public don't feel like they have to go to commercial, typical events (yawn).

CRAFTERMATH presents an LES alternative to Cinco De Mayo mayhem in a hybrid co-op boutique/bar!

Where: The Dressing Room, 75 A Orchard St. (btwn Broome & Grand)
May 5th

From 7 til 9pm-ish:
the CRAFTERMATH Creatives sell punk crafts & unusual art at a neighborhood treat-to-behold that features emerging designers & vintage goods. Affordable, unusual artwork - same goes for the drinks. Happy Hour is a real deal plus they have a permanent $ 5 beer & whiskey combo.

We'll show a collage of films by a special guest filmmaker (TBA) on the gold-framed movie screen. JESSICA DELFINO will share a new song, perhaps on an uncommon instrument. This is a flower & fauna theme: we'll have some wearable flowers in unusual mediums, and some tattoo-butterfly themed art, in addition to our anatomical heart necklaces, comics, paintings, etc.

Hoping you can join CRAFTERMATH for exciting & unusual fun times!
Weird (but friendly) creative types who enjoy cheap craft-shopping, fashion, art, drinks, music & film - meet us here!

More info also @ which also has vintage/exchange/donation downstairs & some of favorite features (bar, movie screen) upstairs!

CRAFTERMATH field trip to NYC's annual EASTER PARADE!

Two members of CRAFTERMATH ventured to Midtown for NYC's annual Easter Parade on Sunday, April 4th. It's one of NYC's wackier parades, and has managed to have a tradition of about 100 yrs. or so, with very low key publicity. Plus the weather is almost always beautiful, year after year. Paraders get to be photographed along 10 closed blocks of 5th Avenue by paparazzi that mostly poop out on the parade's theme. The theme is Easter bonnets, but plenty of our fellow wackos delight in wearing head to toe Easter finery. Finery counts as 1950's flapper, formal any-era chic, day-glo, festive floral overload, and the ever popular: basket-on-the-head accented by beloved Peeps. The non-consensual dressing up of companion animals is also a tradition. Here are pictures of CRAFTERMATH's High Priestess of Peeps and Easter Disaster along w/some of our favorite Paraders. We were accompanied by our friend and comrade, whom we christened "The Ghost of Easter Past," who happens to also be a chair on NY State's Young Feminist Task Force.

Happy Easter, Peeps!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hello and welcome! Look for us tomorrow, marching in the Easter parade. Hint: You'll know when you see us because one of us will be playing a pink flying - V ukulele!

Hello and welcome to our new blog. Our old blog seems to have vanished into the google abyss. They said that happens from time to time. Let's have a moment of silence for our deceased blog, pulled into the quicksands of the internet before it's prime.


OK and now it's time to move on to greener pastures.

Check back here to learn about our events and crafts. Thanks for reading!