Grilled Cheese in Greenpoint; Free Bird in Red Hook
November 13, 2009
What’s better than a warm grilled cheese sandwich and milk on a cold autumn afternoon? How about grilled cheese and milk from vendors of the Greenpoint Food Market. Or how about grilled cheese and milk with a story? Yup – we thought you’d like all of this, so we planned it! For this Sunday at 2 pm!
We’re hosting a reading for kids, but are encouraging grilled cheese lovers of all ages to join us for the story time – since it comes with a snack too! (We all love grilled cheese, right?) Brooklyn author/illustrator duo of Randall and Peter de Sève will read from and sign copies of The Duchess of Whimsy, a wonderful tale about a fancy lady who loves her grilled cheese! We’ve partnered with vendors of the Greenpoint Food Market and other local businesses to have grilled cheese sandwiches and milk available for everyone. See our events page for links to all the folks helping to make this possible – and please join us on Sunday afternoon for a filling reading! (RSVP not required but appreciated from Facebook users so we know you are planning to join us.)
This event is also part of a larger collaboration for Independent Bookstore Week NYC – we have teamed up with our friends at Freebird Books in Red Hook to host simultaneous events that promote buying books and food from local businesses. Freebird will literally be giving away free bird (that has been “moxied”) at the same time we are snacking on grilled cheese. They will also host a reading with John Bemelmans Marciano, Freebird customer and author of the recently released work, Anonyponymous. You can read all about the great event they have planned here. In the indie spirit, we hope some of you are inspired to visit both our stores on Sunday — choose which event appeals to you (and your tummy) the most, and then plan to take the B61 or your bike to visit the other store before/or after the event you attend.
We know, we know…it’s a lot of information to digest for a Sunday afternoon…but that’s all part of our foodie theme for the day right? Eat something local in Greenpoint or Red Hook, hear a literary reading, and maybe even buy a book too? We hope to see some of you for grilled cheese a la Greenpoint Food Market on Sunday. We can’t wait!