COME BY SINDICATO IN GREENPOINT TONIGHT
August 1st 9:30 to 11:30
Playing For Change is making a documentary in Africa and tonight we will be helping them raise some extra funds while watching live music by Bizung Music School. The documentary's focus is showcasing the rich and long-passed-down music that fills Ghana, I believe it will be a touching flick!
Come by Sindicato in Greenpoint at 57A Nassau Ave, right off the G - Nassau stop and not far from L - Bedford stop. Suggested donation at the door and all the tips we make will go to the cause.
What a week! Monday we are doing a party at HW Carter & Sons and Tuesday we've got one at Self Edge at 157 Orchard St in the Lower East Side. For me, that is a top notch week and I am so stoked to work with all of them. 3Sixteen is helmed by two obsessed and knowledgeable gentlemen that have established themselves as a brand that at ten years strong, is going nowhere but full steam ahead. Integrity is their policy that is showcased in their business ethic and the manner in which they source fabric and make jeans. I sought them out after acquiring a pair of 3sixteen jeans, I knew that this was the type of company I wanted to work with. Like many quality focused brands in the US, they manufacture jeans in the US but source and develop their own selvage denim from Japan. After thinking about that for a minute, it hit me... We need to make Old Fashioned Cocktails out of American and Japanese whiskey! Its the exact combo that the brands runs on, so let's embody that while we relax and welcome people into Self Edge's New York location. So the final recipe involves mostly Nikka 12 and a bit of Rittenhouse Rye with organic raw sugar, grapefruit peels, and Hella Bitter, naturally.
Once again, we managed to get hired by people in the US-made industry who we really respect. Rising Sun Jean Company from Pasadena, California are truly (re)pioneering what top quality American made clothing should be (read: was). By that I mean, they use the best of old and new methods to come up with products that are as strikingly beautiful as they are rugged; just like they USED to be made. Staged in their pals' heritage mens wear kingdom HW Carter & Sons in Williamsburg right off the L, this east coast hosting west coast party will be representative of their brand. Rising Sun's branding has a slightly steampunk mentality about it, which combines both machine and nature. Jeans are a result of machines manipulating an agricultural product. To me that's easy, one drink representing machine and one representing nature. The machine cocktail will be a classic nitty gritty whiskey drink, while the natural will be refreshing and shaken with Owney's Rum (made in Brooklyn) and Tiny Empire fresh cold pressed juice. Imagine a motorcycle surrounded by flowers and trees. That is what you will be walking into and drinking. You will be drinking motorcycles and flowers. Join us Monday, July 22nd at 127 N. 6th Street in Williamsburg at 7 o'clock. Open to the public.