Culture Cooler: 3 Things [From The Weekend] to Still Talk About [5.12]



art, Tar Pit’s Locally Brwed

ONE: If its blank, they’ll paint. Tar Pit, a Brooklyn coffee shop brought people from the borough and beyond for an event full of love and life for its third annual live mural painting event Locally Brewed. There was gingham, bikes, stoop side bands and of course coffee all to raise art funds for local children in the neighborhood.  “Art and coffee together make the perfect day. We love to support the community that supports us and giving back is the best way!” ” said Kerry, Tar Pit’s owner.

See its Instagram feed for a colorful recap.

via Cafe Grumpy Instagram

via Cafe Grumpy Instagram

TWO: The middle of New York just broke ribbon on one of New York’s own and long- running independent coffee companies sixth installment: Cafe Grumpy.  If a bean can make it in Greenpoint, it can make it anywhere, right? You can now find the brand at Grand Central Station in an artful space designed by Cemre Durusoy oozing nostalgia and evoking vintage train cars.


via Scott Lynch, Gothamist

THREE:  An art fair on an island sounds dreamy. With nearly 200 galleries exhibiting on Randall’s Island, Frieze Art Fair purports to be just the right surroundings for an introduction of the magical.  While on the island, visitors could accompany their musings on sights newly seen with Blue Bottle Coffee, whose moonlight on the island for the duration of the fair.


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