‘Nothing to Lose and Enamel to Gain’ at Pin Pop-Up NYC this Sunday
New York City-based collectors can head to Queens this Sunday to shop 22 different pin artists.
Artists include Knee High Horror, Trippy Pins, Jeff Cinco, Warrior Pins, Pin Lounge, St. Nicholas NYC, Noice Pins, Pin Day, Casual Mojo, Pintertainment 720, RollingPins, I Saw A Dino, Nitelyfe Pins, Mike Die, Turtle Shell Pins, I Am Christie Bear, Sty Over Sub, Pinvader, Honeybeezer, Couples Therapy Co, CashCannon1, Marj.jpg and Rawrz Squad.
Hosted by Knee High Horror and Trippy Pins, Pin Pop-Up NYC takes place 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at The Windjammer bar, 552 Grandview Ave. The Pop-Up is free and open to the public, but attendees must be 21 or older to attend, as alcohol will be served throughout the event. Happy Hour prices will extend to Bloody Marys, frozen Margaritas and Pina Coladas, and beer and shot combos.
“It is in the hall of a bar, so drinks will be there,” said event organizer Shawn Fairhurst, 31, “There will also be a raffle and one lucky person will win several pins and items from NYC artists.”
“(It) will be a good time and a good way to support New York artists. The tag line of the event is ‘you have nothing to lose, and enamel to gain.”
The Windjammer recently reopened under new management, and the space was updated with a fresh coat of paint and new booths. The backroom of the Windjammer, where the Pin Pop-Up will be hosted, remains as it was. In fact, it has been largely untouched for decades, said Becca Kauffman, 33, a bartender and booking agent at The Windjammer. The space has an old ballroom feel—the walls and ceilings are made of decorative tin—and there’s plenty of space to host a large gathering, she said.
“It’s a very open ended, flexible, choose-your-own-adventure type of space. We have everything from experimental theater to children’s birthdays to folk hootenanny’s to punk shows in there,” she said.
Later she added: “It sounds like all the vendors are super passionate about their wares, so I bet it’ll be fun for everyone to trade stories, obsessions, etc.”
There is no parking available at the event.