Gowanus Souvenir Shop To Host Launch Party For Its Very Cool Gowanus Manufacturing Calendar 2020
The Gowanus Souvenir Shop at 567 Union Street between Nevins Street & Third Avenue continues to be a great place to shop for witty art, jewelry, t-shirts, decorative items and books related to everyone’s favorite Superfund site.
This Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4-7 PM, as part of Gowanus Open Studios, the Souvenir shop will be hosting a launch party for the Gowanus Manufacturing Calendar 2020, which featuring twelve family- owned businesses in Gowanus. Beautifully photographed by local resident and Gowanus documentarian Miska Draskoczy, showcasing “the vibrancy of Manufacturing in Gowanus.”
The Gowanus Souvenir Shop is delighted to announce the publication of its newest Gowanus Souvenir Edition, the Gowanus Manufacturing Calendar 2020, which showcases the continued vibrancy of manufacturing in Gowanus. The 12 local businesses included are a representative cross section of the divers industries active in Gowanus and the goods they produce for the local, national and international market, including caskets, ironwork, wood working, metal fabrication, lettuce, ceramics, beauty products, stone work, plaster of paris, plumbing, cardboard recycling, and printing. The calendar also focuses on the people and often multigenerational families that run and work at these businesses. Some companies, like the casket company, have been here for three generations already, others moved to the area as recently as 2019, demonstrating that the area remains important for New York– based manufacturing businesses.
Companies featured are: South Brooklyn Casket Company, Architectural Grille, US Recycling, AJ Ironworks, FullBleed Printing, The New Motor, Stephen Antonson, Claireware Pottery, Even Keel, Marble Onyx Granite & Terrazzo, Go Greener Plumbing, and Gotham Greens.
The calendar costs $24.