Mary Pickford was the first "American Sweetheart" of the silent silver screen.
She was a pioneer in the motion picture industry, one of the founding members of United Artist, and has since been named on of the leading women contributors to the movie industry.
During her time she was considered "the greatest woman who ever lived" by most Americans.
What sparked our interest in Mary Pickford was not only that she has three cocktails named after her, but how much she did to try and make the lives of everyone around her better. She started by nailing tin cans to the walls of movie studios to collect money for down and out actors after WWI. Mary then went on to set up The Motion Picture Relief Fund and The Motion Picture Country House and Hospital.
Mary Pickford was a remarkable woman that we could all learn from.
In her honor we will be making the first cocktail named after her, which was conceived by a legendary Cuban barman Vincenzo Marianella.
Most importantly will also be taking donations (of money) in Tin Cans for our neighborhood arts. No kidding. Its a Benefit.
Sunday is also the closing night of Greenpoint Open Studios
Thinking about life before 1945, workers, socialism, amber waves of grain, the wild west, searching for gold, the sustainable and renewable. Offering a range of vintage goods, from workwear to military uniforms. Taxidermy, bones, antlers, and teeth. Trading beads, elk ivory pendants and clocks. Come for the curiosities, stay for the stories.