STATE OF THE UNION: Bike the Plaza, Plazafest, Sunset Cassette

STATE OF THE UNION, PLAZA DISTRICT, MUSIC, Local, ART, AdventuresSteven SilvaComment

Yo, September and October are always such busy months. The weather is in its prime, sports happen, and every event known to man is crammed into the calendar-equivalent of a Brooklyn studio apartment. 

With that in mind, here's a look at some of our upcoming events:

9/8 LIVE ON THE PLAZA: Bike the Plaza (7-11 PM)


Tired of guzzling price hike gas and parking problems? Pedal down to the Plaza Friday night. It'll make bar-hopping that much better. Excellent graphic artist and DJ Aaron Cahill is this month's feature. He'll be performing with the DAMN HAZE. We'll also throw some new stuff on our in-store press. Ride on by!

9/16 State Fair Graffiti Jam (All Day)


If you're going to elbow your way through the maze of fried food, you might as well stop by and say hi as we paint panels. We've expanded the event again this year, going from 6 artists a few years ago, to 15 last year, to a whopping 18 this year. Each artist will bring their own ideas and unique styles. Take pics and tag us with your favorites. If you're an aspiring painter or arts supporter, check it out! 

9/14 Pencil Pushers (7-10 PM)


Our free, biweekly drawing hangout sesh is open to all skill levels interested in developing the craft. No curriculum, and our only hard and fast rule is that you respect others. Post up, bring supplies, meet designers, graffiti artists, comic book creators, and casual doodlers. Swap tips, learn about supplies, and scribble away your worries. BYOB. 

9/17 Sunset Cassette: Haniwa & The Ivy (9-11 PM)


The final show of our summer series anticipates cool weather and dreamy tunes from local bands Haniwa and The Ivy. Listen below for delicious indie-pop vibes.

PS - This show will start later to accommodate the musicians' open house at Tower Theater. We're shooting for something like 9-9:30.

9/30 Plaza District Festival (11 AM - 11 PM)


Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30th - this will be a whole day of celebrating local arts, culture, and the revitalization of our little neighborhood. There will be craft tents, three stages of music (headlined by the ever-cool Sports), food trucks, fresh murals, and good times.

Well there you go, now you have plans. Let the good times roll.

Survey Says


As a local business, we're listening to you. Not in a creepy, NSA way, but you know, as a friend. It's part of our mission to add value to the community. This is a chance for you to influence the top brass at Tree & Leaf. 

I know, surveys are gross. But this one is short, and it touches on fun things like art, music, and sport. Plus, instead of hassling you in real life with flyers and forms, we're hassling you on the internet, which is somehow better. Answer any or all questions. We'll keep it open for you for a couple of weeks. Thanks for your input and your support!

10 Off for 10 Years!


Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I know we've been saying it a lot lately, but we really wouldn't be anything without our fans and our customers. You guys are the reason we continue to invest in our neighborhood and the surrounding community, the reason we stay up late racking our brains for fresh designs or extra hours of printing...we just hope that our impact for others artists, creatives, and local supporters has been as positive as your impact on us.

Scroll through the slew of shots courtesy of people who participated in our #3Cheers10Years anniversary campaign, and, through the next week, enjoy ten dollars off online orders over fifty dollars using the code 10OFF50.