Thompson Alchemists is a community-based pharmacy which first opened in 1994 and is located at 132 Thompson Street in the landmarked Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The store maintains a slogan: if you don’t see it, ask for it; which probably explains how its four walls and the shelves in between have become filled with the over-the-counter pharmaceutical and cosmetic products by demand. In their video, co-owner Gary Alony said “We’re part of the Sullivan Thompson Historic District, we’ve embedded ourselves in this community – we have no choice because it’s in our soul. When we first walked down here we fell in love with it; there would be no reason not to landmark something like this. ” About his store which he co-owns with wife Jolie, he said it’s “essentially a community wellness store that’s customized by the neighborhood…It’s about a unique experience; a part of community wellness has been lost with big box stores.” The video shows some of the unique health and wellness products which they make on site themselves, as well as their “Thompson Street Medicine Show,” a bi-weekly Tuesday event which has been going on for two years, featuring musical performances and food and a party to which all are invited. Check it out. Filmed and edited by Ti Oshima. Find out more at: http://www.gvshp.org/film
plays music at Thompson Chemists every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday of every month. It’s at 132 Thompson Street between Houston and Prince. Yes, it’s a complicated schedule. The postcards we give out have the dates on the back, so take one home with ya and never miss a show! Next one is on Tuesday July 9, 7-9pm! In the meantime, stop by the pharmacy and say hi to Gary and Jolie and all the fine folks there! It’s a magical place!
Recently, Thompson Alchemists and the Thompson Street Medicine Show were featured on CBS’s The Dig! Check out this lovely piece about ‘Mama J’ and ‘The Medicine Man’ – names taken from Kat’s Theme Song for the show!: Sheriff and The Deputy at the Thompson Street Medicine Show in the news!
***LIVE MUZIC MONDAYZ***
Every Monday at EVS (126 st marks place @Ave A) 9-11pm!
This is our weekly show in the East Village. Every week The Sheriff of Goodtimes and Country City (Kat’s band) play some tunes and invite a special guest to do a set! It’s always a good time! Free. Live. Real. Music. Come by and hang!
Join Cane + Austin for free skincare consultations here at Thompson Chemists on Friday, March 31st 2017 from 3 pm-6pm. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or just plain problem skin, the Cane + Austin skincare expert will help!
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