Thursday, November 27, 2008

Not Doing Anything Dec. 6th? Visit the Winter Craft Fair!

Staying local is always a fun and refreshing thing to consider when connecting with your environment; just because it's winter there's no shortage of stuff. Throw on your jacket Saturday December 6th and head over to the Winter Craft Fair at the Brooklyn Friends School at 375 Pearl Street between Willoughby and The Marriott (one block east of Adams). You can take the A,C,F to Jay Street/Borough Hall, or the 2,3,4,5,R to Court Street Borough Hall.

From the website:

"Brooklyn Friends School, 375 Pearl Street in downtown Brooklyn, holds its 29th annual Winter Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 am to 5 pm. While the main event features 45 local artisans selling unique holiday gifts, the Fair offers locally produced food, carnival games, a book fair, and all-day entertainment for children and families. Best of all, proceeds benefit the Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School academic enrichment program for children at PS 307 and PS 287 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It will run during the entire day from 10am to 5pm.

From top to bottom, the school building, just around the corner from the Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, will be a winter wonderland of giving and sharing. Children from ages 2 to 12 will enjoy bouncing rides, face-painting, and carnival games, spend time learning about and producing old-fashioned holiday crafts, and help build life-size paper Gingerbread girls and boys.

There will be strolling singers and a student jazz band performing throughout the day, and a professional photographer's booth will be set up for holiday-themed portraits. From cupcake decorating to composting and karate demonstrations, there will be fun activities for all.

Winter wreaths and plants, fresh from the Canarsie market, will be on sale, and there will be a special section for craft projects created by Brooklyn Friends School's youngest children. Childcare is available so that parents have opportunities to survey the vast array of fresh, local and inspired crafts and gifts from quiltmakers, potters, jewelers, needlework artisans, and apparel designers."

For more information please visit and click on Craft Fair Central where you can see a list of vendors and activities for the whole family. Part of the proceeds will go to Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School. Here's the map below:

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