Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summit Garden Tag & Bake Sale this Saturday

The Summit Street Community Garden is having a Tag & Bake Sale on Saturday, June 13! Come on down for great deals and yummy treats to support this beautiful garden.

Summit Street Community Garden Tag & Bake Sale
Saturday, June 13, 10 am-3 pm
Summit & Columbia streets
The Summit Street Community Garden is having a tag and bake sale with delicious baked goods, coffee, herbal tea, lemonade and popcorn, as well as toys, household items, clothes, jewelry and music for sale. All sales go towards beautifying the garden. This event is free.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Retiring The Word On Columbia Street

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Brooklyn Collective's Holiday Bazaar

Shop local and find unique gifts handmade by local artists and designers at BROOKLYN COLLECTIVE'S HOLIDAY BAZAAR!

Friday, December 12th at 6:00 PM
Brooklyn Collective 
212 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eat Pie and Shop at PS 29!

Sunday December 7th is PS 29's annual Eat Pie and Shop holiday event! Enjoy delicious homemade pies, enter a celebrity judged pie contest, shop more than 30 artisans at the gift fair, have your child’s portrait taken professionally, and hang out while your kids have their faces painted and do crafts.
Sunday December 7, 11am - 4pm

Eat Pie and Shop at Brooklyn’s PS 29
425 Henry Street, between Baltic and Kane

Pie Social: Taste delicious homemade and premium pies for $5 a slice or 5 for $20. Both sweet and salty options, so come for lunch and desert.

Celebrity-judged pie contest: At 2pm, Gail Simmons, judge of “Top Chef,” Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times, Kelsey Nixon, Host of Kelsey’s Essentials, Paulette Goto, host of The Cooking Channel'sf Unique Sweets and other kitchen pros will name the best pie of the pie contest. Taste the winning pie.

Artisan Holiday Gift Fair: Take care of your holiday shopping while the kids do crafts. More than 30 of Brooklyn’s best artisans are selling their wares, including jewelry, clothing and beautiful paper products as well as books and classic toys from fork + pencil.

Children's Crafts and Activities: Face painting, crafts and a Kids Choice pie contest of kid baked pies. Your kids will have a blast!

Professional Portrait Studio: You can get a beautiful portrait of your child/children taken during the event. $30 for one high-resolution image which you can print, email, gift to grandparents, etc.

Toys for Tots: U.S. Marines will be on hand to pick up all donations of holiday gifts.

For the homeowners out there...

Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. and Investors Bank have partnered together to present to you a free Homeowner Workshop. Join us to learn about refinancing opportunities on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at CGA’s office on 201 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

Please RSVP to with your full name, phone number, and email address.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin SMASH this week!

Don’t Trash Your Pumpkin! Smash It to Green After Halloween! Until November 7th, the SBCG and the NYC Compost Project invites community members of all ages to bring their jack-o-lanterns and decorative gourds to Pumpkin Smash 2014.

Host: Shannon Mulholland
Time: Saturday, November 01, 2014 12:00PM until Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00PM
Location: South Brooklyn Children's Garden: 204 Columbia St

Two plastic barrels have been setup in front of the garden. Please bring buy your pumpkins, whenever you are free and throw it into one of the barrels.

The barrels will be emptied next week into our reinforced 3-bin compost bin, which will be open for community composting all winter!

New to composting? Here is a cheat sheet to get you started:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Storytime in Summit Garden canceled

Bummer once again. This weekend's weather is not cooperating with outdoor fun. Let's all have a storytime indoors today!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Storytime at Summit Street Garden

Photo from summer storytime at Summit Street Garden
Please join us for one last hurrah in our lovely Summit Street Garden for a Halloween-themed storytime and singalong!

When: Sunday, November 2nd, from 11:00am - 11:45am
Where: Summit Street Garden lawn, corner of Columbia and Summit
Who: Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Come in costume or come as you are. It's free to all! 
You may want to bring a blanket to sit on.

Stories will be read by garden member and Brooklyn Public Library children's librarian Andrea Vaughn Johnson, and music will be led by garden member Rob Jost of Little Folkies and the Sesame Street band! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

South Brooklyn Children's Garden Harvest Festival

So much autumnal fun happening in Columbia Waterfront this month! The South Brooklyn Children's Garden is having their third annual Harvest Festival this Saturday Oct. 25 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. (Rain date Sunday, October 26.) The festival will include pumpkin decorating, crafts, educational tables, hay bale rides, an apple press, and music from the Dad Beats. There will be a pie contest at 12:00, with a winner crowned at 12:30. Bakers are invited to bring pies to be judged by a panel of dignitary judges. The winner will receive a free 2015 garden membership with no watering duties or a case of wine and bragging rights!

South Brooklyn Children's Garden is located at 204 Columbia Street (Corner of Sackett and Columbia Streets)