Saturday, December 18, 2010

Big Movies for Little Kids - Pippi Goes on Board

At Cobble Hill Cinemas

Monday, December 20th at 4pm

Pippi Goes on Board
The last entry in the Pippi Longstocking series finds Pippi preparing to reunite with her seafaring father, who's been living as the king of a magical South Seas isle. But before bidding adieu to Tommy and Anika, Pippi throws an offbeat birthday bash, causes bedlam at a carnival, creates the world's biggest snowball and hosts an unconventional Christmas. (Sweden; 1975; rated G; color; live-action; 79 minutes)

Sponsored by Appaman kid's apparel: free t-shirts for all kids attending.
For more information, click here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free art workshop for families at Kentler - Sat 18th

K.I.D.S. Art Education Program



in December

FREE Saturday Art Workshops
for Families

Dec. 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join them for a cozy morning of
family-oriented, holiday-inspired art making

with teaching artist Ruth Wetzel

Designed for ages 4 & up
with their care givers

Please register in advance by emailing

Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street /(Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY 11231/ 718.875.2098

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shop and Play at Everyday Athlete - Sat, Dec 18th - 2-6pm

Shop and Play at Everyday Athlete
A Holiday Market

Saturday, December 18th
2pm - 6pm

The last weekend before Christmas shop locally in the Columbia Street Waterfront District!

Check out Children's
books and games, tote bags, aprons, yoga bags, whimsical hats, cosmetics and free facial demos, jewelry, and even granola at Everyday Athlete's Holiday Market.

Find something for everyone on your list.

While parents shop, children can sing and dance with Karen and the Jitterbugs, featuring her new CD, Pancakes for Dinner.
Performances at 2, 4:30 and 5 pm.

Also enjoy cupcake decorating at the studio by Yum Cupz all afternoon.

Featured vendors:

Barefoot Books
- Nurturing a love of reading in a way that encourages children to explore their creativity and discover the diversity of the world's many cultures and traditions.

Mellyi Hat - The jazzy hat that delights your eyes, warms your ears and flaunts your style. Designed for everyone.

Cooking Smarter - New ideas to eat healthier: granola and designer cookies.

ageLOC Galvanic Spa
- Come enjoy a free facial demo that can unlock the secret to a younger looking appearance.

Matthew's Aprons - Wonderful aprons, yoga and foam roller bags in eco-friendly textiles.

- Roll-up totes designed with exclusive prints hand made in Brooklyn. Reduce plastic waste without sacrificing style.

Elbeto Jewelry - Organic and sterling silver designer jewelry hand made by artisans and artists in Colombia.

Love Cita - Original leather goods, such as cuff bracelets, belts and ladies bags.

Dance Theatre Etcetera Holiday Party - Dec 16th

Click here to find out about the amazing work of Dance Theatre Etcetera.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shop locally: Holiday Specials at Element Healing Arts

This Holiday Season give a gift that your special someone will really appreciate - the gift of health and relaxation. Choose from any of our 4 amazing holiday special package deals.

Relax and Renew Package $175

1 hour Massage and a Facial

The Mommy-to-Be Package $175

1 hour Prenatal Massage and 1 hour Private 1-on-1 Prenatal Yoga Session

Health and Wellness Package $200

Initial Naturopathic Consultation and a Yoga 6 Class Card

The Luxury Package $220

90 minute Hot Stone Massage and 1 hour of Reflexology

Click here to see other great Package Deals available at Element.

Shop locally: Waterfront Mercantile on Columbia St


A gift shop of winter wonders


prosecco, nibbles and hand crafted goods

Thursday december 16th, 6-9 pm

and shop on

Friday 12/17 & Saturday 12/18, 12-8 pm


floral gifts from denise fasanello

luminaries from adam frank

printed textiles from lotta jansdotter

paper goods from sesame letterpress

home made sweets from nine cakes

jewelry from bonbon oiseau

children’s knits from eye spy baby

ceramic goods from paula greif

203 Columbia Street (btw Degraw and Sackett Streets)

Brooklyn, NY

CB6's Annual Holiday Party - Dec 14

CB6 Annual Holiday PARTY!

Brooklyn Community Board 6 2010 Holiday Party
Tuesday December 14th
6:00 to 9:00 PM

The DRAM Shop
339 9th Street
(between 5th/6th Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

$30 per person
Cash Bar
Bring a loved one
Bring a friend
All are welcome

The CB6 Holiday Party is a fundraiser for “Friends of Brooklyn CB6, Inc.,” the 501-c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the work of CB6. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consider including a year-end charitable gift above the cost of the party. Checks should be made out to “Friends of Brooklyn CB6, Inc.”

Yes, our district has a flag, and here it is:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Breuckelen Distilling Co. and Kings County Distillers Tasting at dry dock - 12/11/10

Breuckelen Distilling Co. and Kings County Distillers Tasting at dry dock wine + spirits

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Meet the master distillers of Breuckelen Distilling Co. and Kings County Distillers as they each sample their spirit together at dry dock wine + spirits on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, free. Following the tasting, Fort Defiance, located at 365 Van Brunt Street, will spotlight cocktails featuring these local spirits.

Breuckelen Distilling Co makes gin from organic New York grains in their Sunset Park warehouse. The spirit is entirely hand crafted from grinding the grain to blending the botanics, including juniper, ginger and rosemary. More information is available at

Kings County Distillery is New York City’s first legal whiskey distillery since prohibition. They make un-aged corn whiskey (aka moonshine) from organic New York corn and barley from Scotland in very small batches. They make 2.5 gallons of whiskey a day and are currently putting some barrels aside for a spring release. Find out more at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reminder: Tree Lighting party at the Human Compass Garden on Columbia street

Please join us for some Holiday cheer !

Tree Lighting Ceremony
the Human Compass Garden
(corner of Sackett and Columbia street)

Santa will be there, as well as hot chocolate, cookies,
and coupons for our very own restaurant week!

Friday December 10th, 6:00- 8:00.

Bring family and friends!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Books Through Bars Holiday Book Drive on Sunday

Sunday, December 12, 2-8 pm

Books Through Bars is hosting one more book drive before the end of the year to help restock their shelves for 2011. Please come by with any paperbacks in the categories they need most: fiction, dictionaries, African-American and Latin American studies, politics (you can see the full list on their page at ABC No Rio). And they certainly will not say no to some cold, hard cash to help defray postage costs. Remember, there is a reason why they don't take hardcovers!

Warm refreshments will be on hand as well!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trial Week at Everyday Athlete

Next week is your chance to try out all that Everyday Athlete has to offer.
For half the price, you can try all the classes for children and adult: the classics such as kids tumbling or mommy boot camp, and the brand new ones such as capoeira, skateboarding, Zumba, MELT, or developmental movement for children with special needs.

If you register early online you will receive 10% off any program and 50% off a 1 hour massage.
Everyday Atlhete - Trial Week Poster

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Fabulous Jalopy has a blog!

Check out Jalopy's performances, classes, and news on their brand new blog here.

Cora Dance Announces Upstart Festival Auditions

Now in its third year, this festival celebrates the budding talent of artists new to presenting their own choreographic work in NYC. Curated by Cora Dance Artistic Director, Shannon Hummel, and BAX Founding and Executive Director, Marya Warshaw, Upstart performances feature 12-14 dance artists over two to three evenings, all of whom have been choreographing less than three full years in the city. Artists are chosen through live audition and must demonstrate the seed of a distinctive artistic vision combined with the desire to connect deeply with that vision as a career path in the future.

In addition to performances, festival participants take part in an open roundtable event facilitated by Hummel aiming to help participants build relationships and connections between one another and the broader dance community.

BAX provides a modest stipend for each choreographer and participants receive discounted rehearsal space at The Cora Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn leading up to the performance events.

Audition slots will be assigned through an open call-in on Friday December 3rd between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on a first come/first served basis. Leave no messages, please.
Note: 2010-2011 Upstart Festival participants are not eligible to apply this year.

Live auditions will be held on: Saturday December 18th 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday December 19th from 2 - 8:00 p.m. Please come prepared to show 10-minutes of work or work-in-progress and talk briefly about the work and/or your process. (This may be the duration of the complete work or may be a section from a slightly longer work. Works selected for the festival may be no longer than 12 minutes.)

Orientation/Roundtable Discussion (MANDATORY):
Tuesday, January 25th, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Performances (three different shows):
Friday, March 4th at 8:00 pm | Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 pm | Sunday, March 6th at 6:00 pm.

Columbia street cleanup - Sat, Dec 11

Join The amazing team of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on Saturday, December 11th, 10:00AM, for the monthly cleanup along the Columbia Street segment of the greenway.

Tools and gloves provided, and all ages are welcome.

Meet at BGI’s office: 145 Columbia Street, between Kane and Degraw.

Big Movies for Little Kids - Meet Me in St Louis

Monday, December 6th, at 4pm, come watch the classic Meet Me in St Louis at the Cobble Hill Cinemas.

Judy Garland stars as Esther Smith in director Vincente Minnelli's musical masterpiece about the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit family living in St. Louis on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. Memorable characters and charming songs, which include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," make this one of the greatest American musicals ever filmed. (USA; 1944; not rated; color; live action; 113 minutes)

Arts and carfts today at ArtsCetera

Join Nanette to decorate your own gift wrapping paper!

For all ages! Kids and adults!

Artscetera is located at 212 Smith street

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Fair at Christ Church

Craft fair, face painting, Santa, movies for kids, foods and beverages.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Columbia Street - Dec 10

Participating this year are Lilla Cafe, Mazzat, House of Pizza and Calzones, Five Burros, Casalnova, Sugar Lounge, Margaret's Pies, Jalopy Theatre, Iro, Alma, and Old Brooklyn Wine & Liquor.
Help making this a successful event by coming out Saturday, Decmber 4th at 10 am to clean up the Human Compass garden.

Make you come by for the ceremony, you might score discount coupons to local businesses...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New comer on Columbia street: Waterfront Antiques

About a week ago, a new spot has opened on Columbia Street between Sugar Lounge and the offices of the Brooklyn Greenway. It is an antique consignment store that specializes in European porcelain and glass, as well as ethnic art.

You can also find oil paintings, vintage jewelry, crystal, silverware, sculptures and antique furniture.

The president is Annick Sawaya. Belgian, born in the Congo, she moved to the US when she was 7 years old. Owning shops in Paris and Cannes, Annick has had 15 years experience in antiques. With this new venture, she wishes to make the store a center for Art Deco and Art Nouveau treasures.

The most valuable piece is this painting by Abbott-Fuller Graves, entitled Dusk, and priced at $10,000. But relax, prices of other items start at $15, so you are sure to find a little something for any occasion.

Here is Annick's favorite piece.
A Chinese neo-guardian figure, which was originally made to guard against evil spirits
(from the 18th century, possibly even older).

This was my favorite piece,
(in case anyone wants to get it for me for Christmas. Hint, hint, Chris)
a Navajo sterling silver bracelet.

Come by tomorrow night, Thursday, December 2nd, from 6 to 8 pm, for a wine and cheese opening party and discover Annick's treasures.

Waterfront Antiques is located at 147 Columbia Street - 917.805.2968

Laird’s Applejack Tasting with Baked’s Apple Upside-Down Cake December 4th, 2010

Baked and dry dock wine + spirits are celebrating apple season! We’re serving Baked’s Apple Upside-Down Cake made with Laird’s Applejack and will be serving the spirit both straight up and in a cocktail. The pairing of pie and spirits will be at dry dock wine + spirits on Saturday, December 4th from 4 to 7 pm, free to the public. Customers will receive a 10% discount toward the purchase of any Laird’s product and can enter a raffle to win an Apple Upside-Down Cake from Baked. This offer is only valid on Saturday, December 4th.

Applejack has been a staple of American drinking tradition since colonial times. The Laird family has been making the “cider spirit” for over 300 years and became the first commercial American distillery in 1780. Everyone from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln and Johnny Appleseed help spread Applejack throughout the country. 

dry dock wine + spirits, located at 424 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn, is Red Hook's neighborhood wine & spirits store, offering outstanding value and high quality from smaller vintners, producers and importers from around the world. We offer over 400 hand-picked wines with 50 choices priced $12 and under, as well as a beautifully edited selection of spirits. dry dock has been featured in both Imbibe and Out magazines as a destination shop with an eclectic collection of craft-distilled spirits including over 75 whisk(e)y choices. Wine & spirits tasting weekly; open m-w 12-9, th-sat 12-11, sun 12-8.

Baked, located at 359 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn, is both a neighborhood spot and nationally recognized bakery. Baked has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show, Today Show, Food Network and the Style Network. Baked has also received awards from Time Out, French Culinary Institute, Citysearch and America’s Test Kitchen for their outstanding creations.