Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter Classes at Clayworks on Columbia

Looking for something fun & creative to do now that winter is approaching? Join your neighbors at Clayworks on Columbia, Inc for winter classes. Clayworks is celebrating their 19th year of sharing clay with our community!

Wheel & Handbuilding Classes:

Monday mornings    (10am to 1pm)
Dec 10 thru Feb 18 no class 12/24

Wednesday evenings     (7pm to 10pm)
Dec 5 thru Feb 6

Thursday evenings     (7pm to 10pm)
Nov 29 thru Jan 31

Saturday mornings      (10am to 1pm)
Dec 1 thru Feb 2

Sculpture Class:

Monday evenings   (7pm to 10pm)
Dec 3 thru Feb 18 no class 12/24 & 12/31

Session fee is $320 for 10 weeks and includes 3 hours of instruction per week and use of studio during our open studio hours.

For more information about classes and studio visit or call 718 694 9540 or 917 428 3128.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Things Happening in the 'Hood this Week

Here are some events happening in and around the 'Front this week. (Like that? I just made up that nickname for the neighborhood. Maybe it will catch on...)

Thursday, November 29 
Jalopy is having a benefit show for the Red Hook recovery with The Red Hook RamblersBuffie RoseanneThe Dalton Family SingersBrian Speaker and The Charles Mansfield Band. Click here to buy Tickets! 
9pm, $5
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia Street, between Woodhull and Rapeleye

Friday, November 30
Dry Dock is having one of their free Friday night wine tastings. This week, it's USA wines, Pinot noir and riesling. "Just because it's gotten cold doesn't mean you don't need something light bodied or sweet in your life."
5:30-8:30pm, free
Dry Dock Wine and Spirits, at their temporary outpost at 370 Van Brunt between Wolcott and Dikeman

Saturday, December 1
MicNik Lounge is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund with DJ D, Lady Creme, Carrie Whitenoise, and DJ|JD. All proceeds go to hurricane recovery.
5pm to 2am, $5 minimum donation
MicNik 200 Columbia Street, between Sackett and Degraw

Sunday, December 2
Eat Pie and Shop
PS 29 is hosting their 4th Annual Benefit with Pie Social and Celebrity Judged Contest; Local Gift Fair, Kid’s Crafts and Portrait Studio. For more information, including a list of all vendors and information on how to enter a pie, please visit
11am to 4pm, free
PS 29, 425 Henry Street, between Baltic and Kane

Friday, November 2, 2012

Volunteer and Donation Needs in Red Hook Cleanup and Park Slope Shelters

A section from tonight's email from Councilmember Brad Lander:

Volunteer and Donation Needs this Weekend

The Park Slope Armory shelter (361 15th Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues) needs volunteers who can work at least an 8 hour shift, longer would be great. Shifts start at 8 AM and 8 PM. If they have too many volunteers, you may be turned away, so be prepared for that.

The John Jay High School shelter (237 7th Avenue, between 4th & 5th Streets) needs day, evening, and overnight volunteers this weekend (especially, but not only, people with medical training). You need to be able to dedicate at least 6-8 hours and cannot bring your children.

There is still a huge need for your help in Red Hook (and thank you to everyone who has already volunteered). Here are several opportunities over the weekend:

I am very happy to report that the Office of Emergency Management has set up an office in Red Hook at 402 Van Brunt Street. At 10 AM on Saturday, they are looking for 100 volunteers to assist with cleanup efforts. Please bring tools, work gloves, and be prepared to get a little dirty.

Added Value, the Red Hook community farm (480 Columbia Street, across the street from IKEA) sustained extensive damage during the storm. About 100 volunteers will be working throughout the morning and will need a hot lunch. They are asking any kind souls to bring hot, cooked food to the farm at 1 PM on Saturday. Also, their computers were destroyed by Sandy and the farm would really appreciate a donation of an old computer or smart phone.

Red Hook Initiative has been doing amazing work this week on behalf of this community in need. They would still appreciate volunteers (at 767 Hicks Street) and donations of flashlights, ice, and medical supplies (but no clothes). Call 718-858-6782 for details.

Jalopy on Columbia Street is also accepting donations of: candles, lanterns or flashlights that can be worn or hung up, hand warmers, garbage bags, rubber gloves, batteries, buckets, towels, and warm blankets