Thursday, November 21, 2013

Eat Pie and Shop at P.S.29 December 8

On Sunday December 8th, PS 29 is hosting its fifth annual Eat Pie and Shop holiday event. It's a pie social, celebrity-judged pie contest, artisan gift fair, professional portrait studio and children's activity (face painting, kids' choice pie contest, batiking) wrapped into one awesome family event.

Eat Pie and Shop at PS29
Sunday December 8, 11am - 4pm
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. Plus frozen custard from Shake Shack.
Celebrity-judged pie contest: At 1pm, Gail Simmons, judge of “Top Chef,” Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times and other kitchen pros will name the best pie of the pie contest. Come toast the winner and taste the winning pie.
Artisan Holiday Gift Fair: Take care of your holiday shopping while the kids do crafts. More than 30 vendors from Brooklyn flea markets will be displaying and selling their handmade goods, including jewelry, clothing and beautiful paper products as well as books and classic toys from fork + pencil.
Children's Crafts and Activities: Face painting, glitter tattoos, batiking and a Kids Choice pie contest of kid baked pies.
Professional Portrait Studio: You can get a 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.

All proceeds go to PS 29 programs. For more information, contact or visit

Monday, November 18, 2013

Help Red Hook Strategize for the Future!

TOMORROW, November 19, 7-8:30pm
New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program at the Miccio Community Center 
(110 West 9th Street between Henry & Clinton St.)

The NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program is helping communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy to rebuild and become more resilient through innovative community-driven plans that consider current damage, future threats to community assets, and the community's economic future. Over the past several months Red Hook's Community Committee has taken the community's input and with the help of our Planning Advisors, have identified and documented the Needs and Opportunities, local to our waterfront community.  You can see the final document published here -

The Event will be a series of round table discussions so we can talk, neighbor to neighbor about our visions, and ideas, and explore our future reconstruction. 

The next step is to create a set of Strategies, linked to our Needs and Opportunities. These Strategies will lead to specific projects to help us reach our resilient community goals. Identifying these Strategies is critical to laying the foundation, and we need your voice and input.

Visit the Red Hook Community Reconstruction Program website for more information about the program, project and up to date process at

Join the conversation using #NYRising

If you want to provide more detail and input, see this interactive map where you can give detailed ideas on the shape of Red Hook's future:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Informational Meeting about Rules and Regs for Bars and Restaurants

We love our local bars and restaurants, but living near a popular hangout can sometimes bring noise and other disturbances. Brooklyn Community Board 6 will host an informational meeting for Columbia Street Waterfront District residents on Monday night at the 76th Precinct. In an effort to better understand the rules and regulations governing restaurants and bars in our districts, representatives from the 76th Police Precinct will be on hand to answer any questions in respect to noise and other related issues. 

DATE: Monday, November 18, 2013
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: 76th Police Precinct, 191 Union Street (between Henry and Hicks Streets)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Paper Shredding, Electronics Recycling, Rummage Sale and Bake Sale to Benefit Open House Nursery School

Protect Your Identity. Help Your Community. SHRED IT!
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Open House Nursery School, 318 Warren Street (between Court and Smith)
WHAT: Paper Shredding, Electronics Recycling, Rummage Sale and Bake Sale!

To raise funds for the school and as a service to the community Open House will have a professional shredding truck parked outside the school. Bring old bank statements and other confidential papers for shredding. In addition, we will collect small electronics for recycling. There will even be a rummage sale and delicious baked goods!

DOCUMENT SHREDDING. $10 for the first box/bag and $5 for each additional. ALL DOCUMENTS SHREDDED WHILE YOU WATCH!

RUMMAGE SALE. Come by and rummage for clothing and other treasures. All unsold goods will be donated to Wearable Collections.

ELECTRONICS. Acceptable items include inkjet/laser printer cartridges, GPS, iPhones, iPods, digital cameras, MP3 players, headphones, iPads and other tablets, and laptops. All items will be recycled responsibly.

All proceeds support Open House Nursery School and their financial aid program. Open House Nursery School is proud to be one of the few preschools in the neighborhood to provide financial aid. Part of their mission is to support families with limited income, as well as those who may encounter a sudden unexpected economic downturn.