There is something for everyone – literally – at Brooklyn’s plethora of local DIY artisan and food markets this holiday season.
This weekend has a few things for the kids: Saturday, December 1 Noon-6pm, Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair Presented by Honey & Wax Booksellers; Pete Hamill Reads the Gift of the Magi + The Christmas Kid at 4:30 pm. “Rare, vintage and out-of-print books from independent booksellers from all over Brooklyn. Antiquarian maps, prints and ephemera. Get to know emerging local booksellers, jump-start your holiday shopping and be surprised by books you didn’t even know you wanted.”
Hop the train downtown between 10:30am-5pm, where Brooklyn Friends will host their Winter Festival & Artisan Craft Fair.
On Sunday December 2, Cobble Hill’s PS29′s fourth annual “Eat Pie and Shop” will go from 11am to 4pm and include “a Holiday Gift Fair, Pie Social and celebrity-judged baking contest, with proceeds benefiting the local school’s PTA funded arts and enrichment programs.”
If you’re really just to busy to shop during regular business hours, on Friday and Saturday nights through December 22, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is combining your need to shop with your desire for food and live music in Williamsburg. Look for us there!
As the bulk of the shopping for adults (or those resembling grown people) will be done at night, while drinking, on December 8 Gowanus NITE Market creators “are excited to partner with Film Biz Recycling as they occupy their raw and quirky 10,000 square foot warehouse in the heart of Gowanus” with artists and beer. That is a nice way to loosen the grip on your thinning wad of cash.
Nearby during the day on December 7 and 8, Crafted at the Canal will feature Llaves Designs, New York Clocks, Wild Edge Designs, Recycle-A-Bicycle Jewelry, Wonder Lee 123 Designs Inc, Surname Cycling Goods, La’ Elle Chalkboards and Designs, Ollielulu, Bexbuckles co, Tri-Lox, Planet Ert, Ancora Bags, Film Biz Recycling, Woodknot Design, rubberpieces, Shea Yeleen, Matthew Lusk’s Bright Ideas, Coil + Drift.
Brooklyn Lyceum‘s 5th annual holiday Marketplace will run from 11am-7pm on December 15/16 in Park Slope. If you’re up in Williamsburg, hit 3RDWard‘s 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair that weekend too. “Come early, and you’ll score a limited-edition 3rd Ward tote bag filled to the brim with good stuff from all of our vendors. Supplies are limited, but if you’re one of the first 200 people here, we’ll give you some goodies.”
On December 15/16 and again on the 22/23, Brooklyn Craft Central will feature two days of different local merchants at Littlefield in Gowanus. We liked their weird squirrel bird poster so much we linked it right up there.
As always, Artists & Fleas features local hipster crafts in Williamsburg; and the Brooklyn Flea vendors are kickin’ it at One Hansen Place in Fort Greene with a special holiday market the weekend before big J’s bday, December 22-23.
Visit Dom from Made in Brooklyn Tours and get behind the scenes access to the maker movement in Brooklyn to learn who is making things locally by neighborhood. December 15: Gowanus!
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