From the BHB Inbox:
The annual Brooklyn Friends School Winter Crafts Fair will take place on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Brooklyn, right around the corner from the Marriott Hotel, at 375 Pearl Street.
This is the ultimate fun holiday event — and a great way to Buy Brooklyn!
While the main event features 45 local artisans selling unique holiday gifts, the fair offers locally produced food, carnival games, a book fair, and all-day entertainment for children and families.
And you can feel good about it, because proceeds benefit the Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School, an academic enrichment program the school provides for children at PS 307 and PS 287 in Fort Greene.
From top to bottom, the school building will be a winter wonderland. Children from ages 2 to 12 will enjoy bouncing rides, face-painting, and carnival games, spend time learning about and producing old-fashioned holiday crafts, and help build life-size Gingerbread Men.
There will be strolling singers and a student jazz band, and a professional photographer’s booth will be set up for holiday-themed portraits. From cupcake decorating to composting and karate demonstrations, there will be fun activities for all. Winter wreaths and plants, fresh from the Canarsie market, will be on sale, and there will be a special section for craft projects created by Brooklyn Friends School’s youngest children.
Childcare is available so that parents have opportunities to survey the vast array of fresh, local and inspired crafts and gifts from quiltmakers, potters, jewelers, needlework artisans,and apparel designers. Among those featured at the Fair are the Brooklyn Local Collaborative, Handprint Books, children’s book authors Tad Hills and Laura Ljungkvist, Purple Dragon Quilts, Lotus Jayne Southeast Asian handcrafts, and Soul Journey Jewels.
A complete Winter Craft Fair preview is on the school website.