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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Taking Orders For Crafted Items; Offering Resources for Mask Making

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has closed its store at 55 Pierrepont Street for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, but is taking orders by phone – (718) 624-3435 – or by email – bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org – for crafted items made by artisans who have consigned goods for sale at the store. There’s a more extensive list of crafters here. The Exchange […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange to Close Until March 24; Will Take Email Orders

As a precaution because of COVID-19 the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange will close its store at 55 Pierrepont Street until Tuesday, March 24. At that time, the Exchange will evaluate the situation, and may, if necessary, continue to close on a week by week basis. At all times, while the brick-and-mortar store is closed, the Exchange will gladly […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Valentine’s Craft Event for Kids Sunday

This Sunday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will present a Valentine’s Day craft event for kids: We’ll be making quilled designs for Valentines Day. Also known as paper filigree, quilling is a technique that turns rolled paper into intricate patterns and designs. […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Den of Spies?

It’s fairly well known that Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, the Soviet spy who was caught, convicted, and later exchanged for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, lived in the Heights, specifically at 252 Fulton Street, near Clark Street, a building later demolished to make way for the Cadman Plaza apartment towers. The story is told here by […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Woodcarver This Sunday, December 8; Holiday Shopping With Carols Wednesday the 11th

This Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will host woodcarver Dennis Taylor: During this family-friendly event, Dennis will demonstrate the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Watch as he creates his unique Santa figures [photo] in varying sizes, and take one home with you if […]

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Silhouette Artist Returns to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She will “create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family.” Adults, children, […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open This Summer

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), will remain open this summer, unlike previous summers when it closed June through early September, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. This summer enough volunteers […]

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Reminder: Silhouette Artist at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; and Sunday, April 28, during regular store hours. The silhouettes make ideal Mother’s Day or Father’s Day presents. More information here. To make an appointment, please call 718-624-3435 or e-mail bwe.silhouettes@gmail.com.

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Kids’ Craft Event at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Sunday

This Sunday, April 13, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be to create lovely sachets just in time for spring; (see illustration here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 […]

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Promenade Tree Lighting, Caroling and Shopping Wednesday

As you may have noticed, the Promenade Christmas Tree, located at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, is already lit (see photo, by your correspondent). Still, the official lighting will take place on this Wednesday evening, December 12 at 5:30. Carolers from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will be there to add a festive […]

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