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This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can visit and shop in Brooklyn, NY. I will be attending the NYCreates Red Show, featuring 30 artisans PLUS a Red Velvet Cake Contest! Here's the press release from NYCreates with the details:
NYCreates Launches The Red Show: A Valentine’s Arts and Crafts Fair and Celebration Opening Thursday,February12th through Saturday, February 14th at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
The Fair features high quality and creative hand-crafted gifts – ceramics, jewelry, apparel for adults, plush toys, organic cosmetics, glass works, and home goods – as well as fine art works at affordable prices. The Valentine’s Arts and Crafts Fair is free and open to the public on Thursday from 11 AM – 7 PM, Friday 11 AM – 8 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Special Events are scheduled throughout The Red Show: Friday, February 13th , at Noon, Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, among others, will judge submissions from multiple Brooklyn bakeries to determine Who Makes the Best Red Velvet Cake in Brooklyn? Then, in the evening from 5:30 – 7:30 a mambo demonstration and dancing to celebrate our Valentines.
Saturday, February 14th,2 PM, Movie Mike presents romantic 16mm film on the big screen.
Discover the new work of fashion designer Kevin Barry whose deconstructed coats, cloches, and scarves are hotly sought after by international tourists as well as native New Yorkers. Judith Eloise Hooper’s ceramic serving bowls, vases, and teapots are beautiful and functional, as are Marsha Trattner’s unique iron bowls and candlesticks. Jen Gubicza’s stuffed toys are sure to delight children of all ages, and Binta Anthony’s beautiful necklaces along with the many other examples of one-of-a-kind jewelry will keep you coming back for more. 30 extraordinary New York City artists, craft artists, and artisans have been selected to participate in the Fair, representing diverse genres. All live and create their work in New York City, working in many different neighborhoods throughout the boroughs. Multiple shopping visits are encouraged. Credit cards are accepted by most artisans and cash by all.
For directions to the Brooklyn Historical Society, see www.brooklynhistory.org
NYCreates is a not-for-profit organizations dedicated to assisting New York City’s craft artists and artisans by providing resources and technical assistance. It supports and celebrates the diversity of handmade objects created by New York City’s artists and works to bring economic progress to the artists and their communities. This event is generously supported in part by the Independence Community Foundation.