They have built a winter wonderland set for kids to interact with this Saturday, November 17th 10am-3pm (63 N 3rd St). They will have a photographer on site to capture the moment and will send parents a high-res zip file to help you get those holiday cards taken care of!
The entire event is free and their gift to the neighborhood. If I had a kid, I would totally be here!
In collaboration with Amazon Publishing and Brokelyn, Krrb will host the first ever Show & Tell (and Trade), hosted by Dan Kennedy of The Moth, in celebration of the author, Benjamin Anastas’ new book “Too Good to Be True”. Anastas will also do a reading and trade a signed copy. And if that’s not enough, they’ll have beer lovingly provided by the Brooklyn Brewery and Southern deliciousness from The Fat Beagle.
And if you’d like to tell a story, email jessica[at]krrb[dot]com.
Show & Tell (and Trade) @ Krrb HQ
Tonight, Thursday, November 15th, 7pm
99 Richardson Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11211
More about Krrb:
Krrb is a hyper-local marketplace. It brings together the best of Etsy and Craigslist while cutting out the clutter, the scammers, and the spammers.
It’s easy to use. It’s beautifully designed. And it’s highly visual interface is perfect for selling your secondhand, handmade and locally-made products. They are also the folks behind the Classifieds of the premiere home and design site, Apartment Therapy.
Check them out at Krrb.com. You just might fall in love.
Do you think you (and your pie) are the main slice?
Here’s one way to find out: Go to Enid’s Restaurant (560 Manhattan Avenue) on Sunday, October 21st 2012 for the Tenth Annual Apple Pie Contest. Last year about 50 local bakers brought their apple pies to the contest. We had boozy bourbon apple pies, homestyle double crust pies and many, many apple pies laced with tasty bits of bacon.
Anyone can enter Enid’s Apple Pie Contest, and everyone is welcome to come by and check out the pies. Open pie call is from 5:00 – 5:45pm, and judging will begin promptly at 6:00pm. The only rule is that pies must contain apples and crust, and no ‘accessories’ like sauces and creams can be submitted. Apple Pie only!
Brooklyn Kitchen co-owners Harry Rosenblum and Taylor Erkkinen have judged the pies year after year, and this year they will also be joined by Millicent Souris, Brooklyn Kitchen’s resident pie instructor. Angela Thurmond, our 2012 Smorgasburg-Daisy Flour pie contest winner (it was a showstopping lemon-lavender pie) will also be a judge this year.
There will be food on sticks, seasonal drink adventures, and thrilling prizes from local vendors, so it will be a good time for everyone who attends.
It’s that time of year again! Crest Hardware (536 Metropolitan Ave) is hosting the 3rd Annual Pumplin Carving Contest on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 7-11pm. What better way to kick start your Halloween!
Admission to attend the event is FREE. There is only a charge to enter the contest (see rules below)
This is an ALL ages event! Attending in your Halloween Costume is encouraged (and more fun!) but is not required.
- $5 to register with up to 4 pumpkins.
-All pumpkins must be carved and completed upon arrival.
-Registration to enter the Crest Arts 2012 Pumpkin Carving Contest will take place at Crest Hardware from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, on October 20th.
-Voting will take place from 8:15pm to 9:00pm on October 20th, 2012.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 4pm, marks the first event The Friends of McGolrick Park are hosting for the community. Held in conjunction with Town Square, they have created an event for the whole family to enjoy!
DJ Greg Stare will be spinning records under the pavilion while the promenade will be used as a dance floor. The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of American will be on hand to help out.
Plus, a Polish Polka dance troop will be on hand to teach people how to polka! Greenpointers of all ages are encouraged to come out and shake a leg. Bring a picnic to enjoy, the weather is supposed to be amazing. Enjoy it while you can!
The Friends of McGolrick Dance Party
McGolrick Park Pavilion
Saturday, Sept. 22
4:00pm – 7:00 pm
You wish! If you want to get intimate with your Brooks saddle you will have to go all the way to Philly for the Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 4pm. Otherwise we can offer you the next best thing, a ride from McGolrick Park to Fort Tilden on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 11am, guided by Greenpointer Julian, who I bet would get naked if you asked him to. He rules! RSVP on FB.
Now someone start organizing a Greenpoint Naked Bike Ride! PLEASE!
This Sunday August 26th, 2012 is the 9th Annual NYC Vintage Motorcycle Show from 11am-4pm on North 14th between Berry & Wythe. Rain or Shine. There will be vintage bikes, awesome bands and delicious BBQ! FREE!!!
Three Japanese master craftsmen from Kikuichi Knives will be at Smorgasburg (27 N. 6th St.) this Saturday 8/18/12 from 11am-3pm demonstrating how to make knives from iron to blade as part of The Brooklyn Kitchen’s ‘Kitchen Island’ summer series.
Kikuichi Knives has been making knives for over a hundred years, but before that they were making Samurai swords that bore the Emperor’s Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence.
This event is Free and there will be tastes of Japanese beer, sake and sushi from Chef Kaz Limori.
Man I wish I didn’t have to work tonight, otherwise I would be at Public Assembly (70 North 6th St) tonight, first to check out Society For the Advancement of Social Studies’s FREE lecture on Ancient Badasses at 7pm, then at 9pm to laugh my ass off at Crappy Cinema Council’s “tribute to everyone’s favorite silent-but-deadly masters of the shadows: NINJAS. [They'll] be showing clips with roller-skating ninjas, ninjas that look like Larry Bird, ninja pimps, and tons of other crap, followed by a lineup of stand-up comedy. And it’s all FREE!
Here’s the deal: Bring homemade, edible treats and non-edible kitchen items to trade with your food-obsessed neighbors. It’s also a potluck so bring something to share—prizes to be awarded for best swap item and for best potluck dish. The drinks are on us.
It’s easy and fun to enter to win tickets – Instagram style!
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1. Take A Photo on Instagram
Take the most gorgeous photograph of your most favorite or most coveted homemade food, kitchen item, favorite cookbook, vintage plates, inside your kitchen pantry, delicious jam, colorful cabinets, dreamy tablescapes, apple pie, ice cream, cute cake plates, herb gardens, doilies, polkadot aprons – ANYTHING FOOD OR KITCHEN RELATED!