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The Park Church Co-Op Needs Your Support!

The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell Street) is one of Greenpoint’s most remarkable spaces. It’s not only a church, but also a wintertime home for the farmer’s market, a temporary replacement for the Greenpoint Library, a performance space, a moviehouse, a place for kids to take music lessons, an indispensable community center, and more. A few months ago, we profiled hardworking Pastor Amy Kienzle, who is absolutely dedicated to seeing it remain a vital part of our neighborhood. And now, the church has launched their first ever fundraising campaign to keep the programming going and doors open.

You may not know that The Park Church Co-Op is funded by a grant on a 3-year cycle, which ends next year. They are asking for community financial support, whether it’s a regular monthly donation or a one-time donation. “We look forward to continuing to be a space where everyone feels welcome,” says Pastor Amy in the above video. Read more below on how you can donate to this essential Greenpoint hub for individuals, families, artists, musicians and neighbors. Continue reading

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O Holy Night: North Brooklyn Christmas Services Roundup!


For many folks, attending church is an annual event. Luckily we have some pretty cool houses of worship right here in our neighborhood, if you’d like to dabble in holiday worship this year.
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Make A Christmas Card For 4-Year-Old Ruby at Freehold!

Freehold Christmas

Local bar/coffeeshop/workspace/venue Freehold (45 S 3rd St) is bringing a Christmas wish from a 4-year-old girl with cancer to life! Freehold is working with charity organization The Sisters Project to grant little Ruby’s wish for handmade Christmas cards. Today and tomorrow you can drop off a handmade holiday card to Freehold’s front desk, or make one on the spot—they’ll have art supplies on hand. Happy holidays!

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Where to Get Sweet & Savory Treats for Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season of hosting family and friends in your home. As it’s the busiest season of the year with lots on the calendar, we’ve put together a short list of places ready to help you make your loved ones feel catered to with minimum effort on you.

Monger’s Palate

Monger’s Palate builds made-to-order catering platters guaranteed to be a showstopper at your holiday cocktail party or event.  Their cheese, charcuterie and crudité platters come with seasonal, fresh ingredients that are carefully curated. Their selection of artisanal cheeses, meats and condiments are prepared to perfectly compliment each other’s flavor. Let them know what wine or beverage you’ll be serving and they’ll gladly customize your order to make your holiday table full of cheese and cheer!

Address: 192 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: Monger’s Palate
Phone: (718) 383-0612
Cost: Email for pricing and availability
Highlights: Customizable platters, amazingly delicious cheese, fresh and local ingredients

 

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“Buoy Bingo” or “How I Learned to Donate to Charity Without Even Trying”

Looking for something to spice up your week that checks all the boxes for “excitement”, “fun” and “feel good”? Every month, The Brothers Buoy host an after-hours bingo night at neighborhood staple, Humboldt and Jackson (434 Humboldt Street). The night is like most bingo nights, with prizes, drink specials, great music and fast flying daubers. What makes this event special is that each month, the Brothers find different organizations to donate all of the profits to. In their first 5 months of running the game, they have raised almost $6,000 for various charities, including Drive Change and Team Rubicon.

This Wednesday December 13th at 8pm, they are hosting a holiday edition Ugly Sweater Bingo. They’ve partnered with Salute American Vodka, an American brand who’s mission is to help aid military veterans after they return home from service. The event is FREE, and one bingo card will set you back $2.50.

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See Santa This Sunday (12/10) at The City Reliquary!

Santa Holiday City Reliquary 2017

North Brooklyn friends! Neighbors! Local NYC artifacts museum and good ol’ fashioned fun organization The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Avenue) is hosting their holiday party this Sunday, December 10th from 12pm-3pm. Expect holiday treats and beverages for kids and adults, and a visit from Santa!
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for kids 12 & under.
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Dinner for a Cause: The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive!

Bk Toy Drive Dinner

The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive, a local organization that has helped distribute more than 22,000 toys to local children in need is hosting a fundraising dinner at Anella (222 Franklin St) next Wednesday evening (12/13). With two seatings at 6:30 and 8:30, the dinner will feature a seasonal 3-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with a carafe of wine included for each table of two. All profits from the night will go directly to the purchase of additional toys at wholesale. Tickets can be purchased here.

Cash donations can be made via their 501c3 partner NYC Together —click here or email [email protected] to make a contribution.

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Holiday Food Drive on Grand Street!

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Looking for a way to donate this holiday season? For this year’s Grand Street Gives Back, nearly a dozen businesses on the East Williamsburg section of Grand Street are hosting collection boxes at their stores for folks to drop off food items (unexpired, un-dented, non-perishables). All of the food collected will be donated to St. John The Evangelist Church‘s Food Pantry (195 Maujer St). The St. John’s programs offer hot meals and grocery assistance to more than 150 families per week. Check the image after the jump for a list of participating locations, or click here: Continue reading

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The Essential 2017 Popup Market Roundup!

‘Tis the season for holiday markets! We love to support small businesses, so we collected all of the markets coming to North Brooklyn. If you’re searching for the oh-so-cool gift for your nearest and dearest that is also artisan-craft, locally made, or vintage, we got you covered.

Browse our local popup market roundup below and get shopping!

Lucas Lucas

Lucas Lucas | 57 Conselyea Street
December 1-3 | 12-7pm

Oh, we do love a good curated gallery and this popup at Lucas Lucas will be no exception. There will be jewelry, pretty objects, clothes from fab brands like People of 2morrow, art, and live music at the Friday night opening (7-10 pm).

 

A/D/O

Cooler Gallery Super Market at A/D/O | 29 Norman Avenue
December 2-3 | 12pm-8pm

Bibliophiles, take note. The Cooler Callery Super Market at A/D/O popup is part holiday market and part book fair. Giving a book is always such a classic gift – why not transport your bestie or love to a new place with a fantastic story or photo collection? Plus, shoppers can find goods make my local artists, galleries, publishers, and designers. Continue reading

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Must Do: Hit Up The Cooler Gallery Art Market This Weekend at A/D/O! (12/2–12/3)

A/D/O Cooler Gallery Market

This weekend Saturday 12/2 & Sunday 12/3, A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) will be playing host to an uber cool art book fair and holiday popup curated by Cooler Gallery. The Cooler Gallery Super Market will feature unique designs and goods for sale and installations by local galleries, publishers, artists and designers. Some of the vendors include Draw Down BooksLikeminded ObjectsLadies and GentlemenJordan Johnson, Dusen Dusen, Caroline Z HurleyTetraKelli AndersonHuy Bui and Justin Donnely. Illustrator Jon Burgerman will host a drop-in, freeform and drawing workshop adorably entitled Doodle School. And at night, expect live music from the likes of Absolutely Yours, Chad Phillips, and Lillet Blanc. If you’ve got art lovers on your holiday gift list, don’t miss this popup!
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