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If you’re looking for an event space for the holidays, Vinegar Hill House is accommodating parties for the holidays from 20-60 people (also ask about corporate parties, wedding events, birthdays, and baby showers). Contact them directly at 718-522-1018 or info@vinegarhillhouse.com.

Also, next door sister restaurant Hillside offers nacho pop-up events on Sundays (1pm-8pm) and Mondays (8p-11p) during football season with El Gato Nacho (a Smorgasburg regular).
They show pre-selected games on a projector with food (nacho’s: plain, veggie, beef and HAIL MARY; for 3 people w/everything) and beer & wine.

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Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hillside
70 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (between Water and Front St in Vinegar Hill)

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11/13/14 10:00am

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Red teapot by Jerry Bennett, Weave #1 by Nick Leonoff, Ammolite ring by Debbie Noiseux

Sponsored By American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum.

Join us for the 2nd Annual American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum, part of The Art of American Craft Museum Show Series.

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How often do you get to walk into Brooklyn Museum and walk out with some of the art? Well, on November 22 and 23, you’ll get your chance. The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be returning to Brooklyn Museum, just in time for you to get an early start on holiday shopping. And if you enter our contest, you may even win a piece of art valued at $900!

Enter our contest below for a chance to win a hand-blown vase by acclaimed glass artist Douglas Merritt valued at $900; a personalized, custom-crafted puzzle box, based on your initial or your portrait, from founder Richard Rothbard himself; or one of 50 pairs of free tickets to the show.

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11/03/14 11:38am

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The first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) will come to Dumbo Brooklyn on November 6,7,8, 2014. The NYFOL 2014 Festival features a curated collection of lighting and art installations created by local and international lighting designers and performance artists and technologists who work within the medium of light.

The NYFOL is a non-profit art group whose vision is to create and provide a unique and delightful experience for residents and tourists; enhancing NYC’s architecture through interactive, static and projected lighting installations. The experience will be free and open to all ages. If you’d like to support the organizers to make this annual NYFOL a huge success, go to their Kickstarter campaign.

Dates & Times

  • Thursday November 6th: 7pm-11pm
  • Friday November 7th: 5pm – 11pm
  • Saturday November 8th: 5pm – 11pm

Location: Archway under the Manhattan Bridge and Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl & Water St)

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11/03/14 11:00am

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Sponsored By American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum.

Join us for the 2nd Annual American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum, part of The Art of American Craft Museum Show Series.

Created By BlankSlate

How often do you get to walk into Brooklyn Museum and walk out with some of the art? Well, on November 22 and 23, you’ll get your chance. The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be returning to Brooklyn Museum, just in time for you to get an early start on holiday shopping. And if you enter our contest below, you may even win a piece of art valued at $900!

The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn will be held in the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, featuring the works of over 90 exhibitors, including handmade ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, sculptures, jewelry, and leather apparel. There will be fashion by Patricia Palson, ceramics by Jerry Bennett Pottery, glass by Jeffrey P’an, furniture by Doug Meyer of Rustbelt Rebirth, and much more.

The show is a fantastic shopping opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts. The craft show will also serve as an ideal complement to the museum’s exhibition ”Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond.” And because your ticket to the craft show includes general admission to the museum, you can also check out the special exhibition “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe,” as well as the museum’s long-term exhibitions and permanent collections.

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Over the years, founders Joanna and Richard Rothbard have brought us the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, and the Rockefeller Arts Festival, as well as producing July’s Berkshires Arts Festival and the upcoming Sarasota Craft Show in December. With over 30 years of experience curating fine art and craft shows, the Rothbards have an eye for great work.

american-fine-craft-show-brooklyn-prizesYou could win a hand-blown vase by Douglas Merritt or a puzzle box by Richard Rothbard

Enter our contest below for a chance to win a hand-blown vase by acclaimed glass artist Douglas Merritt valued at $900; a personalized, custom-crafted puzzle box, based on your initial or your portrait, from founder Richard Rothbard himself; or one of 50 pairs of free tickets to the show.

Hours
Saturday, November 22, 12-6 p.m. (preview for Brooklyn Museum members and press, 11 a.m.–noon)
Sunday, November 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tickets
Adults: $12.00 | Seniors: $11.00 | Students: $6.00 | Children under 10: Free | Brooklyn Museum members: 50% off
Cash at entrance, or discounts online at brooklyncraftshow.com. Ticket includes general admission to the museum.

 

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10/31/14 12:01pm

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The DUMBO Improvement District is sponsoring their 7th storefront trick-or-treating for kids in our community today. Children dressed in costume are welcomed into shops throughout the neighborhood with no purchase necessary.

Dumbo’s “official” hours for treats are Friday, October 31 from 4 – 7PM. Hours at each individual business may vary based their hours of operation; look for the official “Welcome Trick-or-Treaters” sign in shop windows.

Participating retailers in Dumbo:

  • Aegir Boardworks, 99 Washington Street
  • Almar, 111 Front Street
  • Almondine Bakery, 85 Water Street
  • Berl’s Poetry Shop, 126 Front Street
  • Blanc & Rouge, 81 Washington Street
  • Bo Concept, 79 Front Street
  • Bridgestone Cleaners, 109 Front Street
  • Brooklyn Industries, 70 Front Street
  • Brooklyn Roasting Company, 25 Jay Street
  • Dabney Lee, 45 Washington Street
  • Dewey’s Candy, 141 Front Street
  • DUMBO Kitchen, 108 Jay Street
  • Eyedrop Optique, 84 Front Street
  • Fitness Guru, 215 Water Street
  • Foragers Market, 56 Adams Street
  • Front Street Pizza, 80 Front Street
  • Gramercy Park Flowers, 32 Adams Street
  • Gran Electrica, 5 Front Street
  • Half Pint Citizens, 41 Washington Street
  • Jacques Torres, 66 Water Street
  • Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry
  • Journey, 72 Front Street
  • Juliana’s, 19 Old Fulton Street
  • Modern Anthology, 68 Jay Street
  • NOS Boutique, 81 Front Street
  • One Girl Cookies, 33 Main Street
  • powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street
  • P.S. Bookshop, 76 Front Street
  • Recycle-a-Bicycle, 35 Pearl Street
  • Redbeard Bikes, 69 Jay Street
  • Shake Shack, 1 Old Fulton Street
  • Singularity & Co, 18 Bridge Street
  • Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
  • St. Ann’s Warehouse, 29 Jay Street
  • Stewart/Stand, 141 Front Street
  • The Archway (Water Street at Anchorage Place) *plus FREE photobooth + FREE hands-on craft activities with Creatively Wild Art Studio
  • The Bridges, 66 Water Street
  • Trunk, 68 Jay Street
  • Two Kids and a Dog, 65 Pearl Street
  • West Elm, 75 Front Street
  • West Elm Market, 50 Washington Street

For more info, go to: www.dumbo.is