Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hitting Brooklyn Craft Fairs for Holiday Shopping

Craft fairs are a good way to shop Brooklyn and they are more holiday-ish than department stores.

So this past weekend we dragged our sorry selves through the cold rain and hit the always-dependable Brooklyn Friends Winter Festival/Holiday Craft Fair.

We were glad we made the effort. Besides snagging some cool handcrafted wooden bracelets and a T-shirt showing a cat inside a whale, there was delicious food and lots of kids in a holiday mood.

After that we ran over to the First Unitarian Church for the annual Unifair (don't you always think that says Unfair?) to find treasures in the piles of used clothing, jewelry, baked items, etc.

We always go for the books but people were scooping up jeans and assorted knick knacks. The carols around the piano and warm lunch made for good holiday vibes.

There are plenty of holiday craft fairs coming up in Brooklyn this weekend and the next as well.

This weekend, you can pick between the annual craft festival at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Third Ward Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, the St. Ephram's fair, and Royale Bar's fabulous flea. Details can be found at the Brooklyn Eagle.

The following weekend -- the final shopping weekend before Christmas -- the Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Craft Market will bring together more than 60 local artisans for excellent last-minute shopping.

More about the Brooklyn Lyceum's fair here.

UPDATE: Just got word that the Brooklyn Artists Gym is holding a Holiday Art and Gift Sale Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 - 5 p.m. (continuing to Dec. 23). Opening reception from 1-5 on Sunday the 13th: hot toddies to keep away the cold. Give art and artifacts as holiday gifts.

Photos by MK Metz
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