Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eat Pie and Shop at PS29

On Sunday December 8th, PS 29 is hosting its fifth annual Eat Pie and Shop holiday event. It's a pie social, celebrity-judged pie contest, artisan gift fair, professional portrait studio and children's activity (face painting, kids' choice pie contest, batiking) wrapped into one awesome family event.  

Eat Pie & Shop @ PS29
Sunday December 8, 11am - 4pm
425 Henry Street, between Baltic and Kane
  • Pie Social: Taste delicious homemade and premium pies for $5 a slice or 5 for $20. Both sweet and salty options, so come for lunch and desert. Plus frozen custard from Shake Shack. 
  • Celebrity-judged pie contest At 1pmGail Simmons, judge of “Top Chef,” Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times and other kitchen pros will name the best pie of the pie contest. Come toast the winner and taste the winning pie. 
  • Artisan Holiday Gift Fair: Take care of your holiday shopping while the kids do crafts. More than 30 vendors from Brooklyn flea markets will be displaying and selling their handmade goods, including jewelry, clothing and beautiful paper products as well as books and classic toys from fork + pencil.
  • Children's Crafts and Activities: Face painting, glitter tattoos, batiking and a Kids Choice pie contest of kid baked pies. Your kids will have a blast!
  • Professional Portrait StudioYou can get a beautiful portrait of your child/children taken during the event. $30 for one high-resolution image which you can print, email, gift to grandparents, etc. 
  • Toys for Tots:  U.S. Marines will be on hand to pick up all donations of holiday gifts
All proceeds go to PS 29 programs. For more information, contact ps29eatpieandshop@gmail.com or visit www.eatpieandshop.org.

Transforming Health Care in Brooklyn Town Hall 11/19 @ 6pm

With the ongoing efforts to save our vitally important local hospital, we are happy to share news of a Brooklyn Law School Town Hall Meeting entitled "Transforming Health Care in Brooklyn." The event is free and open to the public and could offer valuable insight for the #SaveLICH fight. See the flyer below from Karen Porter, Associate Professor of Clinical Law.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting, Dec 3rd @ 6pm

Come join the Atlantic Avenue local development corporation's annual holiday tree lighting party. It will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 from 6-8PM at the Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue. Full details in the flyer below.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Senator Squadron Town Hall, Monday Nov 18th @ 7:30pm

Next week, local State Senator Dan Squadron is holding another Community Convention that enables residents of our district to help shape his priorities at home and in Albany.

With a new mayoral administration on the horizon, there is an exciting opportunity for true change. Come out now and make sure its the change you want to see.

7:30PM to 8:30PM
Brooklyn Law School - Geraldo's Cafe, Feil Hall
205 State Street (between Court Street and Boerum Place)

RSVP by emailing squadron@nysenate.gov (please indicate which town hall you'll attend).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pumpkin art gets some serious press

The beloved Jane Greengold Halloween art exhibit that is on display in Cobble Hill has not only caught the eye of local trick-or-treaters but also from the Wall Street Journal. Columnist Jackie Bischof quoted locals about the installation. Excerpts are copied below, as is the link to the full article.

"She takes what seems like a simple thing anyone can do and she elevates it to a higher level," said Dave Paco Abraham, vice president of the Cobble Hill Association....

Michelle Mannix, co-owner of nearby restaurant Ted & Honey, said Ms. Greengold's work is a must-see for a neighborhood that treats Halloween "like New Orleans treats Mardi Gras....Cobble Hill takes Halloween very seriously," said Ms. Mannix.


The always intriguing blog Lost City also wrote up a story, and contributed a pumpkin, for the display. Check out that article in full right here.