If you’re a fan of winding down while making stuff–like, say paint-your-own pottery–then you should give batik a try. Hiho Batik is a new boutique selling sweet batik clothing and accessories for kids and adults, and they’ve got a Make Your Own space in back, where you can pick up a pillow, shirt or pouch and flex those dyeing muscles you haven’t used since you dumped a twisted, rubber banded T-shirt in a bucket of Rit Dye. Batik is a much more forgiving process, involving wax, and on Friday between 4 and 6 pm Hiho will take $10 off your item ($40 to $50 depending on what you pick) and give you a 20% discount in store when you fill out their form and mention BB in the comments.
In many ways, September always feels like the start of a new year. So much cultural programming kicks off come Labor Day that we found ourselves flush with fun things to look forward to over the next week and well into fall–make sure to look out for our September Fun Map in your inbox tomorrow. […]
As we mentioned last week, the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn is tomorrow, and for the past 106 years, part of the commemoration of this Revolutionary War skirmish, fought along the East River in Brooklyn Heights, has included a memorial service at the Prison Ship Martyrs monument in Fort Greene Park. I first learned […]
The borough-dominating team behind Brownstoner, Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg is finally ready to open their hotly (and angrily) anticipated new venue in Crown Heights this Wednesday. The marquee element of their small-producer food incubator, Berg’n is an indoor-outdoor beer hall with tons of group seating, a 40-foot bar pouring local brews, food from four of Smorg’s […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]
Although he was born and raised in California, the late Jeff Buckley will always be a quintessential New Yorker. It was in the Big Apple that his career really flourished after he moved here in the early ’90s. New York City was different then—most of the music venues were in Manhattan, record shops were plentiful, […]