Is it just me or is this winter especially interminable? When the weather is crappy, the days are short, and my seasonal affective disorder kicks in, I am always on the lookout for activities that do not involve borderline lethal doses of booze and/or cheese. I also have this completely unjustified image of myself as a crafty person, so the Jewelry Making Workshop at powerHouse Arena naturally caught my eye. Tatty Devine, a cult-fave British jewelry brand whose unique, offbeat pieces have been sported by Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry, has a book out that promises to make brilliant bauble designers out of all of us. The brains behind the operation, two art school grads who got their start selling leather cuffs at London’s Portobello Market, will be providing supplies, tips, and inspiration to attendees who want to try their hand at making stunning accessories from everyday objects like keys, playing cards, and tape measures. Reserve a spot by emailing RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.–K.H.
Cinephiles should block out Friday, September 5 on their calendar, and I mean really block it out, because that’s when BAM is having a 24-hour movie marathon and fundraiser to benefit its in- and after-school arts education programs. There are a few things about this that really appeal to me, although if I’m really honest […]
“We’re trying to balance between ‘This is insane’ and ‘This is delicious,’” says Stef Ferrari, owner of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. as she feeds me a sample of Bonfire at the Beach–mesquite smoked sweet cream with candied pineapple and coconut scratch (more later on “scratch”). A former beer brewer, Ferrari took inspiration from her […]
If you take a narrow, through Labor Day view of summer, there are only seven weekends left to kick up our heels in the sun. If you expand your summer mind and embrace the gorgeous weather, cooler evenings and general glory of early fall, well then, the season goes on for an extra month at […]
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 […]
The Public Theatre’s free Shakespeare performances in Central Park are some of summer’s most celebrated shows, and while we definitely think seeing John Lithgow as King Lear for free is a once in a lifetime experience, we balk at standing in line at 6am to do so. Fortunately, there are two other chances to see new […]