Rhubarb, ramps, nettles, young greens–the farmer’s market is finally sporting the signs of spring, and the availability of fantastically fresh local ingredients is only going to grow as we move into full-on summer. Do your cooking skills need a boost to take full advantage of the season’s bounty? Are you looking for an infusion of kitchen inspiration? Check out The Brooklyn Kitchen’s class calendar for a chance to explore everything from Indian tea time to Japanese breakfast, as well as classic basics like knife skills, sourdough bread and bouillabaisse. With this deal you can learn to make a pie, then cash in on a $20 gift certificate for a pie plate to test out your new skills. Buy any two May classes and get a $20 store credit for The Brooklyn Kitchen 100 Frost Street, Williamsburg, (718) 389-2982; enter the code BBDEALMAY into the notes when you check out.
Buddy Up & Save $100
Grab a pal and tour 3rd Ward’s incredible 30,000-square-foot creative space. Now for a limited time, visit with a friend and you can get a total $100 credit when you both sign up for Membership. Experience first-hand what the NY Times called “a D.I.Y. utopia.” A tour is fun, eye-opening, and just might inspire you to do that project, learn that skill or finally cultivate that long-time passion. 3rd Ward is the perfect place to work, learn and play. Schedule your visit today here»
Strawberry Shortcake Sundays
Williamsburg’s skinnyskinny–whose shop and online store stocks organic beauty products such as sweet-smelling soaps, cool dry shampoos and non-toxic nail polish, plus a whole range of eco-friendly home goods like soy candles and recycled glass vases–is offering a month-long sale. Throughout May you’ll get 20% off every product in the store. And every Sunday in May from noon to 6 pm, beginning this Mother’s Day, any purchase entitles you to a free Strawberry Shortcake, homemade with organic ingredients, fresh strawberries and of course, whipped cream! If you can’t make it to the store, you can shop skinnyskinny online and redeem the same deal any day in May (minus dessert!) when you use the code “shortcake” at checkout. 129b Roebling Street, Williamsburg, 718-366-2201, skinnyskinny.com
Healthier Eating Habits
If you’ve had enough of quick-fix diets or are battling chronic low energy, digestive problems, debilitating stress, or uncontrollable cravings, it’s time to meet Jennifer Schonborn. The certified holistic nutrition counselor will help you make real, lasting changes to your life in a way that is fun, flexible, and free of denial and discipline. She always offers a free, one-hour consultation, but if you sign on for her program, you’ll also get a free counseling session when you mention Brooklyn Based. Details here»
In Mom (and God) We Trust
When you’re looking for interesting jewelry with a sort of rough hewn, new Americana vibe, but made from grown-up materials, In God We Trust is the obvious place to head. The jewelry (made locally in their Greenpoint studio), clothing, and accessories at their boutiques somehow manage to be modern and classic at the same time, with quality-minded construction and detailing. We love it for unexpected gifts, especially for dudes, but IGWT is also the perfect spot to pick up a Mother’s Day gift, if you haven’t done that yet. There’s a big sale on right now, and when you mention “Brooklyn Based Mother’s Day” at the Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations from this Friday, May 6 through Friday, May 13, you’ll get 10% off all non-sale items AND free custom engraving. Get mom an engraved card case, monogrammed ring, or necklace, and pick up a personalized flask for that bachelor(ette) party you have to go to in June. In God We Trust, 135 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg; 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint; mention BB Mother’s Day at checkout for 10% off all non-sale items, free custom engraving.