Gifting and helping good causes at the same time
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn was full of holiday craft fairs and carnivals this past weekend, and locals took advantage of them not only to shop, but to meet up with friends, let the kids work off steam and help fundraise for good causes.
While parents loaded up on jewelry and handmade T-shirts at the Brooklyn Friends School Winter Festival in Downtown Brooklyn, kids enjoyed carnival rides and games, a book sale and entertainment like Rizzo’s Reptile Show.
Brooklyn Friends parent Lucy Hart manned a Peanuts-style advice stand, where for one dollar, customers could obtain expert advice about dilemmas big and small.
The proceeds from the fair benefited the Horizons Program at BFS.
Recycling was the theme at P.S. 8’s Holiday Craft Fair, which brought the families together for an afternoon of crafting, shopping and eating.
While parents bought homemade items, kids crafted their own holiday gifts.
A collaborative art-piece was created throughout the day with local artist, DM Wilding of Creatively Wild.
Other weekend holiday events which raised money for good causes included the Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair at the Old Stone House, P.S. 321’s Holiday Shop, the Eat Pie and Shop Holiday Gift Fair and Pie Social at P.S. 29 and more.
For upcoming holiday craft fairs, visit brooklyneagle.com