A weekend of craft fairs brings out holiday shoppers in Brooklyn

While parents shopped at P.S. 8’s Holiday Craft Fair, kids crafted their own holiday gifts. Photos by Mary Frost

Gifting and helping good causes at the same time

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.

Kids at Brooklyn Friends’ Winter Festival squealed with delight as Dominic Rizzo of Rizzo’s Reptile Show pulled large, entwined bull snakes from a canvas bag and handed them around for petting.

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.

Lucy Hart at her advice stand.

The proceeds from the fair benefited the Horizons Program at BFS.

Push Pop Cakes were a popular item at Brooklyn Friends.

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.

The 'Whimsy Station' at P.S. 8.

A collaborative art-piece was created throughout the day with local artist, DM Wilding of Creatively Wild.

Beautiful handcrafted items for sales at P.S. 8.

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.

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December 9, 2013 - 4:31pm



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