Next month, GrowNYC will host a Stop N’ Swap in Park Slope, where attendees can exchange items such as clothes, books, toys, shoes and housewares.
Stop by the Old Stone House on Saturday, May 16, from 12 pm to 3pm to donate or pick out something free. Items should be clean and easy to carry (no furniture or other bulky things).
Tour group Jane’s Walk will explore the architecture of Prospect Lefferts Gardens next month. “Must See PLG: The Prospect Lefferts Gardens Landmarked District in a Nutshell,” will focus on the landmark district, where neo-Renaissance, Romanesque Revival, neo-Federal and Tudor architecture abounds.
Local resident and tour leader Laura Charelian will also discuss controversial new construction, height limits, and new housing options as well.
The Brooklyn Film Festival’s mission has always been to draw attention to Brooklyn as an international hub for cinema and to promote filmmaking within the borough. In its pursuit of that goal the festival selects official entries among submissions from over 100 different countries.
The Brooklyn Bike Jumble is back. The only flea market devoted exclusively to bikes in New York City, it’s where bike aficionados can get their summer gear fix.
New and used bikes, parts and accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork and more will be available at bargain prices from a collection of east coast vendors. There is also a not-for-profit component: Bike organizations the Bicycle Messenger Foundation, Times Up! and WE Bike will be there to meet cyclists.
Gardeners take note: The Cobble Hill Tree Fund is getting ready to host its annual plant sale next month. There will be perennials and plenty of annuals for both sun and shade, as well as herbs and vegetables.
Hanging baskets will also be available (hint: Mother’s Day is the weekend after the sale). And there will be a plant identification game for kids.
The 5th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is decidedly inclusive. The independent festival, which showcases Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based, and Brooklyn-centric films and filmakers represents every Brooklyn neighborhood and community.
It’s international, and presented by nonprofit organization The Art of Brooklyn.
Coming next month: Brooklyn’s juried design fair highlighting designers, architects, builders, consumers and other creatives in the borough. Bklyn Designs will showcase furniture, lighting and home accessories designed or made locally.
Now in its 12th year, the event will feature talks and panels on such subjects as residential design trends, emerging architects and preservation. By Brooklyn, CASA Kids, History + Industry and Reclaimed Home are some of the local makers and retailers who will participate.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy and Brooklyn Historical Society are hosting events and tours later this month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law. The law made possible the creation of the city’s first historic district, Brooklyn Heights, in 1965. (Above, row houses in the Heights.) On Monday, March 30, Gregg Pasquarelli, principal of SHoP Architects, will discuss the firm’s plan to transform the landmarked Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief of the Architectural Record, will interview Pasquarelli at the Brooklyn Historical Society at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10.
The next day, the Landmarks Conservancy will host a series of free panels and tours at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in Foley Square, in Manhattan. There will be tours of the courthouse from 5 to 5:45 pm, followed by a panel discussion with Kent Barwick, former LPC Chair and President Emeritus of Municipal Art Society; Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation; Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy; Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic; Phillip Lopate, author and essayist; Gene A. Norman, former NYC LPC Chair and Principal of Architecture Plus!. See the full schedule for the events, which will happen Tuesday, March 31, from 5 to 8:30 pm at 40 Foley Square.
If you still haven’t made Valentine’s Day plans, you probably can’t go wrong with a tour of the Liddabit Sweets chocolate factory at Industry City in Sunset Park. The hour-long tour includes cookies and hot cocoa, a question and answer session and a goodie bag of chocolate treats. Tours will happen at noon, 1 pm and 2 pm tomorrow. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them on the chocolate maker’s website.
Image via Liddabit Sweets