Get Inspired at BKLYN Designs This Weekend

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Surround yourself with the creativity of Brooklyn at BKLYN Designs, the annual fair celebrating the design spirit of the borough. The three-day juried design event in Greenpoint will feature pop-up lounges, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions and family-friendly programming.

BKLYN Designs was started by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003 to highlight Brooklyn’s artists, makers and creative economy.

Chat with makers or shop for a range of design products, including tableware, jewelry, lighting and furniture. There will be sculptures, interactive installations and play spaces designed by architects and artists for all ages.

Workshops for children and adults include marbling, weaving, block printing, fabric dying and perfume making. There will be panel discussions and presentations on such topics as activism and design and Brooklyn’s role in the next industrial revolution.

Food and drink from participating Brooklyn cafes and bars will be available for purchase.

The design minded might also want to make time to check out the nearby Greenpoint Historic District and the growing cluster of innovative boutiques featuring vintage and locally made wares on the blocks surrounding the event.

The event opens to the public today, Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m and continues through Sunday, May 7 at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble Street. Tickets are $15 and still available. For more information or to purchase tickets go here.

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