While the holiday season is a bit more subdued this year, that doesn't mean there aren't opportunities to snap up some local wares for your annual gift-giving.
It is prime market season in Brooklyn, when makers and entrepreneurs showcase their handmade goods for shoppers eager to snap up gifts.
Makers and entrepreneurs shine in December, with holiday markets throughout Brooklyn showcasing a wide variety of handmade goods perfect for gift-giving.
Brooklyn lives up to its artisanal reputation in December, with so many holiday markets and craft fairs throughout the borough, you could do a craft crawl.
Community group Arts East New York is bringing some holiday cheer to New Lots Avenue next weekend by hosting a tree lighting, holiday craft market and live performances from local musicians and dancers. Attendees can enjoy free hot chocolate, raffles and giveaways, photo booths and an awards ceremony with speeches by local politicians.
There will also be a preview of the [re]New Lots Arts Market and Incubator Space, where performing and visual artists can rent cheap studios in converted shipping containers. The free event will take place December 13 from 11 am to 8 pm at 170 New Lots Avenue.