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The Old Stone House is partnering with the Handmade in Brooklyn Collective to bring a unique artisan fair Pop Up to Washington Park!

We are hoping to hold our event on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from Noon – 5 pm in Park Slope’s town square to introduce your business to our lovely neighbors. Because of the current coronavirus situation, we will reassess whether we can move ahead with the event on April 17. If we must cancel as per NYC directives, we will issue refunds to paid registrants.

We’re looking forward to a busy spring day in the park, with live music to set the mood. We’ll also be hosting our annual OSH & WP Plant Sale which supports our beautiful gardens.

This celebration of the handmade is a perfect time to shop for something special for Mother’s Day; and with graduation right around the corner, everyone will be on the hunt for amazing artisanal items just like yours!

Best wishes navigating the coming weeks – take care of yourselves!

Please read the following information carefully:

– Application Deadline is March 23, 2020.
– This is an outdoor event with NO electricity, plan accordingly.
– Vendors must provide business cards and a professional table display.
– On site street parking is available.
– Non-refundable $20 Application Fee, if your business is selected this fee is deducted from your Booth Fee.
– Booth Fee is $80, includes a 10′ x 10′ area with 6′ table and 2 chairs (tables can be shared between 2 Vendors).

Disclaimer and Guidelines:

– Please know we are not responsible for the success of sales, weather, or number of attendees.
– Vendors must have their booths set up and ready for business by 12 PM on May 2, 2020.
– No refunds will be issued after April 24, 2020.
– OSH & HMB assigns booth spaces to vendors. Vendors may not change booth location or designated boundaries of any booth space. Vendors must place all supports within the boundaries of their assigned booth spaces.
– Vendors may not drill, dig holes, paint, or make any permanent alterations to the site.
– Vendors are responsible for the clean up and disposal of all products, displays, trash, and recycling.
– Vendors must take their entire booths — including carpets, display racks, storage containers, and decorations — home with them. All booths must be taken down by 6 pm.
– By filling out this application, your spot at the OSH & HMB Pop Up is NOT guaranteed until you receive an invitation via email and have paid your booth fee.
– OSH & HMB reserve the right to determine whether any product or service may be offered at this event. Only products and services that are listed on this application and approved may be included in your booth. Vendors may be required to remove products from their booth that are not on this application.

Complete Your Vendor Application Here:

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift? Need a surprise for a Grad? Celebrating a birthday?

Check out the amazing creations from these local artisans scheduled to participate in our May Day Pop Up event co-hosted with the Handmade in Brooklyn Collective. Support Woman owned businesses!

Skincare & Artisinal Soaps:
Console Yourself Soap
Awomi Naturals
Vera Vera Shop

Clothing & Fiber Arts:
Woven by Carol
Belio Crochet
Neena Zeve Designs

Ceramics & Home Decor:
Pastiched by Kristen
Alise Loebelsohn Designs

Folkloric Jewelry
Gabriela Jewelry

Our friend Nacinimod Deodee, known for his crochet fashion brand Nassat Nation, will lead a free workshop on crochet masks. This workshop is hosted by Woolly Wishes, a donation based charity that provides handmade knit and crochet clothing to refugees from Syria.

Donations to benefit those displaced by conflict in Syria will be accepted during the workshop and can also be made through the Woolly Wishes website.

Join in on Zoom!
Meeting ID: 756 1549 1840, Password: Crochet
Click here to see more info on materials for this lesson.

Join OSH Director of Education Maggie Weber to learn how to transform old T-shirts into a colorful rug using your Hula Hoop as a loom!

This quick and fun project for Kids 8+ requires: 1 Hula Hoop, several old T-shirts, scissors, and a roll of strong tape.

Adults will need to help kids cut the T-shirts into strips before class starts.

This is a virtual 2 week program. Session 1 we will start weaving by creating the round warp around the Hoop, and learn how to attach the T-shirt strips. Session 2 will be all about finishing the rug and learning how to tie it off. For the fullest experience, we recommend signing up for both weeks, but it is not required.

Register for Session 1 here.

Register for Session 2 here.

Supplies for this workshop will not be provided so please be diligent about gathering your items.

Inspired by the Old Stone House gardens, this meditative art/writing workshop invites participants to spend some time in the green spaces surrounding the Old Stone House while reflecting on life in Brooklyn at large.

Join artist Diane Exavier for a self-guided walk/bookmaking workshop. Participants will meet at the entrance of the Old Stone House where they will be offered a blank sheet of paper that they will transform into a small garden journal through an instant bookmaking exercise. Generative writing and sketch prompts, as well as reflective questions will guide participants through the gardens at their own individual pace. The event will end with a gathering of imaginings for Brooklyns future(s).

This event will be held outdoors (weather and COVID-19 guidelines permitting) with plenty of space for social distancing. Face coverings will be required. If conditions do not permit an in-person event it will be moved to a virtual workshop.

Please RSVP here.

This event is part of our Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 exhibition which features Diane’s work Each Body Remains a Miracle.

Join us for a colorful Fall day in the Park at the 9th annual Kings County Fiber Festival!

Shop a wide range of products from our talented vendors, you’re guaranteed to find great gifts and inspiration for your next project. Our vendors include crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, as well as artists creating design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material.

See the current list of participating vendors here.

Our goal is to raise awareness of both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts, we’re planning skill demonstrations and artist talks throughout the day that are fun for all ages. See the full lineup of planned events here.

During the festival, we will also host the “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” hat drive. Bring your hat donation, each hat in an individual plastic bag, to the Festival tent under the “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” banner. We will deliver the hats to group homes, shelters and soup kitchens within New York City. Last year we collected over 600 hats!

Please make sure to wear your mask and maintain a safe distance from other shoppers.

Brooklyn Pop-Up will host the Old Stone House Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 12 from 10am-4pm. Vendors can apply HERE.

The market will be located outdoors around the park on 3rd Street, 4th Street, 5th Avenue, & in front of the OSH. The layout will include 30+ hand picked vendors and artisans for this one of a kind holiday gift market!

Take home a delicious meal fresh from our wood-fired brick oven, prepared by Chef Denzell Washington.

This week our menu includes:
Hearth Roasted Pork Shoulder in Colonial times, hog butchering typically took place between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Red Beans & Rice a nod to the Jazz Age in NYC

Wilted Winter Greens enslaved African cooks in the Thirteen Colonies popularized the seasoning and simmering of sturdy leafy greens

“Old Time” Squash Soup inspired by soups of the Revolutionary Era and the importance of squash as an Indigenous crop

Reserve your plate on Eventbrite. To pick up your dinner, meet Chef Denzell at the brick oven on the 3rd Street side of OSH from 6 pm.

Visit our friends across 5th Ave at Good Wine to get 15% select bottles with the purchase of a meal.

Take home a delicious meal fresh from our wood-fired brick oven, prepared by Chef Denzell Washington. These meals utilize classic American ingredients, local produce, and herbs sourced from the OSH gardens.

This week our menu includes:
Smoked Salmon Chowder with Butter Beans & Sage Oil- Chowder, as we know it, made its way to the Americas with the French. Techniques for smoking salmon have featured prominently in many Native American culinary traditions for centuries.

Brown Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts- Brussels sprouts, a relative of cabbage, were also introduced by the French, who brought them to Louisiana in the 18th century.

Corn Dumplings with Garlic Butter- While maize is native to the Americas, the Portuguese brought it to Africa in the 16th century to supply their trading forts. The crop was adopted by African farmers, becoming a key component in African cuisine, and was a familiar food for Enslaved Africans brought to the Americas.

Winter Squash & Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage- Squash and wild rice are traditional staples of Native American cuisine. Wild rice is called manomio, or good berry by the Indigenous people of the Great Lakes region where it naturally grows in waterways.

To complement this week’s menu, our friends at Good Wine suggest a pairing of Valdinera’s Roero Arneis (a deliciously bright, dry Piedmont white wine with subtle notes of peach and honey), and/or Les Vins Pirouettes (a lighter bodied yet luscious Alsatian Pinot Noir). Both wines are made without artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Visit them across 5th Ave to get 15% off these selected wines with your meal purchase!

Pick up your meal at the Old Stone House from 6 pm – 6: 30 pm on Saturday evening. Place your order here.

About Chef Denzell:

Born and raised in New York City, Denzell’s career began at the age of 19, working in local restaurants in his Harlem neighborhood before attending culinary school. Denzell’s experience includes work at Morimoto, among other restaurants, as well as work with the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and as Chef in Residence at AgTech X. A finalist on Food Network’s Chopped, Denzell is currently working with the James Hemings Society on research, in addition to prioritizing creative elements in the development of his history based menus for the Old Stone House’s Food & Public History program.

Three days of Hands-On fun via Zoom!

Join Maggie Weber of the Old Stone House (OSH) and Luke Boyd of Historic Richmond Town (HRT) for some indoor arts.

For Kids 7+

Mon, DEC 28:  Paper Oysters and Paper Baskets

Tues, DEC 29:  Paper Beads and Wampum

Wed, DEC 30:  Paper Architecture

1 – 2 pm (60 minutes)

Save your holiday boxes and paper…grab some kid scissors, some glue and tape and let’s have fun!

Come for one or for all three! These 60 minute programs are free of charge. Donations will be shared with Historic Richmond Town and the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Register here today!

Contact education@theoldstonehouse.org for more information.