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The Stone House Singers are back to perform “Sure On This Shining Night”.

Musical Director Thomas W. Jones leads the chamber group in a wide range of songs from old English carols, to contemporary music.
Holiday cheer, tipples, and nibbles in abundance! Come by to celebrate with your neighbors and support the arts in our community.

Tickets $15.00 ($10.00 Seniors/Students), advance tickets are available here.
All concert proceeds and additional donations benefit arts programming at the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Santa Claus is coming to town on December 14! From 10 am – Noon Santa will be making a pit stop in Park Slope; join us for a seasonal photo session with professional photographer Marc Goldberg.

We’re co-hosting the day with Park Slope Parents and the Park Slope Fifth Ave BID and we’ll have crafts and hot coco to keep everyone cozy while Marc takes photos on a first-come-first-served basis.

For $10, each family will receive a water-marked portrait from Marc, he will also have all of the photos available for purchase on his website and visitors are welcome to snap their own keepsake selfies.

If you would like to support family programming like this all year round, become a member of the Old Stone House & Washington Park for $35 and get your photo session for free!

Join us on the corner of 4th Street and 5th Ave for activities beginning at 4pm followed by the tree lighting at 6pm.
Music will be provided by Dr. Alex and Friends, Park Slope locals who are sure to make you smile.
We’ll be joined by stilt walkers and steel drummers from Tropical Fete, our friends from Bubbledad, and be greeted by Santa- who will arrive in style in a vintage car!
Treats will be available from Down to Earth Markets, stop by the TD Bank table for hot chocolate and giveaways.

Join us at the corner of 4th Street and 5th Avenue to celebrate Hanukkah with games, music, latkes, doughnuts, and kosher wine!

Hosted by our friends at the Park Slope 5th Ave BID, Chabad of Park Slope, and Good Wine; the fun begins at 3:30 pm with the Menorah lighting at 4:30 pm.

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:

Join us for a socially distanced Halloween in partnership with the Park Slope 5th Ave BID for our spooky Scavenger Hunt

Halloween morning from 10 am – Noon, explore Washington Park to find all the hidden Fairy Houses, use the OSH Garden Map to indicate where the Fairy Houses are and get a Halloween sticker! The first 50 families to visit us will also take home a beaded pumpkin craft project- perfect for decorating a table or windowsill. 

Print out the Scavenger Hunt Guide and drop off your completed sheet in the Scare Mail box on the front of OSH by 7 pm on Halloween to be entered for a Halloween gift basket! 

On Halloween night, stop by to see the House lit up and decorated with a creepy display to thrill all ages.

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!

Pumpkin Pie being cut into slices on wooden table

Join our friend & culinary historian Sarah Lohman for a look at the origins of pie, including meats pies and “coffins.” Then delve deep into the history of pumpkin pie and apple pie, stopping for digressions into the pumpkin spice flavor craze and the history of competitive pie eating.

Reserve your spot here.

Get in the holiday spirit by taking a photo with Santa in socially distanced 2D on December 6 from 10 am – Noon, with a rain date of December 13. Guests will line up along the 4th Street side of OSH for photos with our Santa & Elf cutouts in front of the beautifully decorated outdoor hearth.

$10 admission supports the park, and professional photos by our fabulous photographer Marc Goldberg will be for available for download from Marc’s website for an additional fee. We welcome you to snap your own photos too.

We are also hosting a toy drive for the Brownsville Recreation Center.
Bring a new, wrapped gift appropriate for kids ages 5 – 9. Please mark each package with “B” for boy, “G” for girl, or “X” for gender neutral. Drop off the toys at OSH during our Open Hours on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays from Noon – 3 pm before December 13.

Our friends Rolie Polie Guacamole will be ringing in the holiday season with a concert on our front lawn! Bring your picnic blanket, park it 6 feet from your neighbor, and enjoy dancing and singing along to silly songs.

Donations can be made to the band via Venmo @roliepolieguac.