This week Prospect Heights brings the entertainment, spring markets season officially begins and folk music comes to Brooklyn. Here are our must-do and must-see events for the week:
Before (or after) you head over to the Brooklyn Children's Museum (see below) head over to the 6th Annual Prospect Heights Craft Fair (80 Underhill Ave. at St. Marks Ave.) down the street. This year's festival will feature items made in Brooklyn and abroad (i.e. apparel, jewelry, stationery, etc.) as well as food, activities for the kids and a raffle. Event proceeds will directly benefit the arts program at Prospect Heights' PS 9.
In the interest of all things cruelty-free, head over to Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St. nr. Bogart Street) for their monthly Vegan Shop-Up, featuring food, jewelry and crafts from the city's best vegan purveyors. And while you're there, be sure to try one of the best Bloody Marys Brooklyn has to offer. Admission is first come, first serve.
For a more grown-up afternoon, visit the 7000 sq. ft. rooftop of OfficeOps (57 Thames St. nr. Knickerbocker Ave.) where new pop-up series Meat Mrkt will hold their inaugural party. Attendees are invited to browse a pop-up boutique while enjoying live music, live painting, an art gallery curated by the Wu-Tang Arts Initiative, a Tito's Handmade Vodka bar and an all-borough craft beer tasting. All of it's free except for the beer tasting, which will set you back $7. Tickets can be purchased online now.
If you're got a budding musician on your hands, head over to the Brooklyn Children's Museum (145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Ave.) where musician and instrument builder Terry Dame will perform on her compendium of handcrafted musical contraptions in a show that's equal parts magic, music and science. Tickets are $9 and free for members and children under 1.
Wedding season is nearly upon us, which means it's time to start boning up on wedding trends whether you're planning your own special day or taking part in someone else's. This Sunday, Toasted Brooklyn will host a wedding expo with an offbeat, indie slant at Brooklyn Bazaar (165 Banker St. at Norman Ave.). The expo will feature more than 80 vendors, bites/tastings, three full bars, live music, raffles and prizes. Tickets can be purchased online.
This Sunday, local blog Greenpointers will host one of their seasonally-themed markets at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St. 5th Fl. nr. Noble St. ) and once again, they've curated a great lineup. The market will feature clothing, jewelry, food, prints/stationary, beauty items and more. On top of that, there will be a free photo booth, free nail art, free crafts from Brooklyn Craft Company and a $60 DIY herb planting workshop.