Spring is here and we’re green with plans for change and personal growth, cutting our jeans into jorts, potting herbs on the fire escape again (despite having neglected them last year and every year before that) and designing our own swimsuits, or at least thinking about it. Well, here’s another opportunity to begin anew: Brooklyn Craft Company is giving away $250 to spend on classes and kits, exclusively to Brokelyn subscribers.
Greenpoint’s hub for all things DIY has plenty of great offerings, and starting at as low as $35, so winning $250 will get you far. Show off at the beach this summer with a colorful blanket you dyed yourself at the Shibori Dyeing Intensive, where you’ll learn the Japanese version of the tie-dye.
Impress future lovers with a bedroom full of terrariums you built yourself at the Hanging Macrame Terrarium Workshop. Cover up that stain above the couch with a wall hanging you spun at Loom Weaving. Or tackle crafts at home with one of their kits, such as DIY Leather Journal or Sew Your Own Leather Clutch.
Wowzers, an apartment that cheap in a neighborhood that nice is difficult to fathom.
Pour one out for Bar Matchless: its 15 year reign on Manhattan Ave. was cut short by a new landlord, and Monday night was its last.
The beloved local music venue and eatery remains open, sans the shows, for now.