Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

go green! greenpoint – saturday, may 5

April 29, 2012

This Saturday, May 5 from 11am to 5pm, I’ll be selling Raganella’s Botanical Solutions in McCarren Park on the border of Williamsburg & Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival – a belated Earth Day celebration! (Well, every day really is Earth Day).

There’ll be kids activities, wellness demos, and other crafters & artisans on hand selling eco-friendly goods.

I’ll be serving up free herbal tea samples, as well as all-over body cream testers. And just in time for Mother’s Day, I’ll have mini spa & pedicure gift sets.

Come on out and celebrate Mother Earth!

Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival

Saturday, May 5
11am–5pm
Bayard St to Nassau Ave
(between Leonard and North 12 Sts)
(718) 599-0440
Subway: L to Lorimer St, G to Nassau Ave

 

could you, would you, should you? yes! the PS321 holiday fair

December 5, 2011

If you live anywhere near Park Slope, Brooklyn, you know PS321. It’s that big school on 7th Avenue between 1st & 2nd Streets where kids are often spotted screaming with delight in the playground, or where the flea market is set up on the weekend. While that flea market can offer some sweet finds, the holiday fair put on by the school this year ain’t your grandmama’s flea. They’re calling it Stuff You Should Buy. A well curated collection of wares will be available – gorgeous baubles from Hecho en Brooklyn and Up Studio, creative terraria dioramas from Twig, adorable kids’ clothes from Overall Baby and Muny, and so much more. I’d say I’m in good company.

Saturday, December 10
10am to 5pm
Stuff You Should Buy
The new Holiday Shop at PS321
180 7th Ave, Brooklyn
(btwn 1st & 2nd Sts)

friends of friends & friends of animals: it’s a double holiday trouble weekend!

December 1, 2011

Hurray for Holiday Fairs! One of the most fun ways to sell my wares is out on the street with the people. I get to hang out with other craftspeople, represent my goods, and see the looks on folks’ faces when I tell them to sniff the sweet coffee body polisher or sip on the red bush spice tea.

This weekend, I’ve got a double header. Starting with the Brooklyn Friends School Holiday Fair and wrapping up with the super fun Vegan Shop-up, Holiday Edition. I hope you’ll come out to say hello, sniff some samples, and get a taste of tea.

Saturday, December 3
10:30am to 5pm
Brooklyn Friends School Holiday Craft Fair 
375 Pearl St, Brooklyn

I’m really grateful for Annie Bruce of Brooklyn Owl for bringing this one to my attention. BFS has been putting on this event for many years now and I have a feeling it’ll be a sweet family affair. Proceeds benefit Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School, an academic enrichment program benefiting downtown Brooklyn public school children.

I’ll have a wide range of body care products (think: delicious smelling body scrubs, delicate facial scrubs, and yummy creams), plus some herbal concoctions to help you stay healthy this winter. If you happen to be in downtown Brooklyn or Brooklyn Heights, stop by & say hi to Annie and me (we’re sharing a table) – and bring the kids if you’ve got ’em.

Sunday, December 4
12pm to 5pm
Vegan Holiday Shop-up!
@ Pine Box Rock Shop
Bushwick, Brooklyn
(off the Morgan Ave L)

Where else can you sip on delectable bloody marys that are more like a meal than a drink, snack on the tastiest vegan treats (like Brooklyn Hummus – super yummus!), and hang out with some of the coolest people you’ll ever meet? (Like Sarah of Woodside Bakehouse and Tara of Meow Meow Tweet!). It is guaranteed to be a rockin’ time at the Pine Box Rock Shop. I’ll have an array of goodies, like healing herbal extracts, tasty tea blends, and mouthwash. Come on out and channel your inner vegan (even if you aren’t one!)

the holiday avalanche is coming!

November 17, 2011

Whoa, mama. I’ve got a busy month ahead of me. Starting this week actually. This is my first holiday season with Raganella’s Botanical Solutions and I’m doing the local craft fair circuit. So please forgive me if I have a hard time keeping up with you, my dear friends. My weekends will be dedicated to fairs (plus a workshop), but I hope to squeeze in time for holiday fun time somehow. Here’s the schedge:

Saturday, November 19
10am to 5pm
Park Slope Holiday Craft Fair
(to benefit Park Slope Collegiate students)
@ John Jay
237 7th Ave, Brooklyn
(btwn 4th & 5th Sts)

 

Sunday, November 27
2pm to 4pm
Create Your Own Body Care (workshop)
Homemade goods make the best gifts
Third Root Community Health Center
380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn
$15 materials fee, $5 to $15 sliding scale instructor’s fee
email or call to RSVP: 718.940.9343, rsvp@thirdroot.org

Saturday, December 3
10:30am to 5pm
Brooklyn Friends School Holiday Craft Fair 
375 Pearl St, Brooklyn
(I’ll be sharing a table with Annie from Brooklyn Owl)

 

Sunday, December 4
12pm to 5pm
Vegan Holiday Shop-up!
@ Pine Box Rock Shop
Bushwick, Brooklyn
(off the Morgan Ave L)

 

Saturday, December 10
10am to 5pm
Stuff You Should Buy
The new Holiday Shop at PS321
180 7th Ave, Brooklyn
(btwn 1st & 2nd Sts)

 

Saturday, December 17
10am to 5pm
Crafted at the Canal
Build It Green! NYC
69 9th St, Brooklyn
(F,G,R to 4th Ave/9th St)

 

That should do it.

Hope to see you at one (or more) of these fine events!

PS. If you can’t make it to any of these fairs, you can find Raganella’s Botanical Solutions online at Etsy or locally at Shambhala Yoga & Dance CenterSun In Bloom Kitchen, or Sustainable NYC.

park slope holiday fair this saturday!

November 16, 2011

I don’t know where my head is… I forgot to tell you all about this Saturday’s craft fair at the John Jay Building in Park Slope. I’ll be there selling my body care goods and some herbal delectables (like teas & extracts). The folks running this thing are old school and don’t have a website (or any online presence, for that matter), so I’m going to give you all of the details.

Park Slope Holiday Craft Fairs*
(to benefit Park Slope Collegiate students)
@ John Jay
237 7th Ave, Brooklyn
(btwn 4th & 5th Sts)

Saturday, November 19
10 am – 5 pm

Support local artisans and get a head start on holiday shopping. Come try out my body scrubs (coffee, yum!), creams, and more. I’ll have some teas to taste as well. And my table partner in an upcoming fair will also be there with her adorable felt hair clips, Annie from Brooklyn Owl.

Hope to see you there!

reminder: crafts in chelsea, october 15

October 3, 2011

The Annual Fall Crafts in Chelsea Festival put on by Brooklyn Craft Central is less than 2 weeks away! I’ll be tabling with none other than Erica Rothchild of Pumpkin & Honey Bunny (and P&H Soda Co.). A wide range of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions will be on sale, including herbal remedies, body care goods & cleaning solutions. I’m really looking forward to being part of this great local event. More details below…

The Annual Fall Crafts in Chelsea Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2011
West 21st St. between 8th and 9th Aves.
10:00am – 5:00pm.  Rain or Shine.

Benefits PS11’s amazing arts programs.

All info: http://BKCraftCentral.com

 

sneak peek at freshkills

September 13, 2011

It may be one of the largest examples of turning trash into treasure. Where there once was (and I guess technically, still is) a landfill is now a sprawling meadow – a nature preserve and soon-to-be recreation area with views of the city skyline. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park on Staten Island will be 3 times the size of Central Park. It’s not officially open to the public yet, but once a year the parks department opens the gates for a Sneak Peek. It’s a rare opportunity that should not be missed!

This year, there’s a market component to the event. I’ll be there selling Raganella’s Botanical Solutions: plant-based body care, cleaning solutions, and herbal goodies. The event is free (as is much of the transportation, see below). There will be kayaking, hiking, walking tours, workshops, food trucks, and so much more. Oh, yes, and if you have any electronics that need disposing, there’ll be an e-waste drop-off in the parking lot. The details…

Sneak Peek at Freshkills Park

Sunday, October 2, 2011
11am to 4pm

FREE

How to get there (more info at nyc.gov/sneakpeak):

FREE WATER TAXI SERVICE and FREE SHUTTLE BUSES will operate regularly between the St. George Ferry Terminal and the event site.

BY PUBLIC TRANSIT Take S62 Bus to Victory Blvd and Glen St. Walk down Beresford Ave to Wild Ave.

BY BIKE Enter at the corner of Wild Ave and West Shore Expressway East Service Rd.

BY CAR Parking is available at Wild and Beresford Aves, near the Victory Blvd Exit of the West Shore Expressway and south of the Showplace Entertainment Center.

 

Pssst… Here’s a video I posted a couple of years ago when the park just began being developed.