Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Doings at Moore Street Market

WOW!! A really busy weekend at Moore Street. On Saturday, the 3 Kings Parador group packed in hundreds of holiday music lovers and revelers. Definitely standing room only!
On Sunday, Arts in Bushwick partnered with BEDC to deliver two family-oriented hands-on workshops. Kids (and parents, too) learned how to make prints and holiday cards out of carved sponges, producing some beautiful materials. And if you were a little too young to grasp the concept, there was always lots of paint to make pictures of all types, big and small! If the kids didn't take it with them , see it on display at the market.
And thanks to a generous donation from Moore Street tenant Body & Soul Bakery, we had 8 dozen star-shaped cookies to decorate, which the kids did with wild abandon! Enough sugar was consumed to fuel a generator, but the kids had a great time, and their parents got to chill out and talk to friends while the kids were so happily occupied.
And then Santa came with his bag of toys, hearing the Christmas wishes of every girls and boy in the market -- everyone was on their best behavior!
And last but certainly not least -- Turnstile Tours ended their Immigrant Foodways tour at the market at 1 pm, where the tourists got to eat the market food and take in the sights and sounds.
Oh, and did I mention that our Moore Street shopping bag give-away continued, and that we ran out of Pasteles Machines to sell!
We also got to meet John, who owns 80 Moore Street, just down the block -- we have to figure out how to work with him to make the block even better!
Quite a weekend!!!

Arts in Bushwick co-sponsored a children's art and cookie decorating party at Moore Street on December 16th
Even the adults got into the spirit, making block-print cards and pictures
Art work in progress!
Everyone waited patiently for Santa to come
Santa send Christmas greeting with former Market employee Hipolito and his 2-year old daughter
A Christmas cookie masterpiece!
Lauren Smith of Arts in Bushwick set up the art table
All ready for cookie decorating -- frosting, sprinkles, coconut, Hershey's kisses, colored sugar, and a whole lot more!
Santa worked overtime to make sure all the good little girls and boys got in their last-minute Christmas lists!

Please have a very happy and safe holiday!!

Joan Bartolomeo
Moore Street Market

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