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More Festivus Fun: Holiday Markets and Light-Up Brooklyn

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As much as I love Christmas sometimes I find it hard to get into the spirit of things. The idea of holiday shopping can be soul crushing, Rockefeller center is like a cage match between tourists and my sense of personal space, and the only tree that will fit inside my apartment is of the made in China flammable variety. That being said, I’m not a total scrooge and do excited about large light installations.

If you’re in the neighborhood be sure to check out “Living Objects” by Jason Krugman. These large LED illuminated figures are the latest offering from the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition. At 6pm, all the lights in McCarren Park will go dark for the inaugural lighting ceremony. It may not be a giant reindeer but it’s festive nonetheless. Stick around for the reception at Light Up Brooklyn’s showroom on N 11th St.

Entering the holiday pop-up market fray is ‘In Your Closet NYC” Mini Market. Specializing in selling vintage and designer goods, In Your Closet NYC, operates as an online shop with expertly curated goods. Their pop-up shop is no different with one of kind fashion, accessories and gifts for guys. Because a scented candle no longer counts as an acceptable gift option.

Official Lighting of Living Objects
Sunday, December 13
McCarren Park, between Union and Driggs [Williamsburg]

In Your Closet NYC Holiday Mini Market
103 Havemeyer St at Hope St [Williamsburg]

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).