Friday, March 16, 2012

The St. Patrick's Weekend: Built in Brooklyn, HERStory, Keith Haring

It's a little dreary today, but Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be gorgeous again, which should make this feel like the first truly spring weekend on Franklin. If you're not planning to go nuts for St. Patrick's Day (a perfectly good use of a sunny spring weekend, I should say - does anyone know if there are shamrock-y events at any of the local bars?) there's a lot to do in and around the neighborhood:

- Built in Brooklyn returns to LaunchPad on Saturday for their first Craft Fair of 2012, offering local goodies of all sorts from 12-6pm.

- The late, great, Keith Haring is the subject of a big retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, opening today (more photos of Haring's iconic work here).

- The Brooklyn Children's Museum has a whole lot of events planned for Saturday for kids and adults, some with an Irish theme, some with a Women's History Month bent. From their press team:

Events for this Saturday March 17, featuring a variety programs for all: As we continue our Women’s HERstory month celebrations and explore literacy with WORD UP!, a meet and greet and fashion transformation with Jennifer Crane, United States Army Veteran and a reading by renowned fashion designers Shane & Shawn and their new SHOE REVEAL (ssssomething in honor of our slithery BCM diva and our 113th birthday).

- Reader Ben reports that the new 3D's space looks fantastic - the folks working on it let him peek in, and they've expanded the dining space, exposed brick walls, and generally seem to be designing a great corner spot. They also confirmed that the location will remain 3D's. Glad to see a longtime anchor persevering on the Avenue. A Slice of Brooklyn, however, has officially closed, but the owners say they're already in talks with someone who'd like to re-open the space as a pizza joint again sometime soon.

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