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April 29th, 2010

May 7-9: Bklyn Designs

Once again, BKLYN DESIGNS, an exhibition of designers of contemporary furnishings and home accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, will give thousands of visitors the opportunity to see Brooklyn’s cutting-edge design scene.

At BKLYN DESIGNS you can get a first look at new work from over 45 of the borough’s best designers including 10 never-before-seen exhibitors launching at the show. The three-day show, which takes place May 7-9 at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, will have something for everyone including an exciting roster of engaging activities, fun events, lively entertainment, and area dining specials. The full rundown of events and activities can be found at www.bklyndesigns.com/events.

Perks include free coffee from Crop to Cup every morning and on Friday, May 7 there’s an on-site happy hour with free Peak Organic beer sponsored by Inhabitat.com. On Friday and Saturday afternoons DJs Nick Chacona and The Schwartz from Halcyon the Shop will set the vibe and provide the perfect soundtrack to experience the show.

Kids are the focus at BKLYN DESIGNS this year. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, families are encouraged to check out the interactive BKLYN DESIGNS Kids Lounge featuring fun, functional, and fabulous children’s furniture by BKLYN DESIGNers. Don’t worry about your young ones getting bored at the show – the kids will surely keep themselves occupied as they enjoy the hands-on exhibit along with face painters, balloons and fun, kid-focused activities, including book readings from renowned children’s book author and Brooklyn Heights resident, Melanie Hope Greenberg.

Also on Mother’s Day, BKLYN DESIGNS will partner with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation for the Annual Spring Fling set to take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Pier 1 in the newly-opened Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. Families can walk from the show to enjoy concerts, children’s book readings and drawing demos from children’s book authors and illustrators, arts and crafts activities, and parent-child yoga. After working up an appetite, you can relax at restaurants in and around DUMBO with specially-priced BKLYN DESIGNS(TM) Mother’s Day brunch menus.

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