Thursday, May 27, 2010

Launching This Weekend: Met Green Markets

A new kind of boutique market will launch in Metropolitan Green — a LEED registered green building designed by architect and designer Mark Helder to house pop-up shops — Met Green Markets.

Starting this weekend and continuing through June, designers, crafters, food-makers and vintage sellers will offer their wares in Metropolitan Green's space, which has 13-foot ceilings, tall display windows and a rear deck and garden. The markets will change weekly and will culminate in Homemade: Brooklyn, a showcase for all locally made products and performers.

Met Green Markets will be held May 28 to 31, June 4 to 6, June 11 to 13 and June 18 to 20. Homemade: Brooklyn will be from June 25 to 27. Metropolitan Green is at 439 Metropolitan Ave., between Meeker and North Fifth streets in Williamsburg.

E-Waste Recycling Days in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) is co-sponsoring an e-waste recycling drop-off event on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, June 6 from noon to 2 p.m.

Residential waste only will be accepted at the First Unitarian Church side chapel, 121 Pierrepont St. (between Clinton Street and Monroe Place).

Many different items will be accepted, including batteries, cell phones, laptops, TVs and VCRs. Click here for a full list of items. Call the BHA for more information at (718) 858-9193 or the church at (718) 624-5466.