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CRAFT FAIR

The Brooklyn Paper

The Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts will bring handmade art for the home as well as wearable art to the Union Church of Bay Ridge on Nov. 6, from 11 am to 5 pm, for its "Pre-Holiday Fair of Artisanal Crafts."

"The Bay Ridge Festival started at this church 40 years ago, so we are delighted that this event is there again," said Union Church Pastor Mary Speers, who also makes earthenware vessels and tiles.
Among the items for sale are jewelry by Joann Amitrano (pictured), stained glass by Kathleen Cruickshanks, quilts and placemats by Angeline Roth, notecards by Bill Rehberg and much more.

Proceeds from the sale will support the Bay Ridge Festival Scholarship Fund for college entrants in the arts and the Children’s Camp Fund of Union Church, which provides scholarships for children to spend one or two weeks at a Presbyterian camp in Dutchess County in the summertime. For more information, call (718) 745-0438 or visit www.brfa.org. The Union Church of Bay Ridge is located at 8101 Ridge Boulevard at 81st Street.

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