NYC Together comes to Crest Hardware

This past week we had the pleasure of hosting an activity with NYC Together, a non-profit organization that brings together police officers from Brooklyn’s 90th precinct and students from local schools to engage in civic activities, providing a space for communication through non-formal engagement with law enforcement.

The kids from a school in Brownsville, Brooklyn came by the store to carve and decorate their own Halloween pumpkins on our outdoor patio in the garden center. It turned out to be a fun and enriching experience for not only the kids but also for the police officers who dedicate themselves to serving and protecting the community. Together the officers and the kids had a chance to dig in and get their hands dirty while also expressing their creativity. Nothing like a good ole’ pumpkin carving session to bring us all together!

We do our best to support organizations that tighten the bonds that make our city feel like one big family. Our community is important to us, Brooklyn & beyond, and we can get behind any organization that brings us all a little closer together.

Find out more about NYC Together at www.NYCTogether.com


Pumpkin Carving Contest Re-Cap!

We had a great turnout this year for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Lots of amazing entrees, especially some super creative designs!

Check out the some of the entrees below!

Madewell Men's + Crest Hardware Pop-Up Shop Recap

This past weekend was a blast. We had the opportunity to host an amazing launch event for Madewell Men’s clothing right here in our urban garden center! The kick-off party included sets by DJ Stretch Armstrong and a live performance by Barns Courtney.

Guests had the opportunity to get limited edition silk screened tees and sweatshirts designed by the creative dynamic duo of Dan Cassaro & Dan Christofferson AKA Young Jerks.

Continuing throughout the weekend, we hosted a Madewell Men’s Pop-Up Shop inside Crest.
Our customers were able to sample the goods and purchase the expertly crafted denim and superior quality garments of the newly released line.

This being our first experience hosting a pop-up shop at Crest, we used the opportunity to learn more about our customers and push the boundaries of the traditional ‘Hardware Store’. Madewell Men’s being rooted in workwear was not only a perfect match for Crest, but also a great experience for us, our customers and the hardware retail industry as a whole.

Shout out to all the event sponsors!
Food was provided by Roberta’s Pizza & Hometown Bar-B-Que
Dessert by OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
Drinks by Grimm Ales, St Agrestis & All-Wise Show Mead

A special thank you to Kingsland Printing for providing the silk screening!


Spoga Gafa 2018 - Recap!

This month was very exciting and informative for the team at Crest Hardware. I was invited to participate in a discussion with several prominent home & garden bloggers at the Spoga Gafa tradeshow in Germany.

I initially met the folks from Spoga at the annual NRHA conference this past Spring, where I was invited to speak on a panel among other leading hardware retailing experts. After hitting it off over dinner and beers, I was invited to give a talk about my experience with garden retailing in an urban environment. Given that Crest is located in such a hyper-urban area, we carry a unique perspective on retailing. It was amazing to get to share some of the challenges we face and the opportunities that lie here with an entire new continent of people!

I’m excited for these gatherings and to share with the retailing community both nationally and world-wide. I’ll be heading out later this month to the True Value Reunion, so stay tuned for more!

-Joe


Thank you to all the bloggers who attended the meet & greet! Great talks with great people that are taking the garden industry to new heights.

Xenia - http://www.berlingarten.de/

Sandra - http://grüneliebe.de/

Anja - https://der-kleine-horror-garten.de/

Elke - https://guenstiggaertnern.blogspot.com/

Carina - http://wohngoldstueck.de/

BioLite Event Re-Cap

This past week we hosted a little BBQ in our backyard garden with the good folks from BioLite.

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The new BioLite FirePit was cooking up a storm! And, the best part about it... no smoke! Their patented airflow technology works like a charm by keeping the fire going and smoke-free. 

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Thank you to everyone who came out for the event. We had a great time eating and drinking with friends and fam!

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Have Your Next Party At Our Garden Center!

Thank you to PureWow for including our luscious 5,000 SF garden space in their editorial about the best event rental spaces in NYC! 

 You can check out the full article here: PureWow.com

If you'd like to inquire about renting our Urban Garden Oasis for your next event, please check out the link below!

The Tree Market at The Standard, East Village

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Now in it's third year, Crest Hardware is proud to present The Tree Market at The Winter Garden inside The Standard, East Village. 

We will be selling trees, stands, wreaths and lights! 

All proceeds will benefit The lower Eastside Girls Club.

Hours:
Fridays 4pm-9pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-9pm

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While you're there enjoy tasty seasonal treats and cocktails in an alpine yurt!

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Come Meet Santa!

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Santa is coming to The City Reliquary holiday party on December 10! Kids can meet the big red guy at the annual civic celebration for friends & neighbors.

The City Reliquary is a short walk from Crest Hardware, located at 370 Metropolitan Ave.
If you look closely at Santa, you'll see he's our very own "Crest" Kringle. 

There will be cookies, milk, and juice boxes for the kids (included w/admission), and "holiday cheer" for grown-ups (a little extra). There will also be brownies and blondies made with flour from RISE Products, one of the upcycling organizations featured in our NYC Trash! exhibition.

Admission is a suggested $5 per adult. Free for kids 12 & under.

Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621528824576549/

Field Trip to Crest Hardware!

We had a great time today building birdhouses with Miss Franquinha's class from PS 91 in Glendale, Queens. The class stopped by to learn about plants, visit Franklin the Pig and get involved in do-it-yourself projects!

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The kids with their finished birdhouses

We used Melissa & Doug Birdhouses sold at Crest Hardware. We carry an assortment of fun projects and activities for children!

BindleStiff Family Cirkus Presents:

Crest is a proud sponsor of the Cardboard & Ducktape Spectacular!

For more information on the event check out: BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS

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Bindlestiff’s latest production, A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular, returns to NYC’s Connelly Theater after a successful premiere run in 2016. A little imagination can go a long way, and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues to reimagine classic American circus tradition with a unique contemporary twist.

Join Bindlestiff’s cast of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow marvels, and vaudevillians as they pare the Cirkus down to its most basic elements: discovery, risk, and joy. Always ready to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, these talented performers bring the audience back to their own childhood experiences of fun. Follow the Bindlestiffs and discover that some cardboard, duct tape, and creativity is all that’s needed to find delight.

Art Show Recap!

Over the weekend we had the pleasure to host the opening of "The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings By Rachel Lussier".

The show will be on display until March 4th at Crest Hardware.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to enjoy the show! We had a great time with you all!

Holiday POP-UP SHOP!

We invite you to join us at our Holiday Pop-Up Shop at The Standard, East Village!

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Cozy up in our glorious Winter Garden at The Standard, East Village! 

Stroll through our selection of frasier fir Christmas trees along with table top trees, wreaths, garland, lights and tree stands. We’ve also teamed up with Upcycles delivery service in order to get those trees right to your door!  

In true holiday spirit, proceeds will benefit The Lower East Side Girls Club.

While you’re there, strip off those extra layers in our heated alpine yurts, slip into some fondue, and stay warm with hot spiked drinks. 

Open weekdays 4-9pm, weekends 12-9pm

Happy Holidays from Crest Hardware!

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SHOP LOCAL FESTIVITIES

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On Saturday, November 26th Crest Hardware will be hosting customer appreciation for small business Saturday! 

In celebration, we will be holding a "Fill-The-Bag" promotion.

Our brand new Crest Tote Bags will be on-sale for a discounted price of only $5, which each customer can fill to the top and receive a 20% discount on all items that fit inside!

We will also be serving snacks and coffee throughout the day!

Be sure to come by Crest Hardware to join in the festivities!

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