Read Across the USA!

This past month we had the opportunity to reach out to the little members of our community by visiting PS 132 for National Read Across the USA Day. Each year at schools across the country, the beginning of March is a time to celebrate the joys and benefits of reading. The date is usually on March 2nd in recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but since this year it fell on a Saturday, we headed out to the schools on March 1st to read to the kids from our favorite children’s books.

PS 132 once again invited members of the community including Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Council Member Antonio Reynoso, our very own Joseph Franquinha of Crest Hardware, members of the NYPD, and St. Nicks Alliance to be guest readers to their students in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Read the full article from Greenline North Brooklyn Community News

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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


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!


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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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/