This weekend will be a great time to visit the Moore Street Market, as it will be one of the liveliest of the year. Tienda Las Gemelas, translated as "The Twins' Store" (run by a woman from Puebla, Mexico and her two twin daughters), will be selling baby dolls and baskets which they stock specifically for this time of year. At Christmastime, it's traditional in Mexico and other Latin American countries for children to bring baby Jesus dolls in decorated baskets to mass to receive blessings. The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, which manages and operates the market, recently announced that several vendors will be making special appearances this holiday weekend. Owner of Long Island City's Lucina's
Holly Trolley Ride along Graham Avenue
After visiting the market, walk one block east to Graham Avenue and a couple of blocks south to Cook Street and ride the historic trolley that will be making its way through the neighborhood between 11:00AM and 3:00PM on Saturday and Sunday, with the last trolley departing from Cook Street at 2:30PM. Santa will be making an appearance on Saturday's trolley route and carolers will be out on both Saturday and Sunday. Hosted by the Graham Avenue Business Improvement District, this third annual Holly Trolley Event is free of charge and will be a fun way to complement a holiday afternoon in East Williamsburg. Visit the Graham Avenue BID's website for more details.
Last but not least, if you'd like to join us for our second annual Holiday Tour of Most Holy Trinity - St. Mary's Church, please be sure to reserve your tickets as soon as possible. The tour will take place this coming Sunday, December 19th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM and again on Three Kings Day, Thursday, January 6th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Tickets cost $20/person and must be purchased in advance because space is limited. Click here to purchase tickets. All profits from this tour will be donated to the Trinity Human Service Center which provides support to economically disadvantaged people of the city, especially to the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick.
Happy Holidays from Urban Oyster!
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