Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market
Skylight One Hanson, One Hanson Place, Brooklyn
“Renegade” isn’t just a Styx song anymore. This awesome moniker has also lent itself over to an industrious DIY marketplace popping up this weekend in Brooklyn. The Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market opens up for two glorious days with more than 200 vendors, hands-on workshops, food, drinks and tunes. Admission is free, so come stock up on hand-made holiday gifts and get ahead of the game this year.
Deal nearby: Fulton St. Bagels
Saturday, November 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Amazing NY Scavenger Hunt at the Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Let’s be honest – if “Night at the Museum” were real, it’d probably be pretty terrifying. Instead of running from mummies and dinosaur bones, we’ll stick to this two hour scavenger hunt at the Brooklyn Museum. Explore intricate exhibitions and ancient artifacts while hunting for clues and solving puzzles. Tickets are $25 per person and one member of the team should have a smartphone with a copy of the ScanQuest app. Each scavenger in the winning team will get their own NYC-themed prize. No need to call in Ben Stiller for this one.
Deal nearby: Janelle’s Restaurant
Saturday, November 23, 1 p.m. and Sunday, November 24, 1 p.m.
NYC Craft Beer Festival Winter Harvest
69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
What’s not to love about pumpkin beer? It’s the fusion of two of our favorite things (pumpkin pie and beer) in a single glass. Alas, all good things must come to an end. So, as our beloved gourd fades away until next Autumn, celebrate next season’s flavors at this installment of the NYC Craft Beer Festival. Be the first to try over 150 beers from around the country at the Winter Harvest and savor the cold weather in style. (Ya know, indoors with unlimited 2-oz servings.) Tickets are $49 to $135.
Deal nearby: Ponty Bistro
Saturday, November 23, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Fourth Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar
Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
If winter brews ain’t your thing, The Fourth Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar has a little hooch to please everyone. The Dizzy Fizz hosts this tasting event with some of NYC’s best bartenders mixing up holiday punches, nogs and wassails for a chance at winning the “Best Bowl.” The audience gets their say in determining the coveted ‘People’s Choice’ award too. One of the best parts? Pulled pork sliders, cole slaw and pickles from the ever-delicious Mable’s Smokehouse. Tickets are $50 per person.
Deal nearby: Ted & Honey
Sunday, November 24, 6 p.m.
Cat Painting Takedown
The Active Space, 566 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn
They took over the internet and now they’re conquering traditional media too. Twenty Brooklyn artists converge at The Active Space in Bushwick to paint portraits of YouTube’s favorite animal: the almighty feline. They’ll be auctioning off the art while the audience watches and imbibes. Take a sip and let the good-natured cat-fightin’ begin — and maybe even snag yourself the purrfect piece for the living room wall. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: El Mio Cid