A big thank you goes out to all the parents who came out to our Mother’s Day Card Making Workshop this year. The gorgeous sunny Saturday morning was filled with smiles, art, and most importantly celebrations of mom!! This was our third year helping you create handmade cards for mom and we felt like it was time to take it up a notch. With the help of our new Clinton Hill friends we were able to put together a wonderful social gathering centered around creating, sharing, and connecting through art.
As Mother’s Day approached and we started to plan our annual Mother’s Day Card Making Workshop, we decided we wanted to honor our love for Clinton Hill and hold the workshop in our new favorite neighborhood! Our friends at the JCC suggest Mekelburg’s and the rest is history. From the first time we stepped out on their back patio we knew it would be a perfect fit. As with everything else in Clinton Hill, the people were so kind. The back patio was filled with caring parents ready to create with their kids.
This year we structured our intimate event more like our class. Georgia O’Keeffe was our featured artists and we talked all things flowers. We read a special Mother’s Day book “Hats Off to You,” provided step-by-step instruction on how to make the most special handprint card. Once everyone had created the perfect card for their mom, we opened up free creative time. The children rotated between play doh, a collaborative art piece, bubbles, and our photo wall. There was plenty of time for parents to get to know each other, enjoy the beautiful weather, and savor the delicious food (and beer).
Once we announced we were having this event at Mekelburg’s, all of our friends told us how much they loved this place. “Meks,” as they referred to it, appears to be a fancy delicatessen, but as you walk through the maze of delicious food, it opens up into a cozy bar. A couple steps up through the back door brings you into their secret garden of a patio….the perfect place for a morning of crafting. If you haven’t visited Mekelburg’s yet, we highly recommend it. It’s located at 293 Grand Avenue between Clifton and Greene. We all loved both the smoked salmon tartine and chocolate babka french toast. If you’re a beer lover they’ve got a plethora of options for you to try!
Thank you Alicia and Jheremy at Mek’s for helping it go smoothly. Thank you to your kind and caring staff. Thank you to Caryn at the JCC in Clinton Hill for helping sponsor the event as well as the whole team at Sawyer. Everyone loved their goodie bags!! And an extra special thank you to Team Love Jac: Viktoria and Michael who have become part of our family over the years. Can’t wait to continue organizing events like this for the community.