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St. Mary’s Church to hold annual Christmas boutique

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November 23, 2016 By John Alexander Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Last year’s boutique tables brimming with gift items. Photo by Gale Zarr
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In what’s become a yearly tradition, St. Mary’s Antiochian Church on 81st Street and Ridge Blvd. in Bay Ridge will hold its popular Christmas boutique on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and what’s different this year is that it will be the first time the event is being held in St. Mary’s newly renovated Couri Hall.

According to event organizer Gale Zarr, “St. Mary’s Christmas Boutique is a Bay Ridge Community event which celebrates the Christmas season with our neighbors while promoting those wonderful shopkeepers who have been so generous towards the event.”

In past years, people have come to from all over Brooklyn to shop for their holiday gifts. And there is always a wide selection to choose from. The boutique features all kinds of vendors who, along with various Christmas items, will be featuring unique gift baskets and one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.

The boutique is also a family destination with Santa’s workshop set up for all the kids to get a chance to meet jolly old St. Nick and have their picture taken with him.

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There will be a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s winner won over $1000. There will also be drawings for Christmas gift baskets that contain gift certificates, and merchandise donated by local shopkeepers, as well as a basket of cheer, and a Sahadi gift basket with delicious treats.

There will be plenty of food at the event, and the kitchen will serve pizza, hummus and spinach pies. The bakery will have many homemade pastries, brownies and cookies. There will also be café with available seating.

Zarr adds, “We encourage everyone to shop for the holidays since our merchandise is very reasonably priced. The Boutique features items for gift giving which includes Regency Christmas ornaments and decorations, linens, wreaths, poinsettias, children’s novelties, antiques, costume jewelry and much more, all sold by the Ladies Club of St. Mary’s. There will also be vendors selling jewelry, novelties, and spices”.

All proceeds help with the maintenance of the newly renovated church hall.


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