Bay Ridge

St. Mary’s Church to hold annual Christmas Boutique

November 28, 2017 By John Alexander Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Raffle and gift baskets on display at St. Mary’s Christmas Boutique. Photos by Gale Zarr

In what’s become a yearly tradition, St. Mary’s Antiochian Church on 81st Street and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge will hold its popular Christmas Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.”

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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.

Gift items include Regency Christmas ornaments, linens, wreaths, collectibles, antiques, poinsettias, children’s novelties, china, housewares and costume jewelry.

The boutique is also a family destination as it features a Santa’s workshop setup and gives kids a chance to meet jolly old St. Nick and have their picture taken with him.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, during which last year’s winner won more than $1,000. There will also be drawings for Christmas gift baskets full of gift certificates and merchandise donated by local shopkeepers and a Sahadi gift basket with delicious treats.

Those stopping by will find plenty of food at the event, and the kitchen will serve pizza, hummus, tabouli and spinach pies. The bakery will have homemade desserts including pastries, brownies and cookies. There will also be a cafe with available seating.

Zarr adds, “We encourage everyone to shop for the holidays since our merchandise is very reasonably priced.”

Admission is free. All proceeds will help with the maintenance of the newly renovated church hall.


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