12 RIDGEWOOD TIMES HOLIDAY WWW.QNS.COM HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Borough Hall celebrates the holiday season Queens Borough President Melinda Katz partnered with We Care New York and the Toys for Tots program of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to provide gift s to children during Katz’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, held in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall on Dec. 7. The event featured a visit from Santa Claus along with a medley of holiday songs sung by the P.S. 221 Holiday Ensemble, whose members received Citations of Photo courtesy of the Queens Borough President’s offi ce Honor from the Borough President in recognition of their outstanding performance. Shown in the back row with Katz are (from left to right) Marissa Bernowitz of We Care New York, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Herbert Nicholas of the 6th Communication Battalion, Lori Zeno of Queens Law Associates (which volunteered to assist with the distribution of gift s), P.S. 221Q Principal Patricia Bullard and P.S. 221Q music teacher Meredith Glemboski. Krampus is coming to town: Ridgewood artists bring dark side of Christmas to pop-up market BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AGIUDICE@RIDGEWOODTIMES.COM @A_GIUDICEREPORT A new Ridgewood-based art collective featuring artists from Queens and Brooklyn is putting a diff erent twist on a traditional holiday fair. The Rock Paper Scissors Collective will be hosting the fi rst annual Krampus Holiday Fair at The Cobra Club, located at 6 Wyckoff Ave., just over the Ridgewood border in Bushwick, on Saturday, Dec. 17. The art collective was inspired by traditional Bavarian holiday markets where one of the more popular fi xtures is Krampus, a mythical halfgoat, half-demon holiday creature. Unlike jolly old St. Nick, Krampus is said to bring gift s of chains and tree branches to punish the boys and girls who misbehaved. According to legend, Krampus is often depicted with large horns, cloven hooves, fangs and a long tongue. The Rock Paper Scissors’ Krampus Holiday Fair is a popup market and off ers an alternative to the traditional holiday markets. The fair will proudly feature goods created by local artists and artisans who live and work throughout both Queens and Brooklyn. Some of the vendors that will be on hand at the market to help customers fi nd unique gift s for everyone on their nice and naughty lists include House of Mars, Jackie Hates You, Lulu’s Gourmet Dog Treats, mVOLIe, Munch Art Studio, Rue 78 Vintage, UltraFresca, Whimsical Art Shop and Witches Brew Press. In tune with the Krampus theme, the holiday market will include Krampus inspired ornaments, crowns, holiday cards, gifts, wearable art, treats and much more. Each artist will incorporate diff erent incarnations of the Krampus, ranging from the comical and cute to the dark and demonic. The Cobra Club will be off ering Counter Culture coffee and specialty cocktails including their famous Devil Lock cocktail, which is a potent mix of Jalapeno-infused tequila, fresh lime, fresh orange, agave and Tabasco. Immediately following the market — which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. — there will be live music from Glowing-Eyed Friends, Powdermaker and Terra & the Dactyls following the market at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover for the show.
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