If you have always been interested in making something with your own hands, but not necessarily progressing to power tools and carpentry, perhaps crafts are for you.
It’s a shame that after kindergarten, we rarely get to experiment with arts and crafts. However just like adults are re-discovering the fun of childhood with offerings like Adult Summercamp, you can now re-discover your love of craft time with craft classes throughout the city.
We’ve gone ahead and picked out a few of our favorites, so you can decide for yourself. Enjoy!
Craftjam seems to get it. They know that crafts are a (guilty?) pleasure of many adults, and they seek to attract that audience, helping often cynical New Yorkers break down their hard facade and express their inner joy.
Oh yeah, and they allow you to bring beer.
Beer works, too!
Not all classes are BYOB, so check their schedule on their site. Located in Soho, it is quite a quaint little storefront.
#2 Glass Blowing at BrooklynGlass
I’m gonna go out and say it. This is some hipster shit. But it’s so cool it gets a big ol’ pass from me.
Blowing liquid glass into your own stuff? Who does that!?
This is great for those that want to make their very own custom “tobacco” pipe. We see you.
Not for the faint of heart, since you are dealing with liquid glass, there is some danger involved, but Brooklyn Glass has been going it at for a long time and they seem to know what they are doing.
Check out there website for more info and schedule.
#3 Brooklyn Craft Company
Another banger from the borough of the beardos, the Brooklyn Craft Company has a wide range of craft classes for your repressed inner child. From Sewing, to Weaving and Dyeing, to even Paper Crafts, (cricut machines anyone??)
The calendar is totally packed, so you’ll have no problem finding a class.
#4 Candle Making at some French Shit
Candle making is dope. The actual way candles work is mindblowing. If you just thought it was a string in some wax, well, you were right, but it’s also got something called cappillary action and the evaporation of wax pulls up more wax just as its melted, in a gentle balance that keeps a flame burning for like DAYS at a time. It’s some high jingo going on.
This class is from the unproncouncable L’Atelier Creatif, and you learn how to make naturally scented candles on your own.
For those that want an extra fire hazard in their cramped NYC apartment, and also like for your apartment to smell like expensive soap, go for it!
The 92nd Street Y organization was established on March 22, 1874. Its complete organization name is 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. You might ask, “Is this organization a part of YMCA?” no, it is not part of the YMCA. Their center is now located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.
Its main facility was built in 1930, and in 1967 an Annex was built at the 91st Street. It served the people for over a century already. It has given almost $1 million of scholarships to the people it served. They do not choose what kind of people to serve, they provide help from newborn to elderly adult. The programs they offer are the following:
- Community Outreach
- Electronic Distribution of Programs and Content Development
- Jewish Life and Culture
- Lifelong Learning
- Performing and Literary Arts
- Physical Fitness and Wellness
- Programs for Children and Families
If you want to connect to people around the world, consider joining the 92nd Street Y. Make a change. The world needs each one of us, but we cannot make a change if it will not start from us.
If you are wondering what 92nd Street Y is, well this would be a better introduction. The 92nd Street Y is a diverse community center. It connects all people around the globe through arts, culture, conversation, and entertainment. Not only that 92nd Street Y is a Jewish organization that whole-heartedly welcome and reach out to people. It does not alienate people, it accommodates people of all ages, backgrounds, faiths, and races.
You will really learn more with 92nd Street Y. They give importance with self-improvement and the importance of happiness and giving back to the people around us. Your life will be directed with the most exceptional thinkers and influencers of 92nd Street Y.
You cannot find another place like the 92nd Street Y. They believe that this world can be repaired through the power of arts and ideas. These can enrich, enlighten, and motivate people to change lives. Get yourself enlisted at 92nd Street Y! It is fulfilling to deepen one’s understanding about life.
Learn more about the impact of the 92nd Street Y community can bring into your life.