Bring it for local design. This weekend kicks off Brooklyn Designs 5th year. We're going to be there covering the action and seeing what's new, but we could use your help. If you'd like to be one of our insta-reporters for the weekend and send us great pics and short posts, we'll pay the price of your admission.
All you have to do is tell us you want to do it in the comment thread below and then send us short posts and pics via email. Include your name and address with the email. We can't guarantee we'll post yours, but we'll post as many of the best ones as we can and send out a check to those insta-reporters. Everyone will get a big thank you. Admission is $12. Show hours are Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 13, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ALL INFO IS ALSO HERE SHOW VENUES For the first time, BKLYN DESIGNS will take place in three venues, all within a two block radius. Each space will feature Brooklyn’s hippest design firms showcasing their spring lines. St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St. Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth St. BKLYN DESIGNS Annex, 81 Front St. DUMBO, Brooklyn (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) SHOW HOURS Show hours have been set for Friday, May 11, 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday, May 12, 10 am to 7 pm; and Sunday, May 13, 10 am to 6 pm. TRADE REGISTRATION Pre-registered members of the trade will receive free admission as well as invitation to trade-only events sponsored by BSH. Trade pre-registration will close on Thursday, May 11 at 12 noon. Online registration is now closed. Please visit the box office for admission. ADMISSION Tickets are $12 per person per day and may be purchased at the show; online registration is now closed. Admission includes access to all show venues and any of our inspiring design seminars. Student's with valid student ID may purchase tickets for $5 at the door all weekend. FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE There will be free shuttle bus service all weekend between Union Square, DUMBO, and 110 LIVINGSTON, and between DUMBO and Forté Condominiums in Fort Greene. Click here to download the shuttle bus schedule in PDF format. DIRECTIONS By Subway F to York Street - Make a right when exiting the train station. Make a left onto York St., walk 3 blocks to Washington St. Turn right onto Washington Street and walk 2 blocks to Water St. Turn left on Water and continue past Main St. A/C to High Street - If you are coming from Manhattan, exit at the rear of the train. Walk downhill on Cadman Plaza West (which becomes Old Fulton St.) to Front St. Cross at the light and turn right on Front Street. Turn left on Dock Street and walk 1 block to Water St. 2/3 to Clark Street - Exit the station elevator and make a left onto Henry St. Turn left on Old Fulton St. and continue downhill to Front St. Cross at the light and turn right on Front St. Turn left on Dock St. and walk 1 block to Water St. By Bus Take the B25 to the corner of Water St. and Main St. Walk half a block along Water St. towards the Brooklyn Bridge. By Car From Manhattan - Exit right from the Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza West; bear right at the bottom of exit ramp. Follow Old Fulton St., curving left, down to Front St. Make a hard right on Front St., then a left on Main St. Turn left again at Water St to the Warehouse entrance. From Brooklyn - Take Atlantic Ave. to Boerum Pl. heading toward Brooklyn Bridge. Boerum Place becomes Adams St. Stay in the far left lane, and turn left onto Tilary St. Make a right on Cadman Plaza West, which becomes Old Fulton St. Follow Old Fulton St, curving left, down to Front St. Make a hard right on Front Stl, then a left on Main St., Turn left again at Water St.