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WILLIAMSBURG—Kick off your Mother's Day celebrations this weekend with Steven Alan Optical (85 N 3rd St), where you're invited to try your hand at floral arranging and sip on champagne — maybe the latter boosts the former? Taking place on Saturday from 5pm to 7pm, all purchases will be 20% off during the event.
NOLITA—Get lei'd at Creatures of Comfort (205 Mulberry St) on Saturday in honor of both Lei Day and Mother's Day this month. Not only will can you shop vintage Hawaiian-themed clothing from No. 808's pop-up over snacks and drinks, but you'll also be able to make your own lei with Extra Terrestrial Projects and shop Confetti Project's themed products. The lei workshop is $75, and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot in the 3pm or 5pm session.
WILLIAMSBURG—Floss Gloss nail polish is teaming up with Babel Fair (294 Bedford Ave) for a nail party on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm. In addition to getting nail art from manicurist Holly Falcone, you'll get a free gift bag if you're one of the first 20 people to arrive.
COBBLE HILL—Beginning Saturday jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning is inviting customers to shop her 196 Court Street store and receive a free bouquet with a purchase of $250 or more (while supplies last) throughout the weekend..
MEATPACKING DISTRICT—Tomorrow, stop by Hanro (806 Washington St) from 1pm to 4pm, when fashion illustrator Isak Zenou has just debuted his new collection of accessories and an in-store mural. There will be sips and sweets, and a $500 purchase (you'll get the Friends & Family event discount of 20% off), comes with a personal sketch from the artist. That F&F discount is good through May 13th, by the way.
BOERUM HILL—On Saturday, participate in the Atlantic Avenue's Business Improvement District's interactive Design Walk, a series of pop-up apartment rooms, workshops, and showcases from 3pm to 8pm on Atlantic Avenue between Bond and Smith Streets. Click here to learn more.