WINDSOR TERRACE — Knowledge hunters hungry for new information can feast at a new Brooklyn Brainery location opening Nov. 28.
The Prospect Heights-based business, which hosts classes on everything from sushi-making to sock puppetry to the history of Scotch whisky, is opening an annex at 1233 Prospect Ave. (between Vanderbilt Street and Reeve Place).
"We've been running to capacity at our main space and I always wanted to be able to do more classes, we just didn't have the space or the time, so this will allow us to add additional events to the calendar," Brooklyn Brainery co-founder Jen Messier said in an email.
Launched in 2010 in Gowanus, Brooklyn Brainery offers casual classes at affordable prices — current classes include a $10 financial planning class and a four-session series on American Sign Language for $68. The founders describe the low-key learning atmosphere as "book clubs on steroids."
The new space, which will replace The Prospector gourmet grocery shop, is smaller than Brooklyn Brainery's primary location at 190 Underhill Ave., but it's well-suited for more intimate hands-on classes and lectures, including plenty of crafts classes, Messier said.
Upcoming classes include one on "needle felting" (sculpting with wool) and making your own evergreen wreath, which is already sold out.
"We'll hopefully have a wide variety of classes that will allow everyone to check out some new skills or hobbies and see what they like,” Messier said in an email. "We're really excited to be in the neighborhood!"
MORE WINDSOR TERRACE NEWS: