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Show and Tell: Debbie and Día de los Muertos

February 17th was the monthly Show and Tell night at the City Reliquary. We had an amazing crowd that night. They were ready to listen, applaud, ask questions, and share some items from their personal collections.

One featured piece came from Arthur, the guest of one of the Reliquary’s fabulous volunteers. Perhaps inspired by the host’s policy of “you always have something on you with an interesting story,” Arthur shared his belt with the audience. While in the southwest, Arthur had taken one of his favorite belts with him. The belt was hand tooled leather and, unfortunately for Arthur it had been made for someone other than himself, bearing the name “Debbie” across the back. In his travels, he came across a man who makes hand-tooled leather belts. The man said to him “let me make you a belt.” However, Andy never received this belt before he left the area.

A little disheartened, he left the area assuming that he would never receive a belt with his own name inscribed into its surface. However, some time later he received a package in the mail. Inside the package was just such a belt, which also included snare drums flanking the sides of his name. Unfortunately, this package also included something else with Arthur’s name on it, a hefty and unexpected bill. 

Later in the night a Show and Tell newcomer shared something from his time in New Orleans with the crowd. The guest had been the assistant to a prominent celebrity photographer in Louisiana. After working with the photographer for some time, he had been told that the man was bankrupt and that he would soon be out of a job. As a severance gift, the guest received this Día de los Muertos, or Mexican Day of the Dead, statue. The figurine features a skeleton standing up and posing for a crouching figure with a camera. The guest was given this gift on his last day of work, as the photographer was about to work on a set with musician Kid Rock. As with most rock stars, Kid Rock entered the studio with his entourage, which included: a man with a fanny pack whose job was to supply cigars and a woman named Stormy, whose job it was to look good. While working, the guest had set down his skeletons haphazardly. Before he knew it, Stormy had sat on his new gift from his boss. Thankfully, the gift remained virtually in tact, if a bit wobbly.

February Fun: This Month’s Events

Hello Civic Boosters and Busters! We have not one, not two, not four, but three upcoming fun events at and with the City Reliquary. We thought to ourselves – this is such a short month, lets make the most of it!

Hearts and Crafts at The City Reliquary

Thursday, February 10th, 7-10pm

Free! Donations always appreciated

The next session of Arts and Crafts, titled ‘Hearts and Crafts’ will take place Thursday, February 10th, starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm and will be hosted by our Resident craftster, Anna Grant. It’s free, tea and nutella cookies will be provided (heart shaped of course). We be crafting handmade valentines, for those in love, and voodoo dolls, for those who have fallen out of love and are spiteful and stabby.

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Monday, February 14th, Doors open at 7pm, Film runs from 7:30-9:30

Free Popcorn and Brooklyn Brewery Beer available with donation

The City Reliquary will be open late valentine’s day for a special screening of The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Chicago, Gangsters, Al Capone. Nothing screams romance than Roger Cormen’s 1967 cult classic.

THurd THursday’s Show and Tell at the City Reliquary

THursday, February 17th, 7-10pm

Door and signup at 7pm, Open-Mic begins at 8.

Brooklyn Brewery beer available for cheap donation

$5 donation greatly appreciated

Hosted by Paul Lukas

You know how it goes. Same deal as last time (check the blog post about it for a refresher). You can either:

(a) bring an object of personal significance and be prepared to talk about it for up to three minutes

(b) just be part of the audience (because you can’t have show-and-tell unless there are people on hand to be shown and told).

and finally . . .

BOOZE AND SCHMOOZE With the City Reliquary

A Warming Winter Benefit, featuring Libations & Dissertations

Friday, February 25th, 2011, 7-11pm

At the Brooklyn Kitchen

WILLIAMSBURGH – The cold, dreary winter months in NYC are upon us. There’s only one real way to break out of the slush and snow. According to the City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization –it’s with cocktail and conversation! Nothing else warms the mind and blood like Boozin’ and Schmoozin’ with the City Reliquary!

$100 Happier Hour tickets at the door enable patrons to enjoy an extra hour, from 7-8, of small talk and nice pours;

$75 for Happy Hour tickets from 8-11pm. Goody Bags will be provided to all.

All proceeds will benefit the City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization, a non-profit museum in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn. Advance tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets here:

As always, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events because what is a museum without people?