Neighborhoods

HUSTLE AND BUST

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Ever wish you could step inside Etsy? Walk around, handle the wares, browse to some good music, and sample the homemade treats? Well, then…it’s BUST or bust this holiday season. The BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular offers pretty much that concept to Greenpoint’s brand-new Brooklyn Expo Center. Over 200 vendors will peddle their crafts — from vintage fashion to baked goods and brews. Throughout the day there will be live music and make-and-take art demonstrations for those adults who still strictly adhere to a DIY gifting approach. Stop by the wrapping booths and card-making stations to polish off your presents. Highlight: This year’s event includes a cat café, where you can chill out with a hot beverage and some furry friends if the holiday stress gets to be too much. And if you happen to fall head over heels, they’re adoptable.

Sat., Dec. 6, 11 a.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 11 a.m., 2014