Flickinger Glassworks Newsletter
Our brief monthly newsletter about Red Hook, Brooklyn...
and other people, places & things we think you should know about.

Welcome to the October edition.

Our country is going through a difficult time. But that hasn’t stopped people from playing and reveling in music throughout Red Hook — at a safe distance, of course. We also announce the launch of Flickinger Glassworks’ new website. Please take a look!
Fiddlin' on the Pier
Bob Armistead
Charles Flickinger met Bob Armistead decades ago when they both worked as stained glass artists. Bob, who later became a beloved Bronx high school teacher, also enjoys playing the fiddle with other aficionados of Québécois, a variety of Celtic music. So when he recently asked to host an informal music session on Pier 41 in front of Flickinger Glassworks, we pulled out some chairs and an umbrella and set them up in the airy locale. Please listen to this talented foursome, which includes Anna Bosnick, Doyun Park and Colin Forhan.
The foursome playing in front of Flickinger Glassworks. [1:00]
A Jazzy Encounter Elsewhere
Michael Blake Trio performing Rip, Rig and Panic by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. [6:51]
On that very same day you could stroll a couple of blocks east to Hometown BBQ and stumble upon the Michael Blake Trio. The accomplished jazz trio improvised for hours, entertaining the crowds of people seated outside and chowing down on Hometown’s superb BBQ. This video, recorded that evening, features Michael Blake on sax, Tony Scherr on bass and Allan Mednard on drums.

You can “like” Michael’s page on Facebook to find out about upcoming performances. And check out Michael’s terrific new release “Red Hook Soul.” Cover art by Red Hook artist Esteban del Valle.
Flickinger Glassworks Launches its New Website!
The talented Brooklyn-based photographer Randy Duchaine completely revised Flickinger Glassworks’ website. As Randy explains in the video below, the new Flickingerglassworks.com site is photo-forward and digs into the process of bending glass. We also like to think that Randy made us look pretty good. Please tell us if you agree.