Sun Dec 8 & 15: The Mermaid Art Studio Holiday Pop Up Market

finalholidayShop Beach Girls Purls Sunday Dec 8 & 15 at
The Mermaid Art Studio Holiday Pop Up Market

Come support local artists and craft vendors and find one-of-a-kind unique holiday gifts. When you shop local, your $pending power stays local. Thanks for supporting your creative community!

The Mermaid Art Studio
891b W. Beech Street, in the West End.
Across from Paninis & Bikinis, in between The Dough Hut and Rose & Eye.

Sun Oct 20 – Jones Beach Fall Wildlife Festival

Shop Beach Girls Purls at lovely and historic Jones Beach this Sunday, October 20!

We’re joining a bevy of other local green/organic/handmade artisans at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center for a day of fun and education.

Eco-friendly art, food, animals and activites for the whole family. 11am-4pm.

p.s.– the festival is both Sat. and Sun. but BGP will only be there on Sun. Thanks for supporting our State Parks!

Oct 12 & 13 – Long Beach Fall Festival!

mossxlfittens7Beach Girls Purls will be back on the Plaza Oct 12 & 13 for the Long Beach Fall Festival. Pony rides, puppet shows, pumpkins & wine, oh my!

We’ll be stocked with all things warm and snuggly–hats, scarves/cowls, fingerless mittens, ponchos, hand spun yarn and more. Check out our Etsy shop for previews.

It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts–ask us about custom orders!

Shop local! Knit, stitched and spun in 11561.

Shop Arts in the Plaza Sat Aug 24, 2013

Traditional Irish Fisherman Knit Blanket. Baby or Lap Blanket

Beach Girls Purls will be back at Arts in the Plaza this Saturday August 24. Stop on by, say hi, we’ll be in front of City Hall with the Farmers Market from 10am-4pm.  Check out our cool cotton summer shrugs, hats, throw rugs, yarn and more, for sale online and in person. We’ll have some new markdowns and sale items, too.

Sept 29, 2012- Support Rescue Ink & Adopt a Dog or Cat

Did you know Rescue Ink runs Long Beach’s no kill animal shelter? Do you need a furry friend in your life? Come down to the Long Beach Farmers Market/Arts in the Plaza on Sat Sept 29 for Rescue Ink’s Adopt-A-Thon! Cats and dogs are waiting for their forever homes.

Anyone adopting a dog or cat from this event on Sept 29 can come by the Beach Girls Purls booth and pick out a felted pet collar, feathery cat toy or knitted squeaky poop for FREE (while supplies last). We love the animals!

You can also make a financial contribution or donate a needed item.

Aug 25 & 26 Arts & Crafts Fair on the Boardwalk

Shop Beach Girls Purls this weekend Aug 25 & 26 at the Long Beach Arts & Crafts Fair on the boardwalk!
We’ll have hats, cowls & scarves, felted bags, hand spun yarn, cool summer knits, as well as fingerless mittens, ponchos & other warm things for winter. Plus felted collars & toys for the puppies & kitties.

“Like” us on Facebook for news & updates, including where we’ll be on the boardwalk this weekend! (they don’t tell us ’til 6am Saturday morning.)

Check out our Etsy store for previews but make sure to visit us this weekend for new and exclusive items not yet online!

Raindate- Aug 19 – Forgotten Friends fundraiser

Because of the rain today, this event will be held on Sun Aug 19.

Join us at Garden of Eve Organic Farm on Sun Aug 19! Shop Beach Girls Purls and other local artisans  & craftsmen and you will be raising money to help puppies and kitties in shelters find their forever homes.

Fun for the family: food, music, belly dancing, raffles and pet adoptions.

Sun Aug 19, 10am-5pm.

Learn more on Facebook.

Happy Birthday Sandisfield!

Join us in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Sandisfield, MA.

Stop by our booth at the country fair on July 28 & 29. There’ll be crafts, food, music and more, including a historical militia reenactment, a cemetery walking tour and old fashioned fun for the kids, like sack races and a pie eating contest. Or you can hike the Clam River with the Berkshires Natural Resources Council.

Learn more on Facebook or read about the event in the Sandisfield Times.

Sat April 21 at Crossroads Farm

Join Beach Girls Purls at Crossroads Farm to celebrate Earth Day and the start of the farmy season!

The grand re-opening celebration will feature a “Made on Long Island” market, a petting zoo, music and Earth Day activities for the wee ones. Pick up your bedding plants, join the CSA, tour the farm, meet the bees.

Get more info:
Download the event flyer
Crossroads Farms on Facebook

Thurs Dec 8 at Seaside Celebrations, LB 11561

Black Felted Handbag with Snowflake Trim- $50

Come snack and shop Beach Girls Purls knits at Seaside Celebrations Holiday Boutique. Thursday Dec 8, 7-10pm.

Bring your holiday lists– we’ll have new Kerry hats, a flock of fingerless mittens, cowls, scarves, handbags and more!  Our knits make thoughtful and inexpensive holiday gifts for family & friends as well as teachers, dog walkers, bus drivers, house cleaners… all those folks who deserve a little thank you and appreciation.

Sun Nov 11- Shop BGP at Long Beach Holiday Boutique

Shop Small Business and Local before Sat. Nov 26!
Beach Girls Purls at the Long Beach Catholic School Holiday Boutique and Fair
Sun Nov 20, 9-4
735 W. Broadway, in the gym

Bring your holiday wish lists! We’ll have lots of new Kerry hats, cowls in all different shapes/styles/fibers, a new flock fingerless/texting mittens, felted and knit hand bags, yarn, and a few sweaters. Custom orders for Fiona, Stephanie, Pat, Jen and Cody are ready for pickup.

Need a small, thoughtful and inexpensive gift? Browse our collection of banana leaf journals and ipod/cell phone cozies ($15 each). Have a knitty friend? Indulge her creativity with a small or more generous skein handspun yarn ($10-15 and up). One size fits many? Try our fingerless mittens, a neckwarmer/cowl (all $30 and up) or a felted handbag ($35 and up). Ask us about custom orders– we have ideas!

Oct 23 and 30 at Arts in the Plaza

Thanks to all our knitty friends who supported us last weekend at the LB Fall Festival. If you missed us–we understand, it was loud, it was crowded– you can still shop BGP knits at Arts in the Plaza on Sunday Oct 23 and a spooky Halloween on the Plaza on Oct 30. Guess what Kerry & Laura are dressing up as??

Don’t forget to bring your holiday list & ask us about custom orders while there’s still time!

Oct 15 & 16 – Long Beach Fall Festival

Shop Beach Girls Purls at the Long Beach Fall Festival Sat & Sun, Oct. 15 & 16. We’ll have bags, hats, cowls, fingerless mittens, sweaters, scarves, snoods, ponchos, ipod cozies & quilts. Plus pumpkins, puppet show, food & wine tent…

Stop by and see what’s new. Ask us about holiday gifts — place your order now & be at the top of our list!

Kennedy Plaza in front of City Hall. 10am-4pm. Here’s the official brochure of fun-ness this weekend.

Oct 2 – Shop Fall Knits at Arts in the Plaza

Yesterday was a groovy Sunday at Arts in the Plaza, twirling to the tunes of Retro 69. Nice to see our friends and meet new knitty folks.

See us Sun Oct 2 for your fall hats, cowls, fingerless mittens and ponchos. Talk to us about holiday gift ideas. Plus we have new felted handbags! No cash? No problem–we take now credit cards in person.

Sunday October 2, 10a-5p at Kennedy Plaza in front of City Hall, Long Beach NY 11561.

Shop BGP online@Etsy.

Sept 25- Shop BGP at Arts in the Plaza

Electric turquoise newsboy - buy me!

Drop by and shop Beach Girls Purls at Arts in the Plaza in front of Long Beach City Hall this Sunday Sept. 25 from 10a-5p.

See our new flock of fittens, hats, cowls and ponchos for fall, or start thinking about holiday gifts (bus drivers, teachers, dog walkers, train buddies….). We welcome special orders!

Custom orders for Joyce (electric turquoise newsboy hat) and Penny (3 cowls, dog leash poop bag holder and grey felted handbag) are ready for pick up!

Let’s crochet! Classes for kids & adults

Learn to crochet, sew or make holiday gifts! Classes geared towards beginners and students looking to advance their skills. Crochet a scarf, cowl, purse/handbag, hat, wrist warmers (or texting mittens), water bottle/coffee cup cozy, IPod/cell phone holder, or beaded chunky necklace.

Download the flyer. RSVP via email to — space is limited!

** Mermaid Studio & Beach Girls Purls 2011 Fall Workshops **

Let’s Crochet  – 4th grade and up.
Saturdays: Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Dec. 3. 12-3 pm.

All levels welcome! Learn how to crochet or expand on your skills! Students will work on a variety of projects and stitches. Individual personal attention will guarantee that each student fully develops their OWN talent! Register for more than one session to maximize your skills. Multiple class discount. Bring your own materials.
Cost per session: $50.00   Two sessions: $80.00  Three sessions:  $110.00

Let’s Crochet  – Ladies  Night.
Fridays: Oct. 28, Dec. 9. 7-9pm (ish).

Learn basic crochet stitches or expand your skills in a relaxed environment. Explore your creativity – students may work on a variety of projects depending on individual interests. Personal attention and no-stress atmosphere! BYOB and your own materials, we provide tasty snacks. Cost: $40/session.

Holiday Gift Making Workshop  – 4th grade and up.
One session: Fri. Nov. 11 , 11am-3pm
This is a day of fun and creativity! Learn to make unique holiday gifts for friends and family using a wide variety of materials. Students will leave the workshop with several completed projects. All materials included. Bring your lunch. Cost: $80.


Sun Sept 4@Arts in the Plaza

NEW! charcoal & chard cowl in ez care acrylic/wool

Visit our booth at Arts in the Plaza this Sunday Sept 4. From 10am-5pm, in front of LB City Hall.

Get yourself something nice for back to school! We’ll have hats, cowls, fingerless/texting mittens, handbags, ponchos, handspun yarn & blank books/journals.

Shop us on Etsy but see us in person for the latest yarns and knits hot off our needles.

Custom orders for Joyce (turquoise hat), Diane (white hat for yoga) and Penny (three 2-square cowls) will be ready for pick up!

New merch! This weekend!

Come early to the boardwalk fair this weekend for the best pick of new BGP knit stuff (not even on Etsy yet). Lots of firsts & exclusives! In addition to brand-spankin-new kerry hats & cowls, summer & fall weight wraps/ponchos, yarn & quilts, we’ve got a flock of fittens and felted handbags, knit stuff for babies & kids, blank journal books and photo albums, and a one-of-a-kind Kerry swingy sweater in Minty Chocolate Chip yarn, *perfect* for cool fall nights.

August 20 & 21 – Long Beach Arts & Crafts Fair

Shop Beach Girls Purls this weekend Aug 20-21 at the Long Beach Arts & Crafts Fair on the boardwalk – it’s going to be hot!

We’ll have all sorts of stitched & spun gifts & goodies, including Kerry’s famous hats & cowls, summer shrugs in Italian cotton, sweaters & ponchos, handspun yarn, blank books/journals, quilts and more.

Hand made by locals, one-of-a-kind treasures. Come on by, say hi, see what’s new. 9am-6pm, Sat. & Sun.

Previews at our Etsy shop.

Hello summertime! Happy Father’s Day! It’s Arts in the Plaza, Sun June 19

Finally– summer is right around the corner! Visit Kerry & Laura this Sunday June 19 at Arts in the Plaza, Kennedy Plaza (in front of city hall), Long Beach NY. If you haven’t seen us since the fall, stop by and say hi! We’ve got lots of brand-spanking-new knits, fab Kerry hats, summer shrugs & handspun yarn. Preview merch so fresh it’s not even in our Etsy store yet. Spinning demos if I can fit the wheel in the truck. Maybe some quilts. Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the cooler for happy hour. From 10am-5pm.


sun. nov. 21 @ long beach catholic school holiday fair

shop responsibly this holiday season and buy original crafts made by *real people* in your community!

this sunday kerry and laura will be at the long beach regional catholic school holiday boutique from 9-5 with colorful hats, cozy cowls, scarves & fingerless mittens, felted handbags, ponchos and knitted bracelets. shop early for the best selection– all items are one of a kind.

priced from $15 and up, beach girls purls knits are thoughtful gifts for girlfriends, teachers, dogwalkers, babysitters, running partners and train friend

last chance: sun. nov. 14 @ art in the plaza, long beach

shop responsibly this holiday season and buy local crafts made by *real people* in your community! sunday is the last chance to pick up a cozy knitted hat, cowl or pair of fingerless mittens from beach girls purls at art in the plaza. beach girl kerry will be at kennedy plaza/city hall from 10-6 with colorful hats, cozy cowls, scarves & fingerless mittens, felted handbags, ponchos and knitted bracelets. be an original– all items one of a kind.

priced from $15 and up, beach girls purls knits are thoughtful gifts for girlfriends, teachers, dogwalkers, babysitters, running partners and train friends. if you don’t see something, please ask– we are available for special orders.

Sunday October 24@ Art In The Plaza

It’s fall weather and Beach Girl Kerry is at Art in the Plaza this Sunday Oct. 24 from 10am until 6pm. Warm up with a stylish Kerry hat, colorful cowl or fittens (fingerless mittens).

Also available: felted handbags, knitted wire bracelets, wraps and scarves. Start your holiday shopping early and buy local or just come on down and say hi, we’re right in front of City Hall.