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Open Baking Day at the Old Stone House
Come join us for Community Baking Day at the oven! You can bring any dish or recipe -- from bread to chicken, from cookies to pie -- and cook it yourself in the outdoor wood-fired oven. Jace and Yasmin will bring some pizza to kick off the baking! You don't have to share what you bake, but you will find many willing taste-testers! Kids are welcome and generally have a great time. Non-bakers are also welcome to come hang out and volunteer for taste-testing duty! We'll meet at the stone oven next to the Old Stone House (http://theoldstonehouse.org/), in the middle of the park on 3rd Street, between 4th Ave and 5th Ave, in Brooklyn. Firing the oven will start around 8am, and we'll bake from noon-ish until 4pm. Drop by any time! Keep in mind, when it gets busy there may be a wait of an hour or so until a spot opens up in the oven. We'll be standing around outside the entire time, so be sure to dress with that in mind. The weather can be unpredictable. We will bake even if it is cold or raining, as long as it is calm out. However, if it is windy we may cancel. If you're baking, a suggested donation of $5 to the Old Stone House for the Oven Fund would be much appreciated -- it helps pay for firewood. Thanks!

The Old Stone House

336 3rd Street Between 4th and 5th Avenues · Brooklyn, NY

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    We fire up the outdoor brick oven at the Old Stone House and invite everyone to come bake and cook together! You're encouraged to show up with a dish (or dishes) to cook, or just hang out and enjoy a conversation around the fire.

    Can't bake, don't have time, or have children? No problem! Every baking day starts with "Build Your Own Pizzas" at noon. We provide the dough and a variety of fresh toppings... you provide the fun! Come and assemble your own personal pizza, and we'll help you bake it in a 900-degree brick oven.

    No need to be fancy -- grab a couple of apples or potatoes, or a bulb of garlic from the corner grocery and toss it in the fire. Everything tastes great when it's baked in a brick oven!

    For answers to frequently asked questions, check out our FAQ (
    http://www.meetup.com/brickovenbrooklyn/about/)!

    To learn about the Oven Rebuilding Project, the fundraiser, and brick oven construction workshops, check out the Oven Rebuilding Project FAQ (http://www.meetup.com/brickovenbrooklyn/pages/The_Oven_Rebuilding_Project_FAQ/)!

    Brick Oven Brooklyn is part baking, part socializing, part historical education, and always fun.

    In 2012, Jace and Yasmin Harker (the co-founders of Brick Oven Brooklyn) learned about the long history of communal brick ovens while on vacation in the Brittany region of France. In centuries past, it was too expensive for individuals to each have their own oven, so a village would have one large communal wood-fired oven. Several times a week, the oven would be fired and everyone from the community would gather at the oven to bake their bread.

    We were inspired by the vision of bringing people together around a shared hearth, so when we returned to Brooklyn, we looked for a brick oven that hosted public events. The Old Stone House had a small but beautiful outdoor oven and invited us to use it, and that was the beginning of our monthly Open Community Baking Day!

    In 2014 we started the Brick Oven Brooklyn meetup group to help coordinate and plan the oven days, and it's been taking off ever since! Now we're at nearly 400 members and growing. We recently launched Build Your Own Pizza days. If you love the idea of building community through cooking, come join us!

    To learn more about the group visit us on the web:

    On Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/brickovenbrooklyn

    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brickovenbrooklyn

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