Sunday, April 20, 2014

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The hot holiday gifts of 2012? Taxidermy and bugs

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This one's for you gift givers who think outside the box.

The rest of you can still hit up the Union Square Holiday Market for bergamot candles and replica subway signs. If that's your thing.

But maybe you want your gifts to stand out. Maybe you want to terrify your ex, or woo her back with an artfully preserved animal. If that's her thing.

Tomorrow and Sunday, the taxidermists at Observatory host a holiday market like you've never seen.

You remember Observatory as the place where you learned to turn a dead mouse into a coffee table conversation starter.

And yes, there will be more mice here — along with smokin' tatted taxidermist Sue Jeiven.

There will also be waxworks and "anthropomorphic insect tableaux" — by an ex-American Museum of Natural History "insect preparator" — and books from the Morbid Anatomy Library.

But if you don't have the stomach for this nightmare before Christmas, just post up at the beer station, helmed by Brooklyn Brewery.

Merry Creepness.

Morbid Anatomy and Observatory Holiday Fair
Saturday-Sunday, December 8-9
Noon-6p
Observatory, 543 Union St. (3rd Ave.), Gowanus
observatoryroom.org

Price: Free

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