Join Etsy New York Artists at the 4th Annual Better Than Jam Summer Pop-Up on Governors Island at the grand opening on May 24th 2014.
WHAT: Better Than Jam Summer Pop-Up
WHEN: May 24th-September 29th Fridays through Monday
WHERE: House #16 in Nolan Park on Governors Island
For the 4th year, the Bushwick Brooklyn boutique, Better Than Jam, will be once again hosting a collective of local designers in its summer location on Governors Island. The Brooklyn shop of all locally handmade products will be taking the ferry ride over, and bringing with it the creations of New York City's most talented designers, artists, and crafters. From May 24 through September 29, house #16, a yellow Victorian house in Nolan Park, will be filled with the work of talented people who have created some amazing products for the island shop. And this year, for the first time, the shop will be open 4 days to celebrate the greatly anticipated grand opening of new park land The Trust for Governors Island has been working so hard on.
In coming to Governors Island, Better Than Jam hopes to create context around artisanal processes and inspiration. Better Than Jam’s gift shop will complement and add to the Island’s growing popularity, allowing visitors to take home a tangible memento from their Governors Island visit—a souvenir that was designed and crafted nearby with the island in mind. With the help of the Etsy New York Street Team, the shop will also host family-friendly demonstrations and workshops on Saturdays, to show and teach visitors some of their skills. On June 28th Alison Grande of Koto Designs will be teaching embroidered cards and on July 19th Lu Lasson of Lu Crafts will be demonstrating bookmark making for those interested in learning a new skill.
About Better Than Jam
Established 2010 in Bushwick Brooklyn, a neighborhood rich in history and brimming with an artistic community, Better Than Jam showcases a variety of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and artwork created by some of NYC’s most talented artists and craftspeople. It brings to the forefront local accomplished designers that make 100% handmade and high quality items at a fair price.
Learn more on our Events page!