The decorations are going up around the city, the weather has FINALLY cooled down, we’ve turned back our clocks, and we’re READY! Well, we’re GETTING ready, like little elves hard at work in our studios, to show you why the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade stands apart from all the other shopping events in NYC this time of year.
For our 11th season, we’re giving you three chances to buy handmade and local from a carefully curated selection of NY Handmade Collective members. Engage all your senses as you shop for jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, baby items, and more from our 60+ participating vendors, all of whom are based in the tri-state.
Our first market will take place on Small Business Saturday weekend, November 24-25, from 11am-6pm at the Invisible Dog, located at 51 Bergen St. in Brooklyn. Next up is our week-long pop-up inside Chelsea Market, December 3-9 from 10:30am - 7:30pm, 75 9th Ave. in Manhattan. Finally, on December 15-16, visit us at the Brooklyn Historical Society from 11am-6pm at 128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn.
We are so proud to be the only all-volunteer, vendor-run handmade market in NYC, and we bring the same imagination that we use in our work to the production of our retail events. We hope you find (and buy) something you or someone you love will treasure, but we also want to celebrate and share the joy of making things, so we’ll have interactive demos courtesy of Blick Art Materials for you to get in touch with your inner artist, and we’ll be giving away special gifts and prizes via our raffles!
We know our sense of community shines through when we come together, and this is one reason why our 2017 Cavalcade drew more than 25,000 visitors. Our personalized service, which allows us to connect with customers in a unique and meaningful way, is the final step in our creative process, which we think results in happier gift-givers and recipients!
For 2018, we’re thrilled to be sponsored by partners who share our appreciation for handmade goods, quality, and craftsmanship: Blick Art Materials, Etsy, Fine & Raw Chocolate, Purl Soho, and Green Mountain Energy.
Admission to the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is free and with every purchase, shoppers will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes made by the talented members of the NY Handmade Collective, as well as special gifts donated from Fine & Raw and Blick.
For more information about the NY Handmade Collective's Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, visit www.handmadecavalcade.com.