Where to Find the {NewNew} August 7 + 8

What:
Only five more weeks of
, so if you haven't sailed the blustery NYC harbor waters to visit this treasure cove of handmade goodness, put it on your summer agenda.
When: Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: House 6B in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Take the free ferry at the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan or at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 (Brooklyn ferries only run on weekends). More directions of ferry schedules here.
Who: Over 30 {NewNew} artists - check out the complete list here.
In the Neighborhood: There is so much to see on Governors Island that you'll want an entire day to visit all the sites. Added Value's three-acre organic fruit and vegetable farm is just one of the highlights. See them at Picnic Point where you can also visit their farm stand and purchase the bounty of the farm's produce and flowers.

What: Brooklyn Flea
When: Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Where: 176 Clermont between Clermont and Vanderbilt.
In the Neighborhood: The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), America's oldest continuously operating arts center, is just down the street at 30 Lafayette Avenue. Check out performances here.

Where to Find the {NewNew} July 24 + 25

As July winds down, take advantage of these lazy summer days by strolling through some of the best markets NYC has to offer. Explore an area you have never been to and perhaps fall in love with a new designer's work along the way.


What: The {NewNew} Treasure Chest Store on Governors Island When: Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: House 6B in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Take the free ferry at the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan or at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 (Brooklyn ferries only run on weekends). More directions of ferry schedules here.
Who: Over 30 {NewNew} artists - check out the complete list here.
Governors Island Fun Fact: This NYC getaway has amazing events every week. You may have already missed Prince Harry playing polo (and subsequently falling off a horse? So I've heard...) or the punk rockers weekend, but you're sure to find something uniquely New York when you check it out on any given Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

What: Hester Street Fair
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: Hester and Essex Street.
Who: {NewNew} artisans will be there all weekend. On Saturday, see EnchantraGirl and LoellaMedina. On Sunday, visit Laterlierdesbijoux, FiskAndFern, and SaskiaDeVries.
Hester Street Fun Fact: This market is curated and offerings fall into three categories: handmade items, vintage finds, and food.


What: Brooklyn Flea
When: Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Where: 176 Clermont between Clermont and Vanderbilt.
Brooklyn Flea Fun Fact: Time Out New York calls the Brooklyn Flea "One of New York's Essential Pick-Up Spots." Wow!






Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} May 29 + 30



The {NewNew} is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Fulton Stall Market on Sundays, opening this Sunday and operating weekly until October 31st. Located at former Fulton Fish Market, over two dozen food and {NewNew} artisan vendors will occupy the sixteen former fish stalls that line South Street between Fulton and Beekman Street at the South Street Seaport. This week, you'll see {NewNew} members Fubabee, Elments4insirdlivng, WishByFelicity, MayLuk, MShoelace, WindowsOfAgate, AdornmentsNYC, and OonaghNaturals.
Location: South Street Seaport between Fulton and Beekman Street. Sunday, 12pm - 6pm.

The Hester Street Fair is filled to overflowing with excellent food and artisan vendors, which is probably why it's been in the spotlight in so many NYC magazines of late. This Saturday, you'll find {NewNew}ers PriaVanda with unique handwoven stationary and Elments4inspirdlivngwith one-of-a-kind fashion accessories and unique decorative items for the home. On Sunday, check out DesignsByAliza, AlleneLaSpina, and IreneCStudio.
Location: Hester and Essex Street, Manhattan. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 6pm.

The {NewNew} continues to have a strong presence at the outdoor Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. This Saturday you'll find CardsInStitches, AdornmentsNYC, and BhekiPainting.
Location: 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt. Saturday, 10am - 7pm.

Artists and Fleas is a hip, Williamsburg weekly market that showcases emerging and independent artists, designers, vintage collectors and DIYers. This Saturday you'll find LadyThree with her handmade and revamped vintage jewelry along with hand printed gift tags and cards.
Location: 129 North 6th Street, Brooklyn. Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

Have a lovely weekend!



Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} May 22 + 23

Handmade Shopping Tip #3
Finding Your Favorite Handmade Artisan Again

You stroll through a spring market and pass by a booth with stunning handprinted tea towels*. You backtrack. You buy one, take it home, and realize it's not only the most beautiful thing in your kitchen, but it's super soft, super absorbent, and easy to clean. You want to buy 10 more as gifts for your entire family. But wait - the tea towel doesn't have the designer's name on it. You paid with cash, so you don't have a receipt. You go back to the market the following weekend and search through all the booths to locate the mystery tea towel seller, but you can't find her again. What to do?

The wonderful thing about handmade products is that it lacks that huge tags emblazoned with a company's logo. Unfortunately, it also means that you might not be able to find that artist that you love. Here are some tips to relocate your favorite handmade artisan.

1. Sign up to be on "the list". Many artists send out newsletters with information about new products, upcoming craft fairs they'll be selling at, or when there are special promotions. Be sure to join - you can always unsubscribe later.

2. Take a business card. But don't just grab a business card, throw it in your shopping bag, and throw it out when you get home! Take a second to make a note on the back about what product you like, or to write a reminder like, "Great gift idea for Aunt Sara!" That way you won't forget why you picked up that card.

3. Put the business cards you collect in one place rather than let them collect in your junk drawer. I like to punch a hole in the top left hand corner and then put them all on a metal book ring to keep them all together.

4. Find out if the artist has a blog. Then subscribe!

Now, put these tips into action this weekend, as there will be plenty of opportunity to shop for amazing handmade items from the {NewNew}!

This Saturday, Karen Sieger, the author of Markets of New York, will be doing book signings at the Brooklyn Indie Market. To help celebrate the event, {NewNew} artisans will be selling their wares! Stop by and check out WabisabiBrooklyn, KimmChi, KnitKnit, OffTheMat, OwlidayInn, MetropolisSoap, Fofolle, and MayLuk.
Location: Red and white tent at Smith between President and Union, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

Hester Street continues to get great press and large turnouts at this hopping Lower East Side Market. Get a taste of old NYC by visiting this historic hotspot. This Saturday you'll find the following vendors:
HeartFelt4Kids: Colorful and charming natural fiber and eco-friendly wool and bamboo felt children's apparel.
Elements4InspirdLivng: One-of-a-kind fashion accessories and unique decorative items for the home.
PriaVanda: Unique hand-woven stationary.
Location: Hester and Essex Street, Manhattan. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 6pm.


The Brooklyn Flea continues to be a strong presence on the local handmade scene, and the {NewNew} table has yet another strong line-up of vendors. Keep an eye out for CardsInStitches, AdornmentsNYC, and BhekiPainting this Saturday at the Fort Greene Flea.
Location: 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

The {NewNew} team will have a curated table at the famous BUST Spring Craftacular with fantastic items from a variety of {NewNew} artisans. Be sure to look out for them at this fabulous spring event!
Location: The Warsaw, 261 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 7pm



Karina




*The tea towels I'm referring to are from Cakehouse and ClaudiaPearson. I love both designers!

Where to Find the {NewNew} April 3 + 4


You know that spring is here when the Brooklyn Indie Market opens up for a new season! The {NewNew} will have a presence here, with members WabisabiBrooklyn, KimmChi, Fofolle, HeartFelt4Kids, Elements4InspirdLivng, RocksAndSalt, OffTheMat, and MetropolisSoapCo representing. Take a trip to lovely Carroll Gardens for this great emerging designer market.
Location: Red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Brooklyn. Saturday 11am - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm.

The Brooklyn Flea finishes off its' final full weekend at the One Hanson location this weekend. For the rest of April, this famous market will resume at the outdoor Fort Greene location on Saturdays and the One Hanson bank building on Sundays. {NewNew} artisans will be enjoying the friendly vibe and selling their fabulous handmade wares, with NordeaSoaperie, WishByFelicity, and YaniaCreations on Saturday and IreneCStudio, Vyphuisdesigns, and LittleBunny on Sunday.
Location: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.




Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} ............. March 26,27,28




On Friday March 26 from 7-10pm, {NewNew} members Rocks and Salt, Kimmchi, and Wabisabi Brooklyn will debut their 2010 Spring designs at Better Than Jam Handmade Co-op, which is owned by {NewNew} member Karin Persan.

It will be a chance to sip some wine, chat with the designers, and be the first to see their new Spring creations. They will also be raffling off a gift certificate to the shop!

Location: 1095 Flushing Avenue, Bushwick Friday March 26, 7-10pm



The Brooklyn Flea continues to draw huge crowds at the beautiful bank building at One Hanson Place. With just a little over a month left in this location, you're sure to find lots of buzz around the fresh designers selling handmade and vintage goods.

This Saturday, find {NewNew} members ApertureAgog with her needlecraft graffiti, MulryJewels and her swarovski crystal jewelry, and WabisabiBrooklyn with her decoupage penny earrings. On Sunday you will see LittleBunny's whimsical gocco printed greeting cards along with jewelers WabisabiBrooklyn and YaniaCreations.

Location: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

And while we're at it, here are some dates to keep in mind for upcoming spring fairs:



Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} March 20 +21


The extraordinary popularity of the Brooklyn Flea at One Hanson has led to an extension of the original market dates. Now you can find fantastic vendors at the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank clocktower location every Saturday and Sunday through April 3 + 4, and after that every Sunday in April.

This weekend, you can find {NewNew} artisans YaniaCreations, WishByFelicity, and Meekiyu on Saturday and LittleBunny, WabisabiBrooklyn, and WishByFelicity on Sunday.
Location: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

We're looking forward to the next couple of months when the weather warms up and great spring fairs are back. These biggies are sure to be great, so mark them in your calendar!




Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} March 13 + 14


This is the last month that the Brooklyn Flea will be at the historic former Williamsburg Savings Bank Clocktower! Be sure to stop on in and see this beautiful building, complete with original bank vaults and teller windows. Handmade goodies abound as vendors transform the space into a shopper's dream. This Saturday you'll find {NewNew} members Wabisabi Brooklyn (check out her giveaway in the previous post) joined by Mulry Jewels and Nordea Soaperie. On Sunday, find lovely jewelry by both Wish ByF elicity and Yania Creations along with more sweet-smelling soap by Nordea Soaperie.
Location: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway from AdornmentsNYC :KWR221. Please contact AdornmentsNYC directly to claim your prize. Don't forget that we are running fantastic giveaways all month long!




Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} March 6 + 7


It's another great weekend of shopping at the Brooklyn Flea, a handmade paradise featuring dozens of talented designers. This Saturday, check out {NewNew} artisan Wabisabi Brooklyn's decoupage coin jewelry, Wish By Felicity's classy jewelry, and KimmChi's unique silkscreened tees and chemises. On Sunday, Nordea Soaperie, will bring her luscious soaps and join Wish By Felicity, and Wabisabi Brooklyn for some good clean fun.
Location: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.


Walk through two industrial white garage doors into a unique market housed in The Old American Can Factory. With most of the artists selling their creations themselves, this is a fun opportunity to meet the artisan and put a face to the item you are taking home. This Sunday, you'll find {NewNew} member RedBridgeStudio selling her unique hand-printed napkins and pillows.
Location: Southeast Corner of Third Street and Third Avenue, between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope in Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 5pm.




Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} February 27 + 28


The Brooklyn Flea lives up to its reputation as the best artisan market in NYC as it continues on at its winter home at One Hanson. Filled with talented vendors and enticing food, you won't be disappointed with the rich variety of products and designs. This Saturday, {NewNew} artisans Mulry Jewels, Vyphuis Designs, and Fernando Jewelry will be selling and on Sunday check out Wish By Felicity, Yania Creations, and The Chocolate Muffin.
Location: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

The 2nd Annual Social Pariah Festival
PulpSushi will be at this alternative arts and music festival in the Hudson Valley. With over 40 alternative vendors, tattoo artists, live performances and bands from the local area and the tri-state area, this festival was created to show off the vast wealth of Hudson Valley talent. $5 admissions which will go to benefit the Pitch For Kids Funds (http://pitchforkids.org/). Must be 18 or older to be admitted.
Location: The Holiday Inn, 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY. Saturday, 11am - 9pm.




Karina