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} July 10 + 11

If you're on stay-cation mode this summer, the perfect NYC market is calling you for a visit! Take a day to browse those great artisan markets that you've been meaning to swing by. I'm sure something - whether a sweet piece of jewelry, unique piece of apparel, nifty houseware item, or adorable baby gift - is beckoning you.
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 car-free biking. Bring your bike or rent one there. Friday visitors get a free hour of bike rentals!

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 Izile, CardsInStitches, & JennaNewton. On Sunday, visit PurtyBird, SaskiaDeVries, & FiskAndFern.
Hester Street Fun Fact: This was the exact location of a famous, bustling outdoor market back in the late 1800's and early 1900's where people would shop for everything from bread, tea, produce and livestock.

What: Brooklyn Flea
When: Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Where: 176 Clermont between Clermont and Vanderbilt.
Brooklyn Flea Fun Fact: The New York Times calls the Brooklyn Flea "One of the great urban experiences in New York."

What: Brooklyn Indie Market
When: Sunday 11am - 6pm.
Where: Red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens.
Who: {NewNew} Carroll Gardenite WabisabiBrooklyn
Brooklyn Indie Market Fun Fact: The Brooklyn Indie Market was the dream of Kathy Malone who saw potential in a vacant lot in Carroll Gardens. Through persistence and perseverance, she was able to get permission from government officials to use the space as a weekly artisan market.



Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} June 5 + 6

The beginning of June brings with it a whole host of great handmade shopping options. From the opening of Governors Island to the delights of the Renegade Craft Fair at McCarren Park, you are sure to find a perfect handmade something to kick off the summer. Check out {NewNew}ers at the following markets:
As you already know, the {NewNew} is hosting a pop-up shop on the sandy banks of Governors Island. Over thirty vendors have their products displayed at one of the historic homes in Nolan Park. All summer, you can take the free ferry to Governors Island from Friday to Sunday and enjoy the free bike riding, concerts, and family activities while also doing some handmade shopping.
Location: House 6B in Nolan Park, Governors Island. Friday 10:30am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 6pm.
Check out directions here.

The Renegade Craft Fair has a national reputation for bringing together talented handmade artisans for a weekend shopping extravaganza. Shop for dad, shop for your friend's birthday, shop in advance for the holidays, shop for yourself! Be sure to look out for {NewNew} artisans VirginiaKraljevic, jTopolski, NordeaSoaperie, KnitKnit, ClayWood&Cotton, AdornmentsNYC, KimmChi, BetterThanJam, CharlieAndSarah, ClaudiaPearson, DwellDeep, FiskAndFern, JDavisStudio, MetropolisSoapCo, MiniatureRhino, OonaghNaturals, RocksAndSalt, and SarahKathleenWarner.
Location: McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

The Brooklyn Flea still remains the staple for craft enthusiasts all over. This week, the {NewNew} tent will be inhabited by YaniaCreations, IreneCStudio, and PureSpa2.
Location: 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

If you haven't stopped by the Hester Street Market, don't delay! Wonderful food and artisan vendors take over this historic location every weekend. {NewNew} members WishByFelicity, MShoelace, and PriavandaPatel will be there this Saturday.

This Saturday at the Brooklyn Indie Market, you'll find Wabisabi Brooklyn, Fofolle's beautiful skirts and LadyThree with revamped vintage jewelry.
Location: Red and white striped tent. Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

South Street Seaport is not just a tourist location anymore! Even the most die hard New Yorker can find something fun and unusual in this area, especially with the advent of the Fulton Stall Market on South Street between Fulton and Beeker Streets. Spice and lavender vendors evoke a bazaar atmosphere, while local bread makers, wineries, and olive oil will keep your stomach happy. The {NewNew} continues to partner with the Fulton Stall Market to give you high quality artisan goods to complement the food aspect, so stop by on Sunday and check out WishByFelicity, LennyMud, LittleBunny, Metalicious, and ElementsForInspiredLiving.
Location: South Street between Fulton and Beeker, Manhattan. Sunday, 12pm - 6pm.

Happy June!



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!

Here We Go!

Pictures of TheNewNew in action, inspired by the upcoming Spring Handmade Cavalcade THIS Saturday, April 24, 2010, Berry Park, 4 Berry Street, Brooklyn.Photo by The {NewNew}
Photo by fubabee
Photo by groundsel
Photo by groundsel
See you there!

-- Linda //PurtyBird

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} Feb 5, 6 + 7

{NewNew} member Better Than Jam just opened a co-op featuring a plethora of clothing, jewelry, and accessories handmade by local designers. “We hope to showcase local designers whose work is handmade and high-quality, at a fair price,” said designer and owner Karin Persan. The openning party is this Friday night.

WHERE: Better Than Jam Handmade Co-Op, 1095 Flushing Ave , Brooklyn NY 11237

WHEN: Friday February 5th, 7-10pm



February gives us a reason to shop again, and the {NewNew} is happy to help you find the perfect Valentine gift for yourself or your loved ones. This weekend at theBrooklyn Flea you will see WabisabiBrooklyn's beautiful decoupage jewelry on coins, NordeaSoaperie's unique handmade soaps, and YaniaCreations' elegant jewelry on Saturday. On Sunday, check out Swavorski jewelry by Mulryjewels, chic handbags by JackBlueHandbags, and another appearance by YaniaCreations.
WHERE: One Hanson Place (the clocktower Art Deco building at Flatbush Avenue, across from the Target mall)
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm


Where to Find the {NewNew} January 30+31


The {NewNew} is back this weekend at the Brooklyn Flea on One Hanson Place. This fantastic historic building boasts a ceiling mosaic and original bank windows and tables. There are 9 more weekends of handmade and vintage vendors at this location, so check it out soon! On Saturday, see WabisabiBrooklyn's beautiful decoupage jewelry, Muppetloon's fun children's clothing, and WishByFelicity's whimsical jewelry. On Sunday, check out handmade soaps by NordeaSoaperie's, another appearance by WishByFelicity, and soy candles in vintage tea cups by LuCrafts.
WHERE: One Hanson Place (the clocktower Art Deco building at Flatbush Avenue, across from the Target mall)
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm

Where to Find the {NewNew} December 12 + 13

The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade might be over, but the {NewNew} will still be selling all over the city this month. As you check gifts off your list, be sure to take a look at the fabulous handmade goodies the {NewNew} has to offer!

The Brooklyn Flea is hosting Gifted, a holiday market in Manhattan this month. Stop by for great music, Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer, and fabulous vendors, including LuCrafts, AdornmentsNYC, WishByFelicity, L'AtelierDesBijoux, and JTopolski.
Location: 20 East 4th Street (at Lafayette Street), Manhattan. Saturday, 12pm - 7pm.

This weekend marks the third annual shopping benefit sponsored by Brooklyn Indie Market, an up and coming designers market. Indie designers will donate 10-15% of sales to benefit Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, an organization committed to ending homelessness in Brooklyn by providing safe, clean supportive housing each year for nearly 700 women, children and men. WabisabiBrooklyn will be part of this great outreach both Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Red and white tent at Smith and Carroll Streets, Brooklyn. Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

St. Nicholas Faire in Cobble Hill
A number of {NewNew} team members will be taking part in the 20th Annual St. Nicholas Fair at the Christ Church in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Check out LennyMud, LolitaNYC, PandaWithCookie, NordeaSoaperie, YaniaCreations, AltonWeekes, and AbbyHorowitzDesigns.
Location: 326 Clinton Street, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.


The (Makers) Market, set in the garage of The (OA) Can Factory, is a new place to find art and artisanal wares designed and crafted by a broad community of locally based creative individuals and organizations, including many working at The (OA) Can Factory. MayLuk and WabisabiBrooklyn will be selling this Sunday, so stop by and check out their fantastic housewares and jewelry.
Location: 232 Third Street at Third Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Have a lovely weekend!



Karina
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