We're Ready and Set for Summer...Are You? Shop NY Handmade Collective Artists at Grand Bazaar, Sunday, May 6th!

This coming Sunday, May 6th, between 10AM-5:30PM, we are pleased to be hosting "Ready, Set, Summer," a market of exceptional handmade wares, including 40+ NY Handmade Collective vendors in the Tri-state area will at  Grand Bazaar NYC (100 West 77th St., NY, NY 10024 @ Columbus Avenue) just in time for the turn of warm weather and Mother's Day next weekend.

We are excited to return to Grand Bazaar for this collaboration's second year! Started last year by two NY Handmade Collective team members, one of which will be participating again this year, Billoware, has a personal relationship to the space - she attended that school years ago as a teenager. Proving to be an amazing market for vendors and customers last year, we're back to show the Upper West Side what handmade artistry means to NY Handmade Collective and to Grand Bazaar.

This year's vendors include:

Entrechat Dance

Diana Anton Jewelry Design

Mateo Mattia

Cindy Penguin Jewelry

Callio Fragrance

Azsai

Billoware Jewelry

Wallcojr Designs

Resetreality

BialoPadinDesigns

SimplyNu LLC / Enmeshed Jewelry

Mamalu boutique

AMIRA jewelry

Sandrine B. jewelry

Titiluli

Naturally Naz

Aware Boutique

Ubuntu

BlueRoseCards

VioletRae

Curious Vintage Shoppe

Nuna knits

Handmade Crafts39

Artikal Handcrafted Millinery

Brooklyn Creative Fibers

Interval

144 Collection

Ceja Designs

Phenomenalia

Vicki Finkel Ceramics

Dog & Butterfly

Maquina 37

Reclaimed & Recycled

Nic and the Newfie

Rothbyrns Creative

And YOU! We hope we'll see you at Grand Bazaar, too!

For Immediate Release: NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team) is back at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! with NYC’s handmade finest

Back for a seventh season, the NY Handmade Collective (formerly known as the Etsy New York Street Team), a local community of professional artisans, will again be the sole merchandise vendor for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park.

From June 7th through August 12th, NYHC will give show attendees exclusive access to a diverse, all-handmade capsule market of goods made by local artists – your friendly staff during all of the shows. Come in and talk shop with any one of them to find out more about NYC and the handmade market collective, the techniques that go into producing their wares, or just to say hello!

With the products this year, you can: adorn yourself with a wide selection of jewelry featuring natural gemstones, textured enamels, and vintage-inspired metals; make a fashion statement with one-of-a-kind fascinators and headpieces along with unique upcycled clothing and handmade purses, adult neckties and t-shirts; unleash your child’s creativity with magical dragon monster toys, while updating their attire with clever onesies and tees.

You’ll also be inspired to treat your skin to all-natural bath and body products; beautify your meal with hand-sewn picnic blankets, and jazz up a party with personalized crocheted and sewn decorations; and write a heartfelt handwritten note on quirky cards or organic-inspired block printed stationery.

Whether a local Brooklynite or a visitor to the borough, anyone attending BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer will be drawn to supporting the NYHC artisans by shopping local and taking home a one-of-a-kind gift as a tangible reminder of the experience.

And what an experience it will be! Headliners for the free concerts this year include big name headliners such as Andrew Bird with Esperanza Spalding, Yeasayer, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and Amadou & Mariam. There will also be a handful of terrific benefit concerts to attend throughout the season, including The Shins, Fleet Foxes, and Conor Oberst. These benefit shows help to raise vital funds to provide for all of the other free world-class performing arts programming that happens at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

In its 38th season, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running free outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization. Over its history, the festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity. Most BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free.

About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multidisciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary arts, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process.

About the NY Handmade Collective

Created in the summer of 2007, the NYHC is made up of over 250 artists, designers, and crafters based in the metro New York area who create and sell handmade items on Etsy.com, a global marketplace for handmade goods. NYHC is a vibrant, nonprofit group of regional artisans committed to educating the community and developing the potential of its members through mentorship, market opportunities, and small business development. By focusing on selling events, clarifying the creative process, and the promotion of quality handmade goods, NY Handmade Collective broadens individual possibility while bringing people together, expanding the circle of community in our wider world. To learn more about the NY Handmade Collective visit http://nyhandmadecollective.org.

What: NY Handmade Collective Back with BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

When: June 7th – August 12th

Where: Prospect Park Bandshell - 9th Street and Prospect Park entrance - Park Slope, Brooklyn

Websites:    http://nyhandmadecollective.org/celebratebrooklyn/  

Contact:  Jenny Topolski, CBK Marketing Lead

Fall Craftstravaganza by Fair Lady Markets This Coming Saturday, October 29th!

2016 Fall Craftstravaganza

October 29, 11:00am-5:30pm

West 17th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues

Fair Lady Markets presents the Fall Craftstravaganza, an outdoor free handmade craft fair featuring over 30 local, indie artists and crafters, food, animal adoption van, and more

Shop for jewelry, clothing and accessories for kids and adults, bath and body, gifts, art, ceramics, pet products, home decor and more!  EtsyNY Team Members: Wallcojr, RebelIdeal, *Paper*Crane*Heart*, JantarHandcraftedJewelry, Citybitz, LavazzonGallery, Astridland, Angie Colombo Jewelry, and A Life Full of Charms.

Nosh on goodies from Daly Pie ($5 off first 40 whole pies bought or ordered), Empanada Sonata, and The Awkward Scone.

Adopt or just cuddle a critter on Animal Care Centers of NYC's animal adoption van, talk to a real urban wildlife rehabber, and learn everyday Mindfulness techniques.

All to benefit the NYC Museum School and all free at the one-day-only Fall Craftstravaganza!