Sneak Peek: Better Than Jam on Governors Island

Better Than Jam and many of the members of Etsy New York are gearing up for another summer on Governors Island. From May 26 through September 3 the Bushwick boutique, owned by Etsy New York team member and Event Director Karin Persan, is bringing the creations of New York City's most talented artists and crafters to the island. This year located in one of the island's historic apartment buildings you will be find the work of local designers, artists, and crafts people, who have turned their creative eye toward the island just off the shores of Manhattan and Brooklyn for inspiration.
A Studio By The Sea
“There’s so much rich history on this island,” says Karin, “Our participating artists have definitely become inspired and are creating some amazing and lovely work.” For example, The Hazel Village is producing little nautical themed outfits for her woodland creatures, J. Topolski is working on antique maps of the island set in lockets, and SARUSTAR is producing her “unsung” jewelry line using some dirt and sand from the island.
Jes Switaj

As part of our collaboration with Better Than Jam, members of the Etsy New York street team will lead a series of craft workshops at the store on Saturdays. Depending on the weekend you can craft a toy, create a greeting card, or try your hand at the summer favorite friendship bracelet. This series kicks off with our face painting booth at the Governors Island Family Festival on May 26th from 12 to 4 pm in Nolan Park.