Free: Make Coasters on Governors Island June 22, 1 pm

Jean of  La Muse Kalliope will return this weekend on Saturday June 22 to the Better Than Jam shop in Nolan Park on Governors Island to teach you how to stitch coasters from recycled scraps. This project is great for beginner and experienced sewers alike!

Hope to see you there!

  • When: Saturday, June 22nd 1-4 pm
  • Where: Better Than Jam, #16 Nolan Park, Governors Island
  • When: June 1st, 1-4 pm

Crafts in Chelsea Returns!

On Saturday October 20th from 11-4 the Etsy New York Street Team in collaboration with PS 11 returns to Chelsea. This twice-a-year affair spans the length of West 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue featuring over a 100 different vendors of exclusively handmade products. Endorsed by Markets of New York as "One of the most dynamic and exciting craft market events of the year," visit the festival to get outfitted with appropriate fall attire like this hat by Birdy 27 Designs:

Lulu Vintage Shell Edged Cloche

Since it is never too early to start on your holiday correspondence, you may want to pick up some of these cards by Wishbone Letterpress:

Merry Christmas Dude, Set of 6 Cards

In addition to these unique shopping opportunities, the festival also boasts a bouncy castle and indoor crafts for the kids. This is a benefit for the arts curriculum of PS11, so come out and support our schools!

Columbus Circle Holiday Market 2011

This holiday season come find designer/maker gifts from the Lil’ New Yorker at the seventh annual Columbus Circle Holiday Market - one of the most elegant and beautiful holiday markets in New York City. You’ll find all your holiday shopping needs for ages newborn to tweenies and boys & girls here.

Lil’ New Yorker is jointly owned by six Etsy artisans and proud members of The {NewNew}. They are: Overall Baby, M Voli E, Woolly Boo, Bugged Out, Valtline, and LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ.

Market Opening: November 30-December 24. Everyday: 10am-8pm; December 24 - until 4pm

Market Location: Area surrounding the Monument to the Maine statue at Central Park's Merchants Gate (southwest entrance to the Park, where Central Park West meets Central Park South-59th Street.)