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.


Where to Find the {NewNew} July 4 + 5

It's supposed to be a lovely Fourth of July weekend, with clear sunny skies and wafts of grilled veggies and meats floating through the air. The {NewNew} is sure to make your time outside worthwhile, appearing at a couple of outdoor markets on Sunday with great summer items handmade by the finest artists in the city!

LinkThe Brooklyn Flea will be up and running at the DUMBO location on Sunday. Keep your eye out for Jantar, pCharming, and PandaWithCookie. Location: Water Street and New Dock Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

It's the last Saturday for Persuede jewelry at the Ft. Greene Artisan Market until September, so swing by to enjoy this exclusively handmade market, next to the Greenmarket, on Dekalb Avenue and Cumberland Street in Brooklyn.

Cold Spring River Fest
Cold Spring is a lovely Victorian village dating back to the 19th century in the Hudson River Valley. This year they are celebrating their first annual Cold Spring River Fest, an event with 75 exhibitors selling antiques, pottery, crafts, and art. {NewNew} members PulpSushi and NordeaSoaperie will be a part of the festivities.

Happy Fourth!


Croton Aqueduct Trail

Ok! It is now time to take a break from the snipping, clipping, stirring, and stitching. It's time to stretch out a little because Spring is here! You don't want to miss out soaking in a gorgeous day and spending it with nature do you? Let me introduce you to one of New York's best kept secrets: The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. When I first moved to Tarrytown, NY after living in the city all my life, I suddenly became fascinated with learning about Old New York and its history. Then I kept hearing about this "Aqueduct" that folks would take either to work or to the train and how nice it is--what is this you speak of? Come to find out there is a good chance many of us have walked along it without even knowing.

The Aqueduct in Irvington, NYThe Old Croton Aqueduct tunnel was New York City's major source of clean drinking water from 1842 until 1955. The Aqueduct was built in response to the fires and epidemics that repeatedly devastated New York City in the late 1700s and early 1800s, owing in part to its inadequate water supply and contaminated wells. Water was delivered from the Croton Damn in Westchester's Croton-On-Hudson all the way down to 42nd Street in Manhattan, 41 miles total.

Today, the trail that follows the tunnels is enjoyed by joggers, hikers, cyclists, skiers, and nature lovers alike. You can start to enjoy this trail at the very north of the Bronx in Van Cortlandt Park or hop on Metro North's Hudson Line and get off at any of the river towns between Yonkers and Ossining. The trail will lead you through woods, parks, small river towns, grounds to historic mansions like the Lyndhurst Estate, and backyards (the residents are used to it). So visit the Croton Aqueduct, a budget-friendly one day trip outside the five boroughs.

Marilyn ~ pulpsushi.etsy.com