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

ETSYNY AT CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! VENDOR SNEAK PEAK #3

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

celebrate brooklyn artwork by wallcojr

                                                      When:  JUNE 3 – AUGUST 12

        Where: AT THE PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL (9th Street and Prospect Park Entrance)

Back for a fifth season, members of the Etsy New York Street Team will be partnering again with BRIC as the sole merchandise vendor for Celebrate Brooklyn! the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park. Seventeen vendors, from a variety of disciplines, will grant show attendees exclusive access to a carefully curated, all-handmade capsule market chock full of local goods, ALL SUMMER LONG!

 

Here is the THIRD of a four-part post showcasing but a small selection of the amazing products available this year:

Be in the Moment jewelry focuses on the ancient technique of fusing glass to metal to create modern, fun enamel jewelry. From funky statement earrings to cool bicycle pendants, we have unique enamel jewelry for every style. We create each piece with lead-free enamel on copper, and use leather and sterling silver chains and ear wires.

fine arts by  wallcoJr

fine arts by wallcoJr

Wallcojr Designs creates one of a kind art pieces many of which have an urban or humorous theme, all one-of-a-kind and many from recycled materials.

housewares by  Lucrafts

housewares by Lucrafts

LuCrafts believes that practical should be fun! Light switch covers, magnets, and coasters made quirky, beautiful, funny, and cute. All handmade in NYC.

 

jewelry by  jpsy's junk

jewelry by jpsy's junk

A JYPSY'S JUNK is an eclectic line of handmade, eco friendly jewelry and accessories, created to capture the gypsy girl (free spirit) we all have the tendency to be!

In total there will be 17 designers and makers representing Etsy NY at Celebrate Brooklyn this summer.  Check back for our other featured artists!

Celebrate Brooklyn! starts tomorrow, June 3rd, with Chaka Khan opening up the music festival season! 

Melissa Hile and Tracey Toole

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ETSYNY AT CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! VENDOR SNEAK PEAK #2

cbk art

            Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

When:  JUNE 3 – AUGUST 12 

Where: AT THE PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL (9th Street and Prospect Park Entrance)

cbk shop photo

Back for a fifth season, members of the Etsy New York Street Team will be partnering again with BRIC as the sole merchandise vendor for Celebrate Brooklyn! the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park. Seventeen vendors, from a variety of disciplines, will grant show attendees exclusive access to a carefully curated, all-handmade capsule market chock full of local goods, ALL SUMMER LONG!

Here is the SECOND of a four-part post showcasing but a small selection of the amazing products available this year:


 

Bugged Out

Bugged Out

Bugged Out is a line of screen-printed whimsical bug, fruit, veggie and critter designs on clothing, tote bags, note cards and accessories. All Bugged Out are screen-printed by us by hand in NYC. A percentage from Bugged Out sales goes directly to Multiple Sclerosis research.

 

Brooklyn Owl

Brooklyn Owl

Brooklyn Owl is an accessory company featuring unicorn and monster horns, whimsical hair clips, customizable headbands, party garlands, cake toppers, and the best denim bow ties in the world. Everything is handmade in New York City by Annie and her team of talented seamstresses.

nyc vinyl dreams

nyc vinyl dreams

A collaboration from the start based on their love of NYC and the need to make art. NYC Vinyl Dreams has created iconic images as well as the more unnoticed subjects of this great city. This year their canvas will be records. Nothing like the charm of an old record and now an even better way to display them.

pj cobbs art

pj cobbs art

We spoke with PJ: "My New York Neighborhoods start out as paintings on silk: I love the way it takes color in such a saturated way, which is perfect for reflecting the energy and vibrancy of the city I've called home. Painting in Union Square (I moved from London and Paris to the East Village) inspired me to capture my surroundings in living color, recreated as 3D art, canvas prints and art coasters."

In total there will be 17 designers and makers representing Etsy NY at Celebrate Brooklyn this summer.  Check back for our other featured artists!

Melissa Hile and Tracey Toole

Etsy NY Team at Celebrate Brooklyn this Summer

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

cbk 1

When:  JUNE 3 – AUGUST 12

Where: AT THE PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL (9th Street and Prospect Park Entrance)

Back for a fifth season, members of the Etsy New York Street Team will be partnering again with BRIC as the sole merchandise vendor for Celebrate Brooklyn! the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park. Seventeen vendors, from a variety of disciplines, will grant show attendees exclusive access to a carefully curated, all-handmade capsule market chock full of local goods, ALL SUMMER LONG!

Here is the first of a four-part post showcasing but a small selection of the amazing products available this year:

Sophisticated casual cotton linen picnic blankets, napkins, tea towels, runners and aprons.  Natural fabrics, unexpected colorways. Made in Park Slope.

 gold star pendant from Prairie Funk

 

Prairiefunk features chic, hand-hammered metal and gemstone jewelry with an emphasis on natural shapes, to create modern pieces inspired by antiquity.

flask by citybitz

flask by citybitz

Citybitz’s focus is on NY details. The urban collection features original photography combined with metal, resin and glass as well as cuff links, card cases, cigarette cases, compact mirrors, flasks, money clips and mirrors.

Susan's products are made with all natural ingredients, so that you can enjoy nature's beauty. Her skin care portfolio includes moisturizers, lip balms, body scrubs, facial masks, dry shampoo, hand sanitizer, bug spray, and more. Made in NYC.

Bubbles App is a Harlem based small business that produces natural, vegan candles and soap focusing on locally sourced ingredients, with some natural butters sourced from Ghana. The body products and the candles produce are vegan and biodegradable, and our candles are made of eco-friendly and sustainable palm wax.

In total there will be 17 designers and makers representing Etsy NY at Celebrate Brooklyn this summer.  Check back for our other featured artists.

written by Melissa Hile

 

Etsy NY Street Team 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! Press Release

Etsy NY Street Team 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! Press Release

When:     June 3th – August 12th

What:     Etsy NY Street Team Back with BRIC at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Where:     Prospect Park Bandshell

               9th Street and Prospect Park entrance

Website:     https://www.facebook.com/EtsyNYatCBK

Contact:     Melissa Kelly melissa@bitmjewelry.com

Etsy NY Back at Celebrate Brooklyn!; Vibrant Offerings of NYC’s Handmade Best

Back for a fifth season, the Etsy New York Street Team, a vibrant collective of multi-discipline handmade artists, will be partnering again with BRIC as the sole merchandise vendor for Celebrate Brooklyn! The premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park.

From June 3rd through August 12th, Etsy New York will grant show attendees exclusive access to a carefully curated, all-handmade capsule market chock full of goods made by local artisans who also work on-site 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 community, the techniques that go into producing their wares, or just to pop in and say hi.

Products this year include natural gemstone, textured enamel, African glass, vintage-inspired and edgy gem and metal jewelry; small batch screen-printed t-shirts, organic critter-centric children’s clothing and accessories (unicorn horns!); one-of-a-kind, ethereal headbands and hairpieces; all-natural skincare products and eco-friendly soap and candles in wonderfully original scents; hand-sewn picnic blankets (with phone and shoe pockets!) and other pretty handmade linens.

As if that weren’t enough, EtsyNY will also be featuring a wonderful array of completely unique, funky and cool original art and accouterment for the discerning city shopper; subway and landmark inspired wall hangings, quirky business and beverage accessories, original hand-painted artwork and fun, retro-inspired housewares. Nobody visiting one of the terrific events at Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer, be ye a local or visitor, will want to leave without supporting the artists by taking home something locally-made and one-of-a-kind from the shop as a token to mark their show experience.

And what an experience it will be! Headliners for the free concerts this year include such luminaries as Chaka Khan, Esperanza Spalding, tUnE-yArDs, Lucius, Lucinda Williams and The New Pornographers. And that’s just a few! Also, there will be a handful of terrific benefit concerts to attend throughout the season, including Damien Rice, Interpol, Modest Mouse and Willie Nelson & Family. These benefit shows help to raise vital funds to provide for free all of the other world-class performing arts programming that happens at Celebrate Brooklyn!

About Celebrate Brooklyn!

In its 36th season, 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, 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 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 Etsy New York Street Team

Created in the summer of 2007, the Etsy New York Street Team is made up of close to 200 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. The group was formed to provide a forum for local, Etsy-based artisans to support one another in their business endeavors and to promote the beauty and availability of locally made, carefully crafted products to the public. To learn more about Etsy New York Street Team visit www.etsyny.com

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Celebrate Brooklyn Artists Lineup Part 4

For the past few weeks we have been posting about the designers and creators who will be selling at this year's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in Prospect Park.  Today is part 4.  Celebrate Brooklyn! started Wednesday June 4th  and is held in Prospect Park.

tote by bugged out

tote by bugged out

Did you arrive to the park carrying all of your supplies? Check out Bugged Out! They have the cutest and most unique tote bags perfect for NYC.  A sturdy canvas tote with bug illustrations.  New to the line this summer is the bedbug!   Dina is the creator of Bugged Out, a line of screen printed whimsical bug, fruit, veggie and critter designs on organic cotton baby and kids clothing, tote bags and note cards. Bugged Out started with team T-shirts for Dina’s MS Walk team way back in 1998!  All Bugged Out designs are developed in our NYC studio, and our products are screen printed by hand in our Long Island City, Queens print shop. A percentage of the proceeds from Bugged Out sales goes directly to Multiple Sclerosis research. We are excited to return to the Etsy NY shop at Celebrate Brooklyn for our 4th season! Check them out online at buggedout.etsy.com.

flattie picnic blanket by traceytoole

flattie picnic blanket by traceytoole

Did you forget to bring something to sit on for the concert?  Stop by the EtsyNY booth and pick up a picnic blanket.  traceytoole is a line of housewares focusing on picnic blankets, napkins and tea towels for this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn.  The organic blankets will feature prints by the famous artist Charley Harper. Founded many years ago in Portland while working at Columbia Sportswear, she likes creating items that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Canvas, cotton wovens and yarndyes are some of her preferred fabrics to work with.  Tracey is on the EtsyNY blog team and also writes her own blog, as well as teach sewing.  Past times include  painting, gardening, quilting and knitting.  These hobbies influence her products thru color and mediums. Tracey's studio is in Park Slope. Tracey is a freelance designer and a new mom.   This is her second year at Celebrate Brooklyn, after taking last summer off after having a baby.  She enjoys Celebrate Brooklyn because it is outside and the audience is uniquely Brooklyn! Shop online at tracey's etsy shop.

picnic blanket featuring charley harper print

picnic blanket featuring charley harper print

Brooklyn DIY kits

Brooklyn DIY kits

Want to buy something uniquely Brooklyn and also learn a skill? DIY, do it yourself.  Brooklyn DIY Supply creates prepackaged kits and supplies for busy adults to make homemade crafts and gifts. Founded by Bex and Elissa, they are two Brooklyn-based craftsters who live to make stuff and love to share what they've learned about making homemade consumables. From soap to pickles to cocktail bitters, they’ve taken the legwork out of DIY by providing you everything you need to make sensual, edible, or imbibe-able delights. They love what they do because they are first and foremost teachers, and they believe the world is a better place when you can create. This is their second year at Celebrate Brooklyn, where they love being part of the Etsy community.   Pick up a new hobby at Celebrate Brooklyn this year with a kit from Brooklyn DIY Supply. Come to your next picnic with pickles, mustard or pretzels!

pretzel kit by Brooklyn DIY Supply

pretzel kit by Brooklyn DIY Supply

So next time you visit Celebrate Brooklyn! Pick yourself up a Bugged Out tote, grab a blanket to sit on and get a Brooklyn DIY kit for some crafting after the concert!

See you at the show!

Tracey

https://www.etsy.com/shop/traceytoole

Celebrate Brooklyn! Artist Lineup Part 3!

pj cobbs

pj cobbs

 

This summer the EtsyNY team is excited about selling for the 4th year in a row at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park.   Today we will be taking a closer look at three of the artists that will be featured at the park all summer long.  

First we have J. Topolski who makes jewelry inspired by nature's curiosities. Her products show a fascination with science and the world's organic beauty. Skeletons, insects and the like are traditional art and design motifs, but hers incorporate the biological specifics more than simply the aesthetic. All work is handcrafted in Williamsburg Brooklyn, using techniques such as acid etching, wax carving, and casting epoxy resins. This is her second year at Celebrate Brooklyn. She enjoys being a vendor here because it is an opportunity to connect with people who would not typically attend a craft market.  To see her full line visit her shop at http://www.jtopolski.etsy.com.

                                                              j.topolski

                                                              j.topolski

Another wonderful jewelry line that will be featured at Celebrate Brooklyn is Be in the Moment. Be in the Moment is a handmade collection of enamel on copper jewelry with sterling silver and gemstone accents.  Be in the Moment was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing beautiful, artisan enameled jewelry to a new audience. They use both new and traditional enameling techniques to create their jewelry, ending up with colorful and affordable statement pieces for every occasion.  See more at www.beinthemoment.etsy.com.

                                                                                        be in the moment

                                                                                        be in the moment

Ever been walking around NYC and felt inspired?  The next designer definitely does!  It is PJ Cobbs who is a British-born artist who takes her inspiration from the streets, buildings and people of New York!  A former lifestyles journalist with a love for fashion and design, PJ found herself absorbing inspiration from different lifestyles and cultures around the world. After spending two years in Paris creating paintings and wearable art on silk, back home she found herself inspired by her surroundings while selling paintings in New York’s Union Square. When fans of hers started hanging the pieces as art, PJ began turning them into color-saturated canvases, featuring favorite neighborhoods and local spots like McSorley’s and Second Avenue Deli. These have now been turned into hand-cut 3D art, prints on canvas, shadow boxes and jewelry.  Her work has been worn by Queen Latifah and Heidi Klum, and featured in the New York Times, House & Garden, Continental Airlines and Essence magazines. And for the first time, at Celebrate Brooklyn!  Find more of her work at www.pjcobbsarts.etsy.com.

                                                                                                 pj cobbs

                                                                                                 pj cobbs

Celebrate Brooklyn! starts tonight, June 4, be sure to stop by the EtsyNY booth to check out all of the fantastic designers!

Annie  www.BrooklynOwl.etsy.com

Celebrate Brooklyn Artist Lineup Part 2

Happy Friday! We have another installment of who will be selling at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park this summer. First up is sustainable designer Elena. 

simply nu

simply nu

A graphic designer for over a decade, Elena of SimplyNu decided to swap the computer for power tools after a 4-year renovation of her old house. "Using processes and techniques that respect the environment, I design and make by hand green items in my home workshop, an old converted garage, in South Queens." Elena uses materials that are local, salvaged and reclaimed for her housewares, and she uses organic or natural materials for her soaps, candles, plush and pins.  SimplyNu is excited to be back at Celebrate Brooklyn for the second year, with newtoys and a few of the same classics: soaps, coasters and more. To see all of the collections, check out at simplynu.etsy.com

 

fritz and fraulein

fritz and fraulein

Another sustainable business at Celebrate Brooklyn! this season is Fritz & Fräulein.  A sustainable accessories company based in Brooklyn, was founded in 2012 by Stacy Hauger, naming her company after her inspiring Great Grandfather and as an homage to her German heritage.  In her Fort Greene studio, she designs and creates functional, modern accessories for tech, travel, fashion and home using her 1929 industrial Singer.   Fritz & Fräulein aims to pass along a bit of history while reducing its environmental impact by using sustainable and reclaimed vintage materials from the turn-of-century to the 1980s. The Fritz & Fräulein collection featured at CBK will include special editions of their clutches, card holders, blankets, totes and toiletry bags.  We look forward to their first season at Celebrate Brooklyn! and also welcome you to check out their full line at fritzandfraulein.etsy.com.

 

jess switaj

jess switaj

Father's Day is coming up, how about a tie with the Brooklyn Bridge on it? Jes Switaj is an independent fashion and accessory designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She relocated to NY from Phoenix,AZ, where she received an Associates in Fashion Design from Phoenix College. In 2007 Jes was honored with the Designer of the Year award at the first ever Scottsdale Fashion Week. For the second year in a row you will be able to find her at Celebrate Brooklyn offering screen-printed silk neckties, silk bow ties and printed t-shirts. Her designs include lovingly hand-crafted silk clutch purses and one-of-a-kind women’s wear, available online at jesswitaj.etsy.com. Her work features bold, graphic designs and intricate patterning mixed with lush, natural fabrics such as silk and wool.

 

sarustar

sarustar

Speaking of natural, how about some Prospect Park dirt jewelry? Be sure to check out Sayo's SARUSTAR jewelry.  SARU (monkey in Japanese) + STAR (my grandma Stella) = SARUSTAR, a personal amalgamation of what her business/ life/ the act of making things is to her.  It is the playful and sometimes haphazard way things come together to make life beautiful. Put simply, she makes what she loves.  She loves surprises and hidden meanings, and likes to keep herself amused.

Sayo's full collection can be seen at  sarustar.etsy.com

This will be SARUSTAR’s second year at Celebrate Brooklyn!

There will be so many fantastic, unique and one of a kind items at the Etsy NY booth at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park this summer.  We have 3 more installments introducing you to the artists.  Be sure to check back!

Tracey Toole

https://www.etsy.com/shop/traceytoole

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