2019 Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
The 2019 Cavalcade is popping up at two landmark destinations for locals and tourists alike:
Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights
December 7 – 8, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chelsea Market in Manhattan
December 9 – 15
10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Will feature more than fifty NY Handmade Collective designers and makers at NYC’s only independent craft holiday shopping event. The NY Handmade Collective is a nonprofit group of over 200 independent artists and crafters who live and/or work in and around New York City.
The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is the only maker-produced, all-volunteer craft market in the city.
Official Press Release:
New York, NY: This December, the NY Handmade Collective is bringing its highly anticipated annual holiday shopping event to Brooklyn and Manhattan for the 12th time! As our group’s name suggests, we are local, we are dedicated to making the things we sell, and we place value in working together to achieve our creative and professional goals. This spirit infuses our events, which we think of as a chance to share not only what we create and the community we’ve built, but also how and why we do what we do and why it matters. We love spending time with our team at the holidays, and this camaraderie creates a warm and inviting atmosphere in which shopping can be a festive experience shared with neighbors, friends, and family, rather than a hectic chore. Celebrate with us and each other as you to see, feel, touch, smell, and fall in love with a carefully crafted selection of unique jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, baby items, and more! Find meaningful gifts, learn directly from their creators about what inspired them, and establish relationships with the people who make what you love to give (and get!) – future shopping made even easier and more fun!
More than 40,000 people visited us last year, and we’re confident that the special qualities of our members, their products, and our mission will allow us to continue to grow. In addition to the love our customers show us, we couldn’t make this event work without the invaluable support of our sponsors. Their commitment to serving and promoting the values we share makes us proud to send you their way!
Unsurprisingly, as the world’s most vibrant online marketplace for handmade, presenting sponsor Etsy appreciates the work of the NY Handmade Collective. In fact, we were originally founded as an Etsy team, any many of us have successfully used their platform to build our own businesses! Also stepping up to show us they support our community are Purl Soho and NYDesigns. We adore Purl Soho’s fresh approach to traditional fiber arts, and those not able to visit its very special flagship store in NYC can still access this much-loved resource for natural fibers, high quality supplies, and modern design from anywhere in the world through its beautiful website, located at purlsoho.com. NYDesigns, joining us as a sponsor for the first time this year, is a hardware and design incubator and makerspace that is part of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. Its 5,000-square-foot FabLab includes 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and a full woodworking shop.
Open to community members through memberships and workshops for makers of all levels, it also offers custom fabrication services. About UsThe NY Handmade Collective, formerly known as the Etsy NY Team, is an eclectic group of independent artists, artisans, designers and crafters from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut united through Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods. With more than 200 members working in a variety of media, the team forms a strong, supportive community, which provides a forum for artistic growth and professional development. For more information about the NY Handmade Collective, visit www.nyhandmadecollective.org.