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Sep
12
Thu
2019
2019 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC
Sep 12 – Sep 22 all-day

2019 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC

September 12 – 22, 2019

The festivities are held along Mulberry Street from Canal to Houston Streets, as well as on Hester and Grand Streets between Mott and Baxter Streets.

This festival has always been a favorite of yours truly as well as of so many other New Yorkers.

Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Food, games, rides, concessions, entertainment, parade, and religious procession at this well-loved festival in Little Italy. Indoor and outdoor dining at 35 of Little Italy’s most famous Italian restaurants. More than 300 licensed street vendors selling international foods, and souvenirs.

The street festivities – including parades, entertainment, food stands and a cannoli-eating contest – are capped on with a celebratory Mass and candlelit procession as the Statue of the Saint is carried from its permanent home in Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street.

BTW, if you’re a merchant interested in participating at the festival then have a look at Mort & Ray’s website to learn about applications, costs and such.

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Additional details will come along as we near the initial date of the festival.

Have a look at our posting from a previous year (2017) on the eve of the final day of that year’s festival.

Have a look at some youtube videos shared online:

2018 Feast of San Gennaro “Blessing of the Stands” in Little Italy, Manhattan, NYC

Published by ActionKid

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Little Italy, NYC – San Gennaro Feast 2017 | NYC Street Feast

Published by Manny Explores

Photoville 2019 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sep 12 – Sep 22 all-day

Photoville 2019 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

September 12-15

September 19-22

At Brookyn Bridge Plaza, Under the Bridge in DUMBO

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.

In store will be:

  • Nighttime Screenings & Events
  • Journalists Under Fire
  • Container Exhibitions
  • Outdoor Installations
  • Emergi-Cubes
  • Freelance Safety Clinic
  • Workshops & Guided Tours
  • Education & Teacher Development Day
  • Leica Pavilion
  • Adobe Space
  • Special Events & Pop-ups

The following comes courtesy of their official newsletter:

“”We are proud and excited to announce programming for Photoville NYC2019, founded and produced by United Photo Industries!

After an incredible festival earlier this year in partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, our team is back on the East Coast, refreshed and inspired by our West Coast debut.

Photoville NYC will return for its eighth year from September 12-22, 2019, beneath the majestic Brooklyn Bridge in our gorgeous home at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Our team of Photo-carnies will once again transform the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza into an immersive photography village populated by over 80 exhibitions in 60+ shipping containers.

We absolutely could not pull off Photoville without all of our partners and artists; our host and founding partner Brooklyn Bridge Park; our co-founding partners Two Trees Management, and Photo District News. Thank you for being there from the very beginning. Hats off to our friends and marquee partners Leica CameraSt. Ann’s WarehousePhotoWings, the DUMBO Business Improvement District, and our partners in crime, Smorgasburg! “”

Have a look at some videos posted from previous years’ events:

B&H Photography Podcast | Photoville 2018

Published by B&H Photo Video

 

Photoville 2018 Alan Eglinton

Published by extraordinary project Mug Publishing

 

 

 

Sep
21
Sat
2019
New Museum Presents IdeasCity Bronx – 2019
Sep 21 all-day

New Museum Presents

IdeasCity Bronx

Saturday, September 21

A free public festival at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx

New York, NY…The New Museum is pleased to announce IdeasCity Bronx, a free public festival taking place the afternoon of Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx.

IdeasCity Bronx will feature conversations, artist talks, performances, and activations by an array of cultural agents engaging the physical, social, and economic forces that define the Bronx and other cities. Highlights will include keynote conversations by Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman and Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro, and a series of participatory workshops organized by Xaviera Simmons, Torkwase Dyson, Oscar Oliver-Didier, Coco June, Marquita Flowers, and Monxo López and Libertad Guerra of South Bronx Unite. Pop-up activations by Bronx-based art and activist groups and food vendors will operate throughout the afternoon, organized with DreamYard, a nationally recognized community organization that works with Bronx youth, families, and schools to build pathways to equity through the arts.

Themed New Ecologies 3755, this iteration of IdeasCity focuses on the effects of climate change faced by communities in the Bronx, and the inextricable link between the conditions of our planet and the state of culture and society. IdeasCity has invited locally and internationally recognized practitioners to design interactive workshops focused on key areas of inquiry pertaining to the theme of New Ecologies. Workshops are centered on topics ranging from Waterfront De-Industrialization, Divesting from Whiteness, Borders and Migration, Housing Production and Preservation, Public Health and Pleasure, and Food Justice, and highlights include a somatic movement workshop on strategizing Resources for Resistance, storytelling performances combating Food Apartheid through agricultural autonomy, and a livestream conversation on the Architecture of Diaspora between South Bronx activists and allied groups in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

“The number 3755 refers to the 3,755 days between IdeasCity Bronx and the start of 2030, noted internationally as the deadline for irreversible climate crisis. The number also evokes a distant future, over a millennium away, one that we might imagine shaped by the Bronx and by communities that were erased or marginalized in the last millennium,” stated V. Mitch McEwen, Curator of IdeasCity. “Inspired by the urgency around climate change, artists and organizations in the Bronx are working to address structural inequality, real estate development models, and even national politics, topics that will take center stage at IdeasCity Bronx.”

Prior to the festival, IdeasCity will release a podcast produced in collaboration with Gesso, members of NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator, who have developed a free location-based mobile app for innovative audio content. The podcast is designed to accompany visitors en route to the festival, expanding on the program’s themes with additional information, conversations, and interviews with IdeasCity Bronx speakers and community leaders.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, IdeasCity and the Bronx Museum of the Arts will cohost a workshop for local and emerging practitioners that will consider the inequalities produced and reproduced by urban spatial relationships, and the shifting approaches devised by artists, designers, planners, and architects engaging with public space in the Bronx’s contemporary landscape.

IdeasCity Bronx will be held at Concrete Plant Park, located on the Bronx River between Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard. Home to a functioning concrete plant from the late 1940s to 1987, Concrete Plant Park’s revitalization began in 2000 under the stewardship of the Parks Department and the Bronx River Alliance. In addition to salt marshes, greenways, a promenade, and boat-launch, Concrete Plant Park is also home to the Bronx Foodway, a pilot project examining how a sustainable food landscape can be integrated into a public park.

IdeasCity Bronx follows IdeasCity New Orleans, which took place in April 2019 and was centered on the theme of “Everyday Festival,” and IdeasCity Toronto, which took place in September 2018 and was centered on the theme of “City of Cities.”

ABOUT IDEASCITY

IdeasCity is a collaborative, civic, and creative platform that starts from the premise that art and culture are essential to the future vitality of cities. This international initiative provides a forum for designers, artists, technologists, and policymakers to exchange ideas, identify challenges, propose solutions, and engage the public’s participation. The initiative was cofounded at the New Museum by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Karen Wong, Deputy Director. Past IdeasCity programs have taken place in New York (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017), Istanbul (2012), São Paulo (2013), Detroit (2016), Athens (2016), Arles (2017), Toronto (2018), and New Orleans (2019). For more information, visit ideas-city.org.

ABOUT NEW MUSEUM

The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.

ABOUT DREAMYARD

DreamYard collaborates with Bronx youth, families, and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts. Through partnerships with over fifty public schools in the Bronx, DreamYard Prep High School, and the DreamYard Art Center, DreamYard works with over 15,000 young people each year to develop the tools necessary to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners, and the leaders and innovators of the twenty-first century.

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Sep 21 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

Viva La Comida Festival in Queens @ 82nd Street Jackson Heights
Sep 21 all-day

Viva La Comida Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 – 7:00 pm

Viva La Comida is a festival highlighting the cultural diversity of Queens, combining food with music, art, dancing, entertainment and more on a street known for its outpouring vibrancy.

The festival is set on an open market atmosphere with diverse food offerings, art exhibitions, dancing amid live music from a collection of latin, jazz, and roots bands. This is a pure celebration of what makes 82nd Street the heart of the city.

Learn more at the official page here…

27th Annual London Terrace Street Fair – 2019
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

27th Annual London Terrace Street Fair

September 21, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

West 24th St between 9th and 10th Avenue

Look below for their official flyer

The 27th Annual London Street Fair is coming up on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  We like to call ourselves “The Best Little Street Fair in Manhattan”.  It is not your usual commercially run fair.

There will be a myriad of vendors: artists selling their own work, dealers of antiques, clothing, jewelry, furniture, clothing, collectibles of all sorts, records/CDs/DVDs, comic books, tchotchkes (big and small), and a children’s face painter from 12 noon-3pm.  Adults are welcome for face painting as well, there is nothing like a grown man with cat whiskers and glitter.

The street fair will start at 10am and run till 5pm, and is on 24th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue.  Don’t forget the date either, Saturday September 21, 2019.  It is a neighborhood gathering, with families and friends spending time together beneath a canopy of trees, as the leaves are starting to change color.  We consider it our way of welcoming the Autumn season.  Those visiting New York from all over the world show up to see the neighborly hospitality that West Chelsea has to offer.

So, don’t think twice or make other plans.  This is the place to be, and all are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

London Terrace Tenants Association
www.LTTA.info

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood 2019
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm

17 East 18th Street, NYC

For the 7th year, the event will showcase some of Gramercy’s top restaurants for New York City to enjoy. TOGN was started to promote local businesses and introduce residents of NYC to the wonderful array of food that Gramercy has to offer. As in previous years, net proceeds from this event will go to benefit healthy meal programs at local public schools, including PS 40 and School of the Future. In addition, all leftover food will go to feed the homeless via the Bowery Mission.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
44th Annual Flatbush Frolic – 2019
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
44th Annual Flatbush Frolic - 2019 @ New York | United States

Flatbush Development Corporation Presents:

44th Annual Flatbush Frolic

Sunday, September 22, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

All day street fair on Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn.

Featuring Live Music, Rides and Games, Kids Activities, Beer Garden, Pizza Eating contest and Dance Performances.

Visit as well the official site here for additional details…

Have a look at the following corresponding video posted by the organizers of this annual event:

Flatbush Frolic 2014 Recap

Published on Youtube by Ditmas Park Helpers

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza Returns in 2019
Sep 28 all-day

Bronx Night Market Returns in 2019

Select Saturdays from late May to late October, 2019

Fordham Plaza in the Bronx
2413 Third Ave, Bronx, NY

Free to Attend

Be sure to visit the official site, as well, for more information as well as to keep in tune with any cancellations and such.

Upcoming 2019 Friday Dates:

Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 31
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 26

The Bronx Market is back again this year and they’re promising a whole new level of experiences featuring more dates, more food and more performances that, according to them, “will challenge your idea of a food festival.”

On hand will be over 40 vendors serving up food and beverages from such international faire as Latin American, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Food vendors will be offering items under $7 and on the opening night there’ll be performances by “”R&B/ Soul singer Caszoul, DJ-turned-hip hop artist Calvin Price, and Bangladeshi-born Mati whose music blends Bengali and English.””

 

Staten Island 69th Annual Fence Show
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Staten Island 69th Annual Fence Show @ New York | United States

Staten Island 69th Annual Fence Show

Saturday, September 28, 2019
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rain Date: Sunday, September 29

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, New York 10301

Learn more at the official site here…

Each year, the Fence Show transforms the Museum’s front lawn into an outdoor gallery featuring over 140 local artists and craftspeople. See paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and textiles and take something original home from this longstanding festival. The day features food trucks, activities for kids, and live music by Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble.

Sep
29
Sun
2019
NYHC Fall Event to Feature Hands-on MultiCrafts Demos and Popup Market @ Grand Bazaar
Sep 29 all-day
NYHC Fall Event to Feature Hands-on MultiCrafts Demos and Popup Market @ Grand Bazaar | New York | New York | United States

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) Joins Grand Bazaar For “Hands-On!” Multi Crafts Demonstrations & Pop-Up Market

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Unique Fall shopping experience will feature live demos and a juried selection of one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted, locally made, artisanal crafts and accessories.

The New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) — formerly known as the Etsy NY Street Team — in partnership with the Grand Bazaar NYC — will welcome Fall with hands-on, multi crafts demonstrations and a pop-up market. This unique shopping experience of live outdoor craft demos and a dynamic handcrafted product showcase of the NYHC’s local talent, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the popular shopping destination located at 100 West 77 Street and Columbus Avenue.

“Grand Bazaar NYC firmly believes in supporting local artists, designers and craft-makers, which helps keep our city vibrant and creative,” said Marc Seago, Executive Director at Grand Bazaar NYC. “We’re thrilled that the NY Handmade Collective will once again be joining us for this exciting Fall shopping experience.”

Shoppers will discover a diverse selection of outstanding, one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted merchandise created by over 40 talented, multi-disciplined artisans and designers from the New York metropolitan area. The vast array of exceptional goods will run the gamut from fine art, eye-catching stationery, unusual jewelry, distinctive fashions, home decor and amazing skincare products to items for children and pets.

“This season’s new and improved market offers a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, shop and watch the hands-on creation of unique products from our cadre of diverse, talented local artisans,” said Andi B. O’Connor, co-organizer. “Situated within the long-established Upper West Side market that is the Grand Bazaar NYC, the NYHC Show will highlight the value of quality handmade crafts in today’s society when so much is mass-produced and disposable.”

The Importance of Handmade

Recently NYHC surveyed over 200 artisans to gather impressions and data on the importance of quality handmade products. At this season’s show, NYHC will have a table with information and materials on this subject, staffed by members who can answer visitors’ questions. For example,creators of handcrafted goods are part of a community dedicated to connecting with customers and bringing back the personal touch that is so rare in today’s digital global marketplace.

Other survey findings:

Handmade products tend to be of higher quality, singular and authentic, reflecting rich cultures and traditions and an eco-friendly, sustainable, environmental awareness that is present in these artisans’ practices and processes. Handcrafted items also nurture creativity and individuality and perpetuate the art of crafting. In addition, handmade products are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and well-made. As a result, they tend to be more valuable and durable than mass-produced, disposable items.

About NYHC:

Founded in 2007 and representing one of the oldest, largest and most professionally organized teams of local active sellers on Etsy, Inc., the NYHC has cultivated a long-established, local presence in the NYC metro area by hosting a number of successful and highly curated in-person markets, workshops and events: Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, Crafts in Chelsea, and Celebrate Brooklyn, to name a few. NYHC is also known for its all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and marketing of online selling opportunities on behalf of its members through its wide-ranging press outreach, expansive social media presence, informative blogs and beautiful website.

About Grand Bazaar NYC:

Open year-round and located at 100 West 77th St and Columbus Avenue, Grand Bazaar NYC is one of the oldest and largest weekly curated markets in this city with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much-needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefitting over 4,000 children.

The 45th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 45th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival

Sunday, September 29, 2019
12:00– 6:00 pm

Atlantic Avenue between 4th Avenue & Hicks Street

The Atlantic Antic™ is a longstanding New York City tradition that features international delicacies and unique merchandise with over five hundred vendors, one hundred local merchants, 12 live stages and one block dedicated to family-friendly fun. Spanning ten blocks through four neighborhoods on Atlantic Avenue in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, this is the largest and most celebrated street festival in New York City

Visit the official site here…

Oct
5
Sat
2019
7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019
Oct 5 all-day

7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue

Your favorite market is back for its 7th season with a Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and June 30.  LIC Flea & Food will be bringing you the best in international food, vintage and handcrafted items. Shop local while you sip on craft brews from our Beer Garden.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our special events/LIC Flea weekends:

Grand Opening
Saturday & Sunday,
June 29 & 30

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Night Market
Thursday, July 4
12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

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Wine & Tunes Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
September 14 & 15

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
October 5 & 6

Oct
6
Sun
2019
7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019
Oct 6 all-day

7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue

Your favorite market is back for its 7th season with a Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and June 30.  LIC Flea & Food will be bringing you the best in international food, vintage and handcrafted items. Shop local while you sip on craft brews from our Beer Garden.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our special events/LIC Flea weekends:

Grand Opening
Saturday & Sunday,
June 29 & 30

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Night Market
Thursday, July 4
12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

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Wine & Tunes Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
September 14 & 15

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
October 5 & 6

Oct
19
Sat
2019
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Oct 19 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza Returns in 2019
Oct 26 all-day

Bronx Night Market Returns in 2019

Select Saturdays from late May to late October, 2019

Fordham Plaza in the Bronx
2413 Third Ave, Bronx, NY

Free to Attend

Be sure to visit the official site, as well, for more information as well as to keep in tune with any cancellations and such.

Upcoming 2019 Friday Dates:

Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 31
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 26

The Bronx Market is back again this year and they’re promising a whole new level of experiences featuring more dates, more food and more performances that, according to them, “will challenge your idea of a food festival.”

On hand will be over 40 vendors serving up food and beverages from such international faire as Latin American, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Food vendors will be offering items under $7 and on the opening night there’ll be performances by “”R&B/ Soul singer Caszoul, DJ-turned-hip hop artist Calvin Price, and Bangladeshi-born Mati whose music blends Bengali and English.””

 

Nov
16
Sat
2019
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Nov 16 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

Dec
21
Sat
2019
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Dec 21 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)