My first craft fair of the year is coming up this Sunday in Cold Spring, NY. It's the debut of Bazaar-on-Hudson and I cannot wait to be a part of it and check it out as a customer!
And we're all gonna be hanging out in this lovely space!
I can't wait to see how this will look with everyone's booths set up! It's gonna be fun. The market is presented by The Living Room, a prohibition era drug store that specializes in wedding receptions and private events and Cold Spring Coffee Pantry an amazing multi-roaster coffee pantry and craft beer & wine pantry that will provide a signature pop-up pour-over coffee bar and iced coffee concentrate growlers every Sunday. There will be gluten-free goodies (Ella's Bellas) and homemade cider doughnuts (Vera’s Marketplace & Graden Center) for shoppers to enjoy.
I have been hoping for something like this to happen outside of NYC, there is definitely a demand for it. In the city you have The Brooklyn Flea, Artist and Fleas, LIC Flea, Hester St Fair, I can go on. Plus there has been a mass migration of city-folk moving up to the Hudson Valley. I guess I was a part of that ten years ago when I first moved to Tarrytown in Westchester and now I'm further north in Fishkill in Dutchess County.
There has been some buzz about the Hudson Valley turning into another Brooklyn from places like The New York Times and Gothamist. If the Hipsters are coming, there's no stopping them. I find them annoying sometimes but at least they contribute to a neighborhood by starting businesses, buying run down homes and fixing them up, and trying to bring something different to the table, even if I think it's pretentious sometimes. ;) Hudson Valley Magazine has a great response to all of this noise.
Face it, as a NYC native, the city itself has lost a lot of it's charm, priced out a lot of people, and young people who move here from other states thinking they can make it as a successful (whatever) will arrive to discover they're lucky if they can find an apartment the size of two walk-in closets for under $2000/month.
Whoa where did that tangent come from??? Anyway, market! Yes! Sunday April 6th is the first of four Sundays I will be there, first Sunday of the month April through July. Looking forward to talking about it more here.