Hester Street Fair Celebrates Mother’s Day

Posted on: May 6th, 2010 at 1:48 pm by

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We received an email from the organizers of the Hester Street Fair regarding the celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend.  There are a whole host of new vendors this weekend, as well as a Bake for Hope bake sale to raise money for breast cancer research.

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SuChin Pak and company are trying to spread the word that each weekend at the Hester Street Fair will be different, “with a rotating roster of vintage, food and art.”  Also, how it’s not just another “outdoor mall.”

From the Boogie inbox, herewith the announcement of new vendors and such:

Some new vendors:

–We are continually and gradually adding more art to the mix.  Emily Guggino of Studio Manhattan is bringing her Manhattan-inspired photographs to the Fair.

–We are also working with a new partnership with The New Museum to program some art events during the weekends.  This Sunday, all moms get in free to the museum!!

–There is a local artist, Peter Sutherland who has a very cool project online, where artists are selling their original work and proceeds are going to benefit the Fresh Air Fund.  Each photograph is inspired by nature and the outdoors.  The prints and tshirts will be sold on Sunday at the Fair with all proceeds going to the Fresh Air Fund–an independent not for profit agency that provides free summer vacations to New York City children from low income communities.

–D’Anne Dupree is bringing her vintage collection.  She regularly sells to vintage shops Ellen, Foley and Corrina, and Zachary’s Smile in the LES neighborhoods.

–Of course the NewNew team from Etsy will be there with their rotating list of crafts artisans. They have a big list of their artists that come every weekend and it’s always a different group!

–Maggie Feuchter is bringing her ceramics to the Fair for the first time.  We try to pick just a handful of artists each weekend to feature at the site, and she’s one of a few that will be at HSF throughout the season.

–We’ll have a special edition of Mother’s Day cards and other stationary by Pumpkin and Honey Bunny who hand-make all of their unique cards.

New Food:

Arancini Bros are bringing Sicilian risotto croquettes. Traditional arancini are made with arborio rice, saffron, a meat ragu with fresh peas and mozzarella. They are doing lots of varieties including broccoli/bescamel, shrimp/saffron, 3 cheeses and a sweet rice ball stuffed with nutella.

–We have 2 New Yorkers, Will and Andrew (photagrapher and screenwriter, respectively) who have been trying out their fresh squeezed lemonade.  Their twist is to have flavored ice cubes that give the juices different tastes as well as fresh squeezed raspberries and blackberries that they add to custom ordered drinks.

–Boom Town Bakery will be bringing their local, hand made gluten free, vegan treats to the Fair.  We thought we’d offer something sweet to all of our more “sensitive” customers, who have lots of food allergies.

–We have Cheshire Canning bringing their famous Honey Heat sauce and other amazing jams, spreads and delicious products, all made from fresh farm goods from upstate NY.

DB Sweets Custom Crafted Cakes are making special cupcakes for Mother’s Day and will be donating to the Bake for Hope Sale.  She has a twist to her cupcakes which are topped with buttercream frostings..

–We were waiting to add pickles…obviously an LES tradition and found the perfect match.  Many have already discovered these and we are big fans – McClures Pickles.

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