get your craft on

This weekend is chock full o’ holiday crafty cheer. It would be hard not to find a unique gift for most people on your list at one of these fine events. Check ’em out!

Etsy’s Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
Saturday (tomorow!), Dec 5, 11am-8pm
201 Mulberry St
Get the full details


With over 50 Metro New York artists, designers, and crafters bringing their handmade creations together for this one-day shopping event, this year promises to be even more fun and exciting.The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade runs from 11am-8pm on Saturday, December 5th, at the Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street.

Be sure to enter our free raffle for a chance to win some creations from participating vendors, packed up in hand-embellished tote bags. Raffle tickets are free with each purchase, so the more you shop, the more chances you have to win….

So join us for some holiday cheer in our handmade shopping wonderland. Spread the word, tell your friends, and we’ll see you there!

DUMBO Winter Pop-up Flea Market
Every Saturday & Sunday
81 Front St, Bklyn
More info here!

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BUST Holiday Craftacular
Sunday, Dec 6
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
$2 to get in
More details here!


Get gifts–and give back–at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular. Get your shop on all day browsing the hottest handmade wares from over 200 vendors, including handbags, jewelry, and clothing. Then, meet the adorable pets available for adoption from Animal Care and Control NYC, snap up some holiday cards to benefit City Harvest and pick up a cookie in support of the Lower East Side Girls Club. Rockin DJs, free java from Joe all morning, snacks, goodie bags for the first 500 attendees, amazing raffle prizes and more! Admission: $2

Independently owned and operated, BUST Magazine has been a leader in the crafting movement since 1993. Now in its 16th year, BUST continues to support and influence the handmade revolution though constant editorial coverage, sponsorships, and events such as the BUST Craftacular. Always on the cutting-edge, BUST is a revered and trusted authority in the DIY and crafting community.

The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street in NYC, not far from the 1 train at 18th street, or the F, V trains at 23rd street. BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular will take place from 10:00 AM – 7:30PM on December 6th. Your entry ticket also gives you a shot at winning a BUST-load of booty in the Craftacular Raffle!

Punk Rock Flea Market and Show
Sunday, Dec 6
1-7p, bands at 3ish; $1
Death By Audio
49 S 2nd St (btwn Kent & Wythe) W’burg
More info here!

Be ready to get your shop on just in time for the holiday season. We have a variety of vendors selling items such as jewelry, clothing, records, vintage items, and art. Maybe some sweets too.

Some vendors include Sean Douglas, Mark Bloomanthal, Kayla Cohen, Wendy Chan, Ivey Elizabeth Jewelry Company, Lauren Guida, Anna Gonick, Nicole Salas, Liz Medina, Rockliffe Douglas, and Showpaper. Featuring music by Graffiti Monsters (Brooklyn), Mincemeat or Tenspeed (Philadelphia), the Monte Vista (Brooklyn), and Insouciant (Philadelphia). Come early for the best stuff, stick around for the bands.
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Brooklyn’s Bizarre Bazaar
Sunday, Dec 6
12-8pm FREE
Brooklyn Fireproof
119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn

Artists, musicians, performers, fantastic cooks, pack rats, children, moles, and crafty peeps showing off and selling their wares for you to gift to friends and family. Swing by for a tasty beverage, some good tunes, and perhaps a holiday purchase. Bound to be live painting, book reading, music playing, munching, and all around merriment.

The Who’s Who: Your Boyfriends Band Sux!, KidRainbowShines, Rachel Trachtenburg and Supercute, T-time, DaliGlam, and over 40 independent vendors. Come out and support the little man. He supports you!
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(brought to you by Brooklyn Flea)
20 E 4th St (@Lafayette)
See below and here for hours & details


And if you want to make your own…

DIY Holiday Gift Workshop
Sunday, Dec 6
10am-12:30pm & 2-4:30p; $40
Hester Street Collaborative
113 Hester Street, Manhattan
RSVP to 212-431-6780 or jess(at)

Hester Street Collaborative leads this community design workshop. They provide the materials and instruction, you create five awesome, handmade gifts, including poured beeswax and soy candles, felted jewelry and ornaments, silk-screened hankerchiefs or napkins (or bring your own material), screen-printed cards, wrapping paper, and gift tags. All ages are all welcome to participate. (Continues Tuesday 6-8:30p.)

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Holiday Giftmaking
Tuesday, Dec 8
10am-12pm; $10
Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor, LIC, Queens

Why spend money on gifts this holiday season? Learn to create a variety of fun products that anyone would be happy to receive. Some examples include napkin holder rings, decoupage serving trays, jewelry boxes, button bracelets, ornaments, and baskets made with glue.

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