Join Us at Celebate Brooklyn!’s Summer Concert Series!

We’re so excited! We’ll be among 17 local artisans selected to participate in our shop at BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer concert series. This is our fourth season participating in the Shop and our all-natural and organic skin care products from Bug Sprays to Facial Mists to our coveted Avocado Moisturizers will be featured with other wares including picnic blankets, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind apparel. The Shop will be open during each performance, so come by to enjoy the performances and to say hello! 

For more details, see our press release below or check out our website at http://nyhandmadecollective.org/celebratebrooklyn/


NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team) is back at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! with NYC’s handmade finest

Back for a seventh season, the NY Handmade Collective (formerly known as the Etsy New York Street Team), a local community of professional artisans, will again be the sole merchandise vendor for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park. 
From June 7th through August 12th, NYHC will give show attendees exclusive access to a diverse, all-handmade capsule market of goods made by local artists – your friendly staff during all of the shows. Come in and talk shop with any one of them to find out more about NYC and the handmade market collective, the techniques that go into producing their wares, or just to say hello!

Whether a local Brooklynite or a visitor to the borough, anyone attending BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer will be drawn to supporting the NYHC artisans by shopping local and taking home a one-of-a-kind gift as a tangible reminder of the experience.

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

In its 38th season, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running free outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization. Over its history, the festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity. Most BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free.

About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multidisciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary arts, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process.

About the NY Handmade Collective

Created in the summer of 2007, the NYHC is made up of over 250 artists, designers, and crafters based in the metro New York area who create and sell handmade items on Etsy.com, a global marketplace for handmade goods. NYHC is a vibrant, nonprofit group of regional artisans committed to educating the community and developing the potential of its members through mentorship, market opportunities, and small business development. By focusing on selling events, clarifying the creative process, and the promotion of quality handmade goods, NY Handmade Collective broadens individual possibility while bringing people together, expanding the circle of community in our wider world. To learn more about the NY Handmade Collective visit http://nyhandmadecollective.org.

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We had to pinch ourselves!

It was a beautiful morning for our shoot with NY1 News for an upcoming Healthy Living Segment. Being interviewed by Kristen Shaughnessy was an amazing experience. With Karen Seiger, Inyanga Naturals, and Greecologies, filming took place at Greecologies back garden on Broome Street. Greecologies new cafe features housemade yogurt and fresh offerings. Stay tuned for more…

On Set with Kristen Shaughnessy of NY1

On Set with Kristen Shaughnessy of NY1

Kristen Shaughnessy of NY1

Kristen Shaughnessy of NY1

Karen Seiger of Markets of NYC

Karen Seiger of Markets of NYC

Naturally Susan's Skin Care Products

Naturally Susan’s Skin Care Products

Inyanga

Inyanga

Greecologies

Greecologies

Greecologies

Greecologies

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See you tomorrow at Artists & Fleas!

We’ll have some market specials for this Valentine’s  weekend!

Artists & Fleas

70 North 7th Street, Williamsburg, NY 11249

10:00am – 7:00pm

Directions: Take the L train to Bedford Avenue. Artists & Fleas is 3 only blocks from the Bedford Avenue Station.

Food on Our Face: Refresh, Rejuvenate, Renew

When Spring arrives, we begin to shed the layers of clothing and ready ourselves for warmer, sunnier weather. And, we think about rejuvenating our skin, exfoliating dead skin cells for smooth Spring- and Summer-ready skin.

But, why wait? How about beginning today? We’re often asked how best and how often to exfoliate. We suggest exfoliating once a week to rid dead skin cells, to allow the skin to breathe and to regenerate. We prefer using masks over scrubs, particularly for the face, since scrubs can be overly abrasive, break sensitive skin and spread bacteria.

We’ve tried many ways to exfoliate the skin. Here are some natural, fun ways that we’ve tried, and we were happy to have food on our face : )!

Strawberries

1) Strawberries: Mash up some ripe strawberries (preferably organic) and smooth onto face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Rich in vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate and refresh dull skin.

2) Almonds: Grind into fine grains. Mix with some water into a paste and use as a gentle facial scrub.

3) Papaya: Like strawberries, feel free to slather on these fruits! Deseed, scoop out the flesh and mash up. Use as a mask to rejuvenate skin.

4) Lemons: Slice up and smooth the flesh of the lemons over skin. The acids will help to slough off dead skin cells.

After cleansing and exfoliating, remember to moisturize the skin to protect from moisture loss. And, if you’re heading outdoors, don’t forget to apply sunscreen. Enjoy and thank you for being kind to your body!

Today marks a special day! Naturally Susan’s is at four retail locations!

Shop select Naturally Susan’s products at these great venues for unique, artisan gifts this holiday season! Or, if you prefer to let your fingers do the shopping…order on-line at www.NaturallySusans.com :).

Montclair Pop-Up 2013

Montclair Pop-Up 2013
102 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
November 22 – December 31, 2013

stopTHINKshop

stopTHINKshop
37 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
December 11 – 15, 2013

Ex-Machina Store

Ex-Machina
33 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Scalped Salon & Spa

Scalped Salon & Spa
141 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678