On May 24th, W Hoboken will serve as the venue for the very first NYM trunk show featuring a variety of artisans and vendors including, House of Minerva (recently featured at Sundance, the Oscar gift bags and the MTV Movie Awards), Bag the Habit (Downtown Jersey City success story), the CraftMen (Brooklyn leather goods darlings), Kayt Hester (of recent Victorinox Swiss Army fame), The Silver Sculptor and Cecile Raley Designs (internationally renowned jewelers) Kana Kids (kids’ wear designer) and many, many more.
The trunk show will take place inside the Living Room of the W Hoboken and will spill onto the patio facing the beautiful waterfront.
There will be $3 drink and food specials. Enjoy Bliss mini-treatments, giveaways and make sure to check in at the event for a chance to win a free night stay at W Hoboken and a VIP table at The Chandelier Room!
Come Celebrate another year with Bike JC at the 3rd Annual Jersey City Ward Tour; a sixteen mile group bike ride through ALL six wards of Jersey City. The tour starts (& finishes) at Exchange Place, 11am. Registration is required and is FREE online at bikejc.org, with a suggested donation of $5.
The festival at Tour’s END (i.e. the CrAFTER Party) will feature cool wares by Not Yo Mama’s vendors, food, beer, live music and a non-profit showcase from 1pm-5pm. Riders & non-riders alike are invited to this party at Exchange Place from 1-5pm. Whaaat? That’s right! For those that aren’t inclined to hop up onto two-wheelers, you don’t have to ride your bike to join in the CrAFTER Party;
that’s how these kids roll, yo’.
DJ Hellz Yeah -
FAVORITE local Jersey City DJ (find him at LITM on the weekends!) will get the party started with fun tunes at 11am
12pm - Katja Larssen
Katja has been singing at local Jersey City events for the past 2 years. She studies voice and guitar at Metropolis Music on Newark Avenue with Alex Brumel (of Alex & Janel). In the past year, she has sung at the summer series ‘Groove on Grove’, ‘Ladies That Rock’ and ‘The 4th Street Arts & Music Festival.’ Katja also just finished recording back up vocals for a Children’s Christmas album due out this holiday season and studies acting and dance as well. She will turn 11 this summer and currently attends 5th grade.
2pm - Manouche Bag:
Formed in 2009 in Jersey City, Manouche Bag is an intimate window into the heart of France, performing Gypsy Jazz and French songs.
4pm - Ray Bally Band
Raymond Bally Band features Dennis Young on marimba and guitar; Andrew Platt on drums. RB on vocals and guitar. Raymond Bally has a new album, Faker which will be available at the Fair along with a hand silk screened poster designed by the artist, Andrew Wilkinson. Raymond Bally writes and sings songs of real love, fake love and all points in between. His music is available at his shows, and all digital sites including Itunes, Amazon, etc.
Critics have written:
“Linguistically simply but incredibly deep lyrics & a musical experiment full of unexpected twists”
“Views of love are so lyrically vulnerable and jaded. A perfect St. Valentine’s Day jolt”
“Jersey singer-songsmith performs brooding folk-rock with hints of Dylan and downtown punk.”
We’re so looking forward to this weekend in Van Vorst Park (in downtown Jersey City). As usual, we’ve got a stellar group of artists joining us in the fun. See below for a list of included vendors… But before we list all of them, we wanted to let remind you we’ll have some other spinning plates on display as well!
• Not Yo’ Mama’s Creation Station -
Make yo’ Mama a card for Sunday with Kim from Kupiart!
• FacePainting by Christi Harrington
• D-I-Y Doggie Bandanas with M. Avery Studios
They’ve got lots of fun puppy appropriate prints for creating the perfect accessory for YOUR dog, the Liberty Humane Society’s Pups (& Kitties), your mom’s dog… you get where we’re going with this, right?
• North Shore Animal League Adoption Van and Liberty Humane Society
That’s RIGHT! The Adoption van will be there. We heart our furry friends…
• MUSIC -
DJ Hellz Yeah will be spinning in the AM
Katja Larssen will go on at 12pm
Manouche Bag – 2pm
Raymond Bally Band – 4pm
And now… you’ve been so patient!
Here is the list of vendors (let it be known that we want to go into detail about everyone, because we like them ALL. Not only are they talented, but just genuinely good people. And we’re so glad to have them hanging around this Saturday. If you love their stuff, you should buy up everything they have RIGHT THEN, because many of their products are very limited editions):
•All Kinds of Whoopie • Alexis Rotter • Bobby Lerza • Boobies & Co. • Buttercup Cosmetics • Button THIS • Caviar Noir • Christi Harrington • Damaged Wear • Domino Art • Experiessence • Fierce Cat Fashions • Gina’s Beans • Great Bowls Afire • Greenshave • Growing Hands • House of Minerva • Instigatorzine • Iris Records • Jersey City Urban Arts Program • Jersey Cats • Kafe Con Arte • Kupiart • La Muse Kalliope • Lizzmonade • M.Avery Design Studios • Magaro Creations • Made Especially 4 U • Megan Gülick • Now That’s Nice • Organic Objects • Republic of Pigtails • Rochelle Fox Designs • Silkwire Jewelry • Studio Llama Llama • Traash • Tick Tock Naturals