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New York Makers Showcases Statewide Artisans at Beloved Grand Central Market
Nov 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Dec 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
New York Makers, the first-of-its-kind digital marketplace + magazine celebrating the makers, movers, and shakers of the Empire State, will have its inaugural shop in Grand Central Terminal this holiday season. As part of the beloved Grand Central Holiday Fair, New York Makers has specially curated a collection of high-quality, distinctive New York products created by more than 20 talented artisans from Buffalo to Westchester and everywhere in between. Holiday shoppers will have six weeks to see and shop at the Holiday Fair, beginning November 12 through December 24, 2018.
Since 1993, the Grand Central Holiday Fair, New York City’s longest running indoor holiday market, has been a must-shop destination during the holiday season. Holiday Fair organizers make a concerted effort to present unique and local craftsmanship with a focus on American-made products with locally sourced materials or a socially conscious business model. After going through a rigorous jurying process, New York Makers will be among 40 companies selected to set up shop under the Beaux Arts architecture, chandeliers, and joyous holiday spirit of Vanderbilt Hall.
New York Makers proudly presents a rare opportunity to purchase products from the state’s many diversified regions all in one place with a wide representation of products including men’s and women’s accessories, DIY crafting kits, specialty foods, and other locally-made and hand-crafted goods, with an emphasis on being able to buy for a range of occasions and purposes. A sample of the tailored offerings shoppers can expect will be handwoven, eco-friendly accessories made by Cecilia Frittelli and Richard Lockwood in the Capital Region, Catskill Provisions’ chocolate truffles infused with award-winning Long Eddy-harvested honey, intricate bamboo Hanukkah decor designed and laser-cut by sisters on Long Island, ethically-sourced leather goods crafted by Jay and Hadas Teske in Kingston, hand-blown glass ornaments and accents made by More Fire Glass Studio in Rochester, and many more.