2nd Annual Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair


You want to see how they handle craft fairs over in our big brother city next door? Well then mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17th!

Bigger Venue, More Crafters, Music, Food, and More!

Get ready for the largest, hippest, most craft-tastic event Jersey City has ever seen: the second annual “Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair,” taking place on Saturday, April 17, 11am-6pm, at Parlay Studios, 161 2nd Street in downtown Jersey City. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the coordinators (Leah Siegel-Picus, Megan Gülick, and Sophie Penkrat) have decided to go LARGER with MORE ATTRACTIONS. Entry is $5 and includes a free raffle ticket. Children under ten get in for free!

Read more and see participating vendors and sponsors after the jump!

(2nd Annual Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair, Continued…)

Tipping the scales at 7,500-plus square feet, Parlay Studios is a vast venue, perfect for a day devoted to celebrating the arts of Chilltown (and beyond!). More than 60 artisans and artists will be showcasing and selling their handmade wares, all with an unusual spin—from curious furniture to risky home goods, jewelry made of bullets to bags of exotic leather, nifty baby gear to schnazzy attire, and so much more! To energize the crowd, regional bands, Land of the Look Behind, Any Day Parade, Kelly St. Patrick, Christina Alessi, and Hezekiah Jones, will be playing tunes throughout the day. Light architect Norm Francoeur will feature his special sound-sensitive light sculptures to groove along with the music, and will be displaying eye-popping treats throughout the entire space. Newport waterfront staple, Michael Anthony’s will be tickling shoppers’ taste buds with a variety of delectable bites for sale. Plus, brand new microbrewery from North Bergen, NJ Beer Co., will be introducing three handcrafted beers. Our attendees will be the very first to try what is sure to become a local favorite frosty beverage. “Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair” will keep the excitement rockin’ with raffles throughout the day, giving out eleven amazing gifts supplied by local businesses and artists. PLUS, the first 100 folks through the door on event day will receive a goody bag packed with fun items from vendors and sponsors.

“Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair” is pleased to support Arts to Grow, a non-profit dedicated to providing inner city children, with little or no access to the arts, the chance to explore the visual, literary and performing arts. A portion of proceeds will benefit this worthy charity.


Amanda Thackray, Annie Re, Aperture Agog, Astali, Bag the Habit, Baublettes, Billy Kirk, Billy Moore Photography, Bowski Bites/Odd Girl Jewelry, Branded Baron, Brooklyn Soul, Candy Thief, Carolina Cooney Cards, Cecile Raley Designs, Claire McDermott, Curly Hair Conspiracy, Damaged Wear, Depuis Decorative Photography, Dharma Karma Arts, Dirty Pillowz, Elephant & Owl, Ellis Designs, Felt It, Fine Point Designs, Fluffy Goodness, Funky City Baby, Greenpologie, Grenkol Design, Heidi Roland, Howdy Sailor, Huffalo, It’s a Stitch, J Montes Designs, JamesJohn Lip Balm, Katrinbird Designs, Kiva Ford, KupiArt, Lau Gallico, LaVieve Boutique Quality Skincare, Lil’ Fishy, LolliBomb Beauty, LoveCita, Made With Love, Meow Meow Tweet, Milagros Clothing Design, MOA Jewelry, Mushmina, Norm Francoeur, Odd Goddess Industries, Overdue Industries, Pelican Seven, Pipi Hepburn, Playground Rockstar, Posh Adornments, Prim At Heart, Proper Criminals, Quiltface, Read Write Books, Shara Porter, Shobha Ohal, Staarlight, Stitch & Bitch Jersey City, Studio Llama Llama, Sweet Buddha Designs, Sweet Ruination, The Silver Sculptor, Tina Maneca, Weber’s Art Studio


We couldn’t have executed this amazing event without the help of our amazing sponsors. Presenting Sponsors: The Saffron Jersey City/Boutique Realty; Michael Anthony’s Supporting Sponsors: Another Man’s Treasure; New Jersey Beer Co.; Lucky 7; Spa Sally; Morlees; Jersey City Craft Mafia; 4th Street Arts Friends of the Artisans: Jersey City Tattoo; The Warehouse; D.E.E.N.; Vivi Girl Shop; Print Facility Benefactors: Brennan’s Florist; Burda Style; Hudson Art Supply; Milagro’s clothing Design; Shampoo JC; Pelican Seven Studios, Made with Love; Tasti D-Lite

To learn more, please visit notyomamasaffairs.com

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