Holiday Crafts Fair Tanked?

12/22/2010:

City Holiday Crafts Fair: Another West Side Flop?

Hoboken411 received quite a few emails this week about the recent “Holiday Craft Fair” which the city of Hoboken managed. The general vibe was that hardly anyone attended (compared to previous years).

“The Holiday Arts and Crafts festival, held at 720 Monroe this year, was a total bust. No people. The vendors and artists are pissed. And the elevator broke shortly before the end so everyone had to pack up and carry their stuff down the stairs without the help of an elevator. The event was always in City Hall and everyone was happy about that. I wonder why Dawn moved it to 720 Monroe? A few people are cursing her today!”

Dunno – maybe the city should advertise in high-traffic publications (like 411) that don’t have disturbing ads next to them – as you can see from the Time Out NY magazine pictured below. Jeez!

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10 Comments on "Holiday Crafts Fair Tanked?"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Tradition is sacred. Wouldn’t it be a bit grinch like if you changed the location from Rock Center?

mooshu
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mooshu

Re: Disturbing Boobs Ad

OH MY GOD. Are those two nipples on that right boob?

freewheelin
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I went the first weekend and it was a total bust. Much fewer vendors than at City Hall and even fewer customers.It was in two rooms and very low key–I was out of there in 15 minutes and bought nothing. if they want this to survive they need to move it back to City Hall. 720 Monroe is way too out of the way–they need the foot traffic from Washington St. That part of Monroe is desolate and I think some people feel a little weird out walking down there. And there’s nothing else to do nearby so after you’re done looking you have to head back toward civilization, which can be a bit of a hike.

escaped68
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These crafts fairs have run their course,there are too many and they are all selling the same crap. My son started his business at these fairs and saw it coming after the first year and went on to other things. The vendors have to sell a lot of crap just to cover the table costs and that varies. Maybe if it was located in a more visible location it might have made a few bucks but on monroe st.

mooshu
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mooshu

The fair at the museum seems to have fared well in past years. I’m not sure if a holiday fair was held this year, though.[quote comment=”201135″]These crafts fairs have run their course,there are too many and they are all selling the same crap. My son started his business at these fairs and saw it coming after the first year and went on to other things. The vendors have to sell a lot of crap just to cover the table costs and that varies. Maybe if it was located in a more visible location it might have made a few bucks but on monroe st.[/quote]

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

The craft fair was definately an unfortunate bust this year. It was a lousy idea to move it to 720 Monroe. I went the first Saturday. There seemed to be fewer vendors and fewer attendees. I commented to Gerri Fallo and her assistant about what a horrible idea it was to move it to 720. They tried to sugar coat it by saying so much happens at 720 residents just don’t know about 720 Monroe. I said we know we just don’t want to come back here. I went again on the final day. I got there late afternoon. I had errands to run. Basically everyone broke down early because of the elevator situation. Why do people feel it in their hearts to blame Dawn Zimmer for everything. The craft show was moved because a judge was upset that one of the courtroom benches sustained damage at last years craft fair. Since we have a director of Cultural Affairs,I would tend to think the decision to move the show was made by her.

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