Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition with the best and the boldest women in New York, experimental art projects, performances and so much more!
Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition on June 16th with the best and the boldest women in New York! Our beloved Girl Power event is proud to showcase a line up of female owned and operated businesses, vendors, artists, and performers- a packed day powered by women.
Hester Street Fair x Lower Eastside Girls Club
We’ve partnered with our neighbors at The Lower Eastside Girls Club for the third year in a row to support their educational programming for middle and high school girls. By delivering strong arts, literacy, and STEM programs, they provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. Be sure to check out their ‘Made By Us’ booth full of crafts made throughout the year in their after school program!
Hester Street Fair will be donating a portion of the day’s profits and collecting contributions at the bar and DJ booth for the LES Girls Club throughout the day. Additionally, we encourage those who can contribute to consider donating or volunteering. You can find out more about contributing to LESGC here.
Celebrate and Support GIRL POWER!
Stop by the Hester Street Fair zine booth to check out the best in alternative press generously donated by Forge Magazine, Tan n Loose Press, Printed Matter, Emma Kohlmann, Brie Moreno, and more to come. All proceeds from our zine booth will be donated to The Audre Lorde Project, a community organizing center for LGBTQ+ people of color. You can find out more about their social justice programming and work to challenge discrimination here, and find opportunities to support their mission here.
Our ‘What is Girl Power?’ workshop is back to collectively express what Girl Power means to each of us. Hester Street Fair will provide paper & supplies in our workshop tent to write, draw and color “What Is Girl Power”. Once finished, each participant is invited to pin their paper to a wall and we will take a moment to review before the end of the day. This year’s ‘What is Girl Power’ project will later be assembled in the form of a zine and sold for charity.
The New York Board of Elections will be on hand to help attendees get registered to vote. What better way to support fellow fems than by getting involved in your community and exercising your right to vote!
IN THE PARK
11:00am – 1:00pm The Avenue D/J Girls
This program at LES Girls Club helps kids learn the fundamentals of DJing from using turntables to scratch and manipulate sounds to using professional DJ software to create blends and mixes of their favorite music, helping to create confidence and enhance motor and musical skills.
1:00pm – 1:45pm Jennifer Vanilla Live!
Described by Ravelin Magazine as “part pop-star, part fairy-godmother, part Jane Fonda-circa the early ‘80s” Jennifer believes in you, believes in your best self, and wants to help you transcend there. Jennifer invites you to leave it all behind and join her on Planet Jennifer- a bright world with tons of positivity, pink, and personality.
1:45pm-2:00pm Carly Lovejoy
Artist and activist Carly Lovejoy is active in the arts non-profit community, exploring ways to make more space for femme-identifying humans through her writing, videography, and animation. We are so lucky that Carly will be sharing a reading with the Fair.
2:00pm-3:00pm Mind Your Own Business 2: Creative Careers
Get inspired by our panel on building a sustainable and rewarding career for yourself. We have a crew of truly incredible creatives joining us including Angela Dimayuga (Chef & Creative Director of Culture, Standard Hotels), Shaniqwa Jarvis (Photographer), Maluca (Recording Artists) and Jessica Gonsalves (Co-Owner, Procell).
3:00pm-4:00pm DJing 101 with Uniiqu3, Juliana Huxtable and Venus X
Constantly breaking expectations and exposing fans to diverse styles, Venus X, Juliana Huxtable and Uniiq3 are on hand to help you tap into your new favorite hobby. What better way to jump into DJing than with a master class from two of NYC’s boldest and most innovative artists??
4:00pm – 5:00pm Poster Child
Poster Child is the house band of Willie Mae Rock Camp, a Brooklyn based year-round, non-profit music education and mentoring program dedicated to empowering girls and women through arts and activism. Welcoming campers who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming, Willie Mae helps its students develop confidence and artistic pursuits. You can learn more about supporting their efforts here.
IN THE YARD
1:00pm-2:00pm Yoga with Djali Cepeda
DJ, artist, and yogi Djali Cepeda is a woman who makes good things happen for those around her. We’re lucky to have her lead us through a practice that teaches us about tuning into ourselves and creating calm in our world.
3:00pm and 4:00pm Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy Self Defense Demonstration
For 20 years CHKA has been providing a free, walk-in self defense class as a service to the NYC community. We’re proud to host them for the day and learn more about kicking ass!
More to come!
We invite any of our vendors and attendees to do a reading if they have something to share for the day- just let us know!
Luckily for all of us attending Girl Power, Venus X and friends have our beauty needs covered. MPNAILS & Lady Fancy Nails will be hosting a nail bar from 1:00pm to 3:30pm followed by Guin Gui’s braid bar from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.
Wharf Cat Records
Michelle Nigro co-founded the Greenpoint based Wharf Cat Records which recently made an ACLU benefit compilation record featuring female led groups such as Palberta, Bush Tetras, and WALL with art by Emma Kohlmann. Each compilation is $32 and $30 from every record sold will go directly to the ACLU. Stop by to support and learn more about the ACLU and pick up releases by the many female artists on the label.
Hester Street favorite JONESY is a female owned and designed undies label that manufactures exclusively in NYC. Their beautifully designed collection is both so stylish and comfortable for the summer that you’ll probably start leaving the house without clothes on top.
Brooklyn based En Tsao is a practicing herbalist born and raised in Singapore, who infuses their Eastern Roots with Western Herbs to handcraft an all-natural skincare line specializing in different clays from the earth. Batched in small quantities of 30 or less, every product is handcrafted fresh with herbs and botanicals of purpose.
Scoops in Cahoots
This local creamery run by two sisters uses only fresh, non-GMO milk and cream from female owned farms upstate to make vegetarian-friendly ice cream flavors like Laurent-Perrier Champagne, fair-trade espresso, and made-from-scratch oatmeal cookie dough.
COMPLETE VENDOR LINE-UP
A season of little ones, Allergic, Avery Malbon, Azsai, Beanstalk & Co., Blondita Paints, Board of Elections in the City of NY, Bold Body, Carly Lovejoy, Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy, Communist Jewelry, Eco Eyes, Effie Bowen, Even Keel, Filigree NYC, Flower Stitch Shoes, Forbabies, From Here to Sunday, Gigi’s Mimos, Golden Girls, Half Hippy, Heisel, Hissy fit, India’s Italian Ices, Jam Toast Bags, Jennifer Vanilla, Jonesy, Lali Arts, lavazzon gallery, LES Girls Club, LowLow Nyc, Modern Girl Blitz, Nasty Ribbons, Nomz, Nora Croft Cuts My Hair, Normandie Illustration, Opheliac Artistry, Palmares, People of 2morrow, Pilot Kombucha, Piper’s Elephant Pants/Bree McDonough Music, Punto Verde Ceramics, Reckless Daughter, Rollie, Rosey Jamaican, Sat Nam Babe, Savory 2 Sweet, Scoops in Cahoots, Sunday Diamond, Tatas & Vag NYC, The Blunt Letters, Thread’s That Unite, Trejo’s Tienda/Cosmica, Tribeca Trinkets, Venus X, Wharf Cat Records