For the last ten years, Hester Street Fair has families to thank for the fun and welcoming atmosphere week after week. The final weeks of summer are coming to an end so we’re hosting a special day for our neighborhood’s kids and their families. Arts and crafts included and some interactive story-telling will ensue, and we have great vendors to choose from that will take care of your child’s needs and also yours!
Led by members of Children’s Museum of the Arts’ GirlStories program, this workshop will invite Hester Street Fair visitors of all ages to create their own zine! GirlStories is a free after school program at CMA for girls ages 12-15 that empowers participants to become makers and individuals, and encourages them to bring their unique perspectives into fields that are lacking a female voice. In Spring 2019, the group created their own zine titled “Space, Time, and Dreams”. Materials: Paper, Scissors, Collage Material, Stamps, Drawing Media (provided by CMA)
Led by creators Bettina and Jaclyn, RepurposeU is sharing their interactive story How Mischief Changed the World to our fairgoers at 12 pm and 4 pm. The story teaches kindness, inclusivity, and social-emotional learning and is a group activity that is written at a 4th grade reading level, and is a great resource for youth in grades 4-12. Again, the story times are at 12 and 4pm.
Music Provided By
MS131! A staple in entertainment for our Kid’s Day events, make sure to check out what this creative bunch will have in store for you. Maybe it’s a live performance, maybe it’s an hour DJ set from a classic ipod, who knows what could happen with how creative kids are today. Also, they have a book tent!
What to Eat
Avocraydo – And avocado smoothie you never knew you needed or would love so much, we promise! Try it plain or sprinkled with cookie crumbles and chocolate syrup. Perfect for babies, kids, and any parent who want the healthier drinkable option.
Cooleys BBQ – Winner of Best Tasting Dish from our 2019 Test Kitchen! Make sure to snag yourself a plate because Cooley can easily sell out quickly…
Smooth Pops – The classic freezer pop re-invented. Using fresh whole fruit blended like a delicious smoothie, without any concentrates, preservatives, additives or weird ingredients.
Baby Kiss Kiss – Baby Kiss Kiss was created to save you time in finding the best, hard to find fashion forward styles for babies and kids. A curated collection of vintage + new pieces that’s based in the Lower East Side.
Grow Real Food – Snack time! Grow Real Food is a terrific next step after you’re done with breast milk or formula. This type of baby food, aka “Välling” is formulated to meet the needs of a growing child.
Manhattan Charter Schools – Believing in the importance of an intimate school culture and learning environment, they are committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Pair Eyewear – Pair offers customizable eyewear with interchangeable frames for children. Their goal is to change prescription glasses from a chore to a fun form of self-expression.
Upward Enrichment Services – Nicholas Jones’ mission was to connect his fellow parents to better after school programs that will enrich their children’s lives and not pull a big hole in their pocket either.
VVORK VVORK VVORK – Bringing you Mommy-and-Me realness. Starting in 2017, the custom collection of slow-made, one-of-a-kind items were made with a combination of carefully collected materials, hand-dyed and marbled fabrics, and unorthodox hand-embroidered details.
Kid’s Vendor Lineup
Alipera, Emy Bee Creative, Cooper Union, Cucú New York, Divine Bows, JJ Shop, Kaylee and Kyle, Kitchen Ink Kids, Little Readers, Made to Bloom, Manhattan Charter Schools, Milkdot, Pair Eyewear, Pastry Pals Animation, Smooth Pops, Sweetie Little Sea, Upward Enrichment Service, and VVORK VVORK VVORK
Classic Shopping Lineup
Agalt & Maree LLC, Avocraydo, Baby Kiss Kiss, Bean&Bean Coffee, Black Sands Entertainment, Bussdown Vintage, Coin Art Jewelry, Cooley’s BBQ, David Sussman Design, Dubby Happy, EAG Jewelry, Golden Goddess, Grow Real Food, HelloFresh, Ishipress, Klack Designs, Lisa, Made With Love by Mary, Maxpack.co, Metal Mingle, Popped NYC, Reign Wala, Rostacy Jamaican, Sarafine, Spear and Stone, Summer Squeeze, and The 212 Closet