Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair


We have partnered again with the Lower East Side Girls Club, they will hosting a retail booth of crafts made throughout the year in their after school program & Teen DJ’s spinning at our music booth. NewWomenSpace will host a panel of their program coordinators discussing our theme for the day “What Is Girl Power?”  We will also have ReproRightsZine launching their second edition & hosting a series of Self Defence Classes in our grassy park space.  Sister Trio Loumingou Night will bring uplifting traditional african  song & instruments along with their ethereal vocals for a live performance. Singer Songwriter & Ceramic Artist Emily Ritz will bring both her talents out for the day, playing electric guitar, singing songs, & also hosting a ceramic booth of her collection Lumpland.  LikeMindedObjects design studio will be hosting Girl Power Tool Tutorials, giving passerby the opportunity to get comfortable with drills, saws, sanders and more.


Last year, we hosted an amazing line up of artists, musicians, and activists like Cleo Wade, Madame Ghandi, Mindy Albowitz of Tom Tom Magazine, Nico Turner, an all female zine corner, and more than 40+ female vendors and collaborators. You can read all about it here.


Come celebrate YOUR GIRL POWER.


Hester Street Fair has partnered again with The Lower Eastside Girls Club of NY which provides a place where middle school and high school girls can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. The Lower Eastside Girls Club will have a Made By Us booth and Hester Street Fair will be making and collecting donations.


Special Features

What is Girl Power We collectively take a look at What is Girl Power through self expression and individuality. Hester Street Fair will provide paper & supplies  in our workshop tent to write, draw and color “What Is Girl Power”. Once finished each participant will pin their paper to a wall and we will take a moment to review before the finale of the day. What is Girl Power will later be assembled in the form of a zine and sold with the profits going to LES Girls Club.


Girl Power Tool Tutorials Elise McMahon from Likemindedobjects will have a slew of tools and materials for hosting casual instruction on using power tools from the basics of proper measuring, marking, project planning, using a drill, & power saw. Elise hopes to empower women and girls to challenge the often masculine role of the builder.


NewWomenSpace will join us in a discussion around “What Is Girl Power? NWS is a 2,100 sq. ft. community-led event space that houses low-cost, life-affirming programming led by self-identified women, femme, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people living in New York City. Their mission is to create positive and lasting impact in our city by holding a joy-centered space made intentionally for deepening relationships between you and your community.


Self Defense ReproRightsZine is hosting Self Defense workshops to coincide with their launch of the Self Defense themed 2nd edition of their . The class will start at 3pm and last for 30 minutes, there are no special requirements, equipment or clothing needed, just come as you are and learn something new.


Avenue D/J Girls learn the fundamentals of DJing from using turntables to scratch and manipulate sounds to using professional DJ software like Serato DJ to create blends and mixes of their favorite music. Creating confidence and  enhanced motor and musical skills are some of the many benefits of this popular program.


Fort Makers Artist, Naomi Clark, will be joining us with her spray gun to paint custom patterns the clothes of visitors.


DJ KK + Eli are 13 and 12 year old DJs who are a part of the Avenue D/Js program at the Lower Eastside Girls Club.


Emily Ritz – Ethereal Guitar & Vocals, also a ceramic artist who will be sharing her work at the fair that day.


Loumingou Night Sister Trio will bring uplifting traditional african song & instruments along with their ethereal vocals for a live performance & facepainting throughout the fair


ReproRightsZine DJ’s –here to help us celebrate the launch of ReproRightsZine new Self Defense edition
BEAU is composed of Heather Golden (vocals) and Emma Rose (chorus and guitar), two native New Yorkers who came together to create music that they consider as the soundtrack of life. Special Live Performance