Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lisa Perry Bi-Annual Summer Sample Sale June 27-July 10


up to 75% off

Original Samples and Past Season Merchandise
Including Little Girls Dresses and Accessories

Wednesday June 27th – Tuesday July 10th
988 Madison Avenue @77th street       

Lisa Perry Maxi Dress                        Dot Swing Dress                        Jump Tunic
    Retail Price $795                        Retail Price $950.00              Retail Price $595.00
  SALE PRICE $398.00                   SALE PRICE $300.00           SALE PRICE $298.00

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DeKalb Market Set to Close Before October

DeKalb MarketBrooklyn’s newest marketplace, is fashioned from salvaged shipping containers. The hipster- and-family friendly destination features more than 30 food, clothing and gift vendors with freight container stores, and a weekend market with more choice jewelry sellers and pop-up eateries.
The cool outdoor setting doubles as a community gathering space with an incubator farm, roller skating nights,  DJ sets and live performances. The market is open seven days a week.  Admission is free. Although it was scheduled to run through the end of December, this week it was announced "the trendy souk" must close before October so that the delayed City Point retail and residential project that will include a Century 21 can get underway. A new location hasn't been disclosed, so be sure to check out DeKalb Market before it's gone.

Photos by John Carluccio

New York City Summer 2012 Street Fairs

Tracy's Pop & Shop loves street fairs and that's were you'll find me on most seasonal Saturdays browsing for bargain bracelets and noshing on $3 Vegetable Pad Thai. So you can join me, here's a listing from of weekend street fairs in New York City this summer.

Scene from the Dance Africa street fair in Brooklyn./Photo by Tracy E. Hopkins

Sat. June 23Sixth Avenue SummerFest - 6th Ave. from 34th St. to 42nd St. 10am-6pm
Sun. June 24Times Square Block Party - 46th St. from Broadway to 8th Ave. 10am-6pm
Sat. June 30Avenue of the Americas SummerFest - 6th Ave. from 42nd St. to 56th St. 10am-6pm
Sun. July 1Central Park Precinct Community Block Party - 60th St. from Madison to 5th Ave. 10am-5pm
Wed. July 4The Great 4th of July Festival - Water St. from Fulton St. to Broad St. 11am-6pm
Sat. July 7NYC Unfolds Street Fair - Broadway from Houston St. to Grand St. 10am-6pm
Sun. July 8Celebration of Nations Festival - Madison Avenue from 42nd to 57th Sts. 10am-6pm
Fri. July 13Bowling Green Park Fair - Broadway and Wenthall St. 9am-6pm
Sat. July 14Times Square Summer Fair - Broadway from 47th to 57th Sts. 10am-6pm
Sat. July 15Lexington Ave. Summer Spectacular - Lexington Ave from 23rd to 24th Sts. 10am-6pm
Sat. July 21Herald Square Earth Awareness Fair - Broadway from 25th to 29th Sts. 10am-6pm
Sun. July 22Tribeca Fair - West Broadway from Barclay to Chambers St.
Fri. July 27Grand Central Carnival - 41st Street from Lexington to 3rd Ave.
Sat. July 28Festival of the Americas - 6th Ave. from 42nd to 56th Sts.
Sun. July 29Madison Avenue Summer Fair - Madison Ave. from 42nd to 57th Sts.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day at Kaight

Every day is Earth Day at Kaight, a pioneering eco-fashion retailer with outposts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  If you're in Brooklyn, pop in the Atlantic Avenue store to browse the thoughtfully curated racks of conscience clothing and neatly stacked tables of jewelry and accessories.  If you're lucky, you'll get to chat with friendly shop gal and Texas transplant, Katrina; I haven't been by in a while, so hopefully she's still there. 

On Fridays, the store hosts a happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with free bubbly and a 20% off discount on all merchandise.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins

Hester Street Fair Presents "Hester Nights" at the Eventi Hotel

Foodies and street fair goers should flock to the acclaimed Hester Street Fair's "Hester Nights," a weekly event that brings popular food vendors and New York City’s biggest culinary influencers and tastemakers to the outdoor space behind Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel. 
Every Thursday evening, the Hester Street Fair makes its way from the Lower East Side to Eventi’s Plaza from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. through October 25th.
Tracy's Pop & Shop checked out the scene one Thursday and we enjoyed the eclectic assortment of predominantly female food vendors. To indulge our sweet tooth, we sampled gluten-free treats from Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets, gourmet Mexican ice pops from La Newyorkina and Peruvian cookies (alfajores) from Jessy's Pastries. We were also pleased to find plenty of vegetarian options including kale, sweet potato and quoinoa and chickpea sandwiches at Bombay Sandwich Co.
Other foodie favorites include Mimi & Coco's Teriyaki balls, Williamsburg’s Pies ‘n’ Thighs' American comfort food, La Sonrisa’s savory empanadas and Little Muenster’s fancy grilled cheese sandwiches. More savory sweets include  Macaron Parlour's wide range of traditional and inventive macaroons (a bestselling flavor is candied bacon with maple cream cheese); Prohibition Bakery's "boozy cupcakes"and Melt Bakery's creative, ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins