It's been a very long time since I've tried to sell my wares in Brooklyn. When I first started doing street fairs, a few years back, I didn't have good experiences there. This was in no way Brooklyn's fault. I blame the location and the lack of promotion done for the shows.
Well, I'm back, baby! Brooklyn, here I come! I've got you in my sites. I've been watching you, thinking about you. This Sunday will be epic!
OMUNKY will be set up on 7th Ave, between 3rd and 4th street. The show runs from noon - 6pm. Brooklyn MUNKYheads, I hope to see you there!
OMUNKY is Going to the 7th Heaven Festival in Park Slope
I <3 Tarrytown June 03 2013
When the last two shows you've done were accompanied by cold and rain, you start to get nervous about doing the next one, especially when the forecast calls for 30% precip and isolated t-storms. Yikes! Well, Tarrytown, NY was having none of that nonsense. It decided that yesterday was going to have clear skies and be a wonderful 82 degrees. Yup, T-Town and I just get each other.
The 26th Annual Tarrytown Craft, Food, and Street Fair was one of the best shows I've ever done. I got to spend the day selling shirts, chatting with friends, and meeting locals. Who could ask for anything more!? I want to take this time to thank all the people who came out to support small business. I also want to thank John (pictured above) from the COC for putting the whole thing together.
I <3 Tarrytown
I <3 Tarrytown
The Last Show of 2012 November 01 2012
UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Sandy damage in NYC, this show has been moved to Sunday, November 18th.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.
This Sunday marks the last show I will be doing in 2012. It's weird to say that. Looking back, I spent a lot of time doing street fairs and festivals this year. I've had some amazing ones, and a few that I would rather not think of. Some shows got rained out and others couldn't have been more beautiful. There were times were I was so busy I couldn't take a single break and others where I wished I'd brought a book or something.
This year has not only taught me that people love to shop for OMUNKY in person, but I've also learned where people like to shop. I am so glad that I took a leap of faith and signed up to be a NYC vendor. I can't tell you how amazing it is to meet people from all over the world who travel to the city for work and vacation.
I am looking forward to this Sunday. Weather and hurricane damage pending, it should be a good time. I can't wait to meet new people that love animals as much as I do. As for those of you who I've met this past year, I look forward to creating new and exciting designs to add to your wardrobe.Show info:
Sixth Avenue Autumn Fair
6th Avenue from 34th - 42nd Ave (I will be between 38th and 39th)
Sunday November 4, 2012 from 10AM - 6PM
The Last Show of 2012
Pelham Street Fair this Weekend! June 21 2012
I'm very excited for this weekend. Pelham was one of the first shows I did last year. After bad experiences at shows a while back, I was hesitant to do them. The lovely town of Pelham changed my whole outlook on street fairs. I am super excited to be setting up for their first 2012 street fair.
The Village of Pelham Street Fair & Craft Show will be held on Sunday, June 24th, from 10AM - 5PM. It will be running on Lincoln and 5th Ave. Visit my shows page for more information/directions. Hope to see you local MUNKYheads there!
Pelham Street Fair this Weekend!
Fair Lawn Street Fair Recap June 11 2012
I wasn't too thrilled with the turnout last year when I attended street fairs in NJ. It just seemed like, compared to places like Pelham and Nyack, NJ was a bit lacking. As a fan of second chances, I thought I would give my neighboring state another try.
I spent the night before last constantly checking the weather forecasts for Fair Lawn. My show a week ago, in Suffern, got rained out. I did not want to deal with that again, especially since I would be doing the Fair Lawn show all by myself.
Overall, the show was decent. The weather forecast definitely kept a lot of people away, but I had fun. The organizers for this event were some of the most efficient I have ever worked with. There were many more of their employees walking around than I had ever seen at a street fair before. Fair Lawn is a nice little town. Definitely a place I felt comfortable in.
I also want to take this time to thank my awesome neighbors, Alan and Stacey (pictured above). They were kind enough to entertain me during the show and help me break down some of my equipment at the end (we had to close early to avoid the oncoming storm). Stacey runs a cute little jewelry shop on Etsy called Petal & Stone. Alan is the self proclaimed "muscle" and "labor". Overall, they make a great team.
Fair Lawn Street Fair Recap