You know us, at the Hester Street Fair, we stay committed to empowering the pursuit of passions by offering special programs designed to help you discover and cultivate your own. It's truly inspiring to witness the multitude of skills and talents that girls to women possess, and each year, we meticulously curate our roster to showcase as many of these talents as possible.
We’re hosting our annual Girl Power event at The Seaport's Pier 17, focusing on celebrating and empowering young women. This year we’re featuring resume-building, journaling sessions, community-building, DIY bracelet-making, and a very active DJ tent.
The DJ tent will be packed with emerging artists and producers curated by H D and featuring our annual set by Avenue DJs.
Marz Lovejoy is bringing her community to Girl Power. As a lifelong organizer and activist, she’s been planning for the 4th annual community bike ride, …And Still We Ride…, a ride that’s for everyone who wants to celebrate Black women. Marz connected to our work and was reminded that girls need celebrating too! Stop by her tent to register for ASWR, get your nails done, and have fun at her airbrushing station.
Care to look deeper into your dreams? Do you need help interpreting? EnterThe Green Clinic’s Experiential Social Dreaming Matrix for the answers you’ve been looking for. The Greene Clinic is a sliding-scale psychotherapy practice based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Our team of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists provides high-quality mental health care, including individual therapy for adults and children, relationship therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment.
Our Girl Power Tent has a rotating schedule of activities aimed at empowering personal drive and skill-building featuring Emily Chertow and Marcella Zimmermann.
Guided Journaling Sessions with Emily Chertow: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Emily Chertow, founder of an inclusive community and journaling workshops. Her guided sessions teach you the power of putting pen to paper. Emily’s workshops center on mindfulness and self-care, aimed to help you find your own pursuit of passion. RSVP here.
Quickfire Resume Workshop with Digital Counsel: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Bring your resume to Hester Street Fair for a quickfire workshop with Marcella Zimmermann, CEO of Digital Counsel. Get feedback on how you present your experience and career ambitions, and network with our community of small business owners. Digital Counsel is a creative agency providing design, digital marketing, and content strategy for cultural platforms and brands. Clients include iconic New York organizations such as The Armory Show, Metrograph, and Pratt Institute.
What’s On The Menu?
LUNCH Crispin Dopmaine - The #1 Tequeno in the world, Rosie’s Empanadas - Family-owned business specializing in homemade empanadas with a variety of delicious fillings, Roseys Rostacy - The classic Jamaican Grill is back!, Oohlam - Comforting Filipino food with adobo bowls and sweet or savory lumpia
SNACKS Palmiste Indulgence - Haitian patties, Madam Sara(h) Charcuterie & Grazing - Charcuterie boards just for you or for a group, Popadelics - Shitake mushroom superfood snackers
SWEETS Brig’s Sweets Shop - Homemade pop-tarts and Brazilian truffles, Doe - two friends that found a love for the culinary arts, baking a variety of specialty treats, Phivi Sweets - Cookies, brownies, blondies, cupcakes, macarons, it’s all there!
FOR PETS The Pupper Cup has her dog-friendly ice cream cart ready
Allegorie - Sustainable accessory line turns actual fruit into leather goods while transforming materials scraps into colorful prints
Azyr Specs - A vintage eyewear boutique filled with designer pieces and editorial allure
Choose Yum - Pop culture greeting cards for every fan!
Ellen Jovin - Proprietor of @grammartable, Author, and rebel with a clause
Just Fred - Vegan dog accessories for you and your best friend
Lillie Mae Aromas - There’s a soap station where everything feels incredible and will relax you almost instantly
Santos by Monica - Womenswear designer Handmaking her fashion brand in New York City using cactus-based biomaterial and exciting everyone from LES to Vanity Fair
Salsa Vega - Homemade salsa-maker who is launching her business at our fair
Today Only - A collective shop project featuring handmade and one-of-a-kind wearables, jewelry, (fun)ctional pieces, and art objects by a group of textile and ceramic artists
Yam NYC - Nostalgic jewelry, made by hand & w/ good intent while being an ode to my mom
Clarissa’s Bowtique - Clarissa is a 7-year-old boss and Amber is her mother who lets her baby live her dreams and build her business! Clarissa and Amber will be selling their hair and jewelry accessories while making extra space in their tent for shoppers to make their own friendship bracelets and hair piece
Yara Shea Beauty - Seeking to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally inspired skincare and body care products produced ethically and sustainably handcrafted by women in Ghana. Yara Shea supports its founder’s mission to build and support institutes in Africa for women in STEM, health, and health education
Allegorie, Ariel's Candle Shop, Azyr Specs, Blue Urbane, Brig's Sweet Shop, Cantina Royale, Choose Yum, Clarissa's Bowtique, Crispin Dopamine, Diamante Vintage, Dress Weights, Eden's Harvest, Ellen Jovin, Elodie Studios, Everything Soulful, Fouta Harissa, Healthy As A Motha, Lal Vintage, Lavazzon Gallery, Lemon Water Studios, Lillie Mae Aromas, Madam Sara(H) Charcuterie & Grazing, Made by Mama, Mottive, Oohlam, Palmiste Indulgence, Phivi Sweets, Popped, Porch Finds, Preppy Trendy, Prince Peacock, Pupper Cup & Just Fred, Rabbit Rabbit, Rosie's Empanadas, Rostacy, Salsa Vega, Santos by Monica, SASS, Sarafine, She-Bang, Spinster Kitchen, Tiny BS, Today Only, UltraRay, Wee Snack Shop, Woof, Yara Shea Beauty, Yam NYC, Yogaromas by Quinn, Yui Brooklyn
About Hester Street Fair
The Hester brand is known for its highly curated selection of NYC's artisanal fashion, art, design, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors. As a space that connects and collects the highest-quality cutting-edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands, Hester creates buzzworthy artisanal experiences that are unique to Downtown Manhattan. Our vendor selections represent the unmatched diversity, unique talent, and abundant creative spirit that sets NYC apart. Described by the New York Times as a “hyperlocal block party,” The Hester brand brings a connection to the community and a vibe that is cool, cozy, and familiar. Family-friendly and open to all yet refined enough to appeal to the city’s most discerning foodies, music aficionados, and vintage fashionistas, Hester is a meeting ground for all those attuned to the city’s sharpest trends, facilitating a close-knit community of in-the-know New Yorkers.
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