May 26, 2011

The {NewNew} offers Craft Workshops on Governors Island

This year The {NewNew} is proud to sponsor Better than Jam, a cooperative boutique offering goods made by artisans of the {NewNew} on Governors Island. As part of this collaboration, members of The {NewNew} will offer free craft workshops on the porch of Better than Jam in Nolan Park.

The season will kick off Saturday, May 28th with face painting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the Family Festival organized by the Governors Island Alliance. Have your face painted by one of the artisans of The {NewNew} Etsy Street Team and unleash your inner butterfly or superhero. If you want to see what you're getting into, here is last year's video:

On Saturday, June 25 from 2-4 p.m., you can join Karina of Windows of Agate who will show you how to  craft a sailors bracelet, a traditional summer memento to remind you of the maritime history of Governors Island. 

On Saturday, July 16, from 2-4 p.m. Pria of PriaVanda will teach you how to stab bind journals in which you can record your summer memories.

On Friday, August 5, from 1-3 p.m. you can embroider note cards with Nordea of Nordeasoaperie and then hand-write a note to send to your new summer friend.

The workshop series concludes on August 27, from 2-4 p.m. with a session where Lu of Lu Crafts explains how to bring a sea creature to life with origami techniques.  

We all hope you will be able to join us this summer for some crafty adventures on Governors Island!


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