Upper EAST Facet, BROOKLYN — Inside of a corridor at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Saturday, crafty Higher East Siders collected to pitch their wares in a initially-ever winters craft demonstrate hosted by Local community Board Eight.
With around 30 distributors presenting their quilts, paintings, jewelry, glass function, greeting playing cards, knit ware and pottery on East 88th avenue, one particular matter was abundantly obvious: the Higher East Aspect has expertise.
A single seller, Jordan Pietrafitta was selling remixed vintage garments by her manufacturer, Earthly.
Putting on a denim jacket with fleece arms, Pietrafitta, an Upper East Facet resident, advised Patch that she gets donations of utilised and undesirable outfits that she then takes aside to “up-cycle them into brand name new goods,” she explained, like the fuzzy arms she included to her classic denim jacket.
Sunday’s function was the Community Board Arts Committee’s sixth occasion, reported the chair of the committee, Alida Camp.
“A focus, and achievement, of the Arts Committee is setting up group,” Camp explained. “Our situations provide citizens collectively, to celebrate art and to delight in getting with each other.”
A few places down, previous metropolis Council applicant Tricia Shimamura had a table comprehensive of paintings she made of Higher East Aspect scenes, a passion she took up throughout the pandemic.
A lot of showcased iconic, sweeping views of the East River Promenade. And just one painting — just framed that morning — was of her beloved community laundromat.
At another desk, one particular of the Upper East Side’s Cub Scout groups, Pack 290, was providing paracord keychains that they created as a fundraiser for the group.
“I like camping,” stated Kai, 8, just one of the cub scouts, “and in the summer months, we get to go swimming and do archery and things like that. I think it’s a genuinely great part of scouts.”
The scouts, who satisfy weekly at close by P.S. 290, target on studying skills associated to the outdoors, safety, management and citizenship.
And also crafting.
“It is a lot of finding out by performing,” said scout chief Raquel Ferreira.
Camp reported the occasion was a hit, and thinks the enthusiasm will support the committee to keep extra gatherings in the upcoming.
“By building community, we are ready to increase excellent-of-lifestyle and enrich the expertise of residing and doing business in the Higher East Side,” Camp explained.