Bronx Museum Holiday Market THIS WEEKEND Dec. 12-13

Remember when I announced my Bronx Holiday Shopping Challenge and mentioned the Bronx Musuem’s upcoming holiday market? (If you don’t, that’s okay, catch up right here.) The market is a great way to support local businesses and organizations and put money back into our communities this holiday season. Read below for the details and list of vendors – one of which is my fiancee, Native Tec. 🙂

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Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Bronx Museum Holiday Market Weekend

Shop local this Holiday Season! In collaboration with FromTheBronx.com, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, THE POINT, and The Bronx Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than 25 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed! Enjoy exhibition tours, art-making activities and music throughout the weekend. Read more >
Free admission

Vendors include:

Aficionado Arts/THE POINT Native Tec
Bear Hand Creations Niizeki Hiromi
Bronx Beer Hall NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar
Bronx Chicks *Paper*Crane*Heart*
Calcutta Kitchens Port Morris Distillery
Daniel Hauben / Bronx Artist Documentary Project Resourceful Design
Dennis Redmoon Darkeem South Bronx Farmer’s Market
Ellude’s Special Mama
FromtheBronx.com Spizane
Humble Trees Taylor Made Creations for All Occasions, Inc.
Jaynine Taylor Uptown Roasters
Lady K Fever White Pine Community Farm
Lucia Hernandez Youniquely Created, Inc.
Morris Perk And more!

 

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The Bronx Holiday Shopping Challenge!

Thanksgiving is just barely over and here we are already rushing to think about the holiday season. I literally just took down my Halloween decorations yesterday. I would’ve left them up, but having sugar skulls plastered on my window in November, just came across as kinda creepy.

This year, I started to think a lot about the original mission of this blog — to highlight our borough’s hidden gems and encourage Bronxites to have pride in their borough. I get a lot of PR emails about this event and that product, some of it is really cool, but I had to make a decision. Let me preface this by saying that I have a problem, I am super cheap, I LOVE free things. I always have. So, it’s really hard to say no to a free dinner and open bar somewhere in Brooklyn (hiss! boo!) or to try out some free product from some company that has absolutely nothing to do with the Bronx. But, I saw myself starting to drift away from my original mission and realized I needed to refocus. Get back to basics.

To really do this and put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, I decided that this holiday season, I’m going to shop local. Like really, truly, local. Not “Hey, I shopped at the Target in Throggs Neck, all my holiday shopping is done!” (Although, who doesn’t love Target? )

So here are the parameters:

  1. I must buy from a local, independent business.
  2. Holiday fairs are acceptable, so is Etsy.
  3. The goal is to buy for everyone on my list, which right now is at 15, though, I am probably forgetting some people.

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow and the Bronx Museum’s Holiday Fair is December 12 & 13th so I’m going to start with those and see how I go. I’ll do an update after the fair to keep you guys abreast of my progress. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments or on Twitter or Facebook.