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2015 Holiday Markets and Fairs in New York City

Support your local artisans and shop around the city’s Holiday markets!  We know a number of designers and jewelers that participate in these fairs and we love to shop for something unique and special as our holiday gifts.  We’ve compiled a pretty extensive list below for your shopping pleasure!


Bryant Park Holiday Shops, New York CityHoliday Shops at Bryant Park’s WInter Village
Date: Opens October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016
The Holiday Shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops offering exquisite gift ideas from distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more. There’s something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets. The Holiday Shops are laid out along the park’s allees and terraces, and housed in Bryant Park’s own custom-designed kiosks. Look for Surya Brasil’s shop with the brand’s coveted products including skin, hair, and shave collections, as well as vegan lip balms. Surya Brasil is also collaborating with emerging artisanal Brazilian brands like Bambusa, Natural Fashion and Natural Cotton Color, creators of 100% organic cotton intimate apparel, products for the home and men’s, women’s and children’s fashion that is produced with natural dyes made from plant extracts.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm
Location: Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue

Grand Central Holiday MarketGrand Central Holiday Fair
Date: November 14-December 24, 2015

Grand Central Terminal’s 16th annual Holiday Fair is the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors. This season, the Fair will fill Vanderbilt Hall with 76 vendors for six weeks each offering a wonderful array of holiday gifts for all your loved ones including art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.

Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-7pm; Thanksgiving Eve Closing at 8pm; closed Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve Closing at 6pm
Location: Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 15 Vanderbilt Ave. (42nd St. and Park Ave.)

Date: November 19-December 24, 2015

Over 100 merchants are on hand to bring you the most unique gifts available. The Union Square Holiday Market is the place to do your holiday shopping. Some of the items you may find this year include: Hand-blown glass housewares; Local, handmade leather belts; Bags and accessories made from recycled plastic; A variety of handmade jewelry; Gloves, hats, Tibetan crafts and more!
There will also be nibbles and noshes throughout the market. Dig into German delights, both sweet and savory treats. Top things off with a hot apple cider or cappuccino to stay warm. There are so many beautiful things to browse and relish!


Hours: : Monday–Friday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-7pm; on December 24 market closes at 4pm
Location: Union Square at 14th Street

Date: December 1-December 24, 2015
Located in one of the most stunning locations in New York City, historic Central Park, the market is the perfect place to enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts and spend time with friends and family.
Some of the items you’ll find include:
•    Handmade wooden puzzles
•    Gingerbread houses and kits
•    French truffles
•    Mother and daughter apparel
•    Shearling
•    Handcrafted home accessories
•    Gorgeous handmade jewelry

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm Sunday; on December 24 market closes at 4pm

Location: West 59th St. and Broadway

20th Annual Crafts at the Cathedral
Date: December 4, 5, 6, 2015

Welcome to the site of one of the top crafts events in the New York Metro Region for the holiday season. Crafts at the Cathedral celebrates its 19th Annual Fair with excellence in arts and crafts in a high quality and well attended 3 day event. Over 60 Artisans will be exhibiting their finest work. Our goals for the show are to provide a great environment for skilled crafts people to exhibit and sell their work and to provide a great buying experience for all who come. Hope to see you at the show!
Hours:  Dec 4: 5-8pm; Dec 5: 10am-6pm; Dec 6: 11am-5pm; $6 / day, $7 / weekend

Location: St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave and West 110th St, Manhattan

Date: December 19-20, 2015

More than 200 vendors will participate in our two-day holiday shopping extravaganza — more than 200 of the best craft, handmade, vintage, and tasty treat vendors to our brand new space in the vibrant heart of Greenpoint for our ninth BUST Holiday Craftacular in New York!

Hours:  Saturday and Sunday: 11am-7pm
Location: Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Date: TBA
The 163rd Jolly Holly Fair: This popular holiday event is brought to the North Shore community through the labor, donations and enthusiastic participation of the congregation at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island. Once again perennial favorites will include home-baked Christmas goodies; the Boutique, which displays an abundance of gently used items; White Elephants; raffles and 50/50. New this year: DIY Crafts table; Fair Trade coffees, teas and chocolates. And, as always, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who will drop by at 1pm. to delight the children. Breakfast and a delicious home-cooked lunch will be available at a modest price. Admission to the fair is free.

Location: Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St, Staten Island

Date: December 6, 13, 20, 2015, 12-6pm

Astoria Market is an artisan market filled with handmade, baked, and vintage goods. The market is based out of the Main Hall of the famous Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. The creators of the Astoria Market also occasionally work on creating various pop-up events at other locations.

Hours: 12-6pm

Location: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue between 29th and 31st Streets, Queens

Artists and Fleas Holiday Shopping, New York CityArtists and Fleas at Chelsea Market 

Date: Daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market is an exciting Fall / Holiday seasonal pop-up shop bringing a curated collection of independent designers, emerging artists and vintage collectors from the Artists & Fleas family over time to the heart of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District. Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market is where old world bazaar meets new world chic, where globe-trotting Romany culture meets the best of boho Brooklyn. Part designer showcase, part maker’s market, the market will host over 30 independent creators, makers and designers of art, jewelry, design, home accessories, vintage clothing, and all things indie, funky, Brooklyn and bespoke from both Artists & Fleas’ 9 years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the larger creative community across New York City.
Hours: 10:30am-7pm
Location: Chelsea Market, 88 10th Avenue at 15th Street

Brooklyn Flea Holiday MarketBrooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg Holiday Market
DateSaturdays & Sundays, 10am-6pm
The New York Times called the Flea “One of the great urban experiences in New York”; Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets or antiques shows in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.
November through March, Brooklyn Flea moves indoors for the Winter Flea + Holiday Market with 100 vintage/antique/other vendors plus 25 vendors selling food every
Hours: 10am-7pm until Christmas; 10am-6pm from Christmas-March
Location: 241 37th Street, Industry City, Brooklyn


Winter Solstice Celebration & Holiday Marketplace

Date: Sunday December 6 2015

Enjoy nature, music, food and shopping for a full day at the Queens Botanical Garden’s holiday marketplace. Children can participate in a variety of activities from storytelling to interactive crafts, and parents can impress the whole family with unique gifts come holiday season.

Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

Our 5th Annual Student Show

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Call for Entries

The Liloveve Jewelry School will present our fifth annual Student Show this September. The show will highlight the work of our students and celebrate the incredible work created over the past year.

We invite you to submit your work to be showcased.

Entry Deadline: August 15, 2014

Submit image(s) of your work to with the following info:

Title(s), material(s), dimensions, and year created.

Meticulously handcrafted at Liloveve

Meticulously handcrafted at Liloveve, our gorgeous signature gold vine bands are even more stunning in person! On March 9th, our exclusive collections will be on display at Wedding Crashers, NYC’s most unique wedding fair. You will believe in love in at first sight when you see our jewelry for yourself! Featuring delicious food and drinks from amazing caterers, incredible music by awesome DJs, and of course Liloveve, you do not want to miss this wedding planning celebration! ! For more information visit

Jewelry Design Challenge

UncommonGoods, a website and catalog dedicated to handmade artisan products is hosting a jewelry design challenge!

Enter your original designs for a chande to win $1,000 (yes, you heard me) and a contract to sell on their website. Read the full details about the contest on their website

Student work by Ryan Swearingen

Student work by Ryan Swearingen


Call for Entries: Ganoksin’s 4th Annual Exhibition

Calling all jeweler's - The Ganoksin Project, an online jewelry forum is having 
their 4th annual online exhibition. See details below on how to enter.

Ganoksin's 4th Annual Exhibition: "Color Embraced by Metalsmiths"   


    Ganoksin is pleased to announce its fourth annual International
    Online Jewelry Exhibition. 

    This year's theme will be "Changing Hues: Color Embraced by
    Metalsmiths Around the World." 

    The exhibition is open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur,
    advanced and beginner, around the world. 

    The exhibition is seeking works whose primary theme is color, whether
    that be using colored materials, exploring creating colored surfaces,
    or encasing the object in color. Works should be aboutCOLOR- not
    color as an accent or focal point, but with color embraced as their
    primary visual focus. 

    Works where color is not the primary visual element will be rejected.

    As this is an online exhibition the work will only be seen via the
    photographs metalsmiths submit. It is therefore vital that these be
    in focus, on a neutral background (preferably not textured), and do
    an excellent job allowing the viewer to really see the piece and the
    workmanship involved. Any photographs not meeting exhibition
    standards will not be used, and the submitting metalsmith will be
    asked to re-submit the entry with a higher quality of photograph. 

    Works will be juried by the curator and director. 

    As this is an online exhibition the work will only be seen via the
    photographs metalsmiths submit. It is therefore vital that these be
    in focus, on a neutral background (preferably not textured), and do
    an excellent job allowing the viewer to really see the piece and the
    workmanship involved. 

    Photographs not meeting these criteria will not be accepted,
    regardless of the quality of the work itself. 

    Any photographs not meeting exhibition standards will not be used,
    and the submitting metalsmith will be asked to re-submit the entry
    with a higher quality of photograph. Works will be juried by the
    curator and director. 

    The exhibition will be curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North
    Carolina Society of Goldsmiths, and Adjunct Instructor at
    Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina, USA. Director of
    the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project,
    the world's largest internet jewelry site. 

    Entries will be accepted from now until February 15, 2014 

    Details and entry information is available at 

    Please contact Beth Wicker at
    with any questions.

Holiday Pop Up! Dec 6

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and braved the nasty weather on Friday night to our Holiday Pop Up Shop. It was such a fun night! Here are a few images to recap the night….

The living wall sculptures made of drift wood, suculents and exotic plants were breathtaking.

The living wall sculptures made of drift wood, suculents and exotic plants were breathtaking.emily ashley katherine

KelacalaQ by Lara Kurtzman

KelacalaQ by Lara Kurtzman

KelacalaQ by Lara Kurtzman

KelacalaQ by Lara Kurtzman

Emilie Shapiro

Emilie Shapiro

Emilie Shapiro

Emilie Shapiro

Carolyn A'Hearn Fine Handmade Jewelry

Carolyn A’Hearn Fine Handmade Jewelry

Deborah Stein
Deborah Stein

Deborah Stein

Deborah Stein

Anne Arden McDonald

Anne Arden McDonald

Anne Arden McDonald

Anne Arden McDonald

Angie Colombo Designs

Angie Colombo Designs

AILI Jewelry

AILI Jewelry

Caroline Glemann - Liloveve

Caroline Glemann – Liloveve

Save the Date!

Save the date for our Holiday Pop-Up shop next Friday, December 6 from 5 – 9pm.

Mingle with the designers as you enjoy complementary glass of wine, sip an artisinal cocktail and sample some yummy hors d’oeuvres! Get your shopping done early and find something special for the ones you love, treat yourself to the perfect keepsake, and enjoy the festivities of the season!

Enjoy 15% off of all jewelry and enter our raffle to win a $50 gift certificate towards jewelry classes.

Here’s a little preview from our designers….

AILI Jewelry

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Angie Colombo Designs 

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Anne Arden McDonaldlace gothic gold bester crop copy

Carolyn A’Hearn Handmade Fine Jewelry gold_diamond_2 princess_ring_2

Caroline Glemann – Liloveve

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Deborah Stein photo (2) photo

Emilie Shapiropink tourmaline necklace silver stalk bracelet


Jewels by Maya

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KELACALA Q by Lara Kurtzman 

Nemea Hoops- BS Pandia Necklace