Arts And Crafts Fair Shows Off UES Talents

Higher EAST Aspect, BROOKLYN — Within a corridor at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Saturday, crafty Higher East Siders collected to pitch their wares in a very first-ever winters craft display hosted by Group Board Eight.

With around 30 suppliers presenting their quilts, paintings, jewellery, glass perform, greeting cards, knit ware and pottery on East 88th street, one thing was abundantly crystal clear: the Upper East Aspect has expertise.

A person vendor, Jordan Pietrafitta was promoting remixed vintage clothes by means of her model, Earthly.

Jordan Pietrafitta with a rack of her re-mixed creations. (Peter Senzamici/Patch)

Sporting a denim jacket with fleece arms, Pietrafitta, an Upper East Side resident, instructed Patch that she will get donations of employed and undesirable garments that she then normally takes aside to “up-cycle them into brand name new items,” she mentioned, like the fuzzy arms she additional to her classic denim jacket.

Sunday’s occasion was the Community Board Arts Committee’s sixth function, said the chair of the committee, Alida Camp.

“A focus, and accomplishment, of the Arts Committee is building group,” Camp explained. “Our gatherings provide inhabitants together, to celebrate artwork and to take pleasure in being alongside one another.”

A couple spots down, previous metropolis Council prospect Tricia Shimamura experienced a table full of paintings she made of Higher East Side scenes, a passion she took up throughout the pandemic.

Tricia Shimamura with her paintings. (Peter Senzamici/Patch)

Lots of highlighted iconic, sweeping views of the East River Promenade. And one painting — just framed that early morning — was of her beloved local laundromat.

At yet another table, one particular of the Higher East Side’s Cub Scout teams, Pack 290, was advertising paracord keychains that they created as a fundraiser for the group.

Kai, 8, Noel, 5, Andre, 8, and Marco, 8 with leaders Manuel and Rachel Ferreira. (Peter Senzamici/Patch)

“I like tenting,” said Kai, 8, 1 of the cub scouts, “and in the summer, we get to go swimming and do archery and stuff like that. I assume it is really a really fantastic aspect of scouts.”

The scouts, who meet weekly at nearby P.S. 290, focus on learning abilities related to the outdoors, security, leadership and citizenship.

And also crafting.

“It can be a lot of discovering by executing,” reported scout chief Raquel Ferreira.

Camp claimed the occasion was a hit, and thinks the enthusiasm will support the committee to hold extra activities in the long run.

“By creating community, we are in a position to boost high quality-of-lifestyle and enrich the expertise of living and doing business enterprise in the Upper East Side,” Camp said.