Gallery openings this week in the Lower East Sid

 

If you are ready to rock and stroll, here are your Lower East Side Gallery opening updates for the first week of March: There is a bunch of new exhibitions coming up in the following days. For starters, Sarah Entwistle’s first US solo exhibition is about to be unveiled. "It may prove a mere accident that we met, or it may prove a necessity" is her particular autobiographical exploration through her grandfather’s personal effects. Clive Entwistle was born and bred in Manhattan and committed all his life to architecture. In fact, the installation is inspired by an original design by Clive, and contains a wide range of objects that had been retained for decades in a storage room: drawings, prototypes, architectural models and even his personal correspondence with lovers. Despite the fact that Entwistle never met her ancestor, she has examined every single piece from this treasure to discover her grandfather’s agitated life, and now...

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Lower East Side Pickle Day

 

Few street fairs have this much right to exist: The Lower East Side and its pickles go wayyyy back!!! Early in the 19th century, mass immigration brought on a boom in pickle production, and non-English speaking Polish, German, and Jewish immigrants began selling their pickles to customers on the street using pushcarts. The first peddlers appeared on the Lower East Side in the 1860s, and by 1900, there were about 3,000 pickle vendors throughout the city. Believe it or not, its fame almost brought the pickle down...

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Yaf Sparkle Jewelry on Rihanna's runway: Savage x Fenty FW '18

 

It's that time of the year again...New York Fashion week makes the streets of New York even more interesting than they already are, in fact even boring back alleys turn into photo locations or runways of some sort, and one can not be informed well enough to not miss out on one of the key events. When Rihanna closes NYFW with her lingerie line and promises to celebrate women however, full attention is guaranteed. The Yaf Sparkle family was partly, present partly glued to the live stream of the show, as we had the honor of gracing several models with our body chains.

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Wedding

 

Happy July and a happy summer to all! With wedding season in full swing, we collaborated with some wonderful people to produce a stunning photo shoot. We had the privilege to have off-season access to Governors Island which is a tiny island located between Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. The island has an old fort, lots of history and an abundance of beautiful skyline views of New York City.

We wanted to honor that history but also use the beautiful industrial details in the space to feature a shoot that was both feminine and moody. The shoot incorporated lots of color, as well as additional ambiance from hanging lights as well as a multitude of candles. You can sense love in the air and it was the perfect time to do a shoot like this to kick off the summer. If you are engaged and ready to take the next step, here are some wonderful sources you could use to get started.

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Dancing dragons and firecrackers ... the Year of the Rooster is on!!! Find out where and how to celebrate in Chinatown this weekend!

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Holiday Party in our Boutique

 

The next event and pretty much the best of all events all year anyway: Join us on Friday, December 16th, from 5-9PM for our annual holiday party! Amongst others we will welcome Lauren Harkness as a special guest. Lauren will show us her latest pieces - after moving back to NYC recently a sudden spurt of creativity...

Their famous pendulums are one of our bestsellers, and the variety of their gemstones keeps getting bigger.

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Pound Jewelry Trunkshow

 Meet the Gemstone Girls: Join us on Thursday, December 8th, from 5-9PM for a meet and greet with jewelry designer family Pound Jewelry!

Their famous pendulums are one of our bestsellers, and the variety of their gemstones keeps getting bigger.

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Lauren Harkness Trunkshow

10/31/2016 3:14 PM

 

You're invited: Join us on Thursday, November 17th, from 5-9PM for a meet and greet with jewelry designer Lauren Harkness!

 

Lauren Harkness Trunkshow

 

Let's mingle over snacks and drinks, get mentally prepared for the holidays, chit chat and dance and do whatever else is fun!

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Lower East Cider Festival

 

After the great success of last year’s Cider Week, NYC has another opportunity to support local orchards while reviving heirloom apple varieties that won't find a place in modern supermarkets. Starting today with multiple events all over Manhattan and Brooklyn (more infos), Cider Week NY will make a stop in the Lower East Side this Sunday, October 23rd (12-4), when the Lower East Cider Fest brings the Orchards back to Orchard. Read on to find out all you need to know about the trendy apple wine...

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Hester Street Fair

 

Starting today, Hester Street Fair is back for the 2016 season. Now in it's 7th season, the artisan market will provide the Lower East Side with food, fashion and fun. “We want to embrace what the Lower East side has always been for artists; even if the rents continue to rise the park will always be for the people,” says the street fair team. A new focus this year will be

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Essex Street Market Block Party

 

The LES Block Party season is about to begin anew, kicking it off with an old school open air jam in honor of Essex Street Markets' 76th birthday on May 21st, 12-5PM. The good taste of the party is guaranteed by local gourmet specialists such as Pies 'n' Thighs, Grey Lady, Cafe Katja, The Fat Radish/The Leadbelly, and Ice & Vice, who will be pulling out all the stops and creating a specialty ice cream flavor inspired by the Market. Furthermore, for all...

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Spring/Summer Trunkshow with Cassy Saba

 

Mark your calendar, as our Spring/Summer Trunk show is coming up! We are looking forward to introduce you to Cassy Saba, a jewelry designer who started find media attention for her creations at the age of 16! She has since found plenty of media attention and developed her talent to a degree that you don't want to miss seeing with your own eyes.

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Game of thrones in the LES

 

As part of the marketing push for the popular HBO series, which returns next Sunday for its highly-anticipated sixth season, the cable network is coming to the Lower East Side for an exclusive art exhibit.

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Flawless Foundation Event at Yaf Sparkle

 

Join us at Yaf Sparkle on February 1, 2016 for the launch of #Flawless16, a social media campaign aiming to create a positive dialogue about seeing the perfection in ourselves and every person! Flawless Foundation's mission is to revolutionize the way the world perceives, prevents, and treats brain based behavioral challenges, a move towards a Society where every person is understood and embraced as Flawless. Yaf Sparkle will donate 10% of all proceeds of the entire day towards the Flawless Foundation, however there will be a cocktail party from 6-9PM. Tickets for this event are $40 and all ticket proceeds go to the work of the Flawless Foundation as well. We will have drinks and snacks for you and even a surprise Valentine's gift for all!

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Countless new styles were introduced by Monika on December 9th, when the gilded Lace Trunkshow too place in our Boutique. Monika even brought a gilded Tarantula, click 'read more' for the pics! 

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Jewelry designer Monika Knutsson takes vintage designs to a whole new level with her Gilded Lace collection. Preserving the lost art of lacemaking, Knutsson uses a gilding process to turn pieces of century-old lace

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Cider Festival LES

Another great Event ahead on Orchard Street!

The Lower East Side Cider Festival will take place on November 8th, 12-4PM, on Orchard Street between Delancey and Houston Streets. The finest cider makers from Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and NYC will teach us

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And the Pickle Day 2015 is in the books! It was a beautiful event with a great atmosphere, perfect sunny weather (and not one drop of rain despite a tiny little chance) and a LOT of pickles. In case you were crossing fingers for me...

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You know how sometimes a joking idea becomes reality? That's basically how I got signed up for the 3rd Lower East Side home pickling contest on October, 4th, happening within Orchard Street's finest Pickle Day event. After a first practice batch got raging reviews (which were still good reviews after subtracting 20% buddy buddy cheering bonus), I decided...

 

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Don't get me wrong, I love pickles! As a matter of fact I am a proud pickler myself and my taste buds have a long history of admiration for the cuke - I feel you little man, one does not share a sour pickle. Still, a dedicated festival with ...

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100 Gates Project 

One month more, another month less - yet change is the only constant, in the Lower East Side presumably a bit more than in most other neighborhoods. In regards of all the fresh paint that we lately get to see before and after store hours, it's easy to...
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You are invited to a very special Launch event! On September 9, 6-9PM, we will host Maya Ahluwalia's Fall/Winter collection launch in our Boutique. Why are we so excited? Well first of all we love the direction her creations made as her pieces are simple, very wearable and so fresh-chic. But on top of that, we got to know the Non-Profit "Rocking the Boat", as Maya collaborated...

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Playing Piano? -tres chic, Monsieur. Fiddling the Violin? -very sophisticated, honey. Claiming the title of US Air Guitar Conference Champion? SICK DUDE!!!
 
Yes, it is the post season of competitive airguitar! Take this epic event as a living proof that the Lower East Side rocks harder than your average neighborhood!

 

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DayLife Event "Lower EAT Side" this Sunday!

DayLife is once again kicking off the summer season with its annual outdoor LES celebration. This year’s event, sponsored by ConEd and G-Shock, is being called “Lower EAT Side.” 

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Now this was awesome!

6/11/2015 6:42 PM

We did it!

After months of preparing this event, countless phone calls, emails, sleepless nights and the constant reminder that real friends are there for you when needed, we have this event in the books. A picture says more than you know what, and the collage above makes for a good recap of the night minus the...

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More than any other field of expertise, being a mother will narrow down your list of people whose opinion you trust. Your parents' view mattered a minute ago and your best friends belief counted a million times, but when your child needs help things can change. Meet Jennifer Ford, a staple on my quick dial in all things baby. 

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On May 19th, we invite you to a very special event: The ASB Foundation will celebrate a Vintage Circus Party where the golden days of Artistry and Carnival will be relived...

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Pickle Day 2014

10/16/2014 1:55 AM

 

Pickle Day 2014 ahead! Mark your calendar: Sunday, October 19th, 12-5pm is Pickled Day time!!! Pickle Day began as a tradition in the Lower East Side in the late 90s. The event was never ...

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