Arts And Crafts Honest Demonstrates Off UES Talents

Higher EAST Side, BROOKLYN — Inside of a hall at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Saturday, crafty Higher East Siders gathered to pitch their wares in a first-ever winters craft demonstrate hosted by Community Board 8.

With more than 30 suppliers presenting their quilts, paintings, jewelry, glass work, greeting cards, knit ware and pottery on East 88th avenue, a person point was abundantly crystal clear: the Upper East Side has talent.

1 vendor, Jordan Pietrafitta was advertising remixed vintage outfits as a result of her brand, Earthly.

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

Carrying a denim jacket with fleece arms, Pietrafitta, an Higher East Facet resident, informed Patch that she gets donations of utilised and unwanted clothing that she then can take apart to “up-cycle them into model new products,” she explained, like the fuzzy arms she additional to her vintage denim jacket.

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

“A focus, and good results, of the Arts Committee is making group,” Camp claimed. “Our occasions convey residents with each other, to celebrate art and to take pleasure in being alongside one another.”

A handful of spots down, former town Council prospect Tricia Shimamura had a desk entire of paintings she created of Upper East Side scenes, a hobby she took up through the pandemic.

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

Lots of showcased legendary, sweeping views of the East River Promenade. And just one painting — just framed that morning — was of her beloved nearby laundromat.

At one more desk, a person of the Higher East Side’s Cub Scout groups, Pack 290, was selling paracord keychains that they created as a fundraiser for the team.

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

“I like tenting,” said Kai, 8, one of the cub scouts, “and in the summer time, we get to go swimming and do archery and things like that. I think it is a truly good section of scouts.”

The scouts, who meet weekly at nearby P.S. 290, concentrate on learning abilities associated to the outside, basic safety, management and citizenship.

And also crafting.

“It really is a ton of mastering by executing,” claimed scout chief Raquel Ferreira.

Camp explained the celebration was a hit, and thinks the enthusiasm will help the committee to keep extra functions in the future.

“By building neighborhood, we are ready to increase high quality-of-life and enrich the encounter of living and carrying out business enterprise in the Higher East Side,” Camp said.