The former home of Liberty House, a clothing, jewelry, and gift shop at 112th and Broadway that closed in 2017 after 49 years, will once again brim with activity for two weekends at least. Several artisans are opening a pop-up market there for the weekends of June 8-9 and June 15-16 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Learn more below.
Local business owners teamed up to create the pop up market with Columbia University. They are all 2018 graduates of the Harlem Local Vendor Program. Supported by Columbia University, the ColumbiaHarlem SBDC, and Harlem Park to Park, the Harlem Local Vendor Program helps small businesses in upper Manhattan grow through educational programs, networking opportunities and business coaching.
“We’re so grateful to Columbia University for partnering with us to allow us to make the Uptown Artisanal Pop Up possible,” said Jennifer Stamm, owner of Hashbags, a line of tote bags. “We’re also thankful for the Harlem Local Vendor Program, which has enabled us to create a support network to help all our businesses grow. The ability to work together on projects like this is invaluable.”
The Pop Up market will feature nearly two dozen local businesses during its two weekend run, including:
● Ahmesa To the Table: Farm to table, Mediterranean sea salts & Middle Eastern spices, with rustic inspired tapenades and confits.
● Blackbird Dillinger: Utility bags and accessories
● Blondie’s Divine Desserts: Blondie’s Divine Desserts Are Not Simply A Dessert, They’re An Experience.
● Chef Marshall: Incredibly versatile hot pepper sauces that will enhance your favorite dishes of any cuisine.
● Hashbags: Cheeky bags that bring beloved hashtags to life on supersoft, roomy totes made from recycled materials.
● K’s European Jams: Allnatural and light in sugar, K’s artisanal small batch preserves are blended to let the fruit flavor shine, preserving the vibrant aromas of each season.
● Kazani:: Kazani provides multipurpose, clean beauty hair and body care products that delivers results and does not compromise your family’s health nor the environment.
● Lilybranch: Finelyproduced greeting cards using ecofriendly materials. lovely art, design, and whimsy.
● The Little Hot Dog Wagon: Gourmet Homemade Sauerkraut, a great sweet and zesty taste, versatile wholesome food enhancer and topping.
● Loving Culture: A holistic sustainable beauty movement that centers around a certified USDA organic, vegan, Leaping Bunny Certified, biodegradable, and highly versatile hair and body oil.
● Penny’s Pasties: Allnatural and preservativefree sweet potato desserts that aim to feed your Holiday Spirit all year ’round!
● Rubarama: Seasoning blends and dry rubs to help people easily make delicious meals while still being healthy. They have tremendous flavor profiles without the loads of sugars and sodium that you may find in many other seasonings.
● Soak Bathing Rituals: Soy wax candles, herbal bath soaks and palo santo bundles that work harmoniously to create a natural cleansing environment traditionally believed to have positive health benefits.
● Spreadmmms: Spreadmmms is a line of small batch, artisanal tapenade & sassy savory spreads that are handmade in Harlem.
● Stay Creative Productions: Original artwork greeting cards created by students who face learning differences and mental health challenges.
● Sunkiss Organics: Skin care crafted with your sunkissed skin in mind.
● Sweet Vegan: Handcrafted artisan vegan chocolate truffles with robust flavors and subtle spices.
● Yummble Bees: Yummble Bee’s believes in natural skincare that promotes a healthy relationship with your skin. Formulated for all skin types, Yummble Bee’s is a multicultural product that uses nature’s best ingredients.