(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Hudson River Exchange’s fourth curated Summer Market, featuring 100 vendors of high quality handmade goods, unique vintage finds, farm fresh food purveyors, and live music, takes place at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2016. With a focus on regional vendors, the market features a selection of artists from across the Northeast and is a destination for those searching out the unique and handmade from Virginia to Vermont.
Summer Market showcases and celebrates the dynamic community of the Hudson Valley maker movement with a selection of traveling vendors bringing their own regional style with them. Hudson River Exchange’s curated lineup is a varied anthology of made and collected goods, featuring a wide variety of disciplines and styles.
Summer Market is held at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park right on the Hudson River with a backdrop of the Catskill Mountains and just steps from Hudson’s Amtrak station. Admission is free, and hours are Saturday, June 25, 10am – 6pm; and Sunday, June 26, 11am – 4pm.
New to this year’s market are:
Piece of Wild flower farmer Jessica Suda, who will be selling bouquets fresh from her Barrytown farm.
Former Warren Street shopowner Cora Hales, with her line Some Things Take Time, featuring natural fiber women’s apparel dyed with plants and flowers.
October Design Company, maker of industrial lighting, new to Hudson.
Pieces by Paloma from Oakland, Calif,
New York City-based Yoonmi Lee, weaver of jute and rope baskets and totes
Returning vendors include:
Petit Felts, creator of a magical menagerie of hand felted animals
Berkshires-based Aubry Woodworks, maker of wooden bowls and the ever endearing hand carved spoons
Style maven Darbie Nowatka with Lovefield Vintage, her thoughtfully curated line of vintage finds for men and women.
Erica Fink, textile designer, jeweler and weaver from Durham, N.C.
For 2016, Hudson River Exchange is bringing new levels of sustainability to the annual event. Partnering with Etsy and Perfect Ten Afterschool, they will provide a compost and recycling program to Summer Market, with food purveyors on board to use compostable dishes, utensils and napkins. Volunteers from Etsy’s Hudson satellite will train and work with girls from Perfect Ten to operate the compost stations at the event.
HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE was founded in 2013 by Hudson-based creatives Stella Yoon, Kate Sterlin and Katherine Moore. Inspired by the Hudson River’s long history of bringing together people, ideas and commerce, HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE produces curated marketplaces and develops programming to cultivate and support the makers + collectors in and around Hudson.
Bringing these makers + collectors of diverse creative disciplines out of their studios, farms, and kitchens, HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE has become the fulcrum of the Hudson Valley maker movement and a destination for those searching out the unique and handmade from Vermont to NYC.