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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

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The fabulous New York Etsy Street Team is holding their 5th Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade! Here is the press release in full:

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NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 1st, 2012) – Santa’s Workshop isn’t the only place to find quality, handcrafted items for the Holidays.  New York has its own enclave of busy craftspeople who work all year long to create one of a kind items that make truly unique gifts for everyone on your list.  These modern day elves, The Etsy NY Team, are a collective of local artists, artisans, designers and crafters who sell on, the largest online marketplace for handmade goods.

The Etsy NY Team shares its handmade artistry at the Fifth Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, from 11am – 6pm at The Space at 50 N. 3rd St Williamsburg Brooklyn.  Forty designers and crafters, all living and creating in the metropolitan area, will take over the space with perfect gifts: one-of-a-kind handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, and housewares.

“With a turnout of more than 2,000 people each year, the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is fast becoming a great New York City winter tradition,” says Felicity Stiverson, the event’s coordinator. “For the first weekend of December, we will transform Williamsburg’s “The Space,” into a holiday shopping wonderland.”  In addition to the high-quality, handmade wares for sale, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in winter-themed crafting demonstrations, interact with our event sponsors, including Outright, Yelp, Purl SoHo, Lion Brand Yarn, ECOBags Brand, and Brooklyn Charm, and mingle with local artisans in our lounge over delectable treats.  “The adventurous shopper will not want to miss this opportunity to choose from the fantastic designs locally crafted by this year’s eclectic and talented mix of vendors,” Stiverson said.

Admission to this indie shopping event is free. “Make sure to arrive early: the first 100 guests both Saturday and Sunday will receive a free gift bag filled with wonderful treasures donated by The Etsy NY team and the event sponsors,” Felicity said.  “Shoppers can also enter to win one of five tote bags filled with extra-special handmade items.”

For more information on this exciting holiday event, visit

About The Etsy NY Team The Etsy NY Team is an eclectic group of independent artists, artisans, designers and crafters from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut united through Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods. With more than 200 members working in a variety of media, the team forms a strong, supportive community, which provides a forum for artistic growth and professional development. For more information about The Etsy NY Team visit

What is Etsy? is the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace, offering millions of unique items from sellers in more than 150 countries. Etsy connects shoppers with independent creators and designers to find inspiring handmade goods, while providing artists and makers a platform on which to build their own businesses.

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