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Arts And Crafts Fair Exhibits Off UES Talents

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

With about 30 distributors presenting their quilts, paintings, jewellery, glass get the job done, greeting cards, knit ware and pottery on East 88th avenue, one particular factor was abundantly very clear: the Upper East Side has expertise.

1 seller, Jordan Pietrafitta was offering remixed classic clothes by way of her brand, Earthly.

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

Putting on a denim jacket with fleece arms, Pietrafitta, an Higher East Side resident, told Patch that she gets donations of made use of and unwelcome clothing that she then requires apart to “up-cycle them into manufacturer new items,” she mentioned, like the fuzzy arms she included to her classic denim jacket.

Sunday’s function was the Local community Board Arts Committee’s sixth function, claimed the chair of the committee, Alida Camp.

“A concentrate, and good results, of the Arts Committee is creating community,” Camp stated. “Our occasions deliver inhabitants with each other, to celebrate artwork and to get pleasure from currently being with each other.”

A few places down, previous metropolis Council candidate Tricia Shimamura experienced a table total of paintings she designed of Higher East Facet scenes, a hobby she took up throughout the pandemic.

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

Numerous showcased legendary, sweeping views of the East River Promenade. And a person painting — just framed that early morning — was of her beloved community laundromat.

At another table, a person of the Upper East Side’s Cub Scout groups, Pack 290, was marketing paracord keychains that they produced as a fundraiser for the group.

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

“I like camping,” claimed Kai, 8, just one of the cub scouts, “and in the summer months, we get to go swimming and do archery and stuff like that. I assume it really is a actually superior element of scouts.”

The scouts, who satisfy weekly at close by P.S. 290, emphasis on learning competencies related to the outdoors, basic safety, management and citizenship.

And also crafting.

“It really is a good deal of understanding by carrying out,” explained scout chief Raquel Ferreira.

Camp mentioned the event was a strike, and thinks the enthusiasm will help the committee to keep far more occasions in the upcoming.

“By making neighborhood, we are able to improve high-quality-of-existence and enrich the practical experience of residing and undertaking enterprise in the Upper East Side,” Camp claimed.