The Business District Alliance (BDA) of Fort Lee is pleased to announce it has launched its monthly outdoor Artisan Market at Hudson Lights Park, located between Schlosser Street and Hudson Street in Fort Lee.
The BDA teamed up with local pop-up programming company, Main Street Pops, to provide a public venue in Fort Lee for high quality makers and creators to sell their handmade goods, as well as a place for local residents to browse for unique finds and engage with one another.
“Consumers are craving unique and original handmade products that are made responsibly and locally, and all of these small entrepreneurial businesses are looking for ways to sell their products and connect with their local community,” said Romina Luppino, President of the Fort Lee BDA. “Everyone wants to show their support for small businesses and shop local now more than ever, so it is a win-win for all.”
The Artisan Market is a curated selection of 30+ makers and artists offering their hand-crafted creations such as art, photography, jewelry, fashion, home and lifestyle accessories, artisanal food, pet products, and much more. Plus, the Market will have live music from The Bergen County Acoustic Musicians featuring acoustic rock.
“We wanted to create a public showcase for all of the talented makers and creators in Fort Lee,” said Zabrina Stoffel, Co-Founder of Main Street Pops. “The Arts allow people to share their talents but also their stories, perspectives, and history. Our hope is that people will come together and start conversations with each other.”
The Fort Lee Business District’s mission is to revitalize and promote The Fort Lee Town Center. Its objective remains to create an environment where people will shop and live, and retailers to grow and thrive, by creating a vital community experience for all – visitors and residents alike.
“The possibilities are endless here in Fort Lee,” said Natalie Chapé, Executive Director of the Fort Lee BDA. “We will continue to push this narrative. Fort Lee is truly a beautiful place to shop, visit, live, and own a business. Hosting events like the Artisan Market is an open invitation to welcome people into Fort Lee to see all that we have to offer – from our authentic restaurants to our unique boutiques to our specialty shops.”
The Artisan Market 2022 schedule is as follows: July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 3, and December 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.