Etsy's Third Annual Craft Party

Etsy’s third annual Craft Party is on Friday, August 24, 2012. Each year people all over the world self organize to throw their own craft party on the same day. This year’s theme is- Wish You Were Here, and we have encouraged people to create projects that reflect their hometown.

The Brooklyn Craft Party will be held at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Party goers can stop by anytime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to enjoy music from the Raya Brass Band, try food from talented food truck vendors and partake in a variety of craft projects.

Artist Ed Roth will be on hand to teach a New York-themed stencil project with stencils from his new book, Stencil Style 101, a DIY guide filled with how-tos and die cut reusable stencils for customizing apparel. Participants can stencil on a handkerchief or drawstring ECOBAG. Brooklyn-based artist and Etsy seller Aya Rosen of LoucheLab will lead a glass painting lesson using Pébéo inks, called “Message in a Bottle.” Participants should bring their own bottle to transform with New York-inspired illustrations. Snail mail enthusiast and blogger Melissa Lohman Wild and artist Dari Litchman will teach a mixed media post card project.

Guests can sample specialty food truck treats from Coolhaus, Kimchi Taco, and the Red Hook Lobster Pound and also purchase beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. Magnolia Photo Booth Company will run one of their vintage style booths to capture party smiles!

Event: Etsy Craft Party
Food: Food and drinks will be available to purchase from: Coolhaus, Kimchi Taco, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Brooklyn Brewery.
Where: Pier 1 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (Enter Pier 1 at Old Fulton Street and Furman Street.)
When: Friday, August 24, 2012, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free (Bring cash for food and beer!)