Monday, June 30, 2014

Something Amuse-ing! Handmade in America Fest July 5 from 12-6

 Press Bay Alley (118 W Green St in Downtown Ithaca) has a new storefront, Amuse: Modern Cottage Industry!  The Grand Opening is Tuesday July 1st with the Ribbon Cutting Wednesday July 2nd 11am.

Amuse presents a fresh take on "Handmade in America" with one of a kind gifts in small packages for the whole family. Cottage Industry production has been on the rise and makers from across the country are creating the things people need and love right in their living rooms. Amuse showcases over 50 such American Makers and likened to “Etsy in a store”. All of the Makers at Amuse are US based, 40% are local to Ithaca and the surrounding area. No product at Amuse is over $50 and everything possesses function and/or exceptional whimsy! 

 To celebrate the exiting new development in Press Bay Alley (formally the Ithaca Journal Building) Amuse and surrounding businesses will sponsor a Handmade In America Fest Saturday July 5th from 12-6pm. Come celebrate the day after Independence Day In Press Bay!

All Day temp tattoos and hula hoops FREE
All Day DJ stylings of Fellow Traveler FREE
All Day kids crafts with local artists (and Maker's of products at Amuse) Susan Keough & Molly Bargar FREE
12-2pm Face painting by local artist Daniel Lisbe FREE 12:30-2pm Music by Miss Turn-up and the Sprouts featuring Miss Angie FREE
2-4pm Jewlery Making class at Ithaca Generator $16
2-4pm Fiddle Busking by Brian Burke FREE
4pm Music by State of Floral FREE
4pm Product Development Roundtable with IG FREE
5-6pm Zumba! FREE

Vending in the first space in Press Bay just for the event:
Bellwether Hard Cider
Keeley's Cheese Co.
Celia's Ice Pops
Kristina Thelen previously owned and operated Funky Junk on The Commons and Funky Fresh on Taughannock Blvd, specializing in upcycled furniture. She recently closed that business to devote all of her energy in this new boutique storefront downtown. Kristina is thrilled to develop business back downtown and especially in the Press Bay Alley space!

To contact Amuse: ph. 607.216.8146
Amuse Store Hours:
Mon 11-5pm Tues closed (except opening day 10-6pm) Wed 11-5pm Thursday 11-7pm
Friday 11-8pm Sat 11-8pm Sun 11-4pm

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