Spring is in the air, Covid-19 regulations are easing and just in time, local pop-up programming company Main Street Pops will launch a monthly Outdoor Artisan Market under the 14th street viaduct in Hoboken.
After the success of their annual December Holiday Gift Market, Main Street Pops decided to kick off a monthly market series on the third Sunday of each month. Their aim is to provide a public venue in Hoboken for high quality makers and creators to sell their handmade goods as well as a place for local residents to get outside, shop and engage with one another once again.
Main Street Pops’ mission is to “make local social” again. They produce hyper local pop up events in unexpected spaces designed to bring people together, forging community connection through the arts. “We really wanted to create a public showcase for all of the talented makers and creators in our area,” 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 market will showcase handmade items such as art, photography, jewelry, fashion, home and lifestyle accessories, artisanal food, pet products, and much more, featuring a variety of vendors with new offerings each month.
Main Street Pops will feature a handful of regular “VIP Vendors” that will be at every market, and the rest will change monthly to offer a new shopping experience each time. VIP Vendors include locals like Dune & Salt and Calliope Sisters, handcrafted wooden boards from The Rose Hammer of Bernardsville, Artist Dillon Dunning and Photographer Joe Epstein, Pet goodies from Hoboken Jengo and Hudson Houndstooth and luminaries by Uncorked Candle Co and Chaconcia Candles.
Main Street Pops plans to add music and other performances as well in the future.
The market will run from 11:00am to 4:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month. The Artisan Market will be under the 14th street viaduct rain or shine.