Not Yo Mama’s Fair Organizers, LLC (NYM) is an event planning company which coordinates craft fairs, based out of Jersey City, NJ. NYM was started in 2009 with the idea of bringing high end crafting into the mainstream and helping develop the business of thousands of artisan crafters. Not Yo Mama’s Fair Organizers, LLC partner with local community and art organizations to set up fairs and ultimately donate a portion of the proceeds to the partnering organization. Not Yo Mama’s Fair vendors create a wide range of handmade goods; jewelry, handcrafted leather, stationary, original artwork, home goods as well as furniture. Currently run by artists Megan Gulick and Michelle Mumoli, NYM has 15 fairs scheduled from April through December of 2012, with as far a reach as Newark and Asbury Park.
Sponsors include Fields Development, New Magazine, Jersey City Independent (JCI), Yelp, Sewbie and Code Square. Vendors include precious metal jewelers such as SamKa, baby-wear designer Lil’ Fishy, House of Minerva (who was recently featured at Sundance & in the Oscar gift bags) accessories by Vaya Bags and Rocks & Salt, dessert by All Kinds of Whoopie, readings by the Intuitive Goddess and so much more! Our friends at Real Deal Women will be doing a webcast of the entire event and the day is not complete without raffling off prizes from Great Bowls Afire, Damaged Wear, The Underground Supper Club and tons, tons more stuff, but you gotta be in it to win!
LITM is a restaurant/lounge which houses an art gallery and has been a staple of the Downtown Jersey City art scene since 2003. LITM played host to the very first Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair in 2009.
A portion of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Liberty Humane Society (LHS), the partnering 501(c)(3) for the Not Yo Mama’s Fool’s Fair.
LHS is the only non-profit animal shelter in Hudson County, providing animal sheltering services to the cities of Jersey City and Hoboken, as well as animal control/rescue to Hoboken, Jersey City and Union City. They take in over 5,000 animals per year and believe that every pet deserves a second chance at finding a lifelong, loving home. For 10 years they’ve been ensuring that stray animals have a place to stay, that cruelty and neglect don’t go unnoticed, and that people who can’t keep their pets have a place to turn to. With the help of their 800+ active volunteers, they welcome over 10,000 unique visitors per year through their tiny facility.
Their committed staff and over 800 dedicated volunteers work hard every day to facilitate the best possible life for the animals in residence at LHS. Their dogs receive more than 75 hours a month with trainers and animal behaviorists, and their cats are kept together in family units to decrease stress. Their low-cost Wellness Clinics provide affordable health care to keep pets in their homes, and their trained adoption counselors place thousands of animals in forever homes annually.
For more information please contact Megan Gulick or Michelle Mumoli 862.414.0595 or 201.589.0588