CMA Kids Fair 2017

Sunday, May 21, 11 am to 4 pm
At CMA, 103 Charlton Street, New York



11AM – 4PM



Come join CMA outside as it hosts its 2nd annual street fair! Create art and memories alongside friends and family with the guidance of CMA Teaching Artists. Enjoy a fun shopping experience filled with unique artisanal products and services from trendy, local, family-friendly vendors and artists.

The fair is FREE of charge and open to the public.


  • Crazy Paper Hats
  • Giant Paper Puppets
  • Murals for Tots
  • Sand Creations
  • Collaborative String Sculpture
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Mini Golf of Fragility
  • Jump Roping
  • Chalk Drawing
  • Flubber Exploration
  • Fort Building
  • Ring Toss
  • Skeeball
  • Interactive Capoeira Performance by The New York Mindful Capoeira Center
  • Meet and Greet with former NASA astronaut and author Leland Melvin

Participating Vendors

  • Annie Draws Stuff: Annie Draws Stuff sells original illustrated temporary tattoos, stickers, prints and handmade accessories, all designed in NYC and made in the USA!
  • Blick Art Materials: Since 1911, artists have turned to Blick for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies. Blick Art Materials is one of the largest and oldest providers of art supplies in the United States.  Their products cater to the full spectrum of artists – the youngest child ready to scribble with his or her first crayon to well-known, gallery-represented professionals.  Their extensive selection, competitive prices, and superior customer service make  them  the choice for professional and amateur artists, art educators, architects, designers, students, hobbyists, or anyone requiring quality art materials for work or pleasure.
  • BLUNT Umbrellas: Every year at least 700 million umbrellas break in very ordinary weather conditions​ ​due to poor design, cheap materials and cost cutting manufacturing​ -​ this is a problem. ​Born in New Zealand, ​B​LUNT​ Umbrellas are built to last and have been engineered​ ​from the inside out with patented innovation. Be part of the solution.
  • CHALAIT: Honoring centuries of tradition, the husband-and-wife team behind Chalait sources matcha directly from the revered tea fields of Uji and serves it to New Yorkers in a modern cafe setting. After falling in love with matcha on trips to Japan, co-owners Michelle and Ramon Puyane opened Manhattan’s first matcha-focused tea and coffee shop on Jan. 1, 2015. They now operate three cafés, where they also serve loose-leaf teas, specialty coffee and a simple, seasonal food menu.
  • Curious Jane Magazine: Curious Jane Magazine is for girls who like to make things! It’s ad-free and full of fun things to do and make—accessible, colorful, hands-on projects of all different sorts. Families can purchase individual copies and can subscribe online. For ages 5 to 10. Curious Jane also has a new projects book out this Spring from Sterling Children’s Publishers.
  • Deepa Gurnani: ​Founded by Jay Lakhani and Deepa Gurnani​, ​Deepa Gurnani produce​s​ elaborately embellished accessories of unparalleled design, quality and craftsmanship. Each piece is created by hand in India, by the finest Artisans using embroidery techniques passed from generation to generation. ​The brand​ intend to keep the exquisite art of traditional hand embroidery alive​ and​ endeavor to enhance these Artisan skills with new techniques and innovations.
  • eye spies reading glasses: Super compact light-weight reading glasses for the conscious consumer. When you buy a pair of eye spies, eye spies makes a donation to their non-profit partner, One Dollar Glasses.
  • India’s Italian Ice: India’s Italian Ice’s scoops up sweet treats on summer streets to beat the heat! Founded by kidpreneur India Jolie at the age of 5, it is the coolest, funnest, yummiest Icee cart experience you can find. Popular flavors of Cherry…on the top! Rainbow…and sparkles! Lemon….squeeze! and Mango…mania! are served up by India and her sidekicks.
  • Jacques Torres Chocolate: Jacques Torres Chocolate is committed to creating fresh, authentic and handmade artisan chocolates for all to experience and enjoy. They utilize only all natural ingredients of the highest quality so our food not only tastes better – it is better for you. From cleverly named chocolate bon bons, award winning hot chocolate, decadently rich chocolate chip cookies to all natural ice cream, Jacques Torres is proud to produce real food bursting with real flavor made without taking any shortcuts or adding any preservatives, extracts or “essences.” They will be featuring their special ice cream cart which offers 30 flavors including Wicked Chocolate, Banana Rum Sorbet, and Lemon Verbena to name a few.
  • Lion Brand: Lion Brand is a 5th generation, family-owned and operated business and a beloved American brand since 1878. For the last 139 years Lion Brand has been privileged to bring beautiful, affordable yarns to knitters and crocheters. They support a vibrant community of knitters and crocheters with thousands of free patterns, engaging content on social media and a weekly newsletter that reaches over 1.8 million people. Lion Brand educates people who want to learn to knit and crochet or improve their skills through YouTube and an award-winning blog.
  • Mathnasium of Union Square: The Mathnasium Enrichment program is offered year–round for students in 2nd grade through Algebra 1. Whether your child is advanced in math, struggling in school, or somewhere in between, this program is sure to get and keep your child “crazy about math!”
  • Melinda’s Children’s Parties: Featured on Tristan and, ABC’s Good Morning America, and the NY Post, Melinda’s Children’s Parties is a premier face painting and party planning company in NYC. Owned and directed by Melinda Prom, the company provides memorable artistic services such as face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon twisting, mask making, and much more!
  • Nene Shoes: Based in New York City, Nene Shoes designs stylish, comfortable, and sophisticated matching shoes for women and girls.
  • Orthodontia Studio: Your SMILE says a lot about who you are and influences your personal and professional life! It will impact which college you attend, which job you will get, and the impression you leave on the people you meet.​ ​At Orthodontia Studio, ​they​ are committed to promote oral health and successful smiles through community education and arts projects. ​Their​ projects include creating your own backpack or toothbrush holder. ​Free toothbrushes and toothpaste​ will be provided​, along with education materials on how to maintain and improve a smile that will last a lifetime.
  • P-Upon: P-Upon is an educational way to toilet train. It’s a fun way for your child to increase verbal skills and toilet train at the same time! It’s biodegradable and flushable, too – for toilet bowls and potty chairs both. Come to see our demo at the CMA Kid’s Fair!
  • Stone Dreams: One-of-a-kind hand-painted stones from all around the world created by Paulette Elkind. Paulette, a hair and makeup designer, also offers high-quality and creative face painting and watercolor tattoos inspired by the natural world.
  • TARA 4779: Tara Elwin draws upon her background in visual art to conceptualize her jewelry line TARA 4779, which is heavily influenced by the minimalist movement in art as well as architecture, typography, and mathematics. Each piece of jewelry is crafted by hand in New York City with recycled silver and gold, with the addition of conflict free diamonds. The brand name alludes to the atomic numbers of these elements – 47 for silver and 79 for gold. The understated pieces are designed to be both functional jewelry as well as art objects.
  • Teknikio: Teknikio creates gender neutral engineering and toolsets for ages 8+ that show how to combine craft with technology to activate objects and reimagine your world. They will be selling kits and parts as well as demonstrating different projects you can create with Teknikio.
  • Usborne Books & More: Usborne and Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. They are high quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated and best of all they are the books kids love to read. Choose from almost 2,000 bright, colorful, and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects.​

Apply to be a vendor!

Interested vendors, please carefully read through the Vendor FAQ and if you would like to apply to be a part of the Kids Fair, please submit the Vendor Application Form via Google Forms.

Additional Information & Rain Date

*Weather-permitting. If weather is poor, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, June 11, 2017. Cancellations will be announced here as well as CMA’s Twitter and Facebook.


*All activities and vendors are subject to change without notice.

**This is an outdoor event on Charlton Street. Access to museum granted with CMA Family Day Benefit tickets which can be purchased HERE.

To become a CMA Kids Fair vendor, join the volunteer team, donate goods & materials, or to learn more about the event, please contact Grace Choi at 917-409-1210 or

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