Help us bring The Rejuvenary River Circus to Troy Night Out!
This June, we are working to raise funds to bring Arm of the Sea Theater to Troy to perform THE REJUVENARY RIVER CIRCUS.
This CIRCUS is an allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a bio-morphic set design and live original music. The story follows Malakai, the River messenger and water carrier who travels between Mountain Peaks and the Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures, including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of industrious beavers, beds of filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each animal offers insights into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill his granddaughter Rachel must rise to the challenge and help restore her grandfather, the River, back to health.
We are just a few hundred dollars short of our goal. This performance would be a tremendous experience, both for the art and magic of the puppets and music, but also for the education and enlightenment it can bring to our river community.
Please join us in bringing Arm of the Sea to Troy Night Out on June 28th. Your donation in any amount will be honored and appreciated! We are happy to include company logos on our website and all promotion for this event, and will list the names of all donors right here to say thanks!
We are accepting donations online here until Monday, June 24:
Thomas Falk - All Things Market
Baby Tommy - Heartbreaker
Don Naylor - Graphic & Web Design
Adeline Naylor - Cutie
Founded in 2008 by Rachel Wrightson Naylor and Zhenelle Falk, Tight
Knit events showcase an incredible array of handmade and carefully
curated goods by artists, crafters and collectors from throughout the
Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Berkshires and Southern Vermont.
In 2008, Tight Knit's first ever annual Black Friday Holiday Event boasted 50 vendors and welcomed hundreds of visitors and shoppers over two days. The 2009 Summer season saw Tight Knit expand to a weekly open-air market every Saturday during June, July and August in Troy’s beautiful downtown area. The seasonal market reconvened that same year for the Winter holidays, tucked inside the Troy Atrium upstairs at 3rd and Fulton Streets, joining the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market in their Winter home. Tight Knit is proud to be a part of a small business boom in downtown Troy, where in addition to shopping our markets for one-of–a-kind items, you can experience the region's best and most diverse farmer's market, and visit the great variety of boutiques, shops and eateries lining the historic city streets.
In 2012, Tight Knit re-imagined its role as a presenter, reaching out to an expanded audience with the introduction of "Troy Flea: An Urban Bazaar". The areas best Artisans and Crafters mingled with connoisseurs of Vintage clothing, Antiques, collectibles, oddities, and what-nots; curated to present you with only the best, most diverse market the area has to offer.
In 2013, more changes! Heading into its 5th year, Tight Knit will focus on creating distinct specialty events; from February's "Made with Love" market to this summer's Friday Flea at Troy Night Out, an open air bazaar with live entertainment and a perfect breezy evening ambience. And in the Fall, an exciting announcement!
With a strong focus on community and small business over big box globalization, Tight Knit’s mission since inception is to organize and motivate local artists and citizens to share their perspectives, knowledge and creativity with others. Let’s keep our dollars in our communities and grow together.
An open air bazaar showcasing the area's best artisans and crafters, connoisseurs of vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, oddities, and what-nots, Friday Flea is curated to present only the best, most diverse market the Capital Region has to offer.
Monument Square (Broadway between 2nd and River), Troy NY 12180
Each Troy Night Out in May (31), June (28), July (26), August (30) & September (27) 5pm-9pm
Tight Knit presents a market of handmade goods sold directly by their makers. Housed inside the Troy Atrium with the area's best Farmers Market, this is a shopping destination each Saturday. Grab a hot cup of coffee and a pastry and mill about, catching up with friends.
Troy Atrium, Broadway between 3rd & 4th Streets, Troy NY 12180
Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 9am-1pm
HOME GOODS & DÉCORA Candle Station - Handcrafted Candles, Soaps & One-of-a-Kind Products
The Spotted Kitty - Whimsical Felt Cat Toys and Organic Dog Biscuits
Skipping Goat Farm - Handmade Natural Goat Milk Soaps
Ann Haker - Unique Mosaics for the Home and Garden
Tertulia - Handmade Party Accents and Vintage Home Decor
Faux Stache Glass - Moustache Mugs and Glassware
Alexis Art Shop - Handmade goods and Perishables
cPk Mosaics - Glass Frames, Mirrors and Plaques
PK Brown Woodworking - Grinders, Banks, Boxes and More
ART, PRINTS & PAPER CRAFTTiger Trap Studio - Art prints, books, totes, greeting cards & paper goods
Schnaggletooth - Monster art, bags and drawings
This Is Dreams - Vintage Prints on Reclaimed Surfaces
Winterberry Cottage - Vintage Art Prints
Mary Sherwood - Watercolor Note Cards and Prints
Art by Sarah Jane - Unique Handmade Art and Accessories
FABRIC & KNITSKids Love Zoo - Conscious Kids Clothing
Prairie Clothing Co - Designer Dresses Made by Hand in Upstate New York
JEWELRYThe Quiet Woods - Tender Jewelry
Elektra Jewelry Designs
Robyn's Kindling - Handcrafted Jewelry, Art and Hula Hoops
Steampunk Jewels - Upcycled Pocket and Wrist Watch Jewelry
VINTAGEMonkey and the Mermaid - Rustic and Romantic Relics of Old
Yesterday Trunk - Clothing, Linen, Hats and Accessories
FRIENDS OF OUR MARKETDowntown Troy Business Improvement District
Etsy - Sharing info and ideas from the world's handmade marketplace!
WEXT - Exit 97.7
Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group - Business trainers and consultants with an emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.
A: Vendors selling handmade goods, crafts and art, or well curated collections of antiques, collectibles or vintage. We are looking for skilled artisans and brilliant artists; local folks with a keen eye for goods you've just got to own.
Q: What is the fee?
A: $45.00 per Friday Flea.
Q: Can I sign up to share a space with a friend?
A: Sure! Just please be sure to note that in the special notes section of your application, and submit photos and links to your partners work as well.
Q: What do I need to bring as a vendor?
A: Tight Knit provides the space, you bring the rest! A 10x10 tent, tables, chairs, display items, etc…
Most important to bring, after your fabulous wares, is a great attitude! This should be fun!
Q: Do I need special permits to sell my wares?
A: We are required to collect each vendors Personal Tax Id Number for our file, we will never share this information. Your tax ID can be your Social Security Number. Each vendor is responsible for charging sales tax at the market.
Q: Where exactly will the market be located?
A: Friday Flea events will take place in downtown Troy's Monument Square, on Broadway between 2nd and River Streets. The market will line both sides of the street and will be a pedestrian thoroughfare only.
Q: What if I sign up but then need to cancel?
A: We understand plans change; if you need to cancel we ask that you do so a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your committed date. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations, however we will make every effort to reschedule your date. This market operates entirely on the fees collected from vendors, and space is limited.
**The June 28th and July 26th Friday Flea markets are SOLD OUT! Applications for August's Friday Flea will close on Friday, August 2nd. Notice of acceptance will be emailed by Wednesday, August 7th.