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Jul 8, 2011

MPB DAY -- Save the Date!


Friends, it's time we met, don't you think?

On Saturday, August 13th @ 11 am, we're going to do just that -- it's MPB Day!
Here's the itinerary:

We'll be meeting outside the Fashion Institute of Technology, located at Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.  See that sculpture up top?  That's the place!   (Directions here.)

First, we'll visit the latest FIT exhibit, Sporting Life (Admission is free).  If you've never been to an exhibit at FIT, you're in for a treat!

Next, we'll grab lunch just around the corner at Brown Cup, a spacious, self-serve cafe on Eighth Avenue and 27th St.   (We'll be there from approximately noon to 1 pm -- late arrivals can meet us there.)

But wait -- there's more!

We'll then walk up to the Garment District and visit some of my favorite fabric stores.  They're not all open on Saturday, of course, but many are.  If there's a store you especially want included, please let me know.

We'll shop away the afternoon and maybe grab a frappé, or other refreshing treat, at the cafe in the Japanese bookstore, Kinokuniya (where they sell those wonderful Japanese pattern books), on Sixth Avenue near 42nd Street.

Expect the day to wind up around 5 pm.

Special bonus for early risers!

Those who wish to begin the day earlier can meet me at the 25th Street entrance to the Chelsea Flea Market at 9:30 am and spend an hour or so hunting for treasures!   We'll meet outside The Garage, just west of the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 25th Street.

I'll be posting reminders over the next month, but please RSVP by sending me an email at peterlappinnyc at gmail dot com, so I can get an idea of numbers.

If you know you'll be joining us at the museum, the flea market, or Brown Cup, let me know that too.

PS - This is a rain or shine event!

Hope you can make it!

54 comments:

  1. I'm coming! If my mom isn't in the hospital, that is - she's just been actively listed for a lung transplant.
    We're coming up there next friday for an appointment and I was hoping to squeeze in some fabric shopping but my husband is now accompanying me so that's not going to happen. This will be a nice trip to make up for the loss. Excellent idea! can't wait!

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  2. and I'll take photos of the event for you!

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  3. OMG! I want this so badly! If only money were no object... Have loads of fun, though!

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  4. MPB Day! What a fabulous idea. Can NYC handle the crowd? I've already committed to Elizabeth's shopping day and I can't afford two in one month. Have fun!

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  5. Yeesh, another reason to wish I was in NYC. Just what I need. *sulk*

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  6. By which I mean, what an amazing, awesome idea and I you will all have an incredible time!

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  7. *sigh* i'll be there is spirit...it's a little far from Australia.

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  8. *sigh* me too (I'm an Oregonian) but looking forward to reading about your adventures!

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  9. Oh, I want to come!! Maybe I can talk my SIL into driving up with me - 3 hours isn't so bad for such a fun-filled, sewing related day! Let you know ASAP!

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  10. Wish I could be there! MPB Day sounds like a total BLAST! Have the BEST time!!

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  11. If it weren't for the expensive air fair I'd be with you like a shot!

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  12. Oh how I wish I were in NYC for MPB! Hope you have lots and lots of fun.

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  13. If I mail you a cardboard cut-out of me, will you prop it up in all the photos? Have a spectacular time!

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  14. Just a day's drive for me! But I might as well be on the moon. *sigh*

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  15. He, he, I shall look forward to some "tell all" photos!
    Alas, Essex, UK to NYC is a tad too far even for MPB day! Have fun!
    Px

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  16. That sounds like fun and I haven't been to the Chelsea flee market in years. Count me in!

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  17. Hmm, I have to be in NYC around this date; count me in!

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  18. Darn it! I'm just back from the NJ coast, and I'll be on the CA coast that week. CRAP, CRAP, CRAP!!

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  19. I was just in NYC last month, AARRHGHGHHHH!!!! Very sad Texas reader here, but I'll be with you in spirit, sipping coffee and feeling the fabrics. Have a lovely day!

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  20. I am SO jealous! I'm going to sulk the rest of the day. :(

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  21. Another envious Texan... Have fun!

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  22. This sounds really fun! If I can get away, I totally want to come.

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  23. UGH! I'll be in a class at that time, in Ohio!

    Peter, this is another brilliant idea which sets you and MPB apart from everything else.

    Have oodles of fashion fun!

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  24. What a fab idea! I'd love to come, but unfortunately after spending all my money on the air fare I'd have none left for fabric - or lunch!
    I'm sure it will be great fun for all, and make sure you post a full report!

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  25. This sounds like a ton of fun! If I hadn't already taken a couple of trips recently I would be searching for airfare right now. Looking forward to the pictures.

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  26. do you have special deals and offers for flights from Oz and accommodation in NYC for the trip? If so, I'll be there with bells on!
    Jen in Oz

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  27. I've a;ready starting googling flights from London and accommodation. I would love to do it..put me down as an exravagant maybe..

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  28. Peter - we're moving into our house next week, but I'll try to make it. It would be great to see you again... and I'm craving a black sesame frappe. ;)

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  29. I am pea green with envy! Oh if I could only make to NYC for the day. Those are all my favorite things to do when we visit the city.

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  30. Sounds like a wonderful plan, wish I could come (sad face).

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  31. Christopher in Aotearoa NZJuly 9, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    And don't forget deals on flights from Aotearoa NZ!

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  32. What a fab and fun idea! Sadly I won't physically be there to join in the fun. Maybe I'll head to my fave fabric warehouse that day so I join you in spirit.

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  33. I can't come but look forward to the NY fun through the blog -will be most envious. mssewcrazy

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  34. Haven't been to the garment district since the early 70's when I lived in Long Beach, just a commuter train from Manhattan. I am so jealous of all of you able to attend. Washington state is a smidge too far away!

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  35. I can't come, but want to very much. But NYC in August?? Are you crazy?? ;-) I am hoping to meet up with you (and Michael!) next spring, though, as I'm tentatively planning a NYC fabric trip for then.

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  36. Debbie, and here I intentionally chose a climate I thought you'd be comfortable with!

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  37. What a fabulous idea! I will most likely make it - will mail you to confirm! Oh, that will be so much fun - and I'd love to visit the flea market too.

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  38. Boo! I'm 3,000 miles away.

    I love August weekends in NYC. That's when all the assholes go to the Hamptons or the Jersey shore, and decent folk get to have the city all to themselves. It's very peaceful, actually.

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  39. Could those of us who live far far away have diary pics ? :)

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  40. Awww, what an awesome idea. I don't think they'll let me across the border (kidding). But I look forward to hearing all about it. Have fun!

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  41. Sorry Peter, much as I tried to juggle everything into place I cannot make it. Later in the year would have been better. *sigh*

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  42. Hi Peter, I just hopped over from Kathy's blog series (where I was featured yesterday ;-) ) to learn more about the mysterious man behind the vintage machines. Man, your blog is so sparkling, one can really feel the energies! I'd so love to be on the mentioned tour - but I think I can't make it from Germany, what a pitty! Anyway, I'll have fun to read your report and I'm more than sure you'll have tons of fun too. Take care, Brigitte

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  43. I'll be there! I love NYC in August. We'll have the place to ourselves. Claudine

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  44. I so hope you do this again. Not this time, but with luck, the next .... should be tons of fun!

    Beth

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  45. Why oh Why did I ever leave New York state? Oh yeah, I was a child kidnapped by my parents....

    One California girl will be feeling pouty and missing out on some fun. :(

    Have a major blast and someone please have an espresso in my name - that sounds like a good start for a treasure hunt day.
    :)

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  46. OK. Now I know how to post.

    I am flying up from Georgia and will have a hotel room for 2 nights-Friday and Saturday. Anyone want to share? Contact me at beckysmoke@hotmail.com and we will talk about it. Thanks. Becky

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  47. I think you arranging a get together is really sweet. Unfortunatly I live on a different continent and will not be able to make. Have fun it sounds like a really fun planned day!

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  48. I am sooo disappointed that I can't come after all. The 2-day trip will cost about $1500, not including coffee at the Japanese book store.

    Why wasn't I born independently wealthy?

    Peter, please do this again.

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  49. Nooooo! I am stuck here in RI, packing for my trip the next day and going to work. Boo.

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