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Jun 28, 2013

MPB DAY 2013-- All the Details You Need to Know!



Friends, the rumors are true: our Third Annual MPB Day is Saturday, August 10th!

Here's what's planned:

1. We'll meet outside the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum entrance at Seventh Avenue and 27th Street at 11 am.  See that sculpture below?  That's the place!   (Directions here.)


From 11 am to noon we will catch the very lovely RetroSpective exhibit currently showing there.  (Admission is free.)

2.  After the museum, we'll grab a healthful lunch one block north at Panera Bread between 28th & 29th Streets -- plentiful seating and clean restrooms!  We'll be there till approximately 1 pm for those who wish to skip the museum and meet us for lunch.

3.  Following lunch we'll wend our way approximately ten blocks north to the heart of the Garment Center (also called the Fashion District), where we'll shop, shop, shop!  We'll be visiting some of our favorite fabric and notions stores, including Mood*, Paron's, Sil Thread, Pacific Trim, Chic Fabric, and Around the World Books.  If there's a store you especially want included, please let me know!

*Meg over at Mood has arranged for MPB Day participants to get a 10% discount and a free Mood tote bag!





4.  We'll shop away the afternoon and perhaps grab a quick pick-me-up at the cafe in the Japanese bookstore, Kinokuniya (Japanese pattern books galore + yummy snacks and drinks), on Sixth Avenue near 42nd Street.

4) Finally, we'll all meet up in Bryant Park, where we'll quench our thirst, rest our weary pins, and drift off as needed.

Expect the day to wind up around 5 - 5:30 pm.






 
Early Bird Special!

As in years past, those hearty souls who wish to start their MPB 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.

MPB Day is a free event, but you'll probably want to bring some $$ for food and fabric.  A bottle of water is highly recommended!

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I'll be reminding you as we get closer to the date, but please RSVP by sending me an email at peterlappinnyc at gmail dot com, so I have an idea of who's coming (and how many yards of purple corduroy to package).

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

NOTE - This is a rain or shine event.  In the event of earthquake, check the blog.

You can read about previous MPB Days here and here.  Hope you can make it!



32 comments:

  1. If someone were to invent a free teleporter right about now I'd love to join you :)

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  2. I wish I could attend this! Ah, well, I'll be there in spirit :)

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  3. If all of us who wish we could be there WERE, it might look more like OCCUPY 7TH AVENUE!

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  4. I would love to be in on a tour of your corner of the world. sigh. I know it is forward of me but will 2014's MPB be around the same date in August?

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    1. Yup -- 2nd Saturday in August!

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    2. good! I'll start planning now. Seriously.

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    3. Me too! It's in my diary and I'm starting looking at flights from London. Any other UK bloggers want to make a trip for MPB 2014? Group booking a hotel might be cost-effective.

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  5. Wah! I wish we could go :(. It will be fun following your updates.

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  6. You don't have to be a blogger to go right? I'd love to join but am weirdly nervous to be in the presence of so many great sewists, many of whom I technically stalk by reading their blogs (including you Peter!). Maybe this year I'll muster the courage to join!

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    1. Good grief no. Start mustering, Mary!

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    2. ok fine! I've got to figure out the train schedule as I've only come in to the City on weekdays....
      gah so excited!!!

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  7. Oooh! I can actually make it this year! Yay!

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  8. I'll be there for sure, starting at the flea market! I live in Hartford, CT, so there's no excuses for me. I have to start planning something light and cool to wear.......August in the Apple is no joke! Whenever I go down into the subway, I feel like a rotisserie chicken! LOL!!

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  9. That sound you hear is the gnashing of teeth. I will be visiting NYC in late August and am so sorry not to be part of MPB Day 2013. Thanks for the dining (and restroom) recommendations in the Garment District. I will be with you in spirit on August 10.

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  10. oooo I am so jealous of you folks close enough to attend! Maybe I jump on a jet plane and fly over! :) Sounds like so much fun!

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  11. Wish I could be there too *sigh*, can't wait to see all the pictures :-)

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  12. Hi Peter, I will definitely be there - will join at Panera - even though that photo you posted of me makes me look like an insane person. :)
    -Donna

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  13. I can go..I'll start at the museum. I like Fabrics and Fabrics on 38th and 8th...also. Kind of pricey, but I think more unique fabrics. And clean and organized. They just had me scissors and let me cut my own swatches now.

    Very friendly, and speaking of bathrooms, everytime I show up I desperately have to go. The staff just laughs at me at this point. Probably taking bets whether I make it

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    1. Great, Jacquelyn. And thanks for the Fabrics & Fabrics tip!

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  14. Dang, got a wedding that day. But looking forward to next year.

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  15. Oh dag nab it... I work two jobs on Saturdays now. Had so much fun last year. I am pouting.

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  16. May I come even though I can't sew?

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  17. Though I've been planning to come since last year's event, now I find I won't be coming after all. I just attended a wedding in CT and came into the city for fabric shopping on Monday. I spent far too much, so I'll see you next year.

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  18. Dearest Peter, please tell me it's not too late to RSVP for MPB Day.

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  19. As a veteran of many PR events, I can attest to the enjoyment of fabric shopping with like-minded individuals. I have missed out on previous MPB days but it looks as if I will be able to join the group next Saturday. Since such a large group is signed up, any chance you could persuade Kashi to open Metro for us?
    Mimi

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    1. I think I probably can. Glad to hear you'll be joining us!

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  20. Oooh, it's MPD season already? You can count on one more for the museum/fabric shopping leg of the trip!

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  21. i need to get in on this next year! cant believe i just found out about this

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