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Jun 20, 2014

MPB DAY 2014 -- Mark Your Calendars!



Friends, I'm excited to announce that our 4th (!) annual MPB Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 9th.

If you haven't attended before, MPB Day is an annual celebration much like Christmas, without the presents, or Thanksgiving, without the in-laws.



And like those arguably better-known holidays, MPB Day is about tradition: we do it the same way every time (with tweaks) and everybody's welcome: old faces, new faces -- even new versions of the old faces.

Here's what's in store this year:

1. We'll meet outside the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) 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'll catch the brand new exhibit, Exposed: A History of Lingerie, currently showing there.  (Admission is free; please wear clean underwear)

2.  After the museum, we'll grab a healthful lunch one block north at Panera Bread between 28th & 29th Streets.  During your meal you'll enjoy New York City's largest pattern swap ever held at a Panera Bread!

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 stroll approximately ten blocks north to the heart of the Garment District, where we'll fabric shop. (We generally split up into smaller groups so nobody gets dragged where they don't want to go.)  We'll visit 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!



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 again in Bryant Park, where we'll quench our thirst, display our treasures, and pop our blisters.

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



Early Bird Special!

As in years past, early risers who wish to start their MPB Day hunting for flea market finds for an hour or so, can meet me at the Chelsea Flea Market at 9:30 am.

We'll meet outside Blue Dog Kitchen (a great place to grab a cup of coffee, btw), 101 West 25th St., just west of the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 25th Street.  

MPB Day is a free event, but you'll probably want to bring some $$ for lunch 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 know who's coming.

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

NOTE - This is a rain or shine event.

You can read about previous MPB Days here, here, and here.

Hope to see you there!

31 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun! Maybe I can make it down to NYC!

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  2. oh how i wish i lived in new york! hope you have a fab day! and come over to england for one!!!! x

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  3. I'm going to make it to one of these mpb events. One of these days!

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  4. I wish I could come this year. We'll be in the states, but in Kansas :(. It was so much fun a couple years ago. Maybe next year! I really need to hit up the New York Garment district again, it's just not the same online.

    -Nicole sartorialsewing.blogspot.com

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  5. Good heavens - I'm tempted to come, and I don't even sew!

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    1. Sew, schmew -- if you can shop, you can come!

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  6. Wish I could be there! But... I WILL be in ny from October 8. Maybe you'd like to give me a personal tour of the fabric spots to see?

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  7. Jealous sighs coming from the west coast!

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  8. Alas, still flying back in to RI on MPB Day, so I don't get to go :(

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  9. OH ! I want to drive from Toronto !

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  10. is your mom going to be there? I ask as though I will be able to come. But it just isn't in the cards for me this year!

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  11. Woohoo! Always fun, and I've managed to sew up all my fabrics from the last MPB Day.

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  12. So sad I can't come... I'm from other continent.... Have fun and maybe next year?

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  13. Oh, this sounds so FUN.....too bad I'm an Aussie....

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    1. Me too lynda -where are you?

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    2. Me three Lynda & I'm from Brisbane. This is on my bucket list.

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    3. I'm Aussie too! From Melbourne :)

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  14. I have been waiting for you to announce MPB day Peter!!! I look foward to attending this beautiful holiday ��

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  15. I am sure you and those attending will have a wonderful time. Don't forget to take photographs of the fabric purchases and of course everything else in between.

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  16. Looks like a fantastic day out in the city! I would LOVE to be able to join you! I live in Vancouver, BC, and will be on a tiny island off the west coast bobbing in a kayak on August 9. Would you ever consider travelling to Vancouver to give a workshop?

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  17. I would love to join you but I am in London and can not currently afford a trip to NYC ; )
    Have lots of fun fabric browsing and purchasing and having a good ol' rummage at the flea market x

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  18. I am pea green with envy! I wish I could make it all the way across the US! :( for me but :) for you!

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  19. ackkk I'm SOO jealous I'm on the wrong side of the continent in the wrong country All of those things are my favourite things. I'M SSSOOOOOO JEALOUS you guys are so lucky. Have some extra fun for me

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  20. SOOOOO jealous too...I would have been the other man of this great sewing meeting !!! France is a bit too far !

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  21. Sounds like fun! I want be able to make it, but maybe one day. I will enjoy it after the fact hopefully with photos posted by you!

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  22. I think I may join you guys for lunch + pattern swap. Just moved to NYC and hoping to meet some other sewists

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