Hudson River Exchange Brings Take Care Fair To The Market
Anyone who’s attended a craft fair in our region knows that there are legions of artisans producing exceptional work. One of the major showcases each year is the Hudson River Exchange’s Summer Market, coming up this weekend. While the formula will be the same — a gathering of makers, collectors, farmers, musicians and food vendors at the Hudson Riverfront Park, the Exchange has made a few tweaks and additions. This year, they've expanded to include a day devoted to wellness, with the Take Care Fair on Sunday, June 25. “We wanted to move the Market to Friday evening and Saturday, instead of Saturday and Sunday, so we had Sunday open,” says Kate Moore, co-founder of the organization. In stepped Stella Fay Metzner, a Reiki master, certified eating psychology coach and fashion stylist who moved from the city to East Chatham two years ago. She knew a large group of wellness practitioners in the region — and knew there were many more — who needed help with promotion and marketing. Having been part of wellness fairs in the past, she had a good idea of what not to do, and by all accounts she’s doing it the right way — producing a showcase of about 80 practitioners of, and supportive services for, physical, mental and spiritual health. Fairgoers can expect to find acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers, nutrition coaches and practitioners of modalities new (or, perhaps ancient) to the scene. There will also be opportunities to experience a mini Reiki session, a yoga class or a healing sound bath, and many other demonstrations and activities. Speakers will give presentations on a wealth of subjects, including financial well being, working with the pelvic bowl, and demystifying mushrooms. “Everyone feels burned out,” Moore says. She’s talking about the makers, who nevertheless are determined to make their businesses thrive, but she could be talking about all of us. The Take Care Fair is coming not a moment too soon. Hudson River Exchange Summer Market and Take Care Fair Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY Summer Market: Friday, June 23 from 4–9 p.m. & Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Take Care Fair: Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission.
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