Black Friday is arguably the biggest shopping event of the
year across the country. While it’s fun to snag the best deals from your
favorite big name retailers, this year consider shopping small at some of the
local shops in the Roosevelt Island area to help fuel the economy in your local
area and support small business owners. If you’re not sure where to go, check
out some of the events and shops near The Octagon below to get started.
Small Business Saturday Retail Crawl – Head into Astoria on Saturday, November 30th – Sunday, December 1st to participate in the Small Business Saturday Retail Crawl! To thank local residents for their support year round, a group of independently owned retail stores have come together to host a weekend retail crawl. If you shop at 6 o more stores you will be entered to win a gift card from all participating stores (a $550 value). If you shop at 10 or more stores, you will get a Caryn Cast designed tote. Drop off your completed passport at one of the select retailers by 12/2 to claim your prize. Participating stores include The brass Owl, Belief NYC, The Astoria Bookshop, Lockwood, Lavender Label and many more! Visit the link below to see all participating stores.
Pookie and Sebastian – If you have some fashionable ladies in your life, consider stopping by Pookie and Sebastian on Small Business Saturday for your holiday shopping! Located on 2nd Avenue on the Upper East Side, Pookie and Sebastian offers contemporary fashions for women at reasonable prices. While you’re there, you may even find something for yourself!
Kreuther Chocolates – This holiday season, give the gift of sweets! Pay a visit to Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate shop, located near Bryant Park get your fill of chocolate, as well as other tasty treats like macarons, bon bons, ice cream sandwiches and pastries. Take some treats home for yourself or for a loved one. The shop calls New York City home with it’s one shop, but can ship items all over the world friends and family who live out of state.
Business Saturday Retail Crawl
Multiple locations, Astoria, NY 11105
1488 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10075
43 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036