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Made in NYC Week 2019 Recap
On Friday, October 11th, the Made in NYC Pop-Up launched with an opening party in its temporary home at 323 Canal Street in Manhattan. The event’s attendees included Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and representatives from Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s office as well as numerous Made in NYC manufacturers. The week’s sponsors, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and others also joined the celebration.
“No matter where we are in the five boroughs, the talent, the energy, the commitment, the excitement, the edginess, the way that the city operates, is only great when it’s made in New York City” Brewer said in her remarks. She cited the Pratt Center’s advocacy in protecting the Garment District in Manhattan as an example of supporting that vitality.
During its 6 days of operation, the Pop-Up hosted over 1,500 guests. Visitors were met with an exquisite arrangement of Made in NYC products: coffee from Cantave de Saint Marc, complimentary beer provided by The Bronx Brewery, and free food tastings. The Pop-Up also served as an event space where essential and inspiring conversations regarding the Intersections of Fashion, Sustainability, Equity, and Technology were led by Made in NYC members.
Check out Pratt Institute’s recap of the full week here.