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Hip-Hip Hooray, its the Mother’s YAY! Market


Hip-Hip Hooray! Hip-Hip Hooray! It’s the 2nd annual Mothers YAY!

The 2nd annual Mothers YAY! Market will occur this Saturday, May 11, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Railroad Avenue also dubbed “Station Square.” There will be 35 local and regional craft makers who will be selling a wide variety of unique, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind goods that cannot be found in stores. 

Mom will love and cherish an amazing gift from local Peekskill craftspeople such as Fox Burrow Designs, a Peekskill based illustrator specializing in art prints, stationery, home decor products and candles. Her illustrations featuring renderings of local Peekskill locales and architecture are incredibly popular. Maybe mom will love a gift from Acorn Wood Shop who meticulously crafts hand milled and affordable wooden home decor and kitchen goods crafted from found raw wood. Or maybe mom would enjoy a gift from Emily Bicht Designs, a Peekskill-based ceramicist who crafts unique and gorgeous pottery, dishes, drinkware and other housewares in her Peekskill studio.

Fox Burrow Designs

Maybe it’s a Dog Mom you are looking to buy something for. If that’s the case, BONE New York has you covered. BONE New York is a new Peekskill-based brand creating beautiful high-end dog collars and leashes from upcycled materials. Maybe it is not one of these vendors, but one of the other 30+ vendors where something will catch your eye. Whoever you are buying for, and whatever you purchase, don’t forget to stop by the Peekskill non-profit Retake/Remake booth who will offer free gift wrapping for all of the gifts that you  buy.  

BONE New York

As a special incentive to shoppers, all shoppers who purchase a gift from a vendor will be given a raffle ticket which they can then bring to the YAY! markets tent in order to enter the raffle contest and the chance to win the “Mother of All Prizes!” The Mother of All Prizes is a gift basket full of goodies donated by some of the vendors and sponsors. Not only can you purchase an amazing gift, but at the end of the day, a random winner will be chosen to walk away with a huge “Mother of All Prizes” gift basket. 

As shoppers enjoy Mother’s YAY! Market, they will be serenaded by live entertainment and the sounds of DJ Sparky Griswold, jazz vocalist Kristina Koller, the father/son duo DADSON, and live art by Kate White of Happy Places NY.

The Mother’s YAY! Market and winter HoilYAY Markets are brought to the City of Peekskill by YAY! Markets and is a project of Stefanie Apple, a Peekskill-based florist and owner of POME florals, and Frederick Dennsedt, who lives in Peekskill and promotes his adopted city via his social media account Peekskill Exurbanist. 

YAY! Markets serve as a platform for local talent to showcase their brands and for shoppers it’s a chance to buy some truly unique products while supporting the local economy. 

 “It’s also a great partnership with the businesses on and adjacent to Railroad Avenue — a small commercial district that we’ve dubbed “Station Square” in an effort to give the area an identity as a place to be, rather than a place to park or pass by on the way to the riverfront park or train station.” said FredDennsedt.   “The Central, Taco Dive Bar, Froze, Taormina Trattoria, Dylan’s Wine Cellar, Peekskill Station Deli, Homestyle Desserts, Lincoln Depot Museum, and Dain’s Lumber — all these businesses make up the unique character of Station Square and when unified under one banner create a destination.”

As with everything in Peekskill, it takes a village to put on amazing events. “The Peekskill business and non-profit community in Station Square and beyond has shown us amazing support as well. Our market partners are Arts10566 and SharpStone Restaurant Group — they’ve been essential in helping us navigate the requirements to pull off this event. We’ve been generously sponsored by Hudson Milk Co. + Market, Copy Center & Services, The Peekskill Coffee House, and New Era Creative Space (support these local rockstars!)” says Dennsedt. He continued, “we’ve also had many local businesses sign up to be on our YAY! Guide to Peekskill map. And of course, City Manager Matt Alexander, our Mayor and Common Council, and the staff at Peekskill City Hall have been great partners in making this event possible.” 

YAY! Guide to Peekskill map

At the 2-day HoliYAY Market which occurred in December, over 1,000 guests visited. It would have been much more, but the second day was cut short by heavy rain. The MothersYAY Market will occur rain or shine. Don’t forget to stop by the Riverfront Green and visit the Peekskill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale either before or after the MothersYAY! Market, grab some beautiful plants for the house, the garden or for a mom. The Peekskill Garden Club plant sale will occur from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Get there early to find the best plants. 

Most of the Mother’s YAY! Market vendors will be selling items priced under $50, with many offering goods priced between $10-$25.

Visit for more information, and the website for every vendor at the Mother’s YAY! Market. You can also visit the YAY! Markets Instagram page for the best source for visuals of our vendor’s products and fresh updates. 

This is the full vendor list for the Mother’s YAY! Market on May 11, 2024.


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About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]