STATEN ISLAND, NY — Momma D’s meatballs and mac and cheese are the star food items at Staten Island Food and Art Market in Tompkinsville this weekend. Customers can also sample Caribbean dishes and sprinkled cupcakes from several artisans in the space at 20 Cebra Ave.
On Saturday, the market will feature the music of Fredrix. . . LIVEDIRECT. It is normally open from 11am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday but this week is special in honor of preparations and gift shopping for Mother’s Day.
Organized by professional photographer Marcie Delapaz and Stapleton cafe owner Amira Cintron, the collaboration kicked off earlier in the spring. Delapaz will serve free mimosas this Saturday. She will also take souvenir photos for buyers.
Vendors sell cosmetics, resin artwork, bath products, scented candles and oils, handmade crystal jewelry, and intricate soy wax figurines. Also on display are pressed soaps with dried organic flowers, magnetic eyelashes, personalized candles and fragrances.
Cintron sells cookies, sorrel and sweets from his Van Duzer Street cafe, Amira’s Cafe ‘n’ Bistro. For the locavore, there are items like local honey from Beezy Beez and cupcakes from Amanda and January Lullo’s Lullo’s Sugar Rush.
The Staten Island Food and Art Market is located at 20 Cebra Ave. in the heart of Tompkinsville, also known as “Little Lanka,” a nod to the concentration of Sri Lankan shops and restaurants. Parking is along Victory Boulevard. Sellers can contact Delapaz directly at 347-422-4056. The website with updated providers is SIFoodAndArtMkt.com.
Pamela Silvestri is editor-in-chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].