Archive for the ‘Festivals’ Category
See us at the Great Northeast Home Show in Albany, at the Times Union Center, February 11,12,13. It may still look like this outside… but it’ll be warm inside… and so much to see!
Go Reconfigure! … your room
Joanne will be giving a fun and informative seminar at the Albany Home Show. She’ll be wheeling and whirling those Nikita Chairs and Loveseats into as many shapes and sizes as she can reconfigure!
At the close of the Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk, harpist Karlinda Caldicott drew the name of one lucky person who will be having a relaxing holiday this year — for they have won a twin size Freedom Chaise package — frame, mattress and slip cover— from Nikita Indoor Outdoor Convertibles. Daniel Brudos of Schenectady was the lucky winner (pictured left on the showroom chaise).
The evening was enchanting. One of the loveliest of all evenings in Saratoga Springs is the Victorian Streetwalk and it happened again last evening, Thursday Dec. 3rd ( the Thursday following Thanksgiving). It started with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. What a delightful couple!
Then Karlinda Caldicott arrived and serenaded all of us for 2 hours with exquisite harp music. She played absolutely beautifully! Everyone was enchanted – from classical music enthusiasts, to rock n rollers, to professional musicians ( a few well-knowns from the Capital District were there) to babies in carriages and best friends on the floor. Even though the door was constantly opening as more and more strollers from the sidewalk would come in… it was still like a chamber music concert – everyone was quiet and listening. We want to make this a tradition at Nikita Indoor Outdoor Convertibles – so if you were not here last year or this year – be sure to come next year!
Nikita Indoor Outdoor is heading to Belleayre Mountain October 9 & 10, to the Fall Festival featuring a craft fair, winter equipment and apparel sale, sky ride, German fare food, Entertainment Village, Outdoor Expo and more! The festival hours are 10 am – 5 pm. Hope to see you there, ready to lean back and discover our unique shape shifting, space saving furniture. Stop by, say hi and register for our Win the Twin Chaise Drawing to be held shortly.
We were fortunate enough to have “waterfront property” at the NYC Craft Fair at Lincoln Center on June 19 and 20. It was an incredibly hot 2 days – and yet our booth stayed relatively comfortable. We kept the back of the tent off so that we could feel the cool breezes wafting up from the water. It really was very lovely. It felt like a vacation spot. People kept stopping in to sit down and lean back on our Nikita Scandia Chair – they would always comment on what a fabulous spot we have – by the cool water, with the amazing sculpture and the Julliard School beyond.
BTW – somebody bought the chair.
Here’s a heads up for Binghamton area residents– you’ll be able to see Nikita Indoor Outdoor Convertible Furniture at the 26th Annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, August 6, 7 and 8. We’re excited to make our first Spiedie Fest appearance among local crafters and we think you’ll be excited to see our convertible furniture demonstration and maybe even take home a Freedom Frame Convertible Sofabed. Stop by our booth and ask for our Spiedie Fest Discount Coupon to save when you visit our Oneonta, NY showroom (7 Elm Street, Oneonta, NY 607 267 4623).
Travelling downstate, we’re looking forward to taking part in the 22nd Annual Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, September 25th & 26th. Stop by and see our garlic themed sofabed, a work of art.
***NOTE FROM THE GARLIC FESTIVAL: I went in search of a cup of coffee ( declined the garlic sugar) and returned to find a gathering of friends at our booth. All had just enjoyed a garlic dish of one kind or another …hot dogs with garlic relish, soup with garlic croutons, salad with garlic dressing, raviolis with melted garlic butter and yes, garlic icecream… so friends sit close together and enjoy each other’s company …
More to come,
Leaning Back Blogger
Summer is creeping up on us, and now is the time to order those convertible sofabeds for home and “camp” to ensure they are ready for vacation season guests. Since our sofabeds, chaise lounges and chairs are custom made according to your choices of wood, finish, futon type and slip cover, we ask for 3-4 weeks lead time. (If you’re in a pinch, we sell items from our showroom floors.)
In this merry, merry month of May, we’ll be visiting upstate (Delaware County, Walton Fairgrounds) and downstate (Woodstock, New Paltz) New York demonstrating our “Just Lean Back” convertible furniture. Hope to see you at the following home/craft shows where we’ll be ready to take your orders.
Catskill Region Business Expo & Home Improvement Show
May 15, 2010 (9am-4pm) at the Walton Fairgrounds
Renewable Energy. Construction. Services. Way More. Come meet our region’s business experts from financing, insurance, construction, solar and geothermal energy, architecture, landscaping, and more. Learn ways to make your home more efficient. Take in some great workshops.
Over fifty vendors will be under the tents so come on out to Walton. Stroll their main street stores and antique shops. Grab a bit to eat. Make a day of it Saturday May 15th. Starts at 9am on the Walton Fairgrounds. (from the Great Western Catskills Tourism newsletter)
The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Craft Fair
Memorial Day Weekend May 29-31, 2010
Special features of this Memorial Day Weekend event include wooden boat building demonstrations, alpaca fiber demonstrations and live alpaca shearings. Schedule information, directions, as well as a discount coupon for $1 off admission is found on the Quail Hollow Events website.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Oneonta, NY store will be closed on Saturday, May 29 while we’re at the Woodstock-New Paltz Craft Show. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Had an enlightening time on Saturday at Earth Festival 2010 where I was showing Nikita Indoor Outdoor convertible furniture. My “just lean back” demonstration of how EASY the Nikita Freedom style sofa reclines from sofa to bed and back again wowed a small crowd. I was a one person infomercial, wheeling the furniture around, gently leaning back and reclining the sofa to bed position while relating facts about the wood, design, and structure.
People seemed genuinely surprised at the affordability of our Freedom Frame Futon Sofabed. Naturally, everyone present for Earth Day seminars appreciated Nikita’s commitment to sustainability, and that Nikita furniture frames are locally made here in upstate New York.
Demonstrating Nikita Indoor Outdoor Furniture’s design, comfort and convertible features seems to be key to educating and energizing our market. We’re taking our furniture out to the people, and you’ll find us at farmers’ markets, homeshows and craft shows.
Next stop is Earth Day at SUNY Oneonta and then the SUNY Oneonta / Hartwick College OH Fest on April 24, Stop by and give us a holler at our 7 Elm Street, Oneonta NY store next to Mama Nina’s Pizzeria.
We’ll keep you posted on our schedule as we add events,