Made & Matrimony
3:30 pm15:30

Made & Matrimony

We're excited to announce that the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has invited The MakeShift Union to curate a handmade bridal boutique to be held in conjunction with the Long Beach Island Wedding Road Show on April 23!

During the Road Show hundreds of brides will visit the LBI Region on the search for professionals to help them create the wedding of their dreams.  After touring & tasting through the afternoon, the doors of the Long Beach Island Foundation will open for the after party featuring MakeShift Row, a live orchestra, a fashion show, food & champagne!

Event Details
  • Sunday, April 23 from 3:30p-9p
  • LBIF Main Gallery
  • One 8ft table & 2 chairs provided
  • Fees
    • $95 Southern Ocean County Chamber Members 
      • Annual Membership is $250.  Please click here if you would like to become a Chamber member. 
    • $350 Non-Members
  • Marketing: Email, Traditional Print, Radio & Social Media
  • Open to brides, their entourages & the public

All creatives who provide wedding-related services are invited to apply at the link below.

MakeShift Row at Hop Sauce
11:00 am11:00

MakeShift Row at Hop Sauce

The MakeShift Union will be represented at the Hop Sauce Festival in a 50 x 10 tent hosting a handful of our Makers who have previously graced the inaugural Makers Festival with their talents and wares and will also be present at the 2nd annual Makers Fest.  Here, in MakeShift Row you'll find handmade goods of all kinds set up in a pop-up shop fashion for your shopping needs. We are excited to bring a little taste of some homegrown handmade to this year's Hop Sauce Festivities.


Hop Sauce Fest is the brainchild of Spice it Up and Jetty. It is a celebration of craft beer, hot sauce, local fare, music, and shopping. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation whose mission is to enhance business, arts, and culture for the future leaders of our community. 

Makeshift Row at Chowderfest
11:00 am11:00

Makeshift Row at Chowderfest

on September 30th, 2017

The MakeShift Union will be represented at the Chowderfest Merchant Mart in a 50 x 10 tent hosting a selection of handmade wares.  Here, in MakeShift Row you'll find goods of all kinds set up in a pop-up shop fashion for your shopping needs. We are excited to bring a little taste of some homegrown handmade to this year's Merchant Mart at Chowderfest.

Chowderfest's Merchant Mart

Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on September 30, 2017, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) and Sunday, October 1, 2017, for the Chowder Cook Off Classic (a ticketed event).

Meet the Makers
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Makers


ON MARCH 3RD, 2017 AT 6:00 PM

the MakeShift Union will be hosting a meeting of Makers, food, and friends at the LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences.  The evening will feature two showings of DIY Network's "Tiny House, Big Living" (Bunkerfish Design's TinyHouseBoat!),  live acoustic music, and a full gallery of work from the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University

One of the most important parts of The Makers Festival is fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among those participating. All those makers (past and present) are encouraged to attend and are welcome to bring guests.

Food is provided by those attending, please bring something for the communal table to share with the group. BYOB!


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Please bring enough food for your party. This is a pot-luck style event so be prepared to share!
Third Thursday at LBIF
6:00 pm18:00

Third Thursday at LBIF

Join us for the first Third Thursday of 2017!

On Third Thursdays through Summer 2016, The MakeShift Union & East invited you to explore the creative side of the LBI Region! During this Holiday Season, we are invited you to the LBIF to shop a gallery full of artists introduced during the Night Market & Holiday Exhibit. On January 19, we will bid a fond & temporary farewell to the featured Holiday Exhibit artists! 

Participating Artists & Galleries:
Swing Graphics, LLC
Greg Molyneux Photography
Just Jenny's Love: Paper Goods
Papa Planes
Blue Eden, llc.
Kathleen McKenna Glassy Lass Mosaics
Fuession Jewelry
Truly Vintage
Edge of the pines
JO's Oyster Garden: Handmade Artisan Jewelry & more
The Wandering Gypsea
Paper Machete
Jeff Ruemeli
Lydia Owens
Danielle Adelaide Art