We'll be selling upcycled, refurbished and reclaimed creations! View our selection of handcrafted home goods, wares, jewelry, accessories & more!
• November 18-19, 2023
• November 25-26, 2023
• December 9-10, 2023
• December 16-17, 2023
Resist & Build: Fashion
1:05 - 1:15: Grounding with Creative Time + Art.Coop
1:20 - 2:50: Discussion (60 min) and Q & A (30 min)
Peter Dupont - ANDEL Co-op
Anh-Thu Nguyễn - Democracy at Work Institute
Laura Sansone - Carbon Farm Network
Participate in the circular economy with us at 59 East 4th Street
Take part in a clothing swap after the Q&A!
3:00 - 4:00: Clothing Swap The Free Store Project
At every swap & active Free Store kiosk you can share/swap/give/gift/take/trade/donate or simply take home: Clean, new/used & reusable items such as clothing, housewares, school supplies, books, art, music, electronics, knick knacks, instruments, toys & non-perishable foods.
Please don’t bring Furniture, big/large/bulky items, damaged car seats, unsealed personal care products, expired food or medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, non-working electronics or appliances, copies of GirlBoss, incomplete games or broken toys.
At the Free Store, there are no customers- only participants engaging in a circular economy which promotes sustainable practices & community care. To help support our efforts - please donate to oVenmo: @fsp_transportfund
In addition to our active & permanent Free Store kiosk locations- it’s an honor and a privilege to build community through our FREE Flea Markets & Swaps! Often items are supplemented by Materials for the Arts, like this FREE library.
Come to Vladeck Houses this Saturday August 12th, 12-5pm to SWAP/DROP/TRADE/GIVE/TAKE & SHARE - Feel free to drop off any clean, pre-loved and/or reusable items such as clothing, housewares, school supplies, books, art, music, electronics, knick knacks, instruments, toys & non-perishable foods.
PLEASE NO Furniture, big/large/bulky items, expired or damaged food, car seats, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, non-working electronics or appliances, copies of Girl Boss, incomplete games or broken toys. FREE FACEPAINTING FOR THE KIDS! Thank you!
We are 2023 Circularity Champions! Barnard College Campus, Columbia Climate School & Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine teamed up to present the first inaugural Circularity Day NYC. We're honored to be celebrated along with select city-wide leaders for our efforts to build a more sustainable, circular New York.
Visit The Free Store Project table Sunday October 30th at Sara D Roosevelt Park from noon to 3pm. Let your voice be heard at "It's My Park" Day where we ask for the Stanton Street Park House to be re-opened for the Lower East Side community! Spooky Treats, faceprinting and crafts for all ages. Join us!
Visit our newest Free Store.
Bring items to donate, located outside the gates of MK Garden in SDR Park on Rivington Street near Forsyth.
Join us Friday September 30th at Sara D Roosevelt Park beginning at noon to help us build a new Free Store for the Lower East Side community!
Bring items to donate or eager helping hands to the gates of MK Garden in SDR Park on Rivington Street near Forsyth.
No experience necessary!
It takes a village- help however you can! To make a donation towards supplies or building materials Venmo: @thefreestoreproject
Head over to St Francis College to hear stories of resiliency & hope from founders and exemplary leaders in innovative social justice
Wednesday September 28th • 8am-12pm • 179 Livingston Street
Can’t wait to see you there!
Open 24/7 • Outside Little Beaver Bar • 24 St. Nicholas Ave •
• “Spread Love, it’s the Brooklyn way” • Follow @thelittledamfreestore
Thank you for donating your time & talents to displaced/unhoused LGBTQ youth. The Free Store Project x Coz Salon x Otis & Finn Barbershop teamed up to provide cuts, fades and confidence to homeless teens & LGBTQ youth.
PopUp at the Frederick Douglass NYCHA Houses • 830 Columbus Ave
View now as @ujamaafridge on Instagram
Over the past year our efforts have created a framework to sustain the neighborhoods around each location. A system where sharing, reducing waste and acts of Love ensure no one is left behind, so everyone can thrive. While we are actual experts at resourcefulness and upcycling, even sustainability requires basic expenses. We’d love your help. Donate today.
Located on the corner of Greenpoint Ave & Eckford, we've taken over!
A year in photos, signs, notes from our community members and students from past events. Lots to see in order to inspire.
Check it out and grab a pen and paper from the Free Store's
Love Letter care pouch.
Leave a #lovelettertoBrooklyn today!
"Spread Love, it's the Brooklyn way"- Notorious B.I.G
In order to be accessible to the public and meet the needs of our communities- our Free Stores are outdoor and open 24/7, in ALL weather conditions. It takes a toll, and when something breaks, we need to fix it to keep everyone safe, so we're fundraising!
As this work continues we learn more about the scope of what is needed, we know it can’t be achieved on elbow grease alone. We’re hoping to raise funds to establish a Free Store Project headquarters, secure transportation and improve daily upkeep of our four stores to better serve all those we do.
The talented volunteers and friends of The Free Store Project have been busy creating some incredible one-of-a-kind upcycled pieces. Artwork and wares- just for you! Items range from hand-poured scented soy candles to creations as masterful and eclectic as our Stores & patrons themselves! Items come with a bit of history of our project, in celebration of our journey.
Each purchase fuels our purpose- all proceeds help us repair and restock our four locations and bring Free Store magic to other boroughs. With each location we help useful items find more loving arms instead of incinerators.
It’s impossible to showcase ALL the possibilities imaginable, but it's our hope to inspire people to donate, not dump.
It’s impossible to showcase ALL the possibilities imaginable, but this little work-of-art is a beautiful reflection of different ways pre-loved items gain new life after they leave our shelves. Our talented volunteers and friends have created some incredible one-of-a-kind pieces. We hope to inspire people to restore, donate & not dump- check out our Upcycled items on Insta today!
The Free Store Video by Alicia Dell’Aria @aliciadellaria