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Five Summer-Themed Pop Ups To Bask In and Soak Up

The brilliant warm rays and sweltering heat of summer are upon us. We have handpicked a list of our favorite summer-themed Pop Ups featuring art, fashion, and accessories/home goods. Perfect for any beachside activities, camping trips, and visits to a tropical resort. Set ablaze the essence of summer with these summer vacation Pop Ups!

Coco Shop

Coco Shop - Pop Up Shop at 251 Elizabeth Street - Parasol Projects

Parasol Projects @ 251 Elizabeth Street from May 3rd, 2022 to June 13th, 2022.

Coco Shop was founded in 1949 by siblings, Pat Starr and Amos Morill, on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua and had a humble start as a crafts table in the capital of St. John’s. They are known for making high-quality, cotton and linen island print clothing. Each individual piece is a clear reflection of the synergy between craftsmanship and teamwork of local artists and tailors. They believe that resort wear – typically too revealing and overly gaudy – should be simplified and refined. Stop by our 251 Elizabeth Street location before June 13th to browse through their leafy and floral wardrobe essentials!

Surfergirl Gallery: Invincible Summer

Surfergirl - Art Pop Up at 2 Rivington Street - Parasol Projects

Parasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street from May 12th, 2021 to May 16th, 2021.

And no, we have not forgotten about your artistic needs! A year ago, we had the pleasure of hosting this dynamic, vibrant Pop-Up in our 2 Rivington Street all-glass, open studio. Surfergirl is an NYC art gallery working to empower both budding and seasoned women artists alike; they featured artwork from every continent in their multimedia “Invincible Summer” exhibition.

Artists That Were Featured

  • Marcia Lorente Howell – Guess what? This is the surfergirl herself! She is a Spanish-Californian “oil on canvas,” impressionist painter whose specialty lies in capturing snapshots of cityscapes and beachsides with precise brush strokes.
  • Constanza Laguna Roldán – A sculptor from Madrid, Spain; she robustly brandishes and wields emotionally-evoking portraits of women out of steel by hand.
  • Candace Ceslow – She is an artist and entrepreneur from Montauk, New York. Her oil on canvas shows off the eye-catching, intense blues and whites of the ocean, showcasing its serene, yet majestic beauty and rejuvenating properties.
  • Adaeze Okaro  – A Nigerian photographer that draws out the architectural structures and intense colors from within everyday subjects through her viewfinder.
  • Shana Marie Roark –  Aka. “Supergirl Reject”, is an Asian-American street artist, activist, writer, and author that resides in NYC and writes coveted poetry.
  • Fares Micue – An self-taught fine art, a conceptual photographer from Lanzarote, Spain. She creates symbolic self-portraits using photography as a medium to share her ideas, thoughts, and perception of reality.
  • Paula Phelps – An award-winning American abstract painter. Her pastel paintings are the result of experimental emotional release. Some of her most iconic illustrations include “Finding Serenity” and “Sonoma Sill.”
  • Audrey Amelie – A NYC lifestyle, fashion, and wellness photographer who brought in a bright, feminine perspective on Summer and other modern themes. Her works have been featured in prominent media outlets and retail brands such as The Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, and Oscar De La Renta.


Tombolo Pop Up Shop at 2 Rivington Street - Parasol Projects

Parasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street from March 13th, 2019 to March 17th, 2019.

Does anyone think that Hawaiian shirts are too tacky and touristy? Well, maybe Tombolo can change your mind! Newsflash: this Hawaiian shirt company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn specializes in uni-sex fashion and so-called ‘escape wear.’ Its mission is to rescue the Hawaiian shirt industry from its excessive marketability and unfortunate reputation. Why? They believe that the rich history of the Hawaiian shirt extends beyond simply frat fashion. Tombolo wants their shirts to be worn as the ultimate form of individuality and self-expression.

Future & Fauna / Squar’d Away

Squard Pop Up Shop - Parasol Projects

Parasol Projects @ 251 Elizabeth Street from July 31st, 2019 to August 4th, 2019.

The Future & Fauna and Squar’d Away Pop-Up is a collaboration and team effort to curate a selection of women-designed, eco-friendly, and sustainable goods and unveil them to the greater NYC public.

Future & Fauna supports women artisans and strives toward carrying ethically-sourced and low carbon footprint global goods, such as fancy totes made from recycled polymer and naturally dyed hand-woven pouches designed by Guatemalan artists. On the other hand, Squar’d Away caught us off-guard with their digitally-printed silk bandanas, a reinterpreted version of the traditional bandana. Locally manufactured in Brooklyn and in small batches, 20% of their sales profit is donated to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. At this temporary establishment was environmental consciousness and mindful consumerism at its finest.

Gal Pals Unite

Parasol Projects - Summer Themed Pop Ups - Gal Pals Unite

Parasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street from March 12th, 2020 to March 15th, 2020.

True to its name, Gal Pal’s Unite is a Pop-Up assortment of local women-owned businesses: A Couple Puns, Andie & Erin, Fancy Troubles, Freckle Faced Dirt, June & Joy, Le Mondeur, Megan Phillips Collection, and StyleNmotion. Enter through the threshold of our 2 Rivington Street storefront and you could find everything from poetic and pun-y greeting cards to sexy, captivating retro-style sunglasses. Did we mention there were also long classy, elegant print skirts and handmade leather bags and belts on display? Let us not forget the skillfully embroidered and hand-stitched pairs of shoes from Le Mondeur.