Rock while you shop! Staten Island Food and Art Market puts on a Mother’s Day showcase – with entertainment.

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Momma D’s meatballs and mac ‘n’ cheese are the headlining food items at the Staten Island Food and Art Market in Tompkinsville this weekend. Patrons can also sample Caribbean fare and cupcakes sprinkled among several crafters in the space at 20 Cebra Ave.

On Saturday, the market will feature music from Fredrix. . . LIVENDIRECT. It is normally open from 11 am to 6 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays but this week is a special one in honor of preparations and gift shopping Mother’s Day.

Organized by professional photographer Marcie Delapaz and Stapleton coffee shop shop owner Amira Cintron, the collaboration kicked earlier in the spring. Delapaz will serve complimentary mimosas this Saturday. She additionally will snap keepsake photos for shoppers.

Vendors sell cosmetics, resin artwork, bath products, candles and scented oils, handmade crystal jewelry and intricate soy wax figures. Also on display are soaps pressed with dried organic flowers, magnetic eyelashes, custom candles and fragrances.

Cintron sells cookies, sorrel and treats that come from her Van Duzer Street coffee shop, 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 can be found 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 can be found along Victory Boulevard. Vendors can contact Delapaz directly at 347-422-4056. The website with updated vendors is

Pamela Silvestri is an Advance Food Editor. She can be reached at

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