Small Business Saturday near Roosevelt Island

African American and Indian women shopping together for houme decor.

Associating Black Friday with Thanksgiving is a given during this time of year, but what about Small Business Saturday? Officially started by American Express a few years ago, Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday that encourages local residents to shop from small businesses to support the local economy. This year, instead of making a trip to your favorite mass retailer or shopping online, visit one of the many shops in the Roosevelt Island area for your holiday shopping. There are a number of shops and boutiques located right around the Octagon.


Inside Astoria – Located on Ditmars Avenue in Astoria, Inside Astoria is a contemporary gist shop that offers unique home décor items, jewelry, accessories and much more. With the holidays just a month away, stop by the store on Small Business Saturday to get your holiday shopping done early! Check out their inventory at their site below.


Pookie and Sebastian – If you have some fashionable ladies in your life, consider stopping by Pookie and Sebastian on Small Business Saturday for your holiday shopping! Located on 2nd Avenue on the Upper East Side, Pookie and Sebastian offers contemporary fashions for women at reasonable prices. While you’re there, you may even find something for yourself!


Earth Yoga, NYC – Rather than a traditional holiday gift, consider gifting an experience for friends and family in the Roosevelt Island area! Consider gifting a gift card to Earth Yoga NYC, a renowned yoga studio on the East Side of Manhattan, at 328 E 61st Street. Offering a number of weekly classes, Earth Yoga offers different types of Vinyasa, or hot yoga, classes. The studio, which is heated between 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit, is known to promote detoxification, flexibility, and decreased stress levels among other benefits.


Inside Astoria

28-07 Ditmars Blvd Queens, NY 11105

(718) 956-4000


Pookie and Sebastian

1488 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10075

(212) 861-0550


Earth Yoga

328 E 61st Street New York, NY 10065

(646) 726-4710




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