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Weekend Market Picks May 2 & 3, 2015: Shop For Your Mom

 

Mad. Sq. Eats is Open for May

Mad. Sq. Eats is Open for May

This is the weekend to shop for Mother’s Day Gifts! There are some wonderful artisan and crafts markets going on, as well as some very special food markets, like Mad. Sq. Eats (pictured), which is now open for the entire month of May.

So go enjoy our late spring weather and all the tulips that are just coming out this weekend!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket: Located conveniently in downtown Brooklyn, this farmers market, which is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, serves the communities in Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill. Recycling and compost collection too. 8AM – 6PM, On the plaza at Court St and Montague St, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015

Brooklyn Flea: The Flea has been open on Saturdays in Fort Greene for several weeks, and this weekend it returns to Williamsburg on Sundays for the season as well. 10AM – 5PM, 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues (Saturdays); 50 Kent Street between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets (Sundays), Brooklyn

Bushwick Flea: This new flea market celebrates it’s one month anniversary this weekend! I went on opening weekend, and it had a great vibe and lots of new and interesting flea and artisan vendors. 10AM – 6PM, 52 Wyckoff Avenue at Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Crafts on Columbus: Open this weekend and next, Crafts on Columbus is only coming around one time this year. So come pick up a beautiful handmade gift for your mom this weekend, or let her pick something for herself next weekend. 10AM – 6PM, Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Streets, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: ID Pop Shop invites a wonderfully talented group of New York designers to participate in their pop-ups. The May event will be rotating in some new designers for the second week, so visit this weekend and next week too! 10:30AM – 7:30PM, inside Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Mad. Sq. Eats: Come to the Flatiron District with your friends to chow down on some of New York’s best local foods and beers. There are umbrellas for shade during the day and twinkly lights for an evening rendezvous. 11AM – 9PM, triangle between 5th & Broadway and 24th & 25th St., Manhattan

Sunday, May 3, 2015

First Sundays at Artists & Fleas: Extend your weekend with some music, some shopping, and a few beers at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg: 100+ vendors and Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.  Market Open 11AM – 7PM, 79 North 7th Street, Brooklyn

Gifted Mom Pop-Up: Brooklyn: Shop eco-friendly, Brooklyn-made, organic and natural products for Mother’s Day! Raffle proceeds donated to a shelter for young moms and kids. 12PM – 5PM, 95 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

UrbanGlass Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale: Artists from the UrbanGlass studios are selling lovely, handmade glass jewelry. Proceeds benefit the Bead Project, a program for aspiring artists. 12PM – 6PM, Agnes Varis Art Center, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Queens County Market: This compelling food market featuring a rotating collection of food entrepreneurs is hosting its Spring Pop Up down on the farm – the Queens County Farm Museum, that is! $5 entry (free for farm members). 11AM – 4PM, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Queens

Queer Expression Fair: 30 queer and allied artists, crafters and small business owners, as well as a $10 Barber booth, free photobooth, tarot card readers, delicious food, a live DJ, a raffle, and a full bar. 12PM – 7PM, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn

Vegan Shop Up: This vegan food market pops up in Manhattan on Sunday with a wide range of tasty sweet and savory fare, all vegan, all the time. 12PM – 6PM, Spreadhouse Coffee, 116 Suffolk Street, Manhattan

~ Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

 

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