Hi All! Happy Spring! The post-holiday, deep winter season is always quite slow for markets in the city, so I took some time off of the blog to focus on editing a several wonderful new books in the 111 Places That You Must Not Miss series! But mostly, I’ve been running. About 450 miles since September.
James and I are running the Paris Marathon in April 9th primarily to raise funds to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute in the name of our lovely and talented fried Sarah Coglianese and her family who live with this disease. Of course, there is the promise of endless baguettes, a magnum of champaign at the end of le marathon, and a sweet medal too. Plus it’s Paris. In all honesty, raising funds for ALS is helping me get over the fact that nobody – nobody – challenged me to to dump a bucket of ice over my head. So I figured I’d show you all and run 26.2 miles instead.
All humor aside, though, please check out our fundraising page and contribute if you can. Every single dollar helps. And sharing the link with your family and friends helps just as much to get the word out. We’re over 50 % of our goal, and we would love to reach it and go beyond!
Weekend Market Picks
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Bust Craftacular PRIMPED: The Craftacular is back for the day and focused on fun handcrafted and vintage things to make us feel great – fashion, jewelry, bath and body products, makeup, plus cocktails, food and activities! Admission $3. 11AM – 6PM, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn
Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017
Artists & Fleas: The Manhattan location of A&F just underwent a beauty makeover! The grand unveiling is this weekend in Chelsea Market. The Williamsburg location is beautiful, large space, filled with amazing handmade and vintage artisans! Chelsea Market: Mon-Sat 10AM – 9PM, Sun 10AM – 8PM, inside Chelsea Market, 88 10th Avenue, Manhattan; Williamsburg: Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM – 7PM, 70 N. 7th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Flea OPENING DAY OUTDOORS: It’s the beginning of a new era for the Brooklyn Flea! They will no longer be at the high school in Fort Greene (the school renovated the space for their own outdoor activities), and today they open for the weekend in Williamsburg and DUMBO 10AM – 6PM, Saturdays: 90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, Sundays: Under the Manhattan Bridge Archway, Pearl Street, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Makers Market: Shop for locally made products and taste amazing artisanal foods all weekend in the beautiful Williamsburg Savings Bank Building! DJ’s and a bar too! 12PM – 7PM, Williamsburg Savings Bank, 175 Broadway, between Bedford and Driggs, Brooklyn
Chelsea Flea Market: Among the neat looking white tents is a wealth of interesting, unusual, and captivating objects from days gone by. But their time is back again when you bring home a beautiful antique lamp, a set of fine porcelain dishes, or a sparkly brooch. It’s also the one market that opens early! Admission $1. 6:30AM – 6PM, W. 25th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, Manhattan
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: This classic flea market is open year-round, no matter the weather. You can find incredible New York treasures here: leather jackets, designer shoes, amazing artifacts from decades past, and even handmade jewelry and other designs. 9AM – 5PM, 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan
Nolita Market: You’ll notice this picturesque market because of all the pretty umbrellas if they are in use, and definitely because of the ancient churchyard wall behind the artisan booths. Take your time to look at everything here because the quality and creativity are outstanding. 10AM – 7PM, Prince Street between Mulberry & Mott, Manhattan
Smorgasburg OPENING DAY OUTDOORS: Smorgasburg is moving outdoors too! Check out your favorite vendors and all the new ones joining the food market this spring! It’s bound to be delicious! 11AM – 6PM, Saturdays: 90 Kent Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Sundays: Prospect Park/Breeze Hill, East Drive at Lincoln Road, Brooklyn
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Jackson Heights Greenmarket: Always a great market for people watching, Jackson Heights also has a wonderful selection of classic farmers market fare, plus wonderful seasonal surprises, from the hottest peppers, to bright orange squash blossoms. Check the website to see which growers will be there! 8AM – 2PM, 34th Ave at 78th Street, Queens
NYC Home Decor & Furniture Bazaar: The Upper West Side’s Grand Bazaar is focusing this week on your home! Instead of spring cleaning, why not try a bit of redecorating? Refresh your life with new and new-to-you antique treasures. 10AM – 5:30PM, 100 W. 77th Street at Columbus Avenue, Manhattan
Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City