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Weekend Market Picks October 14 & 15, 2017: Autumn Is Here

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It’s an exciting week for markets! We have fun flea markets and lots of food events: pickles, sweet treats, brunch, and a beer fest. We also have a pet adoption Saturday with That Cat Blog and the ASPCANY at the Hell’s Kitchen Street Market. Go and meet your new best friend! It’s not too early to get your new best pumpkin too, but make sure it’s a sugar pumpkin because you can make into the best pie ever for Thanksgiving.

Enjoy the cool weather!

Weekend Market Picks

October 14, 2017

Artist Market On Linden Blvd.: I’m always up for a good market and meeting real artists in person. This event is sponsored by the Queens Center of the Arts, so I’m sure it’s going to be excellent! 3PM – 9PM, Innovations in Creative Arts & Martial Arts, Inc., 198-20 Linden Boulevard, Queens

East New York Farmers Market: Imagine local produce that’s affordable? Shop for beautiful vegetables from 23 local gardens and 3 regional farms, with Caribbean specialties like bora and callaloo. You’ll also find baked goods and locally handmade crafts from the community!  9:30AM – 3PM, Schenck Avenue between New Lots and Livonia Avenues, Brooklyn

Falling For It! Vegan Shop Up: Don’t deny yourself the joys of pumpkin spiced everything! Come to this event for apple pie, pumpkin donuts, and loads more tasty options that happen to be 100% vegan. 12PM – 5PM, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn

Hester Street Fair: On Saturday, stroll through the Hester Street Fair and play nicely with cacti at a cactus potting workshop with Cactus Store ($25 for adults, $20 for kids under 14 – cactus and pot included). You’ll be hungry after all that potting, and luckily you’ll have some wonderful sweet and savory options! 11AM – 6PM, Essex Street at Hester, Manhattan

 PS 305Q Flea Market: This looks like it’s going to be a true flea market hosted by the PTA at PS 305Q. It’s probably going to be a place to find some great treasures, or useful objects. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect there will be some fun things to eat as well. 378 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens

 October 14 & 15, 2017

Fall Flea Market & Pumpkin Sale: Sponsored by the East Fourth Street Community Garden, this market will feature your seasonal pumpkins plus sweet treats. Proceeds to to support the garden! 9AM – 2PM Saturday, 10AM – 2PM Sunday, East 4th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton – Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

ID Pop Shop: This outstanding independent designer event is open for its second week through October 22nd. It’s a wonderful place to update your wardrobe, your jewelry box, your apartment, and your skincare regime with high-quality products from local designers. Open 7 days, 10:30AM – 7:30AM, Saturday 10AM – 16:30PM, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Queens Beer Festival at LIC Flea: The LIC Flea is hosting Awesome Events NYC’s Second Annual Queens Beer Festival, featuring every beer made in the borough! You can also try a few brews from those other boroughs if you must. Then grab a bite to eat from the fantastic food vendors and shop from local  handmade artisans and flea vendors.  The market is free, but you need tickets for the beer fest. Use the code theskint25 and click here for tickets. 12PM – 5:30PM, 5-25 46th Avenue at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

October 15, 2017

Lower East Side Pickle Day: Oh yes – if you love a dill, this is the place for you! Imagine everything in the world, if the world were made of pickles. Pickle barrels once lined the streets on the Lower East Side, and they’ll be back on Sunday! Over 20 pickle purveyors, non-pickle vendors, and local shops will fill Orchard Street once again. 12PM – 5PM, Orchard Street between Delancey and E. Houston, Manhattan

NY Sweet Treats Bazaar: The Upper West Side is the place to bring your sugar cravings! Come taste some of the finest locally made cupcakes, macarons, ice cream, donuts, chocolates, and more, plus great handmade artisans and vintage vendors! 10AM – 5:30PM, 100 West 77th Street at Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

Ridgewood Sunday Brunch Market: What could be better than brunch in a market? Brunch in a market in a beer hall, #amiright! Over 40 artisans and food vendors will be there, plus music and raffles. Kid friendly and date friendly. 11AM – 5PM, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Queens

St. Vitus Halloween Flea Market: Attention Flea Market + Death Metal Fans: here’s what you’re doing on Sunday! This is the third annual market at this metal bar and music venue. Grab a drink, take a glamour shot, and shop from vintage and handmade vendors. 1PM – 6PM, St. Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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