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Weekend Market Picks October 21 & 22, 2017

Dia de Los Muertos Market (Photo courtesty of La Sirena Mexican Folk Art)

Día de Los Muertos Market (Photo courtesy of La Sirena Mexican Folk Art)

Wowza! There are so many fun and fabulous markets this weekend! We have fundraisers for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico at the Hell’s Ktichen Flea and at the Artist Market. We have pumpkins, face painting, beautiful fashion and accessories for the fall, and some great food, some of it vegan! Go out and enjoy our all-too-brief Autumn in New York!

Weekend Market Picks:

October 21, 2017

A.C.E. Flea Market: The parents of PS 290Q, A.C.E. Academy for Scholars (Pre-K – 5th Grade)) is hosting a flea market! come pick up some great finds that you don’t even know you need! 10M – 4PM, PS 290Q, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue, Ridegwood, Queens

Crafts in Chelsea:The NY Handmade Collective, formerly Etsy NY, is back in the streets of Chelsea for another lovely neighborhood market. It’s filled with handmade treasures: jewelry, fashion, art, ceramics, body products, and more. It’s also a fundraider for PS 11! 11AM – 4PM, 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Manhattan

Dia de los Muertos  Pop Up Market: La Sirena Mexican Folk Art is hosting this sidewalk market in front of the shop with everything you need to celebrate the Day of the Dead! Paper decorations, masks, textiles, paper mache crafts, traditional Mexican clothing, and, my favorite, sugar skulls! 12PM – 6PM, 27 East 3rd Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Manhattan

Down To Earth Market 17th Annual Harvest Festival: Enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest with Down To Earth’s farmers and food purveyors in Jamaica! Cider, pumpkins, live music, and lots of things for your whole family to enjoy! 11AM – 4PM, 160th Street between Jamaica & 90th Avenues, Queens

SICC Craft Fair / Flea Market: The Staten Island Creative Community comes together for this fabulous market and fundraiser. Shop for handmade jewelry, knits, pottery, stationery, fine art, and photography. $2 suggested donation. 12PM – 5PM, Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terrace,  Staten Island

October 21 & 22, 2017

FAD Market X City Point BKLYN: FAD Market (Fashion, Art, and Design) is popping up this weekend at City Point BKLYN. They’ll be hosting over 50 independent designers of fashion, accessories, body products, homewares, and more, as well as a sculpture exhibit by Abraham McNally. 11AM – 6PM, 445 Albee Square, Brooklyn

Hell’s Kitchen Halloween Market & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico: In addition to their fine vintage and flea vendors, Hell’s Kitchen Street Market is hosting a Halloween fundraiser for Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims. Bring your kids and your friends for face painting and pumpkin decorating with sugar pumkins supplied by Sycamore Farms. Your $2 contribution will go to relief efforts. After Halloween, bake your pumpkin into your Thanksgiving pie! 9AM – 5PM, 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: This is the last weekend for this month’s fine independent designer pop-up in Chelsea Market. You’ll find real gemstone jewelry, manhole cover doormats, beautiful body products, handbags, accessories, and stylish seasonal fashion! 10:30 – 7:30, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Studio Museum Book Market: Uh oh! Can you squeeze any more books onto your book shelves? You’d better make room because the Studio Museum is hosting its second book market, where you can get a tote bag full of books, catalogs, posters, and vintage publications  for just $20. You can also view the museum’s exhibitions, and members can actually get a  tote bag of books for $15! 12PM – 6PM, Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125th Street, Manhattan

Mini Vegan Shop Up: It’s mini because it’s in a corner store. But the Vegan Shop Up is still filled with fabulous vegan treats, including pizza, raw nachos, lasagna, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, cookies, and even gluten-free Halloween candy? Plus a Doggie Costume Contest! 12PM – 4PM,  Haymaker’s Corner Store, 176 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn

The Strange and Unusual Market: OK, is it me, or is this market too compelling to miss? You know I love Coney Island USA, and it looks like this market is going to live up to its name with Curious Candy’s marshmallow brains, prints of serial killers, taxidermy, to name but a few. It’s open this weekend and next! 12PM – 11PM Saturday, 12PM – 7PM Sunday, 1208 Surf Avenue at West 12th Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn

October 22, 2017

Artist FLEA Market & Bottomless Brunch:  The Seeing Place Theater in the Village is hosting a market, where you will find useful housewares, vintage objects and clothes, books, music, and many other interesting treasures. Brunch is on until 4PM and includes Happy Hour specials after 4PM. 2PM – 7PM, West 34d Common, 1 West 3rd Street at Broadway, Manhattan

Benefit for Puerto Rico: An Artists Market: St. Dymphnas Irish Pub  is the place to go to meet fine artists, purchase their works directly from them, and support relief efforts in Puerto Rico! You can also drop off clothing donations, and grab a pint of Guinness while you’re there. 12PM – 5PM,  111 St. Marks Place, Manhattan

Boutique Bazaar: Go to House of Yes for Halloween fun! Enjoy a DJ while you hop from dozens of fabulous local designers who can help you create the best costume ever, plus henna tattoos, a photo/video booth, cupcakes, cocktails, and cannabis desserts! 1PM – 7PM, House of YES, w Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn

 ~Karen Seiger, Markets Of New York City

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