• Karen Seiger

5 Fun Things To Do At The Markets This Weekend – July 17 & 18, 2010

It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend!  So grab your nalgene water bottle, your sunblock, and your market tote, and head straight out to these market events:

  1. Kidding Around:  The Brooklyn Indie Market and The {NewNew} are teaming up for “Kidding Around,” another Sustainable Living event this Saturday.  Bring your kids or come out and pick up some wonderful handmade clothing and toys for them, as well as some pretty baubles for yourself!  Saturday, July 17, 11AM – 7PM under the red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

  2. Ft. Greene Artisan Market and Greenmarket: Spend Saturday in Ft. Greene Park, designed by Olmsted and Vaux and one of New York City’s fairly unsung green glories.  Start off by strolling through the delightful Ft. Greene Artisan Market, featuring talented local artisans and designers, and then onto the Greenmarket right up the sidewalk.  Pick up some cheese, bread, and a couple of perfect peaches, and head into the park for a picnic.  (NB: Once you’re finished napping in the shade of a black walnut tree, the beloved Brooklyn Flea is a short walk from the park.)

  3. Summer Camp Craft Session with Etsy and The {NewNew} on Governor’s Island: Who says kids have all the fun?  Join in on Governor’s Island this weekend for Summer Camp Craft Session and learn some crafty techniques from the experts of Etsy and The {NewNew} Artisan Group.  After you’ve made something endearing for your mom at camp, swing by The {NewNew}’s pop-up shop on the island for something really great for yourself. With over 200 amazing and diverse artisan members, The {NewNew} is everywhere we want to be this summer!   Craft Camp – Saturday, July 17, 2 – 5PM, Parade Grounds on Governor’s Island

  4. Go see the “New Lenses” Art Exhibit at the Fulton Stall Market: The weekly Fulton Stall Market at the Seaport commissioned six talented artists to create works specifically for the market.  The works are hung each weekend behind the market vendors, making this already picturesque produce, food and craft market even more so.   Saturday and Sunday, 11AM – 6PM on South Street between Fulton and Beekman

  5. Cold Summer Soups at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket and the Park Slope Flea Market: The Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket holds delicious food demonstrations, as do many of the the greenmarkets around town.  This weekend is no exception when Ronna from Park Slope’s Purple Kale will teach how to make delicious cold summer soups.  Free samples for all!  After you’ve filled your tote with produce, it’s a short walk over to the Park Slope Flea Market for some additional treasures to bring home.  Food Demo – Saturday, 10am – noon.  Flea Market – Saturdays and Sundays on 7th Avenue between 1st & 2nd Street at PS 321 in Brooklyn.

Here are some words of advice about market shopping in this week’s Time Out New York!  Have a great weekend and don’t forget to put sunblock on your ears!

This Just In:

  1. Volley Ball Tournament and Mist Tent at the Hester Street Fair

  2. Scavenger Hunt at the Brooklyn Flea (I already know one of the hunt items, but I’m not telling!)

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