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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Events of Note at the Markets this Weekend!

There are some wonderful, creative, and tasty events going on this weekend in the Markets of New York City!

Friday, June 11:  The Inaugural Pushcart Market, sponsored by The Pushcart Project

The first ever Pushcart Market [Friday, June 11, 10AM – 6PM on Park Place between Broadway and Church Street] brings some of NYC’s best street vendors together on Park Place.  Shop for jewelry, gifts, crafts, clothes and more from boutique vendor carts and enjoy a panoply of appetizers, entrees, nibbles, and sweets including: * Jamaican jerk chicken and grilled fish by Vendy Awards finalist Fauzia Abdur-Rahman from the Bronx’s foodcart “Heavenly Delights” * Indian/Mediterranean biryani by Vendy Awards Finalist and People’s Choice Award Winner Bangladesh native Meru Sikder from “Biriyani Cart” * Seasonal vegan/vegetarian delights and desserts by vendor star Cinnamon Snail * Handcrafted ice cream by vendor rookie Guerrilla Ice Cream, and more!!

Saturday, June 12:  Handmade Hearth and Home

Presented by The {NewNew} at the Brooklyn Indie Market [Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. at the Brooklyn Indie Market, the red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn]

This weekend marks the first in a series of special shopping events sponsored by the Brooklyn Indie Market and The {NewNew}:  Keep it Local, Handmade, and Sustainable:  Mindful Shopping Made Easy.  It is a series of curated market events, starting with handmade homewares and home decor!  The next event is “Kidding Around,” featuring handmade clothing and toys for children, on June 17.  The third event of the series on September 18, will be “A La Mode,” which will bring together some of the most creative independent fashion and accessories designers in New York City.

All of the items in this series are handmade locally.  And if you cannot make it out to the Brooklyn Indie Market, you can purchase every item featured, and much more on

Sunday, June 11:  Pedicabs at the Makers Market at the Old American Can Factory [Sunday, June 11, 11AM – 5PM: 232 Third Street at Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn]

The Makers Market will have two Pedicabs to carry you to between the Farmers Market on 5th Avenue and the Makers Market!

And next week:

Tuesday, June 15 Tenement Talks:  Panel on the Resurgence of Markets in New York City with Kimm Alfonso, Anne Saxelby and Karen Seiger

New York Tenement Museum, 108 Orchard Street, 6:30 PM

I will be hosting a panel featuring Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby and Silk Screen Artist Kimm Alfonso.  We will be discussing the resurgence of markets in New York City in recent years.  Refreshments will include artisanal American cheeses from Saxelby Cheesemongers and handmade beef jerky from New Jerk City!

Have a great time and let us know what you find!


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