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Weekend Market Picks April 23 & 24 2016: Retro NY Metro History Art

 There is nothing quite so nostalgic as New York City’s illustrious past. Retro NY Metro is an artisan company that combines beloved photos with useful everyday products to create practical and usable photo art. I have admired their products many times in the holiday markets, and I came across them again recently at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.

This compact mirror caught my eye because who can resist Audrey Hepburn? The mere act of pulling out this little compact and applying my lipstick makes me feel glamorous. You can find your own mirror if you are more of a Marilyn, Lillian Gish, or Clara Bow. You can also mix and match your own collection of drink coasters featuring images of New York with iconic landmarks: Empire State Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, or Ebbets Field. I also love their collections of music icons, (think Bob Marley, Miles Davis, the Beatles), movie icons (James Dean and Brigitte Bardot), and many more.

Find Retro NY Metro with these products and more (mouse pads, phone cases, and apparel online) Saturdays and Sundays at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, April 23, 2016

BUST Craftacular – Spring: BUST Magazine is hosting their springtime indie craft fair with over 100 vendors. You can find handmade crafts, vintage collections, accessories of al kinds, beauty products, fashion design, delicious snacks and even craft tutorials. 11AM – 7PM, Industry City, 233 37th Street, Brooklyn

Mingling in the Spring: Visit this spring market of artisans, food makers, and entrepreneurs. Over 30 creative vendors will be on hand to share their unique products with you. There will be swag bags for the first 40 shoppers, with a travel voucher good for 3 days and 2 nights at select hotels. Plus a vodka tasting! 2PM – 7PM, Holiday Inn Hotel, 440 west 57th Street, Manhattan

Opening Day! Morningside Park Farmers MarketDown to Earth Markets Organization is opening two markets for the season this weekend! Saturday’s market is in Morningside Park in Manhattan, with 18 lovely vendors of regional farm produce, as well as pantry staples and baked goods. 9AM – 5PM, Corner of 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan

Opening Day! Queens International Night Market: Back for a new season, the Queens International Night Market offers open air entertainment for friends and families. Local artisans, food purveyors, music, and cultural performances from around the world. 6PM – 12AM, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens

SHWICK Makers Market: Come to the latest edition of SHWICK because it’s fun to say, but stay for the shopping! The venue is Be Electric Studios, and it will be filled with an outstanding collection of almost 40 local vendors of food, clothing, jewelry, art, decor, skincare, and much more. 11AM – 7PM, Be Electric Studio, 1298 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2016

The Marketplace on Mulberry: Located in the heart of Little Italy, this sweet outdoor market features local vendors selling handcrafted products. Shop here in the afternoon into the evening, and enjoy the weather by strolling through this historic part of town. 3PM – 10PM, 109 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Pompeii Artisan & Flea Market: This market in Greenwich Village is the perfect place to stroll after you have tasted the treats from Murray’s Cheese, Faicco’s Pork Store, and Amy’s Bread a block away on Bleecker Street. This market features neighborhood artisans and curated vintage collections, including one of the finest sources of Bakelite jewelry. 9AM – 7PM, Bleecker Street between Carmine & Leroy, Manhattan

Grand Opening! Turnstyle: I am so excited to welcome this new emporium underneath Columbus Circle! Now you can exit the park and enter into a world of delicious foods (pizza, pastries, salads, juices, candy, and more), and shop from fine New York creative entrepreneurs! 24 shops, 10 restaurants – open 7 days a week! Under Columbus Circle, Entry on 57th/58th Streets and 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Greenflea: The Greenflea market is coming outdoors for springtime. The achoolyard will now be filling with artisans, antiques, and true flea market bric-a-brac. You will find the finer antiques and collectibles inside the cafeteria. Visit the Columbus Avenue Farmers Market right up the street near the Natural History Museum too.  10AM – 5:30 PM, in the schoolyard at 100 West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

Opening Day! McGolrick Park Farmers Market:  Another exciting seasonal marketing opening in Brooklyn from Down To Earth Markets. This community market will feature 16 local food purveyors, including organic produce, breads and pastries, two creameries, ice pops, and even plans, in addition to fine farm produce. 10AM – 4PM, Center of McGolrick Park, in front of the Shelter Pavilion, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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