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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks April 30 & May 1, 2016: Rubyzaar Baked Rice Krispie Rolls

Earl Grey, Dark  Chocolate, and Smoked Almond Kashmir Rice Krispie Roll from Rubyzaar Baked at Smorgasburg

Every December, I look forward to having one of the most amazing cookies in the world at the Union Square Holiday Market. The cookie is called the Kashmir, and it is made by the lovely and brilliant people at  Rubyzaar Baked, with Earl Grey (bergamot), dark chocolate, and smoked almonds. It is an epic cookies. Rubyzaar Baked is now at Smorgasburg every weekend, and so I no longer have to wait till Christmas! Not only that, but they have expanded the Kashmir to their incredible bergamot egg creams (they make other delicious, non-traditional flavors too), and also to the humble Rice Krispie Treat.

Rubyzaar Baked has invented the Kashmir Rice Krispie treat on a stick. They make the Rice Krispie mix with the Earl Grey bergamot, roll it out, and cover the top with the dark chocolate and smoked almonds. Then they roll it all up into a log. They cut thick slices from the log and put them on a stick to make it easy and less messy to eat in the market. All of the flavors just work together, and I am grateful that Rubyzaar thought of something this delicious.

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, April 30, 2016

4th Annual Indonesian Food Bazaar: This is the first time I’ve come across this event, but it looks amazing. Come hungry and belly up to a bowl of Gado Gado! 12PM – 5PM, First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, 70-35 112th Street, Queens

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket: Conveniently located in Downtown Brooklyn and beautiful, this market has been serving the community for over 25 years. You can find everything you need in a greenmarket, plus flowers. This market is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 8AM – 5PM, On plaza at Court and Montague Streets, Brooklyn

Rock ‘N Shop at the Paper Box:  Live music, food, artisans, vintage, and a full bar. What else do you need on a Saturday?  I love the vibe in this market, and I got pancakes and a cool leather jacket the last time I visited. 10AM – 7PM, The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, 2016

Crafts on Columbus: Grand Opening!  I’m so excited whenever this wonderful artisan fair opens alongside the Natural History Museum. It will run for 3 weekends with some of the artisans rotating in and out. Now that Crafts On Columbus only has their spring event, I recommend going more than once (rain or shine)! 10M – 6PM, Columbus Avenue between 77 and 81st Streets, Manhattan

GoldMind Pop Up at Artists & Fleas: Final Weekend! It is the second and final weekend for this pop-up concept collaboration with Depop. The focus is on imaginative design for fashion, furniture, and lifestyle products with designers from New York City and beyond. 10AM to 7PM, 70 N 7th Street, Brooklyn

Greenpoint Open Studios: It’s fascinating to wander through the Greenpoint neighborhood and visit 300 (yes, 300) studios, where you will meet emerging and established artists in their own environment. It’s mindboggling, and an amazing experience. 12PM – 6PM, all over Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Mad. Sq. Eats.: Grand Opening! The food vendors are back in the Flatiron District for a month of May! It’s a lovely place to grab a bit for lunch, or meet up with your friends after work. Some of the best food vendors in the city will be there, plus beer and twinkly lights! 11AM – 9PM, Worth Square – 5th Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets, Manhattan

Red Hook Food VendorsOpening Weekend! If you can imagine, this beloved group of Latin American food vendors has been coming together at the Red Hook Ball Fields in Brooklyn since 1974! Grab your pupusas, arepas, quesadillas, and so many more delicious foods starting this weekend. 10AM – Sundown, Red Hook Recreation Fields (Ball Field #1), 160 Bay Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, May 1, 2016

F.A.D. Weekend – Fashion, Art and DesignOpening Day! Welcome to this new design and flea market in Brooklyn. It will be featuring a rotating collection of emerging and mid-career artists and designers, who will be sharing their fine talents, as well as antiques and collectible curators. The market will move to various different locations each week. 11AM – 6PM, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Pop Souk NYC: Come to Webster Hall for a community of creative types selling things they make, or passing along their personal treasures to the next person. DJ’s, cocktails, and shopping. Sounds like the perfect Sunday. 12PM – 6PM, Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, Manhattan

Opening Monday, May 2, 2016

ID Pop Shop: The perfect place to find a gift for your stylish mom, or bring her yourself on Mother’s Day! ID Pop Shop is open in may starting Monday, May 2 through Sunday, May 8 with a lineup of extremely talented designers: fashion, jewelry, accessories, home decor, artwork, and much more. 10:30AM – 7:30PM, inside Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City



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