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Weekend Market Picks August 9 & 10, 2014: LIC Youth Market

GrowNYC Youth Market in Long Island City

GrowNYC Youth Market in Long Island City! (Regarding the banner, there’s one in Brownsville too!)

I can still hardly believe it’s August! I am trying not to waste any of what’s left of summer, although somebody brought up our plans for Thanksgiving tonight. [Puts fingers in ears and chants, “Nononononono!”]

There are a million outdoor movies to enjoy, and music festivals too. Let’s take advantage of all of it, shall we? And let’s start with the Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

East 67th Street Market: This Upper East Side flea market is a classic. It runs indoors and outdoors, with outstanding vintage and flea vendors, as well as food vendors and two farmers selling local produce and baked goods. I always find something to take home at this market (usually a cashmere sweater or a silk scarf)! 6AM – 5PM, PS 183, East 67th Street between 1st and York Avenues, Manhattan

Long Island City Youth Market: (Pictured above!) I passed by this market on the way to the LIC Flea recently. It’s just two tents, but they are filled with ample produce from a dozen regional farms. It is staffed by students who are learning about business and food by running a farmers market stand. 10AM – 4PM, 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens

Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10, 2014

Chelsea Flea Market: Since the Antiques Garage closed, those vendors have merged with the Chelsea Flea Market and the Hell’s Kitchen Flea. The Chelsea Flea is a grand, traditional flea and antiques market with loads of treasure and interesting objects. Make it a regular stop on your market weekends.  9AM – 6PM, West 25th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, Manhattan

Chelsea Market: There are so many lovely shops and food stands packed into this food emporium on Manhattan’s West Side. Definitely go there when you are hungry, although be warned that it will be very difficult to choose from the incredible variety of foods there. (Note: If you’re going to get lobsters for lunch, make sure you find a table first!). Saturday 7AM – 9PM, Sunday 8AM – 8PM, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan 

Hester Street Fair: Mini Golf! Yes! The Hester Street Fair has created a free 9-hole mini golf course on the Lower East Side this weekend! So bring some friends, play a round or two, and then go shopping for curated vintage and handmade products. You’ll want to try some of the truly tasty and innovative food too. 11AM – 6PM, corner of Hester and Essex Streets, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: To round out your weekend in Chelsea, visit ID Pop Shop, the independent designer pop-up that runs through Sunday inside the central event space in Chelsea Market. If you’re looking for new styles and the latest trends in fashion and accessories, do not miss ID Pop! 10:30AM – 7:30PM, 75 9th Avenue (inside Chelsea Market), Manhattan 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Greenflea Market: The Greenflea is a place where you will want to spend a good amount of time. It is a large market in a schoolyard on the Upper West Side, and it takes place indoors as well. You will find fleas, high end antiques (Tiffany silver!), handmade products and even food to eat while you shop. Make an afternoon of it. 10AM – 6PM, Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Street West, Manhattan

The Wellness Market: It is important to give a boost to new markets, and I’m happy to remind you about the very cool niche market that focuses on health and wellness. In fact, they are offering free yoga and Zumba classes on Sunday, in addition to their vintage styles, organic body product vendors, local foods and fun activities for kids. Check it out! 11AM – 6PM, 143 Waverly Avenue at Myrtle, Brooklyn

~ Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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