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Weekend Market Picks: Enjoying Halloween and the NY Marathon

I got this super cool embroidery hoop by Harp & Thistle that GLOWS IN THE DARK!

Glow in the dark embroidered skull! Can you even?! By Harp & Thistle

It’s a Trifecta kind of weekend in NYC: Halloween, the Marathon and the time change! Plus, we have a couple of markets outdoor markets coming to a close for the season, and our first holiday market opening! More reasons to love autumn in New York.

Have a great weekend, and check out the amazing embroidered skull by my friends at Harp & Thistle Stitchery. James actually met them before I did and thought their work was fabulous. I could not agree more! So I’ll be sharing more pictures of their work this coming week, but enjoy this killer sneak preview!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fort Greene Greenmarket: This is a great weekend to visit the Fort Greene Greenmarket, not only because of the beautiful trees in the park, but for the wonderful selection of apples, gourds, hard ciders, and other things that make fall so grand! Plus, Jessamyn Rodriguez will be signing copies of her new Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook! 8AM – 4PM, Washington Park between DeKalb & Willoughby Streets, along the southeast corner of Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Queens International Night Market: Final Event of the Year! There will be food, entertainment, dancing, shopping from local artisans plus Trick or Treating and a costume contest! The kids’ contest starts at 7:30PM, and the adults at 8:30PM. Prizes will be awarded! 6PM – 12AM, 90-02 168th Street, Queens

Saturday & Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2015

Artists & Fleas Williamsburg: This large artisan and vintage market is home to many design entrepreneurs, so you will find wonderfully creative and fun things to add to your wardrobe, your home, or your life. All costumes are welcome this weekend! 10AM – 7PM, 70 North 7th,  Brooklyn

Bryant Park Winter Village: GRAND OPENING! It may be Halloween, but our first Holiday Market of the season is now officially open! Hot cider, holiday gifts and ice skating are all in store for you and this beautiful, wintery market. Saturday 10AM – 9PM, Sunday 10AM – 6PM, 6th Avenue between West 40th and 42nd Streets, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: This exciting independent designer event is open through Sunday with some amazing designers of fashion, accessories, jewelry, decor and body products. 10:30AM – 7:30PM, inside Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Hell’s Kitchen Flea: This fabulous, old-school flea market is filled with New York treasures. Update your apartment with a vintage trunk, and your wardrobe with mint condition Ferragamo loafers. 9AM – 5PM, West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues, Manhattan

LIC Flea: FINAL WEEKEND! This is the last weekend for the outdoor flea and food market in Long Island City. So don’t miss this chance to try some fantastic local foods, and shop for groovy vintage and handmade pieces. Bring your kids for trick-or-treating with the vendors, plus pumpkin carving and a fun photo booth! 10AM – 6PM, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

Nolita Market: While you are strolling through Soho, pop over to the Nolita neighborhood and visit this pretty outdoor market. You will find some high quality handmade goods, including beautiful jewelry, cool t-shirts and handbags. 10AM – 7PM, Prince Street between Mulberry and Mott Streets, Manhattan

Pompeii Artisan and Flea Market: This sweet sidewalk market runs alongside Our Lady of Pompeii all weekend. Stop for a snack at Amy’s Bread or Murray’s Cheese, and then walk over a block to spend time in this market for handmade and vintage finds. 11AM – 7PM, Bleecker Street between Leroy and Carmine, Manhattan

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Park Slope Sunday Down To Earth Farmers Market: I always love visiting this market because it’s such an important part of the neighborhood. Local residents stock up on produce and delicious specialty foods here, like sauces, oils, pies, pasta and chutneys. Even if you don’t live in Park Slope, is always worth taking a trip just to visit the market — and maybe have brunch afterwards. 10AM – 4PM, The Old Stone House, 4th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

Rock n’ Shop All Day Market:  This does sound like a killer event: all-female Ramones and Guns n’ Roses  tribute bands, $50 tattoos, plus 40+ food and artisan vendors, and Coney Island Brewing Co. on tap.  10AM – 7PM, 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn

Vendy Plaza: FINAL DAY! It’s the last day for the Vendy Plaza food market of the year! Don’t miss out on some amazing food startups and experienced entrepreneurs, with live music and brews from the Queens Brewery! 12 PM – 6PM, outside La Marqueta on Park Avenue between 115th & 116th Street, under the Metro North Tracks, Manhattan

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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