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Weekend Market Picks July 15 & 16, 2017: Cherries & Ice Cream

It's Cherry Season!

It’s Cherry Season!

Have you tried the cherries this season? They’re epic. And I have a good feeling about the peaches and tomatoes this year. I had my first peach this week from Sycamore Farm, and it was sweet, juicy, and delicious, as were their tomatoes (only not as sweet). I love peach pie, but I always eat all the peaches before James can get them into a pie…

We’re having pretty great weather this weekend, which is good because it’s National Ice Cream Day (as if every day isn’t Ice Cream Day)! The markets are celebrating ice cream all weekend. It’s also the weekend we celebrate New York as the City of Water with loads of events along the rivers and in the harbor.

Weekend Market Picks 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

6th Annual WitchsFest USA: There’s nothing like a pagan street faire, amiright? Learn about all things mystical, with a large lineup of presenters, as well as dancers , drummers, and musicians. Vendors will be of the “pagan, witchy, New Age, gothic, steampunk” variety.( There’s also an after party from 4- 7PM with snacks and drinkies). 10AM – 7PM, along Astor Place, Manhattan

Arthur Avenue Retail MarketI need to get up to the Bronx because i haven’t been to this historic market for way too long. It’s a good weekend to go up to the REAL Little Italy, and Saturday is the 3rd Annual Art Show on Arthur Avenue, featuring local artists and music. Monday – Saturday 8AM – 5PM, closed Sunday, 2344 Arthur Avenue, The Bronx

Ice Cream Social at Hester Street Fair: The fair  is hosting six amazing, local makers of ice cream, sorbets, ice cream sandwiches, and snoballs. We get to vote for for the fair’s Best Ice Cream Award! You’ll also find their excellent lineup of food vendors, local brews, craft artisans, and vintage collections. 11AM – 6PM, Hester Street at Essex Street, Manhattan

Summer Fling: Check out this market held inside the Watson Hotel and featuring summery products, including jewelry, fashion, t-shirts, accessories, skincare, and tasty foods to nibble on. 11AM – 5PM, The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th Street, Manhattan

Vegan Shop Up: Keep your cool this weekend at the city’s premier animal- and cruelty-free market. Come hungry because the food is delicious, and it’s at a bar. It’s a safe space for all vegans and vegetarians and the people who love them. 12PM – 5PM, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 2017

Brooklyn Flea: If you haven’t been to the Flea’s cool locations, it’s the perfect weekend to check them out! On Saturdays and Sundays, they’re actually in Manhattan! It’s huge space in Soho, filled with all our favorite vendors and vibes. Sundays find the Flea over in DUMBO. Saturday & Sunday 10AM – 6PM, 100 Avenue of the Americas/6th Avenue, Manhattan; Sundays 10AM – 6PM, Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street, Brooklyn

FAD Market Summer: FAD is a “roving Fashion, Art and Design pop-up marketplace.” It moves around to different venues, and this summer it’s popping up at the Invisible Dog Art Center. Check out the dynamic collection of makers selling their homewares, jewelry, body products, and much more. 11AM – 6PM, Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Muyu Market at LIC Flea: The LIC Flea is a foodie destination, with dozens of amazing local purveyors. You’ll also find great artisan makers and vendors of groovy vintage objects. This weekend, they’re hosting Muyu, a market for kid entrepreneurs. They’ll be selling the products they design and make themselves! (“Muyu” means “seed” in Quechua.) 11AM – 6PM, 5-25 45th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bensonhurst Greenmarket: If you’re looking for a sweet neighborhood farmers market, visit the Sunday market in Bensonhurst. It’s not a large event, but it is certainly colorful, and its a great place to see the kinds of produce our farmers bring for the people from all over the world and their favorite dishes. 9AM – 4PM, 18th Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets, Brooklyn

Ice Cream Blizzard at Grand Bazaar NYC: In addition to their gathering of exceptional artisans, crafters, artists, designers, vintage and and antiques collectors, and tasty snacks, Grand Bazaar is hosting several local ice cream makers this Sunday. Eat ice cream and support four local public schools! 10AM – 5:30PM, 100 West 77th Street at Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

~ Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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