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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks July 19 & 20, 2014: We All Scream for Local Craft Ice Cream

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It is a big weekend for ice cream and other frozen treats! There’s an Ice Cream Social in Manhattan and another in Brooklyn. And here is a shout out to Washington’s own DC Scoop at the Union Market with 15 local ice cream vendors!

I am also incredibly excited to be featured in Edible Brooklyn! Check out this list of 10 Brooklyn markets where you should eat this summer.

Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

LIC Flea: It’s a big weekend at the LIC Flea market! They are hosting their Queens Cornhole Tournament. Register here. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. Also, HGTV’s Flea Market Flip is filming here this weekend. You could pick up something cool and end up on TV! 10am – 6pm,  5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

Saturday & Sunday, July 19 & 20, 2014

Brooklyn Flea: There’s ice cream at the Flea! The Creme de la Creme Ice Cream Festival will feature a wonderful group of local ice cream and frozen pops makers on Saturday and Sunday! Get there early to try all the flavors, before they sell out. And don’t forget to shop for killer vintage, flea and handmade items too. Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, 176 Lafayette Avenue; Sunday 10AM – 5PM, 50 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Pop Up: This brand new market is back for another weekend of shopping, food and fun! Bring the kids by for a reading by Chiquita Camille, author of  Just Because. There will also be music, a pizza truck and more! 11AM – 7PM, 1072 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Chelsea Flea Market: Since the Antiques Garage lost its venue, the outdoor space on 25th Street and 6th Avenue had become a newly energized market with a new name. You may remember the tremendous Chelsea Flea from back in the day when Andy Warhol shopped there. This outdoor market is a nod to its history, and it is going to see some new vendors and new energy in the coming months. 135 vendors! 9AM – 6PM, West 25th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, Manhattan

Hester Street Fair: If you’re in Lower Manhattan, zip over to the Hester Street Fair for their wonderful Ice Cream Social! There will be 13 frozen treat vendors, plus a free toppings bar on both Saturday and Sunday! Now those are numbers I can get behind. Also, the James Beard Foundation Greens program will have an information table at the fair. Finally, you can get a free ride to or from the Ice Cream Social on Uber (click the Ice Cream Social link for details). 11AM – 6PM, corner of Hester and Essex Streets, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: The independent designers extended their July event through Sunday! Do not miss this lovely collection of designers who create fashion, jewelry, accessories and home decor. It’s a beautiful, breezy space too, and perfect for browsing. The person behind the tables may just be the designer her or himself. So feel free to chat. 10:30AM – 7:30PM, 75 9th Avenue, inside Chelsea Market, Manhattan

Marketplace at St. Anthony’s: The sidewalks of West Houston are lined with unique and intriguing handmade, fair trade and food artisans. It’s a great place to browse and spend time talking with the vendors about the things they make. The market has been particularly vibrant this summer with lots of outstanding vendors. You might find a food truck nearby too. 10AM – Dusk, on West Houston Street between Thompson and Macdougal Streets, Manhattan

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cortelyou Greenmarket: For the neighbors in this part of Brooklyn, the Sunday farmers market is a great addition to their lively streets. If you are thinking about exploring a part of New York City you’ve never been, hop on the train and stop at the Cortelyou Greenmarket. Then walk around the area and visit the shops and restaurants nearby. Then hop back on the train and continue on to Coney Island.  8AM – 3PM, Cortelyou Road between Argyle & Rugby, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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