• Karen Seiger

Weekend Market Picks – July 30-31, 2011 and Brewla Bars Video

For my Market Picks this weekend, I’m thinking about Lower Manhattan.  There are some wonderful, established markets that stay enticing and exciting by keeping outstanding sellers and bringing in new ones all the time.  An afternoon stroll through all of these markets takes you through Soho, Nolita, the Lower East Side and points in between.

Saturday and Sunday

Ahkun Summer Pop Up ShopAhkun is a non-profit organization that connects micro-financed companies to the global marketplace.  They are holding a pop-up shop at the Lower East Side Girls Club.  Shop for “style with a conscience,” featuring fair trade organizations, independent designers, sustainable brands, and gourmet popsicles!

St. Anthony’s Market: I love strolling through this market on Houston Street because there are always so many interesting vendors there.  Plus, it’s wide open, right on the sidewalk, and easy to get to.  I bet you’ve walked by it a million times.  So this weekend stop, chat and stop!

Nolita Market:  The Nolita Market is on Prince Street between Mulberry and Spring Streets.  This is another sidewalk market, set against the beautiful backdrop of the brick church wall at the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  It’s a nice walk from St. Anthony’s so make sure you hit both!

The Market NYC – Young Designers Market:  This is a market you have to visit on a regular – and frequent –  basis because there is so much design talent in jewelry, fashion, and accessories.  They have two locations every weekend now, the original at 268 Mulberry, just around the corner from the Nolita Market, and the other at 328 14th St. in the Meatpacking District.

Essex Street Market: This indoor market is a haven for foodie explorers.  There’s a lot to discover, from the cheeses, the breads, and the fresh fish, to the international foods, the handmade chocolates, and the Italian gourmet food shop.  It’s also the home to La Tiendita, the city’s only “girl made and fair trade” social venture business, founded in 1998 by the Lower East Side Girls Club.  So visit their facilities for the Ahkun Market, and then stroll over visit their shop, La Tiendita, at the Essex Street Market for some delicious baked goods!

Have a great mid-summer weekend!  And don’t forget to tell us about your own Market Haul!

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