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Weekend Market Picks July 5 & 6, 2014: Vintage Mic for Authentic Sound

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Happy Fourth of July! I get misty when I hear the Star Spangled Banner. Every time. So I thought I’d feature this very cool antique microphone that I came across at the Astoria Flea a couple of weeks ago. Bill and Sheila from Affordable Antiques told me it was an Electro-Voice Mercury multidirectional microphone. I didn’t think to look at the model, but I think it might be #911 from the 1950’s. I can imagine rock and jazz stars from the 1950’s performing with this microphone on stages across the country with this microphone. I discovered that Ella Fitzgerald used an Electro Voice. But Elvis didn’t. He used a Shure 55S.

Enjoy your long weekend! And remember, it’s your patriotic duty to eat too much, but just this once. Until Thanksgiving.

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, July 5, 2014

LIC Flea: Happy Fleach Day! In addition to their compelling collection of food makers, artisans, and flea sellers, the LIC Flea is promising us “sand, mini pools, badminton, hula hoops, and many other fun beachy activities”! 10AM – 6PM, 5-25 46th Avenue, Queens

Sunset Park Greenmarket: OPENING DAY! GrowNYC’s small but well-rounded farmers market opens up in this Brooklyn neighbhorhood. Come here for specialty ingredients for Latin and Asian cuisine! 8AM – 3PM, 4th Avenue between 59th & 60th St, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, July 5 & 6, 2014

Brooklyn Flea: The Brooklyn Flea is open on the holiday weekend in both locations! You are guaranteed to find something to wear, to put in your house, and to make your life even better! Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg. Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, 176 Lafayette Avenue; Sunday 10AM – 5PM, 50 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

Flea Market Betty: NEW + OPENING DAY! There’s a new flea market in Williamsburg! Looks like a nice new market event, and definitely worth checking out this weekend! 10AM – 5PM, 87 Havemeyer Place, Brooklyn

Artists and Fleas:  Puppy Pool! Bring your four-legged friends for a cooling dip, and they may win a prize for being the Cutest Pups in the Pool! And get yourself some summertime presents from the outstanding artisan, flea and vintage sellers!  10AM – 7PM, 70 N. 7th Street, Brooklyn

The Market NYC: If you haven’t checked out this multi-level artisan and designer market, this is the weekend to do it. Clothing, jewelry, shoes, lamps, artwork and so much more! And don’t forget to go downstairs into The Underground section. Open Wed., Thu., Fri. & Sun., 12Noon to 8PM • Saturday 11AM to 9PM, 159 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Astoria Flea: The Astoria Flea is one of the prettiest flea, food and handmade markets of the summer! It’s in the Kaufman Astoria Studios, and the vendors are arranged in three rows. So you can easily walk down one side of the market and back up the other and not miss a thing. 10AM – 6PM, Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues, Astoria, Queens

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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