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Weekend Market Picks June 24 & 25, 2017: Happy Pride!

James L. Barry’s Dinks: Magnets, Figures, Ornaments


Happy Pride Weekend! I recently met Illustrator James L. Barry at the wonderful School of Visual Arts’ Makers Market. James has created a line from his drawings, which he calls Dinx: figurines, magnets, and holiday ornaments featuring pop culture icons. Spot Rupaul and the Spice Girls in this picture, if you can take your eyes off the drag queens and gogo boys. Who else is ready for a Drag Race tree in December?

This is the weekend for night markets! So if you are looking for something to do on Saturday night, bring your friends to one of several night markets in town! It’s also a great weekend for shopping in Lower Manhattan to check out the new Artists & Fleas and Brooklyn Flea venues in Soho!

Weekend Market Picks: 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Getcha Summer! Vegan Shop-Up: This vegan-safe market is popping up for June on Saturday inside Brooklyn’s vegan bar, Pine Box Rock shop. You’ll find vegan food purveyors, savory and sweet, and also animal-free products like Color Me Chad vegan lipsticks, which I adore. 12PM – 5PM, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn

M.A.M.A. Festival 2017: More Arts, More Alive!: If you love Alvin Ailey, you’ll want to come support the arts organization founded by Principal Dancer Dwana Smallwood to promote arts in communities. It’s a day of dance, art, craft artisans, local food purveyors, and meeting lovely neighbors, whether you live nearby or not. 11AM – 6PM, 857 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, 

Queens International Night Market: Here’s hoping for a dry Saturday night, but only the weather. The Queens Night Market features adult beverages, along with food from around the world, and craft artisans. Come out and enjoy the night with your friends and family. 6PM – Midnight, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens

Ridgewood Market’s Summer Night Bazaar: Become a part of the community with beers at the bar, shopping from over 40 local artisans, and chatting with everyone you meet. And don’t forget to enter to win the 50/50 cash raffle to pay for all your new jewelry! 5PM – 11PM, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens

Stuyvesant Indi Bazaar/Summer Night Market: A fine way to spend a summer night Brooklyn! Stop by this night market at LIFE Wellness Center, and find local food vendors, fashion designers, indie artisans, and lots of information about wellness. 8PM – 1AM, 376 Tompkins Street between Jefferson and Putnam, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017

Artists & Fleas in Soho: The first of Brooklyn’s two largest flea and artisan markets to open a gorgeous new venue in Soho recently, Artists & Fleas brings its unique aesthetic and high quality artisan vendors to its beautiful new space. It’s the most enticing store on Broadway! Artists & Fleas is also open in Chelsea Market, Williamsburg, and LA. Open 7 days, Mon-Sat 10AM – 8PM, Sun 11AM – 8PM, 568 Broadway at Prince Street, Manhattan

Brooklyn Flea in Soho: Last weekend, the Brooklyn Flea opened it’s massive venue in Manhattan! It’s a great, raw space filled with your favorite BK vendors. Vinyl, cool leather jackets, mid-century bar ware, clothing, furnishings – loads of cool stuff. The flea is open on Sundays in DUMBO too.  10AM – 6PM, 100 6th Avenue at Thompson Street, Manhattan

FAD Market Summer: Shop for clothes, jewelry, art, homeware and much more at this pop-up marketplace from some of the most innovative and clever makers of handcrafted products in the city. It moves to different locations, and this time it’s at the Invisible Dog Art Center. 11AM – 6PM, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: This classic NY flea is a great place to find historical objects, vintage fashion and accessories, designer shoes looking for a new home, and so much more. On Sunday, they’re hosting a Pet Adoption Day! So be prepared to meet your new best friend! 9AM – 5PM, West 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Famous Food Festival “Taste the World”:  The Grand Bazaar NYC has done it again! They’ve gotten our attention with another fabulous themed market. They always have lovely food for snacking, and this weekend, they’re taking things to a new level with 50+ food vendors alongside 100+ vendors of handmade and vintage objects. 10AM – 5:30PM, 100 West 77th Street at Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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