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Weekend Market Picks June 4 & 5, 2016: Stylish Bags from Insiders1

Photographer and Designer Sigal de Mayo of Insiders1


I am happy to feature my friends at Insiders1 this weekend for a number of reasons. Sigal de Mayo and Fabio Otalora make bags and accessories that are beautiful, fun, and practical.  The designs are created from Sigal’s original photography, and the products are manufactured locally in the Brooklyn Navy Yards.

I love how they capture the iconic side of New York, like the Statue of Liberty and the Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster, and also the more subtle magic of the city, like the view from DUMBO or the inside of a subway station. They also feature images from other beautiful cities, including Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Find Insiders1 this weekend at both the Nolita Market and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Japan Block Fair:  For a taste of Japanese culture – literally and figuratively- stroll through this lovely gathering of Japanese food and product vendors. 10AM – 6PM, Park Avenue between 39th & 40th Streets, Manhattan

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Pop Up: This is the first of 4 pop up events during the month of June for this wonderful, nationwide crafts festival. Shop for beautiful and clever handmade crafts. 11AM – 7PM, East River State Park at 90 Kent Street, Brooklyn

Socrates Sculpture Park GreenmarketOPENING DAY! There are many things to do and see in Socrates Sculpture Park, and now you can pick up fresh local produce and baked goods too, through November 19, 2016. 8AM – 4PM, Vernon Blvd & Broadway, Queens

Staten Island Mall Greenmarket: OPENING DAY! The new season starts this weekend for this important farmers market on Staten Island with 9 outstanding farmers, including Orchards of Concklin, continuously run by the same family since 1711!  8AM  – 3PM, Marsh Avenue & Ring Road (Commuter Lot), Staten Island

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016

Broadway Bites: OPENING WEEKEND! This summer food market opens this weekend daily through July 17th in Greeley Square visit for lunch, dinner, and drinks with friends after work! Open 7 Days a Week, 11 AM – 9PM, Greeley Square, 33rd and Broadway, Manhattan

Crafts at Lincoln Center: Almost 400 fine American craftspeople converge in the shade of Lincoln Center for this bi-annual craft show sponsored by the American Concern for Art and Craftsmanship (ACAC). 12PM – 9PM Saturday, 10AM – 7PM Sunday, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Manhattan

Seaport Smorgasburg: If you find yourself in South Street Seaport, or if you are looking for new places to explore, make the Manhattan outpost of Smorgasburg your destination for great food, plus drinks at the indoor or outdoor bars, and surround yourself in New York’s nautical history. Open 7 Days A Week, 11AM – 8PM, 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit: This historic fine arts and crafts show is back for its second weekend in the heart Greenwich Village. 12PM – 6PM, On the sidewalks of University Place from East 13th Street south to Waverly Place, Manhattan

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bensonhurst Greenmarket: OPENING DAY!  It’s opening weekend for this small but complete market inside Milestone Park. Shop for fruits, vegetables, honey and beeswax candles, specialty Mexican herbs, and more.  9AM – 4PM, 18th Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Streets, Brooklyn

Housing Works Open Air Street Fair:  Records, CDs, books, and loads more shopping, plus food, music and activities are to be found at this event to benefit Housing Works on the streets of Soho.  10AM – 5PM, Crosby Street, between Houston and Prince Streets, Manhattan

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

Stature of Liberty Wristlet by Insiders1 – It Holds Your Cellphone Too


Cool Passport Holders from Insiders1


Stylish and Practical Backpack from Insiders1 – Comes with A Luggage Tag Too


Sigal and Fabio, Owners, Designers, and Fine Craftspeople of Insiders1


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