Weekend Market Picks March 28 & 29, 2015: New Urbanrose Gilded Collection
Urbanrose creates delicate and uniquely handcrafted jewelry. Owner and designer Rosemarie Ferrara has launched her new Gilded Line of rings, cuffs and earrings. She carefully places multiple layers of gold leaf in clear resin to give each piece a lush depth. Some of her designs have beautiful accent colors, like turquoise, purple, pink or black. The top layers of resin form a beautifully rounded and reflective surface.
Rosemarie also makes several other wonderful lines of jewelry, including a traditional lockets in multiple sizes and designs. I am particularly partial to her Patina Collection, filligree cuffs and earrings with hand-applied overlays of verdigris, sterling silver, or gold.
Weekend Market Picks!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
East 67th Street Flea Market: This indoor/outdoor market runs year-round on the Upper East Side. I love looking for particularly small treasures here, like jewelry, silk scarves, vintage sewing kits or ring trays. You can also get your watch batteries changed here. The indoor space is full of vintage and flea vendors. As the weather warms up, the outdoor space fills with more vendors. 6AM – 5PM, East 67th St. between 1st and York Avenues, Manhattan
Fort Green Greenmarket: On a cool spring day, this market comes to life with a large selection of farmers, bakers, cheese makers, fishmongers and much more. This is the last weekend to get your Winter Warrior card punched! 8AM – 4PM, Southeastern side of Fort Greene Park, on Washington Park between DeKalb & Willoughby, Brooklyn
GrowNYC Stop ‘N’ Swap: Bring things you don’t need and swap them for things you do need! No money involved. These events are so much fun, especially because every new person through the door is bringing more stuff for the tables. At a recent Stop ‘N’ Swap, I brought in a new winter coat and left with a set of Buffalo China! 12PM-3PM, Christ Church New Brighton, 76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island
True Beauty Market: NEW! True Beauty, an all natural beauty boutique in Williamsburg, is hosting an “eco chic mini market.” This event will feature home ware, skincare, body care, makeup and upcycled clothing and accessories for eco-conscious shoppers. You can also enjoy a reflexology session or an Indian head and back massage for a donation. 12PM – 7PM, 419 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn
Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29, 2015
Hell’s Kitchen Flea: This large outdoor flea market attracts New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. Set out to redo your apartment or your wardrobe with high quality vintage and antique items. They really don’t make things of quality like they used to. 9AM – 4PM, West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues, Manhattan
The Pier Antiques Show: Over 400 antiques dealers set up their shops at Pier 94 for the weekend. This event is impressive. I especially love the clothing section, Fashion Alley, because you can see and touch the history of fashion and design, all in one place. I also like looking at the antique jewelry. I helped my friend Rosemarie find her perfect vintage wedding ring at this show a couple of years ago. 10AM – 6PM, Pier 94, 12th Avenue between 52nd and 54th Street, Manhattan
Real NYC Designers Market: A market of designers, makers, and artists, Real NYC is a home for many creative entrepreneurs. It is a showcase for new trends in fashion, accessories and design. Visit this market on a regular basis to see what new designs are on the tables and racks here in the heart of Manhattan’s Little Italy. Saturday 11AM-9PM & Sunday 11AM-7PM, 166 Mulberry Street, Manhattan
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Park Slope Down To Earth Market: This lovely market brings the best of the seasonal produce to its winter location in The Old Stone House. In addition to sumptuous produce and baked goods, vendors sell unique prepared products, like granola, olive oil, yogurt, nuts, sauces, pickles, and even locally produced wool! 10AM – 4PM, 4th Street at 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City