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Weekend Market Picks May 31 – June 1, 2014: Crafts in Chelsea

Crafts in Chelsea

There is nothing like strolling through a beautiful New York neighborhood and coming across a wonderful craft market. Luckily for us, that beautiful neighborhood this weekend is Chelsea, and the craft market is Crafts in Chelsea!

Produced by Two Fair Ladies, Crafts in Chelsea features some of New York’s best makers, most of whom are members of the New York Etsy Street Team. This is not your typical street fair, although it is in the street. The neighbors actually look forward to seeing the tents go up, especially because proceeds from vendor fees also benefit PS 11, the elementary school in the middle of the block.

Crafts in Chelsea opens Saturday at 10AM and closes at 4PM, so get there early and spend some time talking to all the amazing makers you meet.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Brooklyn Night Bazaar: Want to eat, shop and dance in a 24,000 foot space? Then head to this night market and art party, open every Friday and Saturday! 7PM – 1AM, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn

Crafts in Chelsea: Over 50 handmade artisans will be setting up their tents in the heart of Chelsea. I love this market for its consistent quality and the vibe between the artisans and the neighbors. This event is also a benefit for PS 11. Note that it ends kind of early. 10AM – 4PM, 21st Street between 8th & 9th Avenues, Manhattan

Jane Street Block Association Street Fair: Jane Street, with its Belgian block paving and row houses, is one of the lovelies, most bucolic streets in Manhattan. This Saturday, the Jane Street Block Association is holding their annual street fair. I’ve found great things from the neighbors’ closets and cupboards, including a purple   11AM to 6PM, on Jane Street between 8th Avenue and Hudson Street, Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market: This beautiful market is open again in the Seaport with a series of monthly events. There will be a wonderful array of food purveyors, featuring products to eat in the market and more to bring home with you. 11AM – 5PM, South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip at the Old Fulton Fish Market, Manhattan

Stop N Swap Grow NYC and La Marqueta: GrowNYC  and La Marqueta in East Harlem are hosting this free community swap event for clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys. You don’t have to bring anything to take something new to you! Sponsored by the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education. 12PM – 3PM, La Placita in La Marqueta, 116th Street & Park Avenue, Manhattan

Saturday & Sunday, May 31 & June 1, 2014

Bushwick Open Studios: There are over 600 events listed for this amazing art event in Bushwick. Thanks to the skint and Bushwick Daily for this No BS BOS Curated Guide to Bushwick Open Studios! All weekend, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Hester Street Fair Promenade: OPENING WEEKEND! I am so excited to see Hester Street expand into neighboring Seward Park! The market now reaches Canal Street and will be featuring 28 new artisan, flea and food vendors and additional seating. 11AM – 6PM, on Essex Street from Hester to Canal Streets, Manhattan 

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit: This venerable outdoor art market is open again this weekend. I spent time there last weekend, and I was once again so impressed with the works of art and the craft artisans as well. This event may take place on the sidewalks of the Village, but the quality of the artwork here is worthy of its founders 84 years ago, Jackson Pollock and Willem DeKooning. 12PM – 6PM, University Place from 12th Street South to Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Brooklyn Bike Jumble: A flea market for all things bicycle! The next event isn’t till the fall, so don’t miss this one! 9AM – 4PM, near the Red Hook Ikea, Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens Greenmarket: Carroll Gardens is an adorable neighborhood with Old World Brooklyn charm still intact. It’s also a great place to go for Sunday brunch. So while you’re there, stop by this sweet farmers market for all your cooking ingredients for the coming week. 8AM – 3PM, Carroll Street and Smith Street, Brooklyn

Gluten Free EatUP: For people who need to or choose to eat gluten free foods, can you imagine walking into a room full of delicious food and being able to eat everything? It’s pretty great! And it’s not just for people who eat gluten free. I’m a big fan of gluten, and I had some delicious treats at the first EatUP — produced by Levine’s General Store. 1PM – 6PM, Freddy’s Bar and Back Room, 627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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