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Weekend Market Picks May 7 & 8, 2016: Mother’s Day Markets

Chelsea Flea Market Will Be Open This Weekend After St. Sava Cathedral Fire

Chelsea Flea Market Will Be Open This Weekend After St. Sava Cathedral Fire

Happy Mother’s Day!  If you are looking for something fun to do with a mom in your life, consider taking her shopping in one of these amazing markets this weekend. Let her pick her own gift!

We have several markets opening, and I am happy to say that the Chelsea Flea Market on 25th Street will be open this weekend. This market takes place in the lot next to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, which suffered a tragic fire last weekend. On Friday afternoon, the city agencies authorized the market to open in the western part of the market. It will be about half its regular size, but we are happy to have the market open.

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Artisan MarketGrand Opening! This sweet and popular artisan market opens for the season on Saturday in Fort Greene Park. It features independent designers and artisans, and it thrives next to the beautiful Greenmarket up the block. 9AM – 6PM, Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Fort Greene Greenmarket: One of the most vibrant and scenic farmers markets in the city, the Fort Greene Greenmarkets sets up under the tall trees alongside the park. Take your time strolling and chatting with the farmers and the neighbors. 8AM – 4PM, Washington Park between Dekalb & Willoughby Streets, Brooklyn

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket: Grand Army Plaza is Brooklyn’s flagship greenmarket. This large market has been serving the community since 1989, and it is situated beautifully near the entrance to Prospect Park, and a steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 8AM – 5PM, Prospect Park West & Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival: This is the 6th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival in New York City. It’s a big deal – 120 exhibitors, entertainment, fun for the kids, cooking demos, and lots and lots delicious, healthy veggie-based things to eat. Tickets required. 11AM – 6PM, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Manhattan 

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2016

Chelsea Flea Market: Open I am happy to report that the market WILL be open this weekend. Last week’s terrible fire in the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral left this busy antiques market in limbo for several days, but the market has been authorized to open on the far west side of the lot. 6:30M – 6PM, West 25th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Crafts on Columbus: Rain or shine, Crafts on Columbus is open this weekend and next! I spent the afternoon there last weekend, and this market is filled with beautiful and beautifully made American crafts, from jewelry to furniture. Don’t miss it! 10AM – 6PM, Columbus Avenue between 77th and 81st Streets, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: This amazing pop up event features many of New York’s finest independent designers of fashion, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and body products. This month’s collection of designers is world class. 10:30AM – 7:30PM, inside Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

LIC Flea & Food: This market is a fixture in Queens for anyone who enjoys exciting shopping and amazing food from around the world. I’ve found fabulous vintage clothing, beautiful jewelry, and cool furniture here, not to mention the fact that everything I’ve ever eaten here is delicious. 11AM – 6PM, 5-25 46th Avenue, Queens

PS 321 Flea Market: This classic neighborhood flea is a neighborhood fixture in Park Slope. Enjoy vintage and flea market shopping after brunch and take some previously loved treasures home with you. 10AM – 6PM, 180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Grand Army MarketNew! In the spot where the Greenmarket sets up on Saturdays, this new addition to the Brooklyn Flea will open every Sunday through October with 30 handmade design vendors. Come look for jewelry, clothing, accessories, toys, and much more starting this weekend! 10AM – 5PM, Northwest Entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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