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Weekend Market Picks October 22 & 23, 2016: It’s Apple Season

Bushels of Apple from Prospect Hill Farm

Bushels of Apple from Prospect Hill Farm

Happy Fall! If you aren’t eating apples every day, you are missing out! Try all the different varieties in the greenmarkets. I find that the more different apples I throw in the pot, the better my apple sauce tastes. There’s an election metaphor in there somewhere, but let’s not go there, shall we?

Two Community Announcements:

  1. Get your tickets to “Fall Into Chocolate” on Sunday afternoon at Roni-Sue’s Chocolates on the Lower East Side. Dip into chocolate fountains and matcha fountains with all kinds of different dippers, plus all the fall treats your teeth can handle!

  2. The travel guide series I edit, 111 Places That You Must Not Miss, is releasing three awesome new guidebooks for locals and experienced travelers: Los Angeles and Edinburgh, plus 33 Getaways from San Francisco!  And if you find yourself in LA on Saturday, October 29th, you are invited to the 111 Places in LA Book Launch Party!

Weekend Market Picks: 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bloctoberfest: So many local breweries in one place! Come out and try beers from almost 30 NYC breweries. Hosted by the New York City Brewers Guild, Blocktoberfest is a fundraiser for New York City Beer Week. Prost! 12:30PM – 5:30PM, The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn,

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show: This show is like the culmination of all Fashion Weeks ever. The special feature today is vintage Moschino. Stroll through for women’s and menswear, and make sure you enjoy the fashion of your fellow shoppers. Entry Fee. 11AM – 6PM, Metropolitan Pavilion, 18th Street between 6th & 6th Avenue, Manhattan

GrowNYC Stop N Swap: These events are great for exchanging things you no longer need with things you definitely need. Bring your clean, working, and portable items, and take home some cool stuff if you want. All free, all in support of recycling and upcycling in the city. 12PM-3PM, PS 75, 984 Faile St, Longwood, Bronx

Witches’ Night Out Fall Market:  The perfect way to ring in Halloween with the Babe Coven at this witchy event. Step into the parlour for food, potions, tarot readings, and handmade craft artisan wares. 7PM – 11PM, Bat Haus Co-Working Space, 279 Starr Street, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2016

Big Ink at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea: The market is filling up with great vendors and cool events. This weekend, they are hosting Big Ink, Big Ink, which puts together print-related programming for museums, art festivals, and studios, and the Manhattan Graphics Center to bring an artist’s studio to the flea: 13 artists making unique, giant images carved on large woodblocks and printed on Big Ink’s one-of-a-kind wooden presses. Art, vintage, and flea – just what the season calls for! 9AM – 5PM, 39th Street and 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg: The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are moving back to beautiful One Hanson Place for the season! This is the last weekend for the Flea at Fort Greene on Saturday and for Smorgasburg in Prospect Park on Sunday. The DUMBO Flea and Sunday Smorgasburg are outside next weekend, and then everyone goes indoors! Visit the website for times, dates, and locations

Gansevoort Market: Have you been to the Gansevoort Market lately? They moved out of their original spot on Gansevoort Street, to an equally cool spot nearby on 14th and 9th. You’ll find a lovely assortment of awesome  local food purveyors for delicious snacks or full meals. Try everything and plan on sharing with your friends. 8AM – 8PM, Open 7 days per week, 353 W. 14th Street, Manhattan

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar: You’re never too old to love Halloween treats, and this is the day to get your sugar fix! 20+ amazing local chocolatiers, candy makers, and bakers bring their beautiful bonbons and baubles for you to enjoy at the Grand Bazaar, along with the classic flea and vintage vendors and handmade craft artisans too! 10AM – 5:30 PM, 100 Columbus Avenue at 77th Street, Manhattan

Saint Vitus Halloween Flea Market: Flea market at a metal bar? They’re promising “the most awesome curated selection of handmade and vintage stuff: records, books, toys, collectibles. jewelry, clothing, and guitar pedals! Glamour shots! Massages! Drink specials!” Yes, please. 1PM – 6PM, 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tompkins Square Greenmarket: Enjoy the fall weather and a sweet farmers market on Sunday in Tompkins Square Park. It’s definitely time to be chomping on apples and picking up your jack-o-lantern. And if you’re in the park on Saturday instead of Sunday, don’t miss the Halloween Dog Parade! It’s amazing. 9AM – 6PM, Avenue A and East 7th St, Manhattan

Opening October 24 – 30th: 

ID Pop Shop: This outstanding New York designer pop up is open for the entire week starting on Monday. Don’t miss your chance to do some gift shopping (mostly for yourself) from New York’s fine independent jewelry, fashion, accessories, and decor designers! Daily 10:30AM – 7:30PM, Saturday 10:00AM – 7:30PM, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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