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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks October 5 & 6, 2013: Pumpkin Season and Other Fall Events

Pumpkins at Flea Marqueta - 2013-09-15 at 16-54-48

It’s finally safe to talk about pumpkins! Any earlier  than October 1 is just not pumpkin season. But we’re in full fall swing, and I have a 10 pound, bright orange beauty sitting on my table.

I’m not sure what to do with her. I could carve her into a jack-o-lantern, or I could just let her adorn my living space until Thanksgiving. I think she ought to last that long, right?

My dad used to carve up our Halloween pumpkins, bake the seeds and cook down the flesh for Thanksgiving pies. He didn’t cook much in general, but I remember him making flaky crusts by hand and spicing up the pie filling. We always had enough pie at Thanksgiving. “Enough pie.” Are there any better words in the English language?

Pumpkins are gracing our farmers market right now, from big fat ones to the teensy desk-sized ones. The ones pictured can be had at Flea Marqueta / Urban Garden Center in East Harlem. Please post a picture of your pumpkin to my Facebook page!

Weekend Market Picks! This weekend’s Market Cluster is on the Upper West Side. The markets that are near each other are marked below with an “*“.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair: The Brooklyn Flea’s famous record fair is back and bigger than ever with 55 record labels, collectors/sellers and record stores, plus beer and DJ’s! It takes place at Smorgasburg. 11AM-6PM, East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. at N. 7th Street, Brooklyn

Crafts in Chelsea Fall Festival: The Etsy NY Street Team is hosting the 5th Annual Crafts In Chelsea, featuring 50+ talented artisans and crafters from New York. It’s a lovely outdoor event that also benefits PS 11. There will also be activities for kids! 10AM – 5PM, 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Manhattan

Queens County Market Pop & Lock: Bring your appetite to this lovely food market, featuring “all gourmet specialty food products baked & crafted in Queens & Greater NYC.” This weekend’s event is in the outdoor space at Lockwood, “Astoria’s premier lifestyle store.” 12PM-5PM at Lockwood, 32-15 33rd Street, Astoria, Queens

Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2013

* Autumn Crafts at Lincoln Center: This weekend and next is the 24th Annual Crafts at Lincoln Center. This show features 250 of some of the finest artisans from all over the United States. This amazing collection of vendors sets up beneath tents in the beautiful setting of Lincoln Center. Saturday 11AM – 8:30PM,  Sunday 10AM-6:30PM at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 64th St at Columbus Ave., Manhattan

* Crafts on Columbus: Luckily, this equally fun and beautiful outdoor market coincides with Lincoln Center, making for a perfect weekend strolling through the Upper West Side. Don’t miss this mix of talented craft artisans from the New York region and across the US, all together alongside the Natural History Museum. 10AM – 5:30PM, Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Street, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: Visit ID Pop Shop this weekend inside Chelsea Market for some of the city’s best designers of fashion and accessories. It’s the perfect place to tune up your fall wardrobe. And sample the delicious treats inside Chelsea Market! 11AM – 7:30PM, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Sunday, October 6, 2016

* Greenflea and 79th Street Greenmarket: Greenflea, the indoor/outdoor flea and artisan market has been a fixture on the Upper West Side for more than 25 years. During Crafts on Columbus, the wonderful neighborhood Greenmarket bunks in the schoolyard with the flea market. 10AM to 5:30PM, Columbus Avenue between W. 76th and W. 77th Streets, Manhattan

Happy Fall!

~ Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City



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