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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks, October 8-9, 2011 and Metropolis Soap Company on Kickstarter!

This weekend weather is going to be gorgeous, which is lucky because there are many wonderful fall events going on in the city’s artisan, farmer, food and flea markets!

And let’s support our awesome friends at Metropolis Soap Company!  They only have a couple more days to meet their goals for their Kickstarter Project!  I love their vegan soaps because they smell wonderful, they come in such a great variety of scents, and my skin loves them.  And I love this project because it a true market-based story.  Not only do the markets of New York and around the world offer a wealth of experiences and products for us shoppers, they are are also tremendous incubators for new businesses.  Metropolis is raising funds to cover the fees for the world-renowned New York Gift Fair early next year, which could really take their business to the next level.  It is an important project and an inspiration to other aspiring artisan businesses!  So please make a contribution share the link, and show some soapy love!

Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2011

ID Pop Shop: As I’ve said before, this group of independent designers have come together for a full week at Chelsea Market to offer their fine work to smart pre-holiday shoppers!  Come for design, come for gifts, come for inspiration.  You’ll be glad you did!  The market runs through Monday, October 11.

Park Slope Flea Market at PS 321: Enhance your visit to 7th Ave. and the Greenmarket by popping over to this quiet, lovely flea market between 1st and 2nd Streets.  It is a long-established market, so if you are neighbor passing by every weekend, take some time to stop in and browse the tables.  I’ve found some great clothing, vintage laces, old books and ephemera, and so much more!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket: I love this market because it is so full of energy, community, families, and nice dogs.  And awesome famers too!  And today, the Edible Brooklyn editors will be at the info tent signing copies of their gorgeous new Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook, featuring recipes from local restaurants and a delicious food demo.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Astoria Market: The Astoria Market is well into its second year, featuring emerging artisans and designers from Queens.  I always meet inspiring people making amazing things at this market.  It also has a relaxed vibe, which is great for looking carefully at the items on each table.  This Sunday is Oktoberfest at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden too!  Crafts and Beer?  Yes, please!

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Food Truck: Fleas and Food!  Now we’re talking!  Sunday is the October Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea (on 39th St. at 9th Ave.)  These food truck gatherings are great for trying some of New York’s most innovative food on wheels, all in one place!  This weekend’s event features Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, Kimchi Taco Truck, Gorilla Cheese Truck, Two Pitas in a Pod, and Kelvin Natural Slush.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar: A night market comes to NYC!  Finally!  The Brooklyn Night Bazaar will take place at the Dekalb Market on Sunday from 5PM till midnight.  It will feature over 70 independent merchants and food vendors, music, art, a beer garden, and even petanque (the French love child of bowling, shuffleboard, and horse shoes).  The weather is supposed to be great, so bring a big sweater and a cozy friend, and step into the Night Bazaar!

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