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Weekend Market Picks September 12 & 13, 2015: Fall Market Season Is On

Far Out Finds at the Bushwick Flea


And I am happy to report that Fall Market Season is in full swing! Some of my favorite markets are back after a few months off over the summer, and there are some wonderful specialty markets popping up this weekend. We also have the Vendy Awards (see you there!) and Pig Island, both on Governor’s Island, rain or shine!

And definitely go check out Far Out Finds, bringing the coolest mid-century and Scandinavian furniture to the Bushwick Flea! They can help you redecorate your place with some very groovy, very awesome styles.

Weekend Market Picks:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Astoria Flea & Food Night Market: I’m so excited that the Astoria Flea is back at Kaufman Astoria Studios – and at night! It’s a beautiful setting, and the market will feature it’s signature food, flea and craft vendors. Keep your eye out for Kermit and Piggy filming in the studio! 6PM – 11PM, Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th Street (enter 34th or 35th Avenues), Astoria, Queens

Ferragosto Italian Festival: If you haven’t been to Little Italy in the Bronx, go there this weekend for Ferragosto! It’s a celebration of Old World Italian culture with fantastic food, lots of music, and lots of fun. I love it up there. 12PM – 6PM, Arthur Avenue & East 187th Street, Bronx

Honey Fest: Celebrate bees and honey at this sweet festival. Try a dozen different honeys, and you’ll be astonished by the range of flavors. You can also find honey based products, plus food and artisans focused on health and wellness. 11AM – Sunset, 97th Street Concessions & Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach, Queens

Internet Yami Ichi Flea: I have to thank the skint for the heads up on this market! 120 vendors will be selling internet-related products. I’m not sure what it’s all about, but it’s the first one in New York, and someone needs to check it out! 12PM – 8PM, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens

Japan Block Fair: Another cultural celebration for NYC! Discover new secrets about Japanese culture, food, crafts and music. I went last year, and it was great. If you own a kimono, wear it to the block fair! 10AM – 6PM, 6th Avenue between Houston and Bleecker, Manhattan

Vegan Shop Up: This specialty food market is one place where vegan friends can bring their non-vegan friends, and everyone can eat everything there! You can also pick up some lovely body products and other cruelty free body products. Plus, it’s in a bar, and there will be drinks! 12PM – 6PM, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2015

Badass Fall Fest & Gluten Free Eat Up: Fabulous food that is safe for everyone + puppies! It doesn’t get any better than that! The popular gluten-free market teams up with a wonderful street festival to benefit Badass Brooklyn Pet Rescue organization. Pitbull Kissing Booth, Dog Agility Course, handmade crafts, and gluten-free sweets and savories. 11AM – 5PM, President Street and 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

Renegade Craft Fair: Renegade puts on an incredible, diverse handmade craft fair! They are back in Brooklyn this weekend, and you really should try not to miss this event because it’s filled with beautiful, handmade goods from local and national artisans. 11AM – 6PM, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit:  This art and crafts market may be the oldest ongoing one in the city. This is its 84th year, it was started by Jackson Pollack and Willem DeKoonig in 1931. I’m blown away by the quality and range of the artists and artisans every time I walk through. 12PM – 6PM, On the sidewalks of University Place from East 13th Street south to Waverly Place, Manhattan

Sunday, September 13, 2015

El Barrio Youth Market: GrowNYC sponsors this market, run by students who are learning about food, farming and management. Produce is supplied by 25 of our top regional farmers. 12PM – 5PM, 116th Street at Park Avenue, Manhattan

Ridgewood Artisan Market: They’re back! The first Ridgewood Market since June is back with brunch! Plus local artisans and vintage sellers. You have to check out the wonderful community vibe in this market! 11AM – 5PM, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens

Vendy Plaza: The Vendy Awards are on Saturday! But if you don’t have tickets to the event, you can try equally amazing foods from street vendors at Vendy Plaza! Luckily for us, they’ve extended their markets through November 1, 2015. 12PM – 6PM, La Marqueta, 1590 Park Avenue, Manhattan

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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