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Weekend Market Picks September 17 & 18, 2016: Badass Brooklyn Fall Fest

Adopt your new best friend at Badass Brooklyn Fall Fest (Photo courtesy of Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue)


The weather is clearly turning towards the cooler seasons. I love autumn, and I still get that nostalgia for summertime just like I did when I had to go back to school. You know what I’m talking about, right?

The refreshing weather and everyone’s return from the beach to the city also means that the markets are in full swing! Check out these amazing market events around the city, including Badass Brooklyn’s Fall Fest, where you can bring your own puppy or bring home your new best friend!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, September 17, 2016

12th Annual Vendy Awards: The Vendies are the street food vendor equivalent to the Oscars. But tastier. Here’s my insider tip: When you go to the Vendy Awards, bring  a storage container because you’ll want to try everything, but you won’t be able to finish it all, and you will want to take home your leftovers! Tickets required. 12:30 PM – 5PM, Governors Island

Fourth Arts Block 2016 Load OUT: Looking for a great Halloween costume? This annual event is a “creative recycling and repurposing riot during which we bring together gently used materials from arts organizations throughout the East Village and LES.” Free costumes, props, furniture – anything you need for your next art project! Free for artists and students, $5 admission for all others. 11AM – 2PM, 11 East 3rd Street, Manhattan 

NYC Honey Fest: Celebrate our bee friends at the 6th annual NYC Honey Fest. Food, art, kids activities, crafts, and a honey and bee product marketplace. Plus honey tastings, and beekeeping demonstrations. 11AM – 5PM (rain date on Sunday), Boardwalk 86th (8601 Shore Front Pkwy, in front of Rippers), Rockaway Beach, Queens

Pop Up Fare – Hell’s Kitchen: Pop Up Fares are the kind of street fair / market we can get behind. They feature authentic local artisans and a fabulous lineup of food vendors. Stroll down 9th Avenue through this fair, and continue on to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market at 9th Ave. and 39th Street for a full day of local dining and shopping! And don’t miss their Sunday event on the Upper East Side10AM – 6PM, 9th Avenue between 44th & 50th Streets, Manhattan

Raak The Block: The wonderful people at Raaka Chocolate invite us all to a block party with fantastic food, live music, and chocolate! Plus Game of Foams! (Google it). 2PM – 8PM, Raaka Chocolate, 64 Seabring Street, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016

Chelsea Flea Market: Look out for the organized white tents on 25th Street because beneath the canopies are New York flea, antique, and vintage treasures. You can find serious furniture and home decor, as well as jewelry, art, and other artifacts. $1 admission. 6:30AM – 6PM, West 25th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Mad.Sq.Eats: I’m always so happy with Mad.Sq.Eats pops up in spring and fall. This season’s food lineup is incredibly tasty and diverse, from burgers, arepas, and Asian street food, to ice cream floats and ice cream sandwiches. Beers and twinkly lights are your bonus! 11AM – 9PM all week, Worth Square, 5th Avenue between 25th & 26th Streets, Manhattan

Mid-Autumn Asian Feastival at LIC Flea: If you saw the Harvest Moon on Friday, you’ll know that it’s Mooncake Season! The Harvest Moon Festival is an Asian tradition that celebrates the full moon in September. Bring your friends to the LIC to celebrate by eating, drinking a local beer or two, and shopping from local artisan and flea vendors! 11AM – 6PM, 525 46th Ave, Long Island City, Queens

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue Fall Fest: I love this dog rescue organization because they take care of and find homes for so many 4-legged New Yorkers. This event – with beer, food, raffles, local craft vendors, and, yes, doggy adoptions – puts the “fun” back in fundraiser! Go. Sit. Stay. 12PM – 5PM, 3rd Avenue & President Street, Brooklyn

Ridgewood Market Sunday Brunch Bazaar: Enter Gottscheer Hall, and you will find a cozy bar and eatery. Beyond is a large space filled with 40+ talented local vendors. This market has a lovely, casual vibe that makes it the perfect place to spend a relaxing Sunday. 11AM – 5PM, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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