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Weekend Market Picks September 19, 20 & 21, 2014: Irixx Screen’s Gallery Show

Irixx Screen of D.U.O. Gear at the Conception Emerging Artists Show on Friday

Irixx Screen of D.U.O. Gear at the Conception Emerging Artists Show on Friday (Photo by Irixx Screen)

Irixx Screen is having his first gallery show! You may know him from his D.U.O Gear shirts, hats, jackets and giant bear hugs at The Market NYC, where he holds court and makes friends with people from around the world. He is also a talented and passionate fine artist.

I am so happy to let you know that Irixx is participating in a group show called Conception. It is happening on Friday night, September 19, 2014. The group includes over 30 outstanding emerging artists, and it promises to be exciting and thought-provoking. There will also be drinks and live DJ’s. But mostly, there will be Irixx and his amazing art. Everything he makes has an inspiring story.

Get your tickets to Conception at The Cutting Room, 7PM – 1AM, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan.

Weekend Market Picks:

Friday, September 19

Brooklyn Night Bazaar: I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a Friday and Saturday night market event. The only ongoing night market in the city, the Bazaar has everything you’d want in a place to hang out and stay up late with your friends. Read all about it here. 7PM – 1AM, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn

Smorgasburg in Central Park: For the first time ever, Smorgasburg is bringing 30 of its fantastic food vendors to Central Park as part of the SummerStage NYC events (including full-on shabbas dinner fare). This is your chance to see what all the food fuss is about without leaving Manhattan (I know who you are. Trust me, you’ll be on the train to Brooklyn next weekend. 5PM – 9PM (Happy Hour till 7PM), Rumsey Play Field, 77th Street at 5th Avenue, Manhattan

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bay Ridge Greenmarket: This market at the southwestern end of Brooklyn is an important part of a dynamic community. This Saturday, in addition to the farmers and bakers in the market each week, they are having local restaurants selling their dishes too, along with life music and family activities. Sounds like fun, right? 8AM – 3PM, 3rd Avenue & 95th Street (Walgreen’s parking lot), Brooklyn

Court Square Flea: NEW! From the people who brought us the Astoria Market featuring local artisans comes this new market in Long Island City, launching this weekend for two consecutive weekends. You can expect a great collection of artisans from Queens and other New York makers indoors at the Teamsters Local 808. 12PM – 6PM, 22-43 Jackson Avenue, Queens

Fall Craftstravaganza: This event is special because the entire group of 30+ vendors has been carefully selected by Two Fair Ladies, fine event organizers and crafters themselves. There will be music and entertainment, and vendor fees to go support student activities at the Museum School. 11AM – 6PM, West 17th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues, Manhattan

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014

Bleecker Street Pompeii Market: If you are spending the weekend in Lower Manhattan, you’ll definitely want to stroll across historic Bleecker Street. You will find outstanding handmade jewelry, handcrafted soaps, vintage jewelry, including Bakelite, and much more. This market was actually started by local artisans not long after 9/11/01 to help revitalize the economy of Lower Manhattan. 11AM – 6PM, on Bleecker Street between Carmine & Leroy Streets alongside Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Manhattan

ID Pop Shop: ID Pop Shop is open through Sunday after a great two-week run this month. Located in the central event space inside Chelsea Market, ID Pop brings together a collection of extremely talented and exciting independent New York designers with whom you can personally meet and chat in person. If you appreciate design, fashion and decor, you’ll want to stop by ID Pop Shop before it closes for the month. 10:30AM – 7:30PM, 75 9th Avenue (inside Chelsea Market), Manhattan

The Market NYC: While you are walking across Bleecker Street, keep on walking east till you reach The Market NYC. This market is actually open Wednesdays – Sundays, and each vendor there creates his or her unique space within the market. It is home to many talented makers of jewelry, fashion, decor and fine art, including my friend Irixx Screen, as mentioned above. 12PM – 8PM, 159 Bleecker Street between Thompson and Sullivan Streets, Manhattan

Marketplace at St. Anthony’s: This market continues to be filled with a great range of vendors selling handmade jewelry and body products, clothing and accessories, as well as some vintage and imported items. If you find yourself racing across Houston Street to get somewhere, make it a point to stop and browse through this market. You just might fine a treasure that you would have walked right past and missed. 10AM – Dusk, on West Houston Street between Thompson and Macdougal Streets, Manhattan

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market: This is the event for which many people wait all year. Not only can you find amazing objects used in actual performances (props, costumes, kinky boots), but you can also bid on incredible experiences, like directing the overture of Phantom or a walk-on role in Wicked. You can also meet Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Telly Leung and dozens more of your favorite Broadway stars. Only in New York, baby. This entire event goes to the Actors Fund’s AIDS Initiative. In 2013, this event raised $631,222. 10AM – 7PM, Shubert Alley at West 44th Street, Manhattan

Ridgewood Market: This week’s event features over 40 local artisans and vintage dealers, as well as food and even alcohol. They’re advertising brunch and live music, so you’d better show up ready to eat, drink, shop and have a really great Sunday.  11AM – 5PM, Gottscheer Hall 657 Fairview Ave, Queens

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City



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