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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks September 5 & 6, 2015 For The Last Daze of Summer

See this gorgeous painting and meet Artist Richard Stalter at WSOAE

See this gorgeously nostalgic painting and meet Artist Richard Stalter at WSOAE

I kind of love this time of year. Everyone is so eager to relax over this last long weekend of summer, and the city is just beginning to wake up again. My Facebook feed is filled with kids going back to school, and the downtown sidewalks are filling in up college students again. It’s both wonderfully and anchingly nostalgic, isn’t it?

The only thing to be done is go out and visit some fantastic markets. I’ve designated the ones that are very close to a river or the ocean because we all know that’s where we want to be.

Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

East 67th Street Flea: It is important to visit and enjoy this classic flea market while the outdoor space is open. The indoor space is home to wonderful vendors, and there are even more to shop from in the warmer months. Plan on bringing home some fresh farm produce as well. 6AM – 5PM, East 67th St. between 1st and York Avenues, Manhattan

Greenpoint/McCarran Park Greenmarket: This farmers market is located just on the perimeter of McCarran Park, and each weekend, you can shop and enjoy live music, cooking demos and other family activities. We’re still in peak season, so go meet all the farmers in person. 8AM – 3PM, Union Ave between Driggs & N 12th Street, Brooklyn

Morningside Park Farmers Market: Visit the upper west part of Manhattan and shop for locally grown produce, dairy, proteins, fruits and vegetables. Also take home artisanal chutneys, jams, baked goods and honey. 9AM – 5PM, Corner of 110th St. & Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan

Saturday and Sunday, September 5 & 6, 2015

Better Than Jam Pop Up on Governor’s Island: Hop on the ferry from downtown and visit this wonderful handmade artisan collective. Find unique and adorable handmade goods made by dozens of local artisans. Open Saturdays & Sundays 11AM – 5PM, and Mondays – Fridays 11AM – 4PM, 410A in Colonels Row, Governors Island (Near Water!)

LIC Flea: Shopping, eating and drinking beers brewed in Queens – sounds like a great way to spend Labor Day weekend, right? Check out the awesome LIC Flea – it’s just a short ride from Manhattan! 10AM – 6PM, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

Mad. Sq. Eats: They’re back! The fabulous local food purveyors are back in the Flatiron for a month through October 1, 2015! Stop by for lunch or dinner, or meet your friends for a snack and a beer in the outdoor seating area. Open 7 Days – 11AM – 9PM, General Worth Square, 5th Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets, Manhattan

Riis Park Beach Bazaar: It’s Labor Day. You probably want to go to the beach, right? The Beach Bazaar is run by the same people who brought us the lamentably absent Brooklyn Night Market. So you can expect cool product vendors and great local food purveyors, not to mention beach activities and chair rentals. Open 7 Days – 11AM – Dark, Gateway National Recreation Area, 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens (Near Water!)

Seaport Smorgasburg and Coney Smorgasburg: Check out Smorgasburg’s full lineup at South Street Seaport in Manhattan, with a beautiful view of the East River. If you are heading to the beach Coney Island this weekend, don’t miss Coney Smorgasburg too! Note: Saturday is the Coney Island Beard & Moustache Competition – get your tix in advance! Seaport: Open 7 Days – 11AM – 8PM, 11 Fulton Street, Manhattan; Coney: 1PM – 10PM, 1320 Bowery Street, Brooklyn  (Both Near Water!)

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit: Now in its 84th Year, the WSOAE is back for two weekends. Visit with some of the finest painters, photographers, and craftspeople out on the streets of Greenwich Village, and take home a piece of world class fine art. OPEN MONDAY TOO, 12PM – 6PM, On the sidewalks of University Place from East 13th Street south to Waverly Place, Manhattan

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Smorgasburg in Prospect Park: Last weekend, Smorgasburg moved to a new venue in beautiful Prospect Park through October 11, 2015. Enjoy the park and munch on the remarkable food offerings from 100 local food artisans. 11AM – 6PM, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Happy Labor Day!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City



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