FLEA MARKET SEASON IN NYC

Warmer weather means the return of fleas- but we’re not talking about the kind you try to keep off your dog. Spring is the start of Flea Market season in New York City and no matter where you go, there is a market waiting to entice you with antiques, trinkets, grub and more. Check out some of the city’s best markets and their sister locations, or scour the city for a secret market you can call your own.

Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Opens Saturday April 2

The Brooklyn Flea’s flagship location comes alive every Saturday until November with 150 vendors covering the 40,00 square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Laughlin Memorial High school and offers delicious food, tchotzkes, and a myriad of other objects you don’t need but will definitely desire. Its sister market DUMBO offers a similar selection with another 150 vendors on Sundays at Anchorage Place at Pearl Street.

Bushwick Flea

52 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn

Opens Saturday April 2

New to the flea market scene, Bushwick Flea features some of the most popular vendors from other flea markets selling their premium loot in an area most people have yet to discover. Avoid the crowds and discover vintage and retro items ranging from furniture to jewelry to handmade crafts along with specialty foods and other similar things. Open on Wednesdays as well as the weekends, this is the best place to score premium items before they vanish elsewhere. Live music is also featured every Sunday.

Smorgasburg, Prospect Park

Breeze Hill, Brooklyn

 Opens Sunday April 3

If your house is already full of trinkets, fill up your stomach instead. Over 100 food vendors fill this location to serve up some of the most delicious treats in the city. From top names to upstart vendors and unknown breakthroughs, your next favorite dish could be hiding among the stalls every Sunday. Unlike its sister location open every Saturday in Williamsburg, Prospect Park is dog friendly, so bring your four legged friend along for some treats.

Rock ‘N Shop

The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn

Open every Sunday

Music lovers should make time to check out this niche market located inside The Paper Box in Bushwick for an array of items fit to their specific aural tastes. Live music from local bands sets the mood as visitors browse through craft goods and delicious grub or wait their turn for a real tattoo by Ulyss from Magic Cobra. Haircuts and a professional beard trim also help to suit everyone’s style as they express their unique musical tastes.

LIC Flea & Food

5-25 46th Ave, Queens

Open Saturday April 9

Recreating the spirit of the famous Brooklyn Flea market in Queen’s this open air bazaar exhibits treasures like reclaimed wooden furniture from Ri-Purpose and ties from Lipstick Bowties while serving up delicious food from Ra(mein) and Rib in a Cup. Wash it all down with a cool glass of Lizzmonade and enjoy the remaining trinkets from an eclectic assortment of vendors.

Queens International Night Market

47-01 111th St, Queens

Opens Saturday April 23

Night owls rejoice! For those who don’t like waking up early, this late night bazaar features 6pm to midnight operating hours and showcases 100 of the best food, art, and merchandise vendors along with multiple special events and performances. Limited parking means the best way to get there is via mass transit, but with a $5 cap on tasty treats, the trip is well worth one of the best Saturday nights in the city.

Artist and Fleas

70 North 7th Street, Brooklyn

Now open Saturdays and Sundays

Unlike most of the other markets, this popular shopping joint is open all year long over the weekend. With over 100 sellers there is always some cool merchandise or vintage thriftware to discover. If your weekends are full, check out the Chelsea Market location at 88 Tenth Ave open every day.

Chelsea Flea Market

W 25th Street

Now open Saturdays and Sundays

Evocative of the original Annex Antiques Fair & Flea Market, this popular bazaar includes 135 vendors selling antiques and other historic collectibles. Those with their eyes on treasures from the past are sure to discover the perfect piece for their collection for the low entry price of $1. Another location at Hell’s Kitchen on W 39th St features a similar collection with a focus on collectibles and clothing.

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