Spring market news: When our favorite fleas and fairs return

Find out when the Brooklyn Flea moves back outside and Hester returns, as well at least two new additions with our roundup of spring market news.

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  • Spring market news: When our favorite fleas and fairs return

    Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

  • Spring market news: When our favorite fleas and fairs return

    Brooklyn Flea

     

  • Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

    Spring market news: When our favorite fleas and fairs return

    Hester Street Fair

  • Photograph: Giga Shane

    Spring market news: When our favorite fleas and fairs return

    Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Spring market news: When our favorite fleas and fairs return

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

We’re partial to a good holiday market, but nothing beats the thrill of rummaging for a find at one of New York’s alfresco flea markets. The spring market scene has kicked into gear already, with Artists & Fleas pop-up at Chelsea Market. Then in April, the Brooklyn Flea leaves its digs at Skylight Hanson and sets up in Fort Greene on Saturday and the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday. Then in May, Hester Street Fair sets up on the Lower East Side and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar begins it first warm-weather run.


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Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

After going strong in Brooklyn for a decade, cofounder Ronen Glimer says, A&F is “bringing cool back to Chelsea Market” (burn!), with a monthly pop-up featuring 30 makers and their wares. Score affordable art from Kevin Marcell, who screenprints iconic New York scenes onto old city cycling maps ($25–$55), or dig through impeccably curated boho-chic women’s vintage clothing ($48–$1,200) from Gypsy Nation (gypsynationvintage.com). Watch out for details regarding an end-of-spring trunk show dedicated to accessories and jewelry.

  1. 75 Ninth Ave, (at 15th St)
  2. Daily 10am–7pm. Mon 25–Sun 3, Mar 11–17, Apr 15–21, May 27–June 2
More info

Brooklyn Flea

The Sunday Williamsburg location moves a few blocks down to the East River State Park this year, and there will be some new faces among the 140 stalls, including Positive Space Design, which sells architectural salvage and antiques ($15–$1,500). Also drop by Gregory Coccaro, who’ll be selling midcentury furniture and accessories ($25–$1,000 ), and Fruzworld (fruzworld.tumblr.com), which makes one-of-a-kind plant art, including quirky terrariums ($15–$100). 176 Lafayette Ave between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Sat 10am–5pm. • East River State Park, Kent Ave at North 7th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sun 10am–5pm. • brooklynflea.com

  1. Apr 6–Nov 24
Hester Street Fair

Hester Street Fair

This LES favorite boasts 50-plus sellers. Check out ethereal necklaces ($30) and fashion-forward womenswear ($150–$400) from Visantine (visantinecollective.com); colorful, Indian-inspired scarves ($45–$60) from Uurmi (uurmicollection.com); and affordable vintage duds ($20–$150), with a focus on pieces from the 1970s through the ’90s, courtesy of Summer Mizera. hesterstreetfair.com

  1. Hester St at Essex St
  2. Sat 10am–6pm; May through October
Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

For the first time, this beloved holiday market is hosting a spring and summer series featuring more than 100 vendors, live music and a microbrew garden. Make a beeline for jewelry maker Perry Gargano (perrygargano.com), whose intricate gold-and-silver creations ($85–$225) are inspired by the animal kingdom, and Windowfarms (windowfarms.com), creators of vertical indoor gardens ($200–$400) that allow for year-round harvesting of herbs and veggies. The location will be revealed in late April. bkbazaar.com

  1. Location TBA
  2. Fri, Sat 6pm–midnight; May 31 through October

Watch this space

The folks who masterminded the now-closed shipping-container complex Dekalb Market, Urban Space, have a new market collaboration in the works. Check urbanspacenyc.com and follow @urbanspace on Twitter for announcements. A brand-new market, Big Apple Flea, is primed to hit the scene this spring as well, featuring food, plants, produce, collectibles, fashion, and vintage clothing and furniture. With a location in Manhattan and several others in the works, keep an eye on bigappleflea.com for specifics.



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