Let the ghoul times roll! If you’re a Halloween diehard looking for an action-packed weekend full of activities that allow you to dress up without sacrificing your weekend shopping regimen, you’re in luck! Here are two spooktacular flea markets where you can shop and celebrate.
Queens International Night Market
This Jamaica market is hosting a Halloween farewell for its inaugural season. Trick or Treat at the booths, where the vendors will be giving away free candy. Sign up for the costume contest on Saturday to win a Visa gift card (there’s one for kids at 7pm followed by another competition for adults at 8pm). And it wouldn’t be a true Halloween bash without a pumpkin decorating station. FYI: The pumpkins are free to take home, but show up early before the market runs out! 90-02 168th St, Queens. Sat 31 5pm–11pm.
It's time for A&F's annual costume contest in Brooklyn! Rock your best costume while you shop on Saturday (10am–87pm), strike a pose and snap a photo of yourself to be entered into the competition. Prizes include $100 for first place, $50 for second place and an A&F tote for the runner up. Feel free to bring your costumed pup or child—there will be treats and goodies for all.
The hippest and newest flea market in East Williamsburg—Rock N’ Shop—is hosting a Halloween Hangover on Sunday! Go for the food, drinks and kick-ass lineup of vendors but stick around for the free show (starts at 1pm), featuring live performances from some badass rock tribute bands: The Rocket Queens (all female Guns N’ Roses tribute band), MetalliCON (Metallica tribute band), Rockaway Bitch (all female Ramones tribute band) and Teenage Sluts (Covers various artists).