Lots of street fairs and craft shows are starting up soon – always a good sign that warmer weather is around the corner.
The Spring Craft on Columbus is one of my favorites. It takes place on the sidewalk next to the American Museum of Natural History on Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Street. Rows and rows of tents with great crafts, from ceramics to jewelry. Each weekend about 100 artisans exhibit and sell their own work.
April 30/May 1, 2016
May 7/8, 2016
May 14/15, 2016
As always, my time is tight so I can’t afford to wander the city visiting the multitude of holiday markets that pop up at this time of year. There are so many – 8th Avenue Holiday Market, Gifted Holiday Market on E.4th, Grand Central Holiday Fair … and they’re unique and special in their own way.
One of my favorite NYC-centric sites is marketsofnewyork.com. You can see that Karen Seiger has a passion for the find and the food! Shortly, I will dedicate a page to NYC area markets but until then, here is a listing, courtesy of MoNY, for this weekend.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Smorgasburg Queens: OPENING DAY! 11AM – 6PM, 43-29 Crescent Street (Court Square), Long Island City, Queens
South Bronx Farmers Market: 10AM – 4PM, on the south side of 138th Street, between Willis and Alexander Avenues, Mott Haven, South Bronx
Vegan Shop Up: 12PM – 6PM, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn