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    Union Square Greenmarket
    Lively outdoor market, open Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, offering produce, cheese, bread, flowers & more.
    The most famous of the city’s greenmarkets, The Union Square Greenmarket, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday year-round.The market spans the entire west and north sides of Union Square Park. At its peak, 140 regional farmers, fishers and bakers sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers who carefully peruse the hundreds of varieties of produce, baked goods and flowers. You can find just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan loaves of bread, jams, pickles, cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders and maple syrup.
    Union Square W &, E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
    Grand Bazaar NYC
    Indoor/outdoor year-round Sunday market offering vintage clothing, furniture & jewelry, plus crafts.
    Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest, oldest, and very diverse shopping market in the city. Originally named GreenFlea Market was launched in 1982 by a group of parents to raise funds for their children’s school. Nowadays 100% of the profit goes to four local schools, benefitting over 2,000 children.
    100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024
    Brooklyn Flea
    Weekly, seasonal outdoor market featuring vintage & antique items, crafts & gourmet food stands.
    First opening in 2008 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Flea has quickly made its presence in New York City known. Since its founding, Brooklyn Flea has spread out to multiple locations; in the summer, the market operates in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. The summer flea market is entirely outdoors, with a variety of items to please all appetites.
    80 Pearl St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    People typically spend 20 min here
    Chelsea Market
    Indoor marketplace renowned for its wide range of grocers (fish, produce, etc.), shops & eateries.


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    A favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, Chelsea Market is one of the most well-known covered markets in New York City. You can find it in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, inside the former National Biscuit Company factory. And, if you love a good cookie, you’d be happy to know this is where Oreos and Mallomars where invented AND produced (!!!).

    Brooklyn Flea

    Brooklyn Flea. Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY | Photo by John von Pamer

    Brooklyn Flea is a treasure trove of just about anything you can imagine. | Photo by John von Pamer

    When you’re full from sampling all the food at Smorgasburg, we recommend doing some shopping over at the Brooklyn Flea, held Saturdays in Fort Greene and on Sundays in DUMBO. This NYC market, which sells crafts, vintage furniture, clothing, collectibles and more, is a haven for quirky finds. Show up early and dedicate at least a couple of hours to simply getting lost among tables representing over 100 local vendors. There isn’t much that isn’t on sale at here but we especially enjoy looking for vintage jewelry and antiques along with items made by local artisans, like handbags. Music heads can also geek out at the various stands bursting with old vinyl.

    Hester Street Fair, Every Saturday & Sunday (Starts April 23rd)

    outdoor flea markets nyc
    Facebook/ Hester Street Fair

    Similar to Grand Bazaar, Hester Street Fair sometimes does creative themed pop-ups, such as pride day, girl power day, CBD day, and vintage days. Compared to other markets, this one is generally more vibrantly eclectic. This market opens for the season on April 23rd.

    Where: 89 South St. (in-between Pier 17 and Pier 16 on the Seaport Square)

    When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 11a.m. – 6p.m.

    Brooklyn Flea –

    Always check the website for dates and times but here is the latest:

    Saturdays and Sundays in DUMBO, Brooklyn, 10am – 5pm. Under the arch!

    Hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. Travel + LeisureCountry LivingBudget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.

    Essex Market
    Indoor market with rows of vendors specializing in meat, fish, cheese, produce & specialty foods.
    Essex Market has been around since 1818, and it’s recently transitioned to a more modern space just across the street from the original venue. You’ll find a grocery section where you can buy products from different places around the globe, like Southeast Asia, China, or Central America. The food hall also hosts culinary wonders from all over the world—a taco place, a Brazilian tapioca shop, Thai noodles, Korean dumplings, and more.
    88 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

    The Bronx Night Market, Every Saturday (Starts April 30th)

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    Facebook/ Bronx Night Market

    This market, run by a small, diverse, majority female-operated team, is coming back for its biggest year yet. Shop locally with a rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants, experience Uptown-based live performances and art installations on the large stage, and enjoy a large array of food and beverage vendors. This market opens for the season on April 30th.

    Where: 1 Fordham Plaza

    When: Every Saturday, 1p.m. – 8p.m.

    Queens Night Market

    Queens Night Market is one of the best new Markets in NYC.

    Queens is the perfect spot for one of the most multicultural markets in NYC. | Photo courtesy of Queens Night Market

    The vast and eclectic mix of cultures thriving in Queens (home to America’s most diverse neighborhood) make for more than just great flea markets; the borough also has some of the best restaurants in NYC. With this in mind, the city decided to create a food market that captured the astounding culinary diversity of Queens one food stall at a time. Thus was born the Queen’s Night Market. At this NYC market you can find 100+ vendors selling crafts, food, and art, along with cultural performances and entertainment all under the stars. The list of vendors reads like something out of the United Nations: Romanian chimney cakes, fried ice cream, Korean Pancakes, Chilean street food, Sri Lankan snacks, Trinidadian shark sandwiches…the list goes on and on. Unlike the other markets in New York on this list, this open-air extravaganza is held at night, from 6 p.m. to midnight every Saturday through August 20th at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.

    Grand Bazaar, Every Sunday

    Instagram/ @grandbazaarnyc

    Out of all the outdoor flea markets in NYC, Grand Bazaar is the oldest, largest, and most diverse. Here you’ll find various vendors selling things from antiques and unique clothing to furniture, paintings, and more. They’ll sometimes do themed events, such as vintage and antique pop-ups or up-cycle pop-ups. There’s also a food court so you can grab a bite to eat after a day of shopping.

    Where: 100 W 77th St.

    When: Every Sunday, 10a.m. – 5p.m. (year round)

    Buzzy seasonal outdoor foodie market on Saturdays, offering 75+ vendors & city skyline views.
    Smorgasburg makes its way to Williamsburg, the most popular setting out of the three. There is nothing better than eating delicious food, staring out at the skyline, and sitting on the waterfront. It is often very crowded, but for good reason!
    90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    Eataly NYC Flatiron
    Branch of the famed Italian market, offering counters, restaurants & cooking demos.
    Right in front of the famous Flatiron Building, the seasonal event Mad Sq. Eats brings some of New York’s most innovative cuisine to the street. This food market is a great spot to grab lunch, and is part of the UrbanSpace group that hosts a number of these open air food vendor events across the city.
    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    GreenFlea Market

    Smorgasburg at Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Smorgasburg at Brooklyn Bridge Park | © dumbonyc/WikiCommons
    If you’re looking to get your flea market fix and also give back to the community, GreenFlea is the perfect spot for you. Located on the Upper West Side, this indoor and outdoor market hosted by GreenFlea Inc. benefits four local public schools. Vendors offer a large selection of unique goods, including a notable abundance of clothing and accessories, a variety of jewelry from handmade items to vintage pieces, prints and paintings as well as antique home furnishings. GreenFlea also features a variety of food stalls, from fresh produce to Korean food and homemade pickles. Whether you are looking for fashion or a bite to eat, GreenFlea has your bases covered.

    Chinatown Night Market

    Saturday May 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Forsyth Plaza (at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge),

    Summer series of art and food at the iconic gateway of the Manhattan Bridge. This new open-air cultural festival features an art installation lightbox showcasing Chinatown-focused programming alongside local street food vendors.  “Chinatown Nights” is presented in partnership with Neighborhoods Now and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)Forsyth Plaza is located at the intersection of Forsyth & Canal St.

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