As New York City is starting to get some love from the sun and design makers are getting out of the winter sleep (and their tiny studios), a few exciting markets are coming up to showcase the new. Here’re the ones you should know.
Featuring hundreds of makers and designers, the largest independent craft fair curates one of the most tasteful selections. Over the two days, you’ll be able to browse and shop unique gifts, see interactive features, and taste local artisanal food.
|Brooklyn||Jun 22—23||Brooklyn Expo Center|
|Chicago||May 11—12||S. Halsted St.|
|Chicago||Jul 19—21||Pitchfork Music Festival|
2. Phoenicia Flea
The Flea, according to founder James Anthony, coordinates a group of tasteful, small-batch manufacturers whose handmade products are accessible to anyone visiting the show. And here’s another good reason to visit — every market of the season will be hosted at a different location in small towns across the Catskills.
|Brooklyn||May 11—12||The Williamsburg Hotel|
|Round Top, NY||May 25—26||Glen Falls House|
|Hudson, NY||Jun 15—16||Olde York Farm|
|Greenville, NY||Jun 22—23||The Woodhouse Lodge|
|Livingston Manor, NY||Jul 6—7||Catskill Brewery|
|Tannersville, NY||Jul 13—14||Hunter Foundation|
|Woodstock, NY||Jul 20—21||Woodstock Way Hotel|
|West Stockbridge, MA||Aug 3—4||Turn Park|
|Mountain Dale, NY||Aug 10—11||Social Sculpture Park|
|Asbury Park, NJ||Aug 17—18||Asbury Park Boardwalk|
|Wallkill, NY||Aug 31—1||The Greenhouses|
3. FAD Market
Moving fashion, art and design makers’ market and flea that brings together emerging artists and designers from all backgrounds and mediums, together with vintage, reclaimed goods and collectibles.
|Brooklyn||May 11—12||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
|Brooklyn||Jun 15—16 (food only)||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
|Brooklyn||Jun 22—23||City Point|
|Brooklyn||Jun 29—30 (family)||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
|Brooklyn||Jul 13—14||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
|Brooklyn||Jul 27—28||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
4. Artists & Fleas
Keeping an eclectic curation of local makers as well as impeccable curators of vintage clothing, accessories and print ephemera, Artists & Fleas has 3 locations in NYC — and has just relaunched their Brooklyn location with a whole new look.
|Brooklyn||70 North 7th St.||Sat & Sun: 10AM – 7PM|
|SoHo||568 Broadway @ Prince St.||Mon – Sun: 11AM – 8PM|
|Chelsea||88 10th Ave. @ W. 15th St.||Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM|
Sun: 10AM – 8PM
5. American Field
The show brings together a balanced selection of clothing and accessories with an American heritage feel — high-quality leather bags, shoes, custom apothecary and more.
|Boston||Sep 28—29||The Innovation and Design Building|
|Brooklyn||Nov 16—17||Brooklyn Expo Center|
6. Hester Street Fair
Founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals, the fair has become a one-of-a-kind curious, cultural gathering, drawing from the diversity of the neighborhood and New York City at large.
|May 18||Saturday Market|
|May 19||CBD Festival|
|Jun 1||Vintage Day|
|Jun 2||Cultural Traffic Print Fair|
|Jun 8||Saturday Market|
|Jun 29||Saturday Market|
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