This will probably be just like Saturday's Taste of Tribeca
Friday, May 18
FREE Writing Workshops!
NY Writers Coalition celebrates its 10-year anniversary with free creative writing workshops throughout the city
in iconic NYC locations such as the Staten Island Ferry, Coney Island, the 7 train, and more.
10 a.m.-10 p.m (Check website for schedule)
Handsome Dan’s Opening Party!
Celebrate the grand of opening of Handsome Dan’s with candy, chocolate, and house-made snowcones and sodas all night; Supercute playing at 9. For more info, check out Facebook.
8pm, 218 Bedford Ave, L – Bedford Ave
Saturday, May 19
Taste of Tribeca
We previewed the restaurants, and the Taste is finally here! Now in its 18th year, Taste of TriBeCa has grown into downtown’s premiere food event with more than 70 participating restaurants helping to reinforce TriBeCa as a dining destination while bringing the entire community together. Be sure to check out the Green Market Chefs Challenge Cook-off at 1 p.m. located on the corner of Greenwich and Duane. Tribeca chefs will go head-to-head in a “market-to-dish” cook-off challenge where they will head to the Tribeca Green Market in the morning and utilize only those ingredients to prepare an entrée.
11:30am-3:oopm, Duane St (between Greenwich and Hudson), 2/3 to Chambers St
Brooklyn Bike Jumble Flea Market - FREE!
Celebrate the newly renovated park, at the 4th annual Spring Brooklyn Bike Jumble at the Old Stone House in Washington Park. The park will be filled with vendors selling used bikes, new and used bike accessories, and more!
10am-4pm, Washington Park (Park Slope), 333 3rd St
CRAZY $INCE DA 90$ - FREE
Union Hall is getting crazy on Saturday night! Get nostalgic and dance the night away to 90s hits. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt. So shake that money maker and bust a move. Get down with the running man, cabbage patch, humpty hump, electric slide, robocop, and the snake all in one breath.
Union Hall, 702 Union St @ 5th Avenue
Sunday, May 20
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes, taking the art of salsa to new places while remaining within the classic, deeply funky tradition. Songs by Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio, Santigold, Animal Collective, and many more are transformed into astonishing salsa anthems for a new generation.
$5, Doors 6pm , Show 8pm, 61 Wythe Ave, L to Bedford, G to Nassau
No Comments | Posted on May 18, 2012 | Categories: Entertainment, Event-Related, From the Blog, Weekend Forecast
After spending over two hours on a sunny Saturday afternoon perusing booths and sampling treats, I am convinced that you can find anything at the Brooklyn Flea Market. Every Saturday and Sunday from April to Thanksgiving, over 125 local vendors gather at acre lots in Fort Greene and Williamsburg to sell handmade or carefully selected wares, ranging from the perfectly practical to the wildly absurd. Beyond the typical beautiful vintage clothing and handmade jewelry (of which there is plenty), the Brooklyn Flea Market features old maps, postcards, screen-printed posters and t-shirts, typewriters, used books, rugs, vintage cameras, gleaming silver vintage dentist’s instruments, patio furniture, eyeglasses, sunglasses, leather goods, curios, and some of the best food you will ever taste. Best of all, reasonably priced merchandise is not hard to find, and the market has a sustainable, eco-friendly vibe that will delight both your wallet and your conscience.
Among the myriad booths selling vintage or repurposed clothing is Reclaimed Trading, a clothing and jewelry shop run by Rhianna Tycholis. As the name suggests, everything sold at Reclaimed Trading was found by Tycholis. A lot of the clothing is altered and the jewelry is cast from found objects. As a student who is usually wary of vintage clothing because of the price tag, I was happy to hear that Tycholis’s motto “is to have affordable prices,” and everything on one of her racks was only $10. Tycholis shares her booth with her friend, Nina Ziefert, who sells beautiful handmade Swedish clogs that she designs at Nina Z, LLC. The pair love selling at the Brooklyn Flea Market. “I wouldn’t even call it a flea market,” says Ziefert, “it’s like a bazaar to me, because it’s so much more than vintage clothes. It’s a launch-pad for a lot of emerging designers and jewelry. It’s really amazing.”
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1 Comment | Posted on April 13, 2011 | Categories: Brooklyn, Event-Related, From the Blog, Williamsburg
Stacked pretzels awaiting the tastebuds of Hester Street Fair's visitors
The Lower East Side may be more known for its underground nightclub scene, but the Hester Street Fair brings daytime buzz to the neighborhood. Beneath looming trees on the corner of Hester and Essex streets sits this small and one-of-a kind street fair. Every Saturday and Sunday, designers, artists, and inventors sell their goods to customers with vintage seeking eyes. The smell of food wafts to the front of the market to whet your appetite for the street-food feast within. The clothing, neatly hung on a few small racks, includes uncommon items made from light cotton and lace: think peacock patterned shorts and vintage Hawaiian-style cardigans. The designers sell their pieces anywhere from twenty-five to forty dollars, reasonable enough for the trendy student on budget. Read the complete post »
4 Comments | Posted on June 30, 2010 | Categories: Attractions, Event-Related, From the Blog, Lower East Side, Manhattan
What will you find at the Upper West Side Greenflea Market? Stuff–and a lot of it, at that. Greenflea, open Sundays year-round, features an enormous variety of swag for the fearless treasure-hunters. Those in search of antique international money, vintage glasses frames, hand-painted Israeli dishes, imitation snakeskin jackets for dogs, or deliciously spicy pickles, Greenflea has it all.
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No Comments | Posted on February 6, 2010 | Categories: From the Blog, Uncategorized, Upper West Side