The New Market in Town

Living in NYC, I can tell you that peeps love their flea/craft markets. I am here to let you know that there is a new market in town (variety is the spice of life!) The LIC Flea & Food opened it's gates on June 15th to much fanfare. Located in Long Island City, Queens, it is a hop, skip, and a jump from Manhattan, and also a quick train ride from Brooklyn. I have been a vendor there on Saturdays since opening day, and I am having a great time. I always ask anyone that stops by my booth if they live in the neighborhood. Surrounding the flea are many new luxury high-rise apartments, and some more are in the midst of construction. Just about all of the neighborhood folks that stop by are really happy to have a new market nearby. They often show their support by coming out and shopping!

Now, I am going to be honest...I don't like the word flea. I sell handmade goods, and many folks approach my booth and try to haggle with me about prices. I understand, that's what you do at flea markets, but I am firm on my prices, so I don't play that game. I will say that this market has a nice mix. Not too many "junky" looking booths. The market itself does not promote food over crafts, or vintage over handmade (not like another market which shall remain nameless....)

Here is just a sampling of the wonderful artists who show off their wares every weekend:

Tree-D Patchwork are beautiful works of 3-D art using different mediums, including fabric. Contact owner and creator, Meryl Thurston if you want your own personalized piece made from sentimental blankets, clothes, or any other fabric.

Maarte by Iza

Designer Annaliza Pasaylo-Huffnagle uses her native Filipino culture as inspiration for her Maarté by Iza collection of "Eco Friendly Jewelry", that makes a statement without saying a word.

Janet Belden is a life-long ceramicist that has a wide variety of beautiful pieces. She has also shared her expertise and knowledge by teaching classes at the West Side YMCA for over twenty years!

Donna Levinstone

I am always impressed with artists like this. Drawing and painting is a talent that you are born with (I don't think I could teach myself...you either have it or you don't) My photo does not do true justice to her beautiful work with pastels.

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Need to adopt a robot? This dynamic duo will help with that. Wonderful and whimsical pieces would be right at home in any decor!

Ice Riders NYC

I have to say that these guys have saved my life every weekend. It has been HOT in NYC, and there is nothing better than shaved ice! This friendly bunch shave the ice using bike power! I have tried many different flavors including green apple, watermelon, lemonade, and dreamsicle....yum!

I hope you get a chance to stop by and check out the market. Located in LIC, Queens (46th ave & 5th street) the market is open every Saturday and Sunday (10a-6p) and should be open through October.

Until next time....happy crafting!

Nordea nordeasoaperie

Where to Find the {NewNew} July 10 + 11

If you're on stay-cation mode this summer, the perfect NYC market is calling you for a visit! Take a day to browse those great artisan markets that you've been meaning to swing by. I'm sure something - whether a sweet piece of jewelry, unique piece of apparel, nifty houseware item, or adorable baby gift - is beckoning you.
What: The {NewNew} Treasure Chest Store on Governors Island
When: Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: House 6B in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Take the free ferry at the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan or at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 (Brooklyn ferries only run on weekends). More directions of ferry schedules here.
Who: Over 30 {NewNew} artists - check out the complete list here.
Governors Island Fun Fact: This NYC getaway has car-free biking. Bring your bike or rent one there. Friday visitors get a free hour of bike rentals!

What: Hester Street Fair
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Where: Hester and Essex Street.
Who: {NewNew} artisans will be there all weekend. On Saturday, see Izile, CardsInStitches, & JennaNewton. On Sunday, visit PurtyBird, SaskiaDeVries, & FiskAndFern.
Hester Street Fun Fact: This was the exact location of a famous, bustling outdoor market back in the late 1800's and early 1900's where people would shop for everything from bread, tea, produce and livestock.

What: Brooklyn Flea
When: Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Where: 176 Clermont between Clermont and Vanderbilt.
Brooklyn Flea Fun Fact: The New York Times calls the Brooklyn Flea "One of the great urban experiences in New York."

What: Brooklyn Indie Market
When: Sunday 11am - 6pm.
Where: Red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens.
Who: {NewNew} Carroll Gardenite WabisabiBrooklyn
Brooklyn Indie Market Fun Fact: The Brooklyn Indie Market was the dream of Kathy Malone who saw potential in a vacant lot in Carroll Gardens. Through persistence and perseverance, she was able to get permission from government officials to use the space as a weekly artisan market.



Karina

Where to Find the {NewNew} November 21 + 22

The weather is turning chilly but the {NewNew} is starting to sizzle as they prepare for holiday shoppers wanting to buy fabulous handmade items. Get a head start on presents this year and check them out this weekend at the following locations!

You can't go wrong when you head to the Brooklyn Flea, and this Saturday is no exception with talented {NewNew} artisans WaiSze and TheChocolateMuffin.
Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

If you liked what you saw last weekend at the Brooklyn Indie Market, stop by again to check out more fabulous emerging designers. WabisabiBrooklyn will be back this Saturday with her beautiful decoupage jewelry.
Location: Red and white tent at Smith and Carroll Streets, Brooklyn. Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

Actor Crafts is an annual arts and crafts fair featuring the work of New York actors, singers and dancers. Sponsored by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the {NewNew}'s very own WishByFelicity will be vending here.
Location: Holy Cross School 332 West 43rd Street (between 8th and 9th Ave), Saturday 10am - 6pm.

CraftWestport will feature 150 talented craft artists including StudioByTheSea. This fantastic show is sponsored by the Westport Young Woman's League, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need in the community.
Location: Staples Highschool, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT. Saturday, 10am - 6pm & Sunday, 10am - 5pm.


MayLuk and WabisabiBrooklyn will be at The (Makers) Market at the (OA) Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn this Sunday. Check out this bi-monthly market for great handmade finds.
Location: 232 Third Street at Third Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Happy shopping!



Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} November 14 + 15

Lots of great markets are happening this weekend, including a {NewNew} event at the Brooklyn Indie Market. The {NewNew} makes gift giving easy with items to fit every budget and style, so be sure to get a head start on your holiday shopping by buying unique handmade presents early!

On November 14 and 15, from 11am to 7pm, a curated selection of independent artists, designers, makers, and crafters from the {NewNew} will showcase their handmade goodness at the Brooklyn Indie Market, circumventing the mainstream holiday shopping madness and offering a SALE. Download your 10% off coupon to take advantage of the sale at participating vendors. Check out the line-up of artisans here!
Location: Red and white tent at Smith and Carroll Streets, Brooklyn. Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

The Brooklyn Flea is bound to be hoppin' this weekend with a recent endorsement from the Martha Stewart Show. {NewNew} artisans Jantar and WishByFelicity will be exhibiting their beautiful jewelry this Saturday, so be sure to stop by and say hello!
Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.


Twist is a fresh kind of fair, showcasing original handmade goods and art from 60 talented vendors, including PandaWithCookie. Stop by for a day of fun with a live DJ, entertainment, and refreshments!
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, Northampton, MA. Friday (6pm - 9pm) and Saturday (10am - 6pm).

25th Annual Chappaqua Craft Fair
StudioByTheSea and Paperelle are joining the 25th Annual Chappaqua Craft Fair this year. Along with incredible vendors, shoppers will have an opportunity to win with the Tricky Tray all day raffle, featuring more than 50 vendor donated crafts and gifts.
Location: Robert E. Bell School, 50 Senter Street, Chappaqua, NY (Right across from the Chappaqua Train Station). Saturday, 10am - 4pm.

See you this weekend!



Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} October 24 + 25

After the great success of Crafts in Chelsea last Saturday, the {NewNew} is back this weekend with the best handmade goods around. Check us out not only in New York City, but at the SoWa market in Boston as well!

NYCraft [a group of {NewNew}ers] continues at beautiful Madison Square Park until November 1st. Enjoy the autumn season by strolling through this outdoor market, and be sure to stop by and say hello to {NewNew} artisans AlexandraFerguson, KimmChi, Meegün, Metalicious, LennyMud, Fubabee, and Wabisabi Brooklyn.
Location: Madison Square Park, Manhattan. October 9 - November 1, 11am - 8pm.

The {NewNew} brings a taste of the New York indie craft scene to Boston's SoWa Open Market on Sunday October 25 from 10-4 to help the market celebrate the end of its sixth successful season. Over 15 vendors from the {NewNew} team will be selling their specialty wares including clothing, home décor, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body products and children's toys. Look for {NewNew} vendor tents sporting blue banners with the team logo throughout the market.
Location: 540 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA. Sunday, 10am - 4pm.


The Market at the Old American Can Factory is back this weekend in Gowanus, Brooklyn. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a look this Sunday and see Wabisabi Brooklyn's cool decoupage jewelry.
Location: 232 Third Street at Third Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Have a lovely weekend!


Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} October 3 + 4

October is here, and with the chilly weather comes the plethora of fall festivals and markets throughout New York Metro Area. The {NewNew} will be out this weekend at many of these fairs, so be sure to stop by and check them out at the locations below.

The first annual All Angels' Church block party will feature entertainment and activities for every age, including an artisan craft fair, rides and art activities for kids, art installations, photography, live music, food, and a curated gallery. {NewNew} vendors include NordeaSoaperie, CLineCreations, Meekiyua, AltonWeekesStationary, SarahKathleenWarnerJewelry, and WindowsOfAgate.
Location: 80th Street between Broadway and West End on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Saturday, 10am - 6pm.

ArtMart 11225 is an annual outdoor arts and crafts market on Lincoln Road sponsored by PLG Arts and local vendors. Check out {NewNew} artisans YaniaCreations and CollectiveElements. Location: Lincoln Road (Q or S train to Prospect Park, exit to Lincoln Road.) Brooklyn, NY. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

PandaWithCookie is back at the Brooklyn Indie Market this weekend, so take the opportunity to check out this great market in beautiful Carroll Gardens.
Location: Red and white tent at Smith and Carroll Streets, Brooklyn. Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

The grounds of The Lewes Historical Society are located near the downtown shopping district of coastal Sussex County in Delaware. Over 80 craftspeople will exhibit a variety of media in a unique setting. {NewNew} member Peppersprouts will be in attendance for this hometown show.
Location: The Lewes Historical Society, 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, Delaware. Saturday, 9am - 4pm.

The 35th annual Atlantic Antic will feature ten live entertainment stages, over 600 vendors, and kids events. Local and national craftspeople, food vendors, and nonprofits will be present at this year's Antic, and a contingent of {NewNew} artisans will be selling their fantastic handmade items. Check out WabisabiBrooklyn, KimmChi, LuCrafts, Collective Elements, vyphuisdesigns, CynthiaLawrenceDesigns, Jantar, NordeaSoaperie, WishByFelicity, MilkMade, BetterThanJam, ClaudiaGPearson, JDavisStudio, BlueStitchBooks, Citybitz, JournalisticTendencies.
Location: Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn. Sunday, 10am - 6pm.


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The annual Sea Cliff Mini-Mart will take place in downtown Sea Cliff, Long Island. The street fair & art festival includes approximately 200 exhibitors & food vendors. YaniaCreations will be vending at this great festival.
Location: Sea Cliff Avenue between Carpenter and Prospect, Long Island. Sunday, 10:30am - 5:00pm.

Happy October!


Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} September 19 + 20

The hustle and bustle of Autumn is coming, and with the cooler weather it's a perfect time to do some shopping with the {NewNew}. Check them out at the Brooklyn venues below!

The Brooklyn Flea is always filled with great handmade artists, and this Saturday you can find {NewNew} members Jantar, YaniaCreations, and AdornmentsNYC at the Fort Greene location.
Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

The Brooklyn Indie Market is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon, so be sure to stop by this lovely Carroll Gardens neighborhood and check out {NewNew} artisans Wabisabi Brooklyn and PandaWithCookie.
Location: Red and white tent at Smith and Carroll Streets, Brooklyn. Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

Party and shop locally throughout September! The Brooklyn Urban Arts Market returns to Clinton Hill on all four Sundays this September. This open-air market will house 50 local artisans, vendors, and entrepreneurs hand-selected for their innovative creations, fresh urban perspective and DIY spirit. {NewNew} artists CollectiveElements and YaniaCreations will be vending at this great event.
Location: Myrtle Avenue between Emerson and Grand near the PrattStore, Brooklyn, NY. Sunday, 12pm - 7pm.

Have a great weekend!


Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} September 5 + 6

September is upon us, cooler temperatures are descending, and summer is winding down. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a trip to Brooklyn where you will find the best handmade goods the Metro New York area has to offer!

You can almost always find the {NewNew} at the Brooklyn Flea on the weekends. With rotating vendors, you're sure to find something new each time you visit. This week, look out for Jantar, BoxOfJoy, and YaniaCreations in Fort Greene on Saturday and NordeaSoaperie and YaniaCreations in DUMBO on Sunday.
Fort Greene Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
DUMBO Location: Water Street and New Dock Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Enjoy your three-day weekend!


Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} August 29 + 30

Even in the twilight of summer, the {NewNew} is out representing the best of NYC homemade products. Check out a {NewNew} contingent at the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday in DUMBO.

The {NewNew} will be at the DUMBO in Brooklyn this Sunday. Artisans include Jantar, BetterThanJam, and YaniaCreations.
Location: Water Street and New Dock Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Enjoy your weekend!


Karina
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Where to Find the {NewNew} August 22 + 23

The {NewNew} continues to heat up the summer with great handmade merchandise. Check them out at the venues below!

The {NewNew} will be in Fort Greene on Saturday and DUMBO in Brooklyn. Be sure to check out: vyphuisdesigns, BoxOfJoy, and Jantar in Fort Greene and YaniaCreations, and NordeaSoaperie in DUMBO.
Fort Greene Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
DUMBO Location: Water Street and New Dock Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Williamsburg is a great place to spend a warm summer day, and McCarren Park is the perfect place to play! While you're there, check out SaruStar at the Artists and Fleas Market in McCarren.
Location: North end of McCarren Park, adjacent to the McCarren Field, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 6pm.

Have a lovely weekend!


Karina
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