New York City Flea Markets
When you think about shopping in New York City, what comes to mind?
Big name department stores, Fifth Avenue and high-end boutiques, right?
While perhaps not your first thought, something you definitely want to
consider is the myriad of New York flea markets. Yep, that's right, flea
markets! What will you find at a flea market? Anything and everything -
- antiques, vintage clothing, accessories, artwork, jewelry, home decor,
food - - the list is endless. While most flea markets are outdoors and
therefore only open for the warmer/summer months, several are open
At the end of our flea market listing, we've given you information on
the various Smorgasburg locations. Smorguasburg, created by the folks at
Brooklyn Flea, is an all-food market featuring packaged and prepared
foods, local food vendors and food-related supplies.
Brooklyn Flea Markets |
Other NYC Flea Markets |
Smorgasborg Food Markets |
The 4 Brooklyn Flea Markets
Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New
York City’s top attractions, operating flea markets every
weekend of the year that feature 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.
More info: http://brooklynflea.com/
Brooklyn Winter Flea & Holiday Market
From November through March, Brooklyn Flea moves indoors for the
Winter Flea and Holiday Market with about 100 vintage, antique
and other vendors, plus 25 food vendors. The Winter Flea and
Holiday Market features a little bit of everything.
Where: 1000 Dean Street, Brooklyn
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
Fort Greene Flea
The Flea's Fort Greene flagship location features 150 vendors
every Saturday from April through November. The
40,000-square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High
School is part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part
old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza.
Where: 176 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
When: Saturdays, 10 a..m. - 5 p.m.
Park Slope Flea
Located in a public school playground, this small flea market is
easily navigable after a boozy brunch in Park Slope. Around 20
vendors sell antiques, collectibles and furniture for your
Brooklyn home re-decorating.
Where: PS 321, 180 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Sunday Flea in Williamsburg
features 150 vendors of vintage items, antiques, handmade goods, and food,
with a gorgeous skyline view to boot. The market is open every
Sunday, rain or shine, and is dog friendly.
Where: 50 Kent Ave., Brooklyn
When: Sunday, 10 a..m. - 5 p.m.
Other NYC Flea Markets
The folks at Aquaduck Fleamarket have over 30 years experience
operating in some of the best markets. They strive to make
Aquaduck Flea Market your desired shopping, eating, enjoyment
and family destination. They pride themselves on providing
customers with high-quality products and personal service. The
Aquaduck vendors welcome the visiting busloads of shoppers!
Where: 700 Fountain
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday
More info: www.aquaduckfleamarket.com
|Artists & Fleas
community gathering spot, part hipster haven, Artists & Fleas
has hosted thousands of artists and vendors since opening its
doors. It's a place where buyers find unique designs, artists
and vintage collectors in an atmosphere that’s in the tradition
of old world marketplaces with a firm foot in what is
contemporary, original and hip.
Where: 88 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan, and 70 Seventh Street, Brooklyn
When: Sat. and Sun., 10am-7pm
More info: www.artistsandfleas.com/
|Chelsea Flea Market
Flea Market features up to 135 vendors selling antiques,
collectibles, ephemera, decorative arts, vintage clothing,
jewelry, and other types of antiques (items more than 100 years
old), vintage items (including Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern
items), and other desirable items from the past. $1 admission
helps defray costs associated with maintaining and improving the
market. This is a year-round market, weather permitting.
Where: West 25th Street between Broadway & 6th Avenue, Manhattan
When: Sat. and Sun., 9am-5pm
GreenFlea Market is
the oldest and largest market in New York City. Find antiques,
vintage items, collectibles, crafts, designer clothing, food and
more every Sunday. GreenFlea Market is and indoor/outdoor market
and open in all weather. The proceeds from the GreenFlea Market
benefit four local public schools.
Where: Columbus Avenue between West 76th 77th Streets, Manhattan
When: Sun., 10am-5:30pm
More info: http://www.greenfleamarkets.com/
|Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
One of NYC's oldest flea markets, since 1976, Hell's Kitchen Flea has been providing New Yorkers with
recycled fashion, collectibles and much more. Just west of Times Square, here you'll find racks of
clothing worthy of the Broadway stage, bargain bins of belts and earrings and customizable up-cycled
furniture that will probably only fit in an outer borough apartment.>
Where: W. 39th. St. at 9th Ave.
When: Weekends, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Hester Street Fair
Located in the heart of the Lower East Side and housed on the
historic grounds of New York City's largest pushcart market at
the turn of the century, the Hester Street Fair pays homage to
those roots by bringing together a collection of NYC's best
vendors in a bustling outdoor marketplace. They curate the
finest artisanal food, vintage clothing, jewelry, crafts, home
goods and much more.
Where: Corner of Hester and Essex, Manhattan
When: Saturday, 11am-6pm
|LIC Flea & Food
Part food festival, part flea market, part beer garden, there's plenty to do in this waterfront market --
and yes, kayaking is an option! At the center of the market are vendors selling artwork, furniture and
clothing, while the outskirts feature local food artisans and restaurants vending lunch. Be on the
lookout for free samples. A DJ spins near the beer garden, which has all Queens-brewed beers on tap, and you can easily spend a day relaxing on the riverside AstroTurf.
Where: 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City
When: Weekends, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
More info: www.licflea.com
|The Market NYC
From designer clothes and jewelry to vintage, art books, lamps,
hand-made soap, artifacts, paintings, eyewear and collectibles,
The Market pulsates with creativity. On any day, visitors can
buy the most original designs and watch artisans at work, from
designers sewing garments to silversmiths crafting rings.
Where: 159 Bleecker Street, Manhattan & 218 Bedford Avenue,
When: Wed. to Sun., hours vary by day
Smorgasburg Food Marketst
in May 2011 as a spin-off of Brooklyn Flea, the popular flea
market founded by Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby in 2008. Every
Saturday and Sunday from April through November, Smorgasburg
showcases 100+ local and regional food vendors to upwards of
10,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular tourist
destinations in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge Park Smorgasburg
Smorgasburg happens every Sunday in Brooklyn Bridge Park at
Pier 5 on the waterfront, featuring packaged and prepared foods,
purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other
food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a
total of 100 vendors.
Where: Pier 5, 304 Furman Street
When: Sunday, 11am-6pm
Smorgasburg at Coney Island features a dozen Smorgasburg
vendors, two bars, and art walls curated by Jeffrey Deitch.
Where: 1320 Bowery Street, Coney Island
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-8pm
Queens Smorgasburg – Opening July 11
Smorgasburg Queens will feature more than two dozen food
vendors spanning the globally diverse cuisine of the
borough—"The World's Fare." Chinese bao, Colombian arepas,
Ecuadorian tamales, Filipino lumpia, Indonesian grilled fish,
Indian chaat, Korean BBQ, Thai Noodles, and a whole lot more,
every Saturday in Long Island City.
Where: 43-29 Crescent Street
When: Saturday, 11am-6pm
Smorgasburg returns to the historic Seaport District for a
seasonal operation, Memorial Day Weekend through
October,featuring eight food vendors and a bar along Fulton
Street. This location is open seven days a week for lunch,
dinner and drinks.
Where: 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan
When: Daily, 11am-8pm
Smorgasburg happens every Saturday on the Williamsburg
waterfront at East River State Park, featuring packaged and
prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the
region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils,
housewares, etc.), for a total of 100 vendors. (Sorry, no dogs
due to NY State Park rules.)
Where: East River State Park
When: Saturday, 11am-6pm
The Best Flea Market Shopping in NYC
Shoppers travel from as near as Brooklyn or Long Island and as
far as Europe, South America, and beyond to browse Manhattan's
iconic flea markets. City Guide Magazine