Summer weekends in Brooklyn were made for strolling through outdoor markets like Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea, which make their seasonal return to the Williamsburg waterfront on April 2.
This weekly street food festival for foodies features 150 food crafters, serving a wide range of delicacies, including Porchetta sandwiches, Japanese tacos, Tempeh Sliders, and fresh doughnuts. Join a vibrant crowd of locals and day-trippers making the most of a Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront, enjoying good eats, the breeze from the East River, and an inspiring view of the Manhattan skyline.
Smorgasburg: 90 Kent Ave., East River State Park, where the waterfront meets North 7th Street, Brooklyn; East River Ferry to North Williamsburg or L subway to Bedford Ave.; from April–Nov, every Saturday 11 am–6 pm; Website: http://brooklynflea.com/markets/smorgasburg/.)
Featured on the TV show Flea Market Flip, this popular waterfront fair offers collectable treasures and hand-made wares. If you’re not shopping for large items like Turkish rugs or mid-century lounge chairs, perhaps you’ll be tempted by vintage clogs, a Peruvian embroidered backpack, or a throw pillow featuring a map of Brooklyn. Also on hand are refueling stations like Asia Dog, Chickpea and Olive, and Blue Marble Ice Cream.
Brooklyn Flea: 50 Kent Avenue, between North 11th St. and North 12th St.; from April–Nov, every Sunday 10 am–5 pm; Website: http://www.brooklynflea.com.
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