Hester Street Fair
April 14, 11am to 6pm at Hester and Essex Streets, Lower East Side.
The Lower East Side’s favorite foodie flea market kicks off this weekend and the lineup looks pretty sick. No, seriously, Pretty Sick, the band led by wunderkind model-musician-Insta-phenom Sabrina Fuentes will be doing a set, as will electro-soul trio JIL. Vendors highlights this season include lightweight shoe designer Rollie; Punto Verde Ceramics, which makes cool constellation dishes; designer/tastemaker Liz Olko; and more. On the food front, there’ll be tacos from LES cafe/ceramics-studio hybrid L’estudio, Chinese bao from C Bao; and, for the first time, free-flowing beer, in the form of Vice’s brew, Old Blew Last.
Greenpointers’ Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market
Sunday, April 22, 1pm to 7pm. at Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint.
This vaguely Earth Day-themed market produced by trusty neighborhood blog Greenpointers is promising over 60 vendors, henna tattoos, tarot readings, nail art, and even free rooftop yoga. There’ll be free face painting for the kids and coffee, gin gimlets, beer, and wine for the adults. It all takes place at the Greenpoint Loft, a onetime rope factory with fantastic views over Brooklyn and Manhattan.