While you’re checking out Artists & Fleas and all the other usual suspects, don’t miss these pop-up markets coming to Williamsburg in the coming weekends.Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Sat, May 19, 11am-6pm at East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave., Williamsburg.
Crate-diggers and foodies unite! Smorgasburg gets an upgrade this weekend as the Brooklyn Flea’s recurring record fair joins the food fest in East River State Park. The lineup of 60-odd vinyl vendors includes local shops (Academy, Halcyon, Captured Tracks, Rough Trade, even shuttered St. Marks Place shop Rocket Science Records), local labels and distributors (Knitting Factory Records, Mexican Summer, Nublu Records, Sacred Bones, Domino Recording Co.), collectors whose stuff you’d normally have to buy off of Discogs, and more. To complete the dream record store experience, tastemakers from some of these fine places (including Nublu, Mexican Summer, Academy, and Greenpoint’s The Lot Radio) will be manning the decks as you shop.
Le Souk Summer Artist Market
Sun, May 20, noon to 8pm at Extra Fancy, 302 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg.
Williamsburg seafood spot Extra Fancy is turning its side garden into a pop-up flea market where you can buy some extra-fancy goods from “local makers and shakers.” For the occasion, Brooklyn beauty boutique Su’juk has curated a couple dozen vendors, including the shop’s Clinton Hill neighbor La Paloma Vintage, Ecuadorian textile traders Bruja Feminism, Mexican and Guatemalan home decor specialists Behind the Hill, crystal connoisseurs Magick Alchemy (crystal pipes, anyone?), pop clothing designer NIN3, and more. Naturally, there’ll be a photo booth, tarot readings, and henna painting. Just be careful not to spill the frozen gin and tonics on any of the artisan goods.
June 9 and 10, July 21 and 22, Aug. 11 and 12, 11am to 6pm, Sept. 15 and 16 at William Vale, 111 N. 12th St., Williamsburg.
This roving flea market, founded upstate in 2014, popped up in the bowels of the Williamsburg Hotel last year. This month it returns to that hotel’s neighbor, the William Vale, where it’ll make monthly appearances throughout the summer. Expect the usual mix of vintage and artisan accessories, jewelry, clothing, and housewares sold by makers and merchants from the Catskills, Hudson Valley and surroundings.