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RackedWire: Open Air Fairs in Williamsburg and Soho; Umbrella Hooligans at DVF

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WILLIAMSBURG—The item above is a ring cast from a twig found in McCarren Park. This weekend the twig returns to its ancestral home, sort of—the ring goes for $90 at the fifth annual Renegade Art Fair, held in McCarren Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. In addition to having the world's largest known collection of tote bags with birds on them, the fair has cookware, jewelry, clothing, and stationary, some of it really great. Plus the weather's supposed to be nice this year, so you can get in some good park time afterward, and maybe even find an inspirational twig of your very own. [The Cut]

SOHO—Speaking of fifth annual outdoor markets, Housing Works shuts down Crosby between Prince and Houston this weekend for its Open Air Street Fair. Saturday from 10am to 6pm, they'll have $20 "all-you-can-stuff bags" for clothing, lots of food and beverages, and books, records and CDs for a dollar a pop. [RackedWire]

FLATIRON—If you stop by the DVF sale after work tonight, beware umbrella thieves. Writes a commenter: "Just checked it out—basically no samples left, but still lots of great dresses/vintage at $100. They'll tell you you can't bring anything in except your wallet, but take your umbrella too—people are stealing them like crazy." [Racked Comments]

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