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Flea market season: still not over yet. In fact, the slew of new cold-weather markets this year might just prove that there really isn't a "flea market season" anymore. After all, why should munching on artisanal snacks, listening to local bands, and sipping beer while shopping be limited to the summer months? Here are six winter fleas, including a Greenpoint warehouse market with a party vibe, an indoor iteration of the BK Flea, and a new "maker's market" in Bushwick where you can knock off your holiday gift list.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Where: 165 Banker Street, Greenpoint
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to 1am; year-round
What: The massive warehouse in Greenpoint that houses the Brooklyn Night Bazaar feels like the basement of that friend in middle school with the chillest parents—there's ping-pong, air hockey, mini-golf, arcade games, and top-notch snacks. But unlike a middle-school basement, there are also art exhibitions, nightly concerts by local and up-and-coming bands, and the opportunity to shop clothes, gifts, home goods, jewelry, and records from vendors like Limegreen, Strumpet, and Hi Wildflower Botanica.
Best for: Shopping while tipsy
Photo: Brooklyn Flea
Brooklyn Winter Flea
Where: 1000 Dean Street, Crown Heights
When: Saturdays and Sundays starting November 8th
What: The founders of Berg'n continue their takeover of Crown Heights with this indoor iteration of the (formerly seasonal) Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. The two will be housed on the ground floor of an office building, and will have over 100 of their signature vendors.
Best for: Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg diehards
Photo: South Street Seaport/Facebook
Out to See
Where: Fulton Street at Front Street, South Street Seaport
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm, November 1st through November 23rd
What: Etsy artisans! Ice skating! Though the latter won't be available 'til November 15th, the rest of this short-lived festival involves a maker's gallery, a market provided by Etsy New York members, and Saturday afternoon performances by local bands.
Best for: Getting some Vitamin D before you hibernate for six months
Photo: Artists & Fleas/Facebook
Artists & Fleas
Where: 66 North 7th Street, Williamsburg
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 7pm starting November 1st
What: The folks behind Artists & Fleas have annexed an additional 2,500 square feet from the warehouse next door to make room for their holiday market—though the addition will remain at the market after the new year. Expect 36 new vendors, including Lovewild Design and Thriftwares, plus DJ's, acoustic concerts, and a smattering of events like this weekend's post-Halloween Halloween costume party.
Best for: Giving an out-of-towner a very Brooklyn experience
Photo: Fulton Stall Market/Facebook
Fulton Stall Market
Where: 207 Front Street, South Street Seaport
When: Daily 11am to 5pm, year-round
What: The beleaguered South Street Seaport marches on with the resurrection of this year-round indoor market, which will (eventually!) boast a rotating menu of 40 vendors, live music, and night markets. Currently in the space is handmade children's clothing line Bugged Out, as well as the Chelsea Market-based Doughnuttery.
Best for: Cheesy pouf doughnuts
Where: 6 Charles Place, Bushwick
When: Saturdays, 10am to 8pm; Sundays 10am to 7pm through February 8th
What: This small "Market of Makers" features tons of locally made jewelry, art, food, and clothing you likely won't find elsewhere—like hand-cut greeting cards, indie nail polish, and cake push-pops. The intimate setting also allows shoppers to easily strike up conversations with the makers themselves.
Best for: Making new friends