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Outdoor Markets Are Slowly But Surely Returning to NYC

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While the weather has been a bit finicky as of late (Exhibit A: 70 degrees one day, and snow the following night), there's no denying that spring has sprung, and it's way more enjoyable to be outside than it was a couple of months ago.

And with the gradually warming weather comes outdoor markets, with purveyors selling antiques, jewelry, food, and so much more. We've rounded up their opening dates to make sure you don't miss any treasure hunting.

First up is the Brooklyn Flea markets that opened on April 5, which includes locations in Park Slope at P.S. 321 and Fort Greene on Lafayette Avenue. As you may remember, the Williamsburg location was forced to move after a kerfuffle with locals—according to their website, it'll now be open at 50 Kent Avenue starting on May 4. That day also sees the return of the LIC Food & Flea.

Smorgasburg has remained at the East River Park, and has been running for the past two Saturdays. They've added a second location at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is currently operating on Sundays.

Last but not least is the Hester Street Fair, which opens next Saturday, April 26, and runs every weekend from 11am to 6pm through October. Expect to find goods from locals like Delicate Raymond and Le Petit Mort as well as a multitude of munchies.

A notable newbie to the market scene is Sugar Hill Market, which is coming to the Harlem Garage on May 4 after a test run this spring. Though they originally said that they'd be an outdoor market for the summer, they're still indoors for now.

Oh, and a friendly reminder: The outdoor Annex Markets in Hell's Kitchen and on West 25th Street, as well as the GreenFlea on the Upper West Side, are open year-round because they're just boss like that.
· Spring's Returned, As Will Brooklyn Flea's Outdoor Markets [Racked NY]
· The Brooklyn Flea Is Expanding to Park Slope, Via P.S. 321 [Racked NY]
· Long Island City Is Getting Its Very Own Flea Market [Racked NY]