Shop Outdoors at NYC Flea Markets

Sure New York City makes shopping easy no matter what time of year. But once the warm weather rolls back around, there’s nothing like shopping and catching some rays at the same time. Take a stroll through the city’s best seasonal flea markets and head home with a few things you never knew you wanted.

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LIC Flea & Food, Queens

LIC Flea

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Rain or shine, the waterfront LIC Flea & Food doesn’t disappoint with its vintage, handmade designs. But there’s a lot more going on here with artisan food vendors, the All-Queens Beer Garden offering local craft beer, a DJ and nice views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. This festive flea market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm starting April 8. Go

Queens International Night Market, Queens

Foodies will need to bring their appetites when the Queens International Night Market returns for the third time this year. This family-friendly market has up to 100 vendors selling art, merchandise and the main attraction: food. Past attendees have raved about the unusual food options, including the bacon cheese kimchi pancakes from Seoul Pancake and the Caribbean style steak sandwiches from Eve and Johnny’s. This fun market runs Saturdays from April 22 to August 19 and September 30 to October 28 (6pm-12pm). Go

Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Flea

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Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby started Brooklyn Flea in 2008 and it’s since gained quite the reputation—Travel + Leisure named it one of the best in the country. The shopping options feel endless with more than 100 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, antiques, furniture and art. Starting from the first weekend in April through October, it operates in Williamsburg on Saturday and Dumbo on Sunday. Go

Hester Street Fair, Manhattan

After starting in 2010, the affordable flea market on the Lower East Side is known for its “good vibes” and attracting a diverse group of people. Browse through over 60 local and artisanal vendors and chow down on some hard-to-resist food and dessert options. Past years, places like Luke’s Lobster and Mighty Quinn’s BBQ were huge hits. The Hester Street Fair runs from April 15 to October 28. Go

Bushwick Flea, Brooklyn

Bushwick Flea

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For those who prefer a smaller flea market experience, the Bushwick Flea is an ideal option. There are fewer vendors than the others, but the ability to find unique items is just as probable. From jewelry to furniture to clothing, it’s likely you’ll walk away with a few trendy items. Operating in the heart of Bushwick, the flea market opened in mid-March. Go

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