Flea markets are arguably some of the best places to find interesting treasures. Whether you’re looking for something vintage, unique, or downright weird, you’re bound to find something at a flea market, and NYC’s markets are one of the best ways to get a closer look at the city’s culture. A sunny, weekend afternoon is best spent outdoors exploring, so be sure to check out one of these outdoor flea markets in NYC.
1. Makers Market at Bryant Park, Midtown
Returning again to Bryant Park this year is the spring version of their wildly popular Winter Village. This market will focus on one-of-a-kind handmade items, featuring 116 local vendors, and will only be open for three weekends in May. Learn more here.
Where: Bryant Park
When: May 12 – May 14, May 19 – May 21, and May 26 – May 29, from 11 am – 7 pm
2. Grand Bazaar, Upper West Side
Out of all the outdoor flea markets in NYC, Grand Bazaar is the oldest, largest, and most diverse. Here you’ll find various vendors selling things from antiques and unique clothing to furniture, paintings, and more. They’ll sometimes do themed events, such as vintage and antique pop-ups or up-cycle pop-ups. There’s also a food court so you can grab a bite to eat after a day of shopping.
Where: 100 W 77th St
When: Every Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm (year round)
3. Brooklyn Flea, DUMBO
Brooklyn Flea just opened for the 2023 season last week, and we’re so happy to have it it back! Located in DUMBO on Saturdays and Sundays from April through December, the market features hundreds of top vendors in the city with goods that range from furniture and vintage clothing, to collectibles and antiques, jewelry, and arts and crafts by local artisans. There’s over 100 vendors across food and shopping for you to wander amongst, and there’s even a sister market that’s open all year round in Chelsea (Chelsea Flea).
Where: 80 Pearl St, Brooklyn
4. Ludlow Flea, Lower East Side
At Ludlow Flea in LES, which started in the summer of last year in an effort to encourage the community to shop small, you can find uniquely curated pieces from a variety of independent local vendors that specialize in second-hand and vintage goods, mostly clothing.
Where: 159 Ludlow St
Where: Every Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm (year round)
5. Artists and Fleas, Chelsea & Williamsburg
With two lovely locations in both Chelsea and Williamsburg, each market offers a creative community for buyers and sellers to discover and be discovered. You’ll meet tastemakers, experience creators, designers, collectors and curators all eager to assist you in bringing more beauty to your life. Their Williamsburg outpost hosts 45+ sellers, ranging from clothing to print photos to vintage records, and the Chelsea location boasts 30+ brands with hip items ready to sell. Be sure to check out either one if you’re looking to spot new trends, meet creatives, and do some shopping!
Williamsburg – 70 North 7th St, Brooklyn on Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am – 6 pm
Chelsea – 88 10th Ave, Daily from 11 am – 7 pm
6. Chelsea Flea Market, Chelsea
Open year round, Chelsea Flea focuses on high-quality antiques, unique vintage goods, architectural salvage, and collectibles. If you shop up an appetite be sure to check out their handful of food vendors.
Where: 29 W 25th St
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 5 pm (year round)
7. Bushwick Market, Bushwick
Head to Bushwick Market for a ton of cool and unique items. Find a selection of plants, records, furniture, house decor, dishes, knick knacks, vintage cameras, vinyls, and more.
Where: 54 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn
When: Monday – Sunday, 12 pm – 8 pm (year round)
8. Flea Market at 14th Street, East Village
This unnamed flea market happens by the Church of Immaculate Conception every weekend and hosts an array of stands filled with vintage clothes, decor, art, records, and more for great prices.
Where: 414 14th St (between 1st Ave. & Ave. A)
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 8 pm (year round)
9. Hester Street Fair, Seaport
Similar to Grand Bazaar, Hester Street Fair sometimes does creative themed pop-ups, such as pride day, girl power day, CBD day, and vintage days. Compared to other markets, this one is generally more vibrantly eclectic. This market opens for the season on April 22nd.
Where: 89 South St. (in-between Pier 17 and Pier 16 on the Seaport Square)
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm
10. The Bronx Night Market, The Bronx
This market, run by a small, diverse, majority female-operated team, is coming back for its biggest year yet. Shop locally with a rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants, experience Uptown-based live performances and art installations on the large stage, and enjoy a large array of food and beverage vendors. This market opens for the season on April 29th.
Where: 1 Fordham Plaza
When: Every Saturday, 1 pm – 8 pm
11. Greenpoint Terminal Market, Greenpoint
Open rain or shine (though if the rain is bad some vendors may choose not to be there), Greenpoint Terminal Market is home to an array of vendors selling everything you could imagine. Listen to some great live music, do some yoga, and see what catches your eye. This market opens for the season on April 30th.
Where: 2 Noble St, Brooklyn
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
12. Queens Night Market, Flushing
Open late, at Queens Night Market you’ll find an array of bites, art, and merchandise from more than 80 countries. We’re talking food from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and everything in between! When you’re done shopping enjoy the free, small-scale cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. “Sneak previews” of the market are happening on April 15 and April 22 for a $5 advanced ticket, before opening for all to the public for free on April 29. Learn more about it here!
Where: 4701 111th St, Queens
When: Every Saturday, 5 pm – 12 am (runs May 7th – Aug. 20th & Sept. 17th – Oct. 29th)
13. FAD Market, Multiple Locations
The ever-changing pop-up flea markets in NYC that FAD Market recently announced are getting ready to launch within the next few weeks. With locations ranging from Governor’s Island to Empire Stores to The Invisible Dog, FAD Market’s events will keep your flea market outings fresh and exciting! Dates run throughout the year, with times averaging from 11 AM to 6 PM at most locations.
This year’s lineup includes an Earth Day Pop Up (April 22/23), a Mother’s Day Pop-Up (May 13/14), a Summer Pop-Up (Select days in June/July/August), and more. Be sure to stop by and shop their vendors selling handcrafted art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, and mouth-watering food and drinks! Check out all the dates and locations below.