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, Weekends of May 6th, May 13th, & May 20th
For the first time ever Bryant Park is opening a spring version of their wildly popular Winter Village. This market will focus on one-of-a-kind handmade items, featuring 85 local vendors, and will only be open for three weekends in May. Learn more here.
Where: Bryant Park
When: May 6th-May 8th, May 13th-May 15th, and May 20th-May 22nd, 11a.m. – 7p.m.
2. Grand Bazaar, Every Sunday
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, 10a.m. – 5p.m. (year round)
3. Ludlow Flea, Every Friday-Sunday
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, 11a.m. – 7p.m. (year round)
4. Chelsea Flea, Every Saturday & Sunday
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, 8a.m. – 5p.m. (year round)
5. Bushwick Market, Everyday
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.
When: Monday-Sunday, 12p.m. – 8p.m. (year round)
6. Flea Market at 14th Street, Every Saturday & Sunday
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: 14th St. (between 1st Ave. & Ave. A)
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 8a.m. – 8p.m. (year round)
7. Hester Street Fair, Every Saturday & Sunday (Starts April 23rd)
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 23rd.
Where: 89 South St. (in-between Pier 17 and Pier 16 on the Seaport Square)
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 11a.m. – 6p.m.
8. The Bronx Night Market, Every Saturday (Starts April 30th)
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 30th.
Where: 1 Fordham Plaza
When: Every Saturday, 1p.m. – 8p.m.
9. Greenpoint Market, Every Saturday & Sunday (Starts May 1st)
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 May 1st.
Where: 2 Noble St.
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 10a.m. – 6p.m.
10. Queens Night Market, Every Saturday (Starts May 7th)
Open late, at Queens Night Market you’ll find an array of bites, art, and merchandise from more than 80 countries. When you’re done shopping enjoy the free, small-scale cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.
Where: 4701 111th St.
When: Every Saturday, 5p.m. – 12a.m. (runs May 7th – Aug. 20th & Sept. 17th – Oct. 29th)