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Weekend Market Picks June 28 & 29, 2014: First Prize Pies Cookbook Giveaway


Dessert is served!

Dessert is served!

I made a pie! My friend Allison Kave of First Prize Pies wrote a beautiful cookbook. So I had to try a recipe, take lots of pictures, and then write a story about it. Allison and her publisher generously offered to give away a copy of the cookbook to a faithful reader, or at least someone who popped by long enough to enter the giveaway! It’s all good, as long as you love pie and follow the two quick steps at the end of the story to enter the giveaway.

Meet Allison and eat some pie this weekend at Smorgasburg!

Two other news items:

Social Media Day Google+ Hangout with Mashable: On Monday, June 30th at 10:30AM, I’ll be doing a Google+ Hangout hosted by Mashable for Social Media Day! Please tune in!

To Market! To Market! Panel with Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan: On Wednesday, July 9th at 8PM – 10PM, I am participating on a panel hosted by Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn about the city’s amazing food and farmers markets. It’s going to be a great evening at the Brooklyn Brewery. Get your tickets today!

Have a great weekend and Happy Pride!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mind, Body & Soul Market:  This market event is showcasing products for nutrition, skincare, healthcare, home and beauty. It’s in the beautiful Bronx Museum of the Arts, and it should be a lovely, relaxing event and a nice time to check out this important institution. 1PM – 7PM, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2014

Harlem Arts Festival: The Harlem Arts Festival is a major annual event featuring live performances of dance and music, as well as as a market with local artists and artisans in the Gallery Walk, and plenty of food from neighborhood restaurants. Bring the kids and show them what art is truly all about in all its forms! 3PM – 8PM, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Manhattan

Nolita Market: There’s always a lot of fun, creative things happening in lower Manhattan too, like this great sidewalk artisan market. Make sure you stop and have a good long visit because these are serious designers who are selling jewelry, accessories, and fashion that they designed and made by hand. 11AM – 6PM, Prince Street between Mulberry & Mott, alongside St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, Manhattan

Bleecker Street Pompeii Market: This is another sidewalk market that merits your taking the time to slow down and stroll through. You’ll be surprised at the lovely combination of fine and fun handmade jewelry and vintage wares, including a wonderful Bakelite vendor. Every time I walk through this market, something new catches my eye. And it’s just a block from Amy’s Bread, Murray’s Cheese and Faicco’s, three of my favorite food shops in the world. 11AM – 6PM, on Bleecker Street between Carmine & Leroy Streets alongside Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Manhattan

Real NYC Market:The best designers have to get their start somewhere, right? Well, this is the place. Come see the fashion trends of tomorrow and meet the people who are actually creating them. Everything here is made in the US, and most of it is made right here in New York City. Mulbery Street is a pedestrian walkway for the summer too, so make an afternoon of visiting Little Italy! Saturday 11AM – 9PM & Sunday 11AM – 8PM, 109 Mulberry Street between Hester and Canal, Manhattan

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Harvest Home Sunday Market: OPENING DAY! Harvest Home is an organization that organizes farmers markets in parts of the city that are “food deserts,” where residents do not have enough access to fresh fruit, vegetables and natural foods. This Sunday market is an important one because it brings a community together around farm-fresh produce. It takes place right near the Bronx Museum of the arts as well. So if you can’t make it up there on Saturday for the Mind, Body & Soul Market, stop by on Sunday for the farmers market! 8AM – 5PM, Grand Concourse & 165th Street, Bronx

Morbid Anatomy Flea: There’s a new Morbid Anatomy Museum! And they’re holding their first summer flea market. To be honest, I missed their holiday market, so I’m not quite sure what to expect here, but I’m definitely going to check it out. Insect shadowboxes, taxidermy curiosities, hair art – need I say more? 12PM – 7PM, The Morbid Anatomy Museum (New Space), 424A 3rd Avenue, corner of 7th Street and 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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