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“Ambush” Art Show Opens Saturday

By LB

February 4, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

Bushwick’s Space 776 showcases a wide range of affordable, under-the-radar art this weekend at the Flea.

Smorgasburg Mashups

By LB

January 29, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

This weekend marks the official launch of Smorg Mashups, where two vendors join forces to create a single mindblowing dish.

The Emerald Palate’s Shopping Guide

By LB

January 27, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

Check out Seattle’s Premier Lifestyle Blog’s take on our market, and get a wonderful peek into what we have to offer.

Snow Style!

By LB

January 21, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

Yup, that’s a storm brewing out there. Are you prepared for winter? Time to bundle up and brave the great outdoors—in style, of course.

Dosa Royale Opens on Court Street

By LB

January 15, 2014 | Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

This new South Indian style Carroll Gardens eatery is so good, you’ll be Dosa-eyed for days. Trust us.

*Mini* Record FairThis Weekend

By Flea

January 13, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

Everybody loves our twice-annual record fair. So with a roof over our heads for […]

*Mini* Record Fair
This Weekend

By Flea

| Filed Under Blog

Everybody loves our twice-annual record fair. So with a roof over our heads for […]

Uncovered: Emerging Entrepreneurial Hubs

By LB

January 9, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

In this short film, watch Flea founders Eric and Jonathan talk about how they transitioned our market from an idea into a reality—and all the exciting, surprising parts of starting a small (but always growing!) business.

Fan Fotos: First Weekend of 2014!

By LB

January 6, 2014 | Filed Under Blog

Back to shopping for yourself and doing what you want, when you want. Don’t get us wrong—we love the holidays. But we also kind of love when they’re over!

6 Reasons Why We

By LB

January 3, 2014 | Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

We could go ahead and list 2,013 reasons why we’re thankful for another amazing year of vintage, handmade, and small batch magic, but we figured better to stop at 6. But seriously, Happy New Year everyone. Here’s looking forward to a happy, healthy, refurbished, upcycled, awesome 2014! And thanks for the support!

6 Reasons Why We <3′ed 2013

By LB

| Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

We could go ahead and list 2,013 reasons why we’re thankful for another amazing year of vintage, handmade, and small batch magic, but we figured better to stop at 6. But seriously, Happy New Year everyone. Here’s looking forward to a happy, healthy, refurbished, upcycled, awesome 2014! And thanks for the support!

Smorgasburg 2014
Open Call for Vendors

By Flea

| Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

Think you could be the next Ramen Burger, Mighty Quinn’s, or Asia Dog? We’re looking for fresh faces for the outdoor season.

Smorgasburg 2014 Open Call for Vendors

By Flea

| Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

Think you could be the next Ramen Burger, Mighty Quinn’s, or Asia Dog? We’re looking for fresh faces for the outdoor season.

Smorgasburg Eats Are the Best of 2013

By LB

December 19, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

Yeah, yeah, it’s not 2014 yet, but it’s close enough, which means it’s time to start reflecting on the “Best of” the big 1-3.

Marion’s Vintage and Handmade Gifts Guide

By Marion

December 18, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Marion's Flea Fashion Redux

It is better to give than receive, especially when the holiday hunt turns up a limited edition or hard-to-find item you know your loved ones probably won’t get two of.

Marion’s Flea Fashion Redux

By Marion

December 12, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Marion's Flea Fashion Redux

Still need that one drop-dead piece for the main event of your holiday season? There are so many on-trend little black (or red or lilac or mosaic print) dresses you may need to add a night out so you don’t have to choose.

SmorgasBar Drinks + Smorgasburg Goodies

By LB

December 11, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Everyone knows you can’t have a satisfying shopping adventure unless you also sneak in some R&R between rounds out there in Gift-ville. That’s why we’re serving up mulled wine, local beers and wines, and all kinds of good eats to go along with them so the weary can rest their bags (and feet) in front of a glass of good times, while the hardcore elves continue their turbo-shop.

Marion’s Flea Fashion Redux

By Marion

December 10, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Marion's Flea Fashion Redux Uncategorized

Nothing says holiday revels like a festive Mid Century bar.

A Little Something For Everyone

By LB

December 9, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos

Boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, daughter, son, the babysitter—your brand new little nephew or your office swap. Who doesn’t want a gift made with love from the BK?

SmorgasBar Next 2 Weekends Only

By LB

December 6, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Who says you have to go thirsty in the name of generosity? Toast your gift-giving prowess at our holiday-season bar on the North 4th St. side of the market.

Opening Weekend Snapshots

By LB

December 2, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos

Let the indoor games begin! We opened our doors at 80 N. 5th this weekend to start a season full of good eats and great shopping. Whether you’re browsing, looking for a bite, or both, come in and visit! There’s so much to see.

New Winter Treats

By LB

November 27, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Uncategorized

A Pat LaFrieda “meat pop-up,” the debut of the “Bruffin,” and Maine blueberry pancakes have our opening holiday/winter weekend looking tasty.

A Day in the Life (Time-Lapse Video)

By LB

November 26, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

It was a great outdoor season full of friends, fashion, hot finds, and amazing feasts, but now that it’s over it seems like it all went by in a blur. Luckily our Market Manager, Joe “Moose” Demby captured the crazy buzz of our final Saturday in Fort Greene in a time-lapse homage to the last day of our 2013 outdoor season! Thanks for a great year outside everyone. See you in Williamsburg this winter!

Vendor Joe Heidecker In Architectural Digest

By LB

November 25, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Longtime vendor and superstar craftsman Joseph Heidecker (of Jaybird Antiques) is featured in artist Cindy Sherman’s home—and the pages of Architectural Digest’s December issue!

Feirinha Gastronomica!

By LB

November 22, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Our first Brazilian guest vendor from Sao Paulo’s new, celebrated foodie destination visits Smorg this weekend to wow us with some seriously amazing confectionary skills.

Winter Market Open Every Weekend

By LB

November 19, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Featured

This weekend we pack up and move inside to our new winter home at 80 N. 5th St. in Williamsburg, a mammoth space with 200 Flea and Smorg vendors, all under one roof!

Lumpia Shack’s Typhoon Relief

By LB

November 14, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Bring your non-perishable goods, clothing, blankets, hygiene kits, and monetary donations to Lumpia Shack’s Williamsburg and Pier 5 Smorg locations this weekend.

See What Happens When You Flea

By LB

November 11, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Four longtime vendors—Bombay Sandwich Co., Dosa royale, Interwoven, and You & Yours Vintage—are opening their own shops around town.

New Slope Vendors

By LB

November 8, 2013 | Filed Under Blog What's New?

Beautiful, romantic fashions and one-of-a-kind items for the home for those south Brooklynites who’ve got hot dates this weekend, or feel like nesting a little—or both.

Making Jeans the Old Fashioned Way

By LB

November 7, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

Hartford Denim Company brings their WWII-era quality, handmade denim to Fort Greene and Williamsburg this weekend to demonstrate the way jeans used to be made—to last.

Blue Marble’s Sweet Dreams at The Quad Cinema

By LB

November 5, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

How can a small Brooklyn business help bring a community together on the other side of the world? See for yourself—and join the discussion this Thursday, 11/7 at 7pm.

Warming up with Fall Fashion

By LB

November 4, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos

Ponchos, plaid, and lots of sweaters—as the Flea enters its last month of the season in the great outdoors, it’s not just the leaves that are turning. Fleasters are rocking their fall colors too.

Lena Corwin in Fort Greene, 11/2

By LB

October 31, 2013 | Filed Under Blog What's New?

The textile designer, style-guru, and author of Made by Hand comes to Fort Greene this Saturday to spread the D.I.Y. spirit—and sign some books.

New Vendors Wanted! (Park Slope)

By LB

October 29, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Uncategorized

In search of the best and brightest at our new Slope spot.

Halloween Costume Therapy

By LB

October 24, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos

Halloween is only a week away! Before you head to the factory costume store, stop by Park Slope, Fort Greene, or Williamsburg this weekend. Our vintage vendors may have just what you need to get your costume sorted—and you can always pick up a few other must-haves along the way.

Moonshinin’ at Smorg, 10/26

By LB

October 23, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

Colin Spoelman and David Haskell (founders of Kings County Distillery) present The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey, a canvas of whiskey’s history and culture from 1640 to today, as part of Greenlight’s Brooklyn Chefs Series, 12:30-2:30pm

Cider Week Comes to Smorgasburg 10/26!

By LB

October 22, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

This weekend, cider makers from the Northeast and across the country converge in New York City and the Hudson Valley to celebrate orchard-based libations and the revival of the heirloom apple varieties that are used in the fermenting process. Swing by Smorgasburg this Saturday to drink an apple and save an orchard. We’ll have 4 ciders for sampling on tap!

DIY Mobile, Wood-fired Pizza

By LB

October 21, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Featured Vendor Smorgasburg

Check out Cool Hunting’s “hearthwarming” 4 minute film on the serious labor that goes into Smorg and Flea vendor PizzaMoto’s wood-fired, oven-making process.

East River Fall Festival 10/19

By LB

October 18, 2013 | Filed Under Blog News Smorgasburg

A pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, temporary tattoos, a petting zoo, assorted games, crafts, and a raffle—all free and right next to Saturday’s Smorgasburg from 10-2pm! So bring the family and have some fun.

What’s New At Smorg?

By LB

| Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg What's New?

Masala Tacos, Malaysian Rendang Curry, sauces galore—and some serious sweets.

Vote Flea!

By LB

October 17, 2013 | Filed Under Blog News

We’re nominated for Best NYC Flea Market in Time Out.

Greenlight’s Brooklyn Chefs Series

By LB

October 16, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

Come meet the godmother of the local, whole foods movement—and get a hand signed copy of her newest book.

Fan Fotos

By LB

October 15, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos Smorgasburg

Nothing like riding home in style after a sweet score at The Flea!

What’s New? (Philly)

By LB

October 11, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Philly What's New?

Gourmet meltiness and some drool-worthy handmade furniture. Yes, please.

What’s New in Park Slope?

By LB

| Filed Under Blog What's New?

We’ve got a great line-up of debut and returning vendors ready to celebrate our new digs at PS 321 this weekend!

See What Happens When You Flea?

By LB

October 9, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Featured Vendor News Smorgasburg Uncategorized

Lumpia Shack and Pelzer’s Pretzels open brick and mortar stores, Danny Macaroons publishes a cookbook—there’s so much to celebrate!

Fan Fotos

By LB

October 7, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos Smorgasburg

Record Fair finds, old fashioned haggling, and another great weekend of feasting!

What’s New? (Philly)

By LB

October 3, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Philly

Floral arrangements, a blacksmithing demo, a great new stock of vintage—and a call for gently used instruments to be donated to Philadelphia public schools.

Sunday Smorgasburg Now At Pier 5

By LB

| Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg

Help us break in the new digs and bask in the skyline this weekend!

Fan Fotos

By LB

September 30, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos Philly

In DC, Philly, and Brooklyn, it was a beautiful weekend for shopping vintage and hanging out with friends.

What’s New?

By LB

September 27, 2013 | Filed Under Blog What's New?

A new crop of vintage goods for the home and some beautiful, handmade African Djembe drums—all debuting this weekend.

What’s New? (Philly)

By LB

| Filed Under Blog Philly

A small press from Fishtown, plenty of old fashioned country decor, and some beautiful vintage pieces to decorate you—and your home.

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop Opens in DUMBO

By LB

September 25, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Featured Vendor

Husband-and-wife team Jared White and Farrah Field celebrate the launch of their brick and mortar store and talk inspiration, upcoming events, and must reads.

Park Slope Flea Open Every Sat+Sun

By Flea

September 24, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Uncategorized

Starting Columbus Day, the Flea expands to P.S. 321 on Seventh Ave. every weekend!

Fan Fotos

By LB

September 23, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos Philly Smorgasburg

There’s nothing better than celebrating the change of season out in the fresh air.

What’s New? (Philly)

By LB

September 20, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Philly Uncategorized What's New?

This Sunday, shop to the sweet Brazilian sounds of Ensemble Nova whilst being romanced by European and Asian antiques—or, in other words, take a trip around the world without leaving The Piazza.

Marion’s Flea Fashion Redux

By Marion

September 19, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Marion's Flea Fashion Redux

That cool breeze in the air, plus a new season of Sons of Anarchy (and the Fall 2013 runways!) should give Fleasters a few more reasons to rethink leather. Vroom.

Record Fair October 5

By Flea

September 18, 2013 | Filed Under Blog

The best collectors in town, 25 indie labels, top shops, DJs, and a motherlode more.

Fan Fotos

By LB

September 16, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos

The District Flea had a wonderful kickoff Saturday—and meanwhile, in Brooklyn, we celebrated the beautiful weekend, and welcomed the autumn air.

What’s New?

By LB

September 13, 2013 | Filed Under Blog What's New?

Sandwiches perfect for that autumn breeze in the air, and a new stock of vintage just in time for the change of season.

Fan Fotos

By LB

September 9, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos Smorgasburg

Sweet tea, sunshine, and style. What a weekend!

BK Philly Record Fair End-of-Summer Playlist

By LB

September 6, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Philly

Philly Record Fair vendors pick tracks from their vinyl caches that capture the change-of-season mood.

What’s New?

By LB

| Filed Under Blog Smorgasburg What's New?

Japanese-Creole fusion, Native American antiques, vegetarian dream food—and ham so good you may actually want to marry it.

Instagram Vendor Takeover!

By LB

September 4, 2013 | Filed Under announcement Blog

Each week our Instagram goes behind the scenes with a Flea or Smorg vendor prepping for the weekend market.

What’s New? (Philly)

By LB

August 30, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Philly

$4 drink deals, candles made with love, and some Lehigh Valley youngsters who are serious about their sandwiches.

Philly Record Fair

By LB

| Filed Under Blog Philly

Vinyl+Beer+Beautiful people. Trust us. You aren’t going to want to miss this.

Featured Vendor: Bunna Cafe

By LB

August 29, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Featured Vendor Smorgasburg

This Saturday at Smorg make sure to check out one of this Vegan Ethiopian pop-up’s coffee ceremonies—and try some Misir Wot.

Fan Fotos

By LB

August 26, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Fan Fotos

In case you needed a primer on how to rock the funky prints you find yourself loving on the rack.

What’s New? (Philly)

By LB

August 23, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Philly What's New?

Only two more Sundays until The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair! But in the meantime, some handmade jewelry that is sure to charm—and vintage wares straight from the Jazz Age.

Marion’s Flea Fashion Redux

By Marion

August 21, 2013 | Filed Under Blog Marion's Flea Fashion Redux Uncategorized

A quick survey of last weekend’s Fort Greene offerings turned up plenty of souvenirs to make even the most committed arm chair travelers look like world explorers.