Starting this Sunday, May 4, the Sunday flea market opens at a new Williamsburg location at 50 Kent Avenue (between North 11th and 12th Streets), a huge city-owned lot that will also host this year’s Williamsburg Waterfront concerts (programmed by Northside Media Group), Bike NY riding lessons, a Gotham Girls roller derby, and a Nitehawk Cinemas free outdoor film series. The Sunday Flea will be open every week from 10am to 5pm, featuring 150 vendors of antiques, vintage, and handmade goods, and 30-40 food vendors. (There is no Sunday Smorgasburg at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday, May 4, due to the Five Boro Bike Tour.)
The Flea’s twice-annual Record Fair will be its best yet: 50+ vintage dealers, record labels, and top shops, a music-inspired beer garden serving Dogfish Head Craft Ales, and world-renowned DJs including Optimo, Sandra Electronics, Autre Ne Veut, and more. Record totes will be given away while they last, slipmats will be for sale, and vendors will be selling limited-edition releases, rare collectors’ items, and all manner of musical ephemera. New vendors this season include Rough Trade, RVNG, The Bunker NY, and legendary art gallery White Columns. The fair is open Saturday, May 10, 11am-6pm, on the concrete slab adjacent to Smorgasburg inside East River State Park at 90 Kent Ave. and North 7th St. in Williamsburg.
The free kids programming by top New York City youth organizations at the Park Slope Flea at PS 321 continues this month: 826NYC bookwriting workshops (May 3+4), Reel Works filmmaking sessions (May 10+11), Construction Kids (May 17), The Mandaliahs hula-hooping performances and lessons (May 18), ProjectArt (May 31).