We rounded up 10 of the best, craftiest and quirkiest holiday markets and fairs in Manhattan Brooklyn and Queens, from Artists & Fleas in Chelsea Market to the Morbid Anatomy Holiday Fair.
Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market is a rotating pop-up shop held throughout the year at Chelsea Market that brings together a curated collection of independent designers, emerging artists and vintage collectors from the Artists & Fleas family over time to the heart of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District. Inside Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave (between 15th & 16th Streets). Open daily.
BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair. Join BUST in NYC’s hip Chelsea ‘hood for a two-day shopping, eating, crafting, and merrymaking extravaganza featuring over 200 amazing handmade, vintage, and fancy-food vendors. December 15 & 16, 10am-7pm. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (at 6th Ave).
In Toronto’s pedestrian-only Distillery District the continent’s best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture has been brilliantly restored. The district offers visitors a glimpse into the 19th century amongst modern-day boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Like Chelsea Market in New York City, Toronto’s Distillery District is a great example of adaptive reuse.
The plaque reads, “to commemorate the battle of Harlem heights, won by Washington’s troops on this site, September 16th, 1776″
Have you ever seen this plaque on the math building at Columbia University? Located on Broadway around 118th Street, the plaque commemorates the battle of Harlem Heights during the Revolutionary War, which served as a serious morale boost and allowed the patriots to keep northern Manhattan.
General George Washington arrived at Harlem Heights in September of 1776 to find that the British had invaded Manhattan around Kip’s Bay (currently the area around E 34th Street), and that they now controlled southern Manhattan. The patriots still had a hold at the north, but the British were approaching soon.
When we received this news from the New Museum yesterday, we all collectively went WHAT?! From January 22nd to April 6th, the fifth floor of the museum will be turned into the inside of a spaceship. You heard that right….SPACESHIP. The press release for the exhibit, entitled “Museum as Hub,” states:
The 13th Street Repertory Company located at 50 West 13th Street
In our ever changing city, there are increasingly few places that we can say have stayed the same. At The 13th Street Repertory Company, artistic director Edith O’Hara has been doing just that since she moved to New York from Idaho in 1972. Constructed in the late 1700′s, the townhouse that houses the Company has a history as an underground railroad site, with a trap door in the basement floor.