Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City's top attractions, operating flea markets every weekend of the year that feature hundreds of top vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. The New York Times called the Flea "One of the great urban experiences in New York"; Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor's have ranked the Flea one of the best markets or antiques shows in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York's Essential Pick-Up Spots.
From April through Thanksgiving, the markets take place outdoors: on Saturdays in Fort Greene and on Sundays in Williamsburg. We also operate two giant all-food markets in Williamsburg and Dumbo, Smorgasburg, which features 75-100 local and regional vendors. From Thanksgiving through March, the market moves indoors to Skylight One Hanson, an event space in the landmark former Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Additionally, every summer you can find some of our food vendors at the Central Park SummerStage outdoor concert series, where the Flea operates the food and beverage concession. Click here for a map and directions.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please register through our website. There is a complete list of regular vendors here. We post the coming weekend's vendor lineup and layout every Friday at noon.
See you at the Flea!
Since April 2008, Jonathan Butler, founder of Brownstoner.com, Brooklyn’s biggest blog, and Eric Demby, former communications director for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, have operated the Brooklyn Flea, a weekly outdoor market in Fort Greene and other “pop-up” locations that features 150 local and regional vendors of antiques, vintage clothing, handmade items, jewelry, food, bicycles, records, and more. Now in its fifth year, the Flea has grown into a New York City institution, garnering local, national, and international press for its diversity of vendors, for the quality of food and merchandise, for the inclusive community aspects of the market's atmosphere, and for the economic stimulus the market provides to both vendors/entrepreneurs and local businesses.
The Flea has since moved around to winter pop-ups in DUMBO, a holiday market in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, a gorgeous spot under the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, and Skylight One Hanson at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank. In 2010, the Flea began operating the food and beverage concession at Central Park SummerStage, featuring several longtime food vendors and ice cream; the concession will continue through 2013. The Flea also operates Smorgasburg in two locations. The Williamsburg location opened in 2010 and has since become a neighborhood summer mainstay. The DUMBO location opened in 2012 at the historic Tobacco Warehouse.
In 2009 the Flea was proud to receive a Certificate of Merit from the Municipal Art Society for making an "exceptional contribution to the life of New York City," and for "providing an alternative to big-box retail that embodies a private sector spirit while yielding generous public benefits." In 2010 Citizens Union honored the Flea with its Community Leadership Award for "creativity in building forums for exchange—both physical and virtual—that are strengthening New Yorkers' spirit of community."