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Flea Marqueta starts today June 23 in East Harlem

Today’s the day, June 23, when East Harlem will start their outdoor farmer and flea market called Flea Marqueta. Head on over to the plaza, also known as, “La Placita” on East 116th and Park Avenue, across from Urban Garden Center and check out the flea market. Flea Marqueta will take place every Sunday, June through October, from noon to 6 pm.
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Spanish Harlem featured in NY Times, El Barrio starts above E. 96th St., divide becoming less visible

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For those who have wondered where East Harlem/Spanish Harlem/El Barrio begins, today The New York Times confirms for us once again that it begins right above East 96th Street. And according to The Times, the  old divide between the Upper Eastside and Spanish Harlem is becoming “less visible.” To read the latest Times article on East Harlem, go here.

375147_10151637960956830_782649222_nWonderful things are always happening with our Harlem neighbor to the East. Today, La Casa Azul Bookstore turns one. They are celebrating their one year anniversary from noon to 6 pm. La Casa Azul Bookstore is located at 143 E. 103rd Street.

Last year, East Harlem held their first Harvest Festival, ie East Harlem Harvest Festival, which was a big success. Read coverage here. And we hear they are planning another event for this year!

And Urban Garden Center, which has been a leader in getting events organized in their community, recently announced that Spanish Harlem will now be having their very own flea market called Flea Marqueta starting this June.

So whenever you get a chance, head East in Harlem and check out their events. I promise you will experience a wider view on why the greater Harlem area is an awesome place to live.

East Harlem to start their own flea market, to be called Flea Marqueta

According to East Harlem’s Urban Garden Center, a flea market is popping up right across the street from them at East 116th Street and Park Avenue. Their multiple Facebook posts state “we are starting a flea market called Flea Marqueta…!” Flea Marqueta will start June 23 and run to October.

They are currently looking for vendors, artists, performers, food operators and more. For more information about Flea Marqueta, contact Sara@UrbanGardenNYC.com or call 917-769-4884.
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Harlem’s PS/IS180 Hugo Newman College Prep to start flea market April 7

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A parent of Harlem’s PS/IS180 Hugo Newman College Prep School emailed HarlemGal Inc to let us know this Harlem school is starting their very own flea market to raise money for various programs that could potentially get cut. They plan on having a variety of vendors at this flea market, such as arts/crafts, clothing, vintage, jewelry, etc., and they are looking for vendors who are interested selling their products at this flea market!

The flea market will start April 7th and run until June 23rd every Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm RAIN OR SHINE at the school, which is located at 370 West 120th, between Morningside and Manhattan Avenue.

The Harlem Treasure Chest to host several pop-up farmers markets, first one Oct. 11

HarlemGal Inc received notice this morning from the organizers of The Harlem Treasure Chest, the local flea market that set up shop in the Spring on 117th Street and Frederick Douglass, announcing they will host its first (of hopefully many to come) pop-up farmers market on Thursday, October 11 from 4 pm to 9 pm. In their announcement, there was no mention of which vendors will participate. They only mentioned free food, wine tasting, live music and organic produce would be on hand for the evening event.

The Harlem Treasure Chest is located at 2171 Frederick Douglass Blvd and they’re generally open all day Saturday and Sunday.

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One day flea market and street fair scheduled August 25 in Central Harlem


Another Harlem flea market is being developed (the other is on FDB & 117th Street). However, it’s for one day at Mt. Morris Park/Marcus Garvey Park and its being organized by a local Harlem church. Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church tells HarlemGal Inc that it is hosting its first flea market and street fair on Saturday, August 25, from 12 pm to 7 pm, and all the five boroughs are invited to participate whether by attending or setting up a booth.

The one day market plans to offer everything from food to face painting, a live DJ, and some raffle prizes. The flea market will be at 122nd Street between Mt. Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue.

Vendor spaces are still available for non food vendors.  If interested, contact Elder William McKenzie at 212.658.1541 for vendor fees and policy. General inquiries are being directed to the same phone number. 

Proceeds for this event will benefit The Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church .

Harlem Classified: Vendors wanted for new flea market on Frederick Douglass Blvd


If you’re interested in participating in Harlem’s new flea market called The Harlem Treasure Chest, see the classified above, which is also posted on Craigslist.

The Harlem Treasure Chest officially opened on March 4 on Harlem’s restaurant row, also known as Frederick Douglass Blvd. I visited last week and saw enormous potential in the space in terms of finding vintage items. I bought two items last week, which was a Mexican ceramic plate and a crystal candle holder. See photos below of my purchase.

And don’t forget The Harlem Treasure Chest is now open Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m.

The Harlem Treasure Chest, a new flea market in Harlem, to open March 4

I received the flyer below in my inbox saying that a new flea market will open in Harlem this coming Sunday, March 4 at 6 AM on the corner of 117th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Back in October 2011, I mentioned a new flea market in Harlem was coming.

The new flea market will be called Harlem Treasure Chest and plans to offer school supplies, clothing, mens’ suits, cell phone accessories, janitorial supplies, infant, furniture and more. Based on their flier, it appears they have plenty of vendors signed up to sell goods. I wonder whose on board? Does anyone know of a vendor who will be participating? If so, tell us!

I plan to check out this new Harlem flea market. Hope to see you there.

A flea market to open March 2012 on 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem

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On Saturday (October 22), I walked by the empty lot on 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem and noticed there were workers leveling out the ground. I quickly stopped and asked the person, who appeared to be supervising the work being done, what’s happening with this lot? The gentleman responded with “the space is being prepped for a flea market.” He said a flea market, which will sell anything and everything, will open in March 2012. This person also stated they were handing out fliers earlier in the day to people walking by. Hmmm…I did not receive a flier cause apparently they were out when I walked by. Drats. Let’s see what happens. Stay tuned.