My first two years in New York City were spent living in the Upper West Side. The neighborhood has a distinct feel with its brownstones, easy access to the park, coveted museums, sweet bookstores, quaint fashion shops, adorable groceries (Zabar’s!) and various weekend farmers markets. Right around the corner from my first apartment was one of my favorite neighborhood activities that I stumbled upon, Grand Bazaar NYC.
Held at a local school, Grand Bazaar NYC is Manhattan’s largest weekly, curated market with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at 100 W. 77th Street.
Every Sunday you’ll discover the finest and most distinctive antiques, art, and bites from well over 100 independent retailers. Profits from the market’s booth rentals benefit over 4,000 local public-school children. In addition to their weekly Sunday market, Grand Bazaar NYC organizes special events such as the Ice Cream Blizzard, Artisan Jewelry Bazaar and more.
This is where I (almost) bought my first vintage Louis Vuitton with my Mom, tried unique food from local purveyors, purchased hand-made furniture for my too-small apartment and found the cutest elephant necklace. It’s a stop in Manhattan that both locals and visitors will enjoy right near the subway and a short walk to the park.
Here are a few special Fall and Winter Events worth checking out!
Don’t be afraid to visit NYC’s biggest and scariest weekly market as is transforms for Halloween into a “Scary Bazaar”. Fear not the prices but be ready to be greeted by creepy crawly and ghostly decorations as you explore 140+ spooky vendors – many in costume – indoors and outdoors. Fantastic selections of spooky sweet treats from artisanal food vendors will be available in celebration of one of the most fun days at the Bazaar.
Snatch-up one-of-a-kind handmade lamps, Bluetooth enabled vintage radios, jewelry made from watch parts, trendy fashion made from floor scraps, interactive wall art, tables made from reclaimed wood, and more. Vintage collectors will find full racks and tables filled with rare and limited-edition fashion, handbags, jewelry, toys, vinyl, cameras, working toasters, art, furniture, ceramics, and more.
‘Tis the season to try to find friends and loved ones the perfect present. Look no further! With nearly 200 small independent business and artisans selling goods that can’t be found elsewhere, this is the perfect spot.
– Lauren Wire
Grand Bazaar NYC
100 W 77th Street
at Columbus Ave
Every Sunday, year round: 10am – 5:30pm
Photos via Grand Bazaar NYC