Last week, we introduced our new column, Market Watch. This week, we continue it!
Here’s a look at what’s on our watch this week:
Head to Prospect Lefferts Gardens for a community arts and crafts market that’s not as cheesy as that sounds. On Oct. 2, Lincoln Road will be taken over with handmade jewelry, including Lingua Nigra’s alluring gold bangles, knitwear, clothing, pottery, and even instruments. More than just artisanal arts are on display: there will also be affordable pieces from area photographers, lithographers and painters; live music; and ethnic food from Enduro and Meytex Lounge that will make the trip to the 11225 worth sticking around for a while.
Every first Friday of the month, the Loom, a Bushwick mini-mall featuring 15 independent retailers, offers discounts, deals, art and special performances for an evening of truly diverse experiences. For October, for instance, you can stock up on knitting supplies and treats at Brooklyn Yarn Cafe; comb through handmade designs at the Better Than Jam co-op; buy a moped at The Orphanage; take yoga at The Loom Studios; or get your nails done by Miss Fleury Rose at Tomahawk Salon. And that’s only a fraction of the retailers that call the Loom home.
After a brief summer hiatus, the Artisan Market has reclaimed its sidewalk adjacent to the Fort Greene GreenMarket, highlighting the neighborhood’s art and design. This fall season, running now through the end of the month, has an extra special treat: Kevin Barry, designer for Prada and Betsy Johnson, is selling his unique creations, from coats to dresses to bags and hats fit for a runway, but without the runway prices.
ArtMart 11225: A Community Arts and Crafts Market (Lincoln Road between Ocean and Flatbush avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens), Oct. 2, 10 am-5 pm. For info, visit www.plgarts.org.
First Friday at the Loom [1095 Flushing Ave. at Porter Avenue in Bushwick, (631) 377-2500], Oct. 1, 7-10 pm. For info, visit www.shopsattheloom.com.
Artisan-Market [Washington Park and DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 855-8175], Saturdays, 9 am-6 pm through Oct. 30. For info, visit www.artisan-market.org.