NYC's Grand Bazaar: Food, Fashion, Antiques, and CollectiblesMay 30, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
Find yourself in the city on a Sunday with a free morning or afternoon? Head up to the Upper West Side to explore the Grand Bazaar NYC. This year-round flea market spans across both the indoors and outdoors, showcasing an array of vintage artwork, fashion, collectibles, furniture, and everything in-between. And the best part of it all? With every purchase you’re not only adding to your own personal inventory, but also helping to serve the local community. That’s right, you can shop and feel good about it doing it till you drop. From what to expect and its history to its mission and upcoming events, find out everything you need to know about one of Manhattan’s most beloved flea markets below.
What to Expect
You never know what kind of treasures you’ll unearth at the Grand Bazaar NYC, but there is one thing you can be certain of: you most certainly will find treasures. From scones from The Hungry Gnome to jam-filled donuts from Black Label Donuts, you’ll even have a fair share of foods and beverages to taste and try while you’re shopping around this haven for all things vintage. Here are just a few of the many collectibles to expect when visiting Grand Bazaar NYC:
- Vintage Tiffany & Co Silver
- Handmade Jewelry
- Antique Furniture
- One-of-a-Kind Cufflinks
- Vintage Mirrors
- Ethnic Rugs, Tablecloths & Placemats
- Vintage Watches & Hats
- Antique Silverware
- Vintage Record Players, Radios & Boom Boxes
- Handmade Soap Bars
- One-of-a-kind Purses
- Iconic Prints & Photographs
- Vintage Clothing & Accessories
The Grand Bazaar NYC began in 1982 when a group of parents had an idea to help fundraise for the local schools with a weekend “yard sale.” As the market grew, it came to be known as GreenFlea Market in 1985, only changing its name to the Grand Bazaar NYC in 2016 in hopes of rebranding the event and acquiring an even bigger fan base. While the flea market has been around for over 30 years, its mission has always remained the same: raising funds for the neighboring public schools in the area, ultimately benefitting over 4,000 children in doing so.
Be sure to check out any of the Grand Bazaar NYC’s upcoming events during the 2017 calendar year! Whether your focus is foods or fashion, there’s a special event here for every kind of deal hunter.
June 4: International Food Bazaar
A special one-day-only NYC International Food Bazaar will take place on Sunday, June 4th from 10am–5:30pm. Grand Bazaar NYC is the city’s largest curated weekly shopping market, with over 100 curated vendors featured each week. This Sunday, locals and tourists alike can come out to experience a day of over 25 artisanal food vendors celebrating a rainbow of cuisines in New York City, one of the most internationally inhabited cities in the world.
Participating vendors in this year's NYC International Food Bazaar include Japanese cuisine from Maekawa's Kitchen, jams, honey, sauces, sweets and artisanal gifts from NYC’s Julie’s Beet, The Kimchi & Dumpling Lady, Greek cuisine from Anthi's Greek Specialties, barrel-aged smoked maple syrup from Runamok Maple, fresh handmade guacamole from Mr. Guacamole, authentic and traditional El Salvador dishes from Vendor Award-winner Solber Pupusas, Freakin' Vegan's meals which include options like epanadas, mac & cheese, sweet corn tamale cakes, handcrafted Italian style gelato from Dolce Brooklyn, Belizean pepper sauces from Ellude's Belizean Style, and last but not least, melt in your mouth chocolate mousse from Fresh Chocolate Mousse.
July 16: NYC Artisanal Ice Cream Blizzard
August 20: NYC Lemonade Challenge
September 10: Annual Anniversary
September 24: NYC Artisanal Jewelry Bazaar
October 15: NYC Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar
October 29: Scary Bazaar
November 12; NYC Coat Drive Day
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24: Grand Holiday Bazaar
100 W. 77th St., 212-239-3025, grandbazaarnyc.org