Many people act like they’re too good for it or pretend like they don’t like them but we’re all guilty of finding a deal, a gem or something unusual. This is why we go to flea markets. Contrary to the name, it has nothing to do with old things covered in fleas. The term “Flea Market” is translated from the French marche aux puces, which literally means “outdoor bazaar” as sales of goods out of doors was very commonplace in France during the nineteenth century. The definition is not literal in today’s times, but the concept is the same. We are able to visit and enjoy indoor markets and still find the deals they had during the nineteenth century in France. Especially in December in New York City!
The flea market that we cannot wait to attend happens this weekend. The Oddities Flea Market takes place in our city on December 4th from 11AM to 7PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street. The Oddities Flea Market, curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn, was founded in Brooklyn and hosts events throughout the US. The team behind the event brings you top-of-the-line purveyors of the odd offering an endless sea of strange and unusual objects. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and more! Each market offers new and unique items, lovingly curated for fans of the macabre.
After the sudden death of the scene, Ryan Matthew Cohn and Regina Marie Cohn realized that the odd culture of Brooklyn had been lost. Going into 2017, they had decided to resurrect it at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Bazaar. Artfully curating a selection of the nation’s best artists and collectors, The Oddities Flea Market sprang to life. As time goes on, the event grows significantly while inviting new talent along the way.
As you, we are always on the hunt for the hidden and unusual. This is the place. For more information and tickets, visit theodditiesfleamarket.com.