If you missed its debut last weekend, be sure to check out the Bedstuy Flea, a “newly curated boutique inter generational shopping experience” that’s happening at 380 Tompkins Avenue every Saturday and Sunday until August 11th. The market features vendors from across the New York tri-state area — selling sustainable goods, vintage, handmade items, jewelry, wellness products, food, arts and crafts — alongside open mic performances, DJ sets and workshop events.
Here are some more details from the event organizer:
Bedstuy Flea is an initiative founded by Kemba Bloodworth, owner of The Meat Market. The Meat Market is a safe space selling unique vintage and sustainable goods. Kemba states, “by creating Bedstuy Flea our entire community can actively support a burgeoning small business corridor while financially supporting organizations that have inclusive visions for sustainability, LGBTQIA rights and equality for all.”
The eight week series will donate a portion of proceeds made from vendor participation to support the Audre Lorde Project, NAACP, and Peace Boat – all community based organizations who make a significant difference.The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Peace Boat US works to build a culture of peace around the world by connecting people across borders and creating opportunities for learning, activism and cooperation. They achieve this through programs in which people from the US and around the world participate in voyages onboard the Peace Boat. Their Japan-based partner organization and one of the most unique and creative peace-building initiatives in the world.
For more information and current updates visit bedstuyflea.com. On IG and FB, check out @bedstuyflea and @ilovemeatmarket.