capsuleCapsule Pop-Up Shop

Fri. 12/13 | 4 to 9 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 12/14 and 12/15 | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. @ 82 Mercer

Remember Capsule, with all the amazing designers? Well, it’s having a pop-up sale this weekend. Have a free beer and get your fix on great designs. It’s the perfect way to shop for gifts while supporting local designers and businesses in a fun and friendly setting.

82 Mercer Street | SoHo, Manhattan

photo 3Hester Holiday Market

Thru 12/21 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Eventi Hotel

One of the city’s best markets is picking itself up and moving to a cozy indoor space, where you can find the best in local crafts, jewelry, festive gifts and food. Super nerd alert: The market is now accepting Bitcoins. However that works.

835 6th Ave @ 29th St | Manhattan

juniper ridge pop-up shop

Juniper Ridge Pop-Up Shop

Thru 12/21 | Mon. – Friday | 12 to 8 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The “wilderness fragrance distillery” Juniper Ridge is bringing the nature and hiking trails of the West Coast to New Yorkers (we desperately need it), with a special pop-up shop. Along with live fragrance distillations on the street using plants Juniper Ridge has foraged and flown in directly from the California mountains, the pop up shop will feature a transporter booth where people can experience Juniper Ridge hikes through film footage, real foliage, and fragrances. Your manly fella will love it.

101 North 8th Street (between Wythe and Berry) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn night bazaarBrooklyn Night Bazaar

Fri. and Sat. | 6 p.m. to midnight @ Greenpoint

The warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market is back again this year. Bounce to live artsists while you shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods. Shopping is hard work, so take breaks often to taste your way through bites from Ample Hills CreameryOaxaca Taqueria and more.

165 Banker St. | More info at


vsuVegan Shop-Up

Sat. 12/14 | 12 to 6 p.m. @ Pine Box Rock Shop

You didn’t know what on earth to get the vegan(s) in your life. Until now. You’ll find raw chocolate, macarons, GF pies, hot dogs, caramels, faux gras, kombucha, tea, donuts, cashew cheese, fudge, bags, incense, organic clothing, soaps, skin care, totes, jewelry and much more.

Free. 12 Grattan St. | Bushwick, Brooklyn

Duo 5 Year Anniversary and Holiday Money

Sat. 12/14 | 12 to 9 p.m. 

Get 30% off fall and winter collections from local, indie designers plus 15% off jewelry, and peruse vintage finds at this charming East Village boutique, while you enjoy spiked cider and holiday treats.

337 East 9th Street | East Village, Manhattan

etsyEtsy Holiday Handmade Calvacade

Sat. and Sun. 12/14 and 12/15 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Villain

Let’s face it, there’s a benefit to seeing Etsy crafts in person before you buy. Get a hands in experience at this weekend’s fair, featuring dozens of NYC’s best makers, all eager to make it into your stocking.

50 N. 3rd Street | Williamsburg, Brooklyn


BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair

Sat. and Sun. 12/14 and 12/15 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion

Over 250 vendors will be selling handmade and vintage items. Snag some badass rings from Brooklyn Heavy Metal, explore your softer side with yarn products from Queen Bee Fibers or grab a dope write-on t-shirt from Chalkboard Tee. They’ll also have eats on hand including Two Boots Pizza and some vegan sweets; admission includes a copy of BUST magazine.

Admission $3. 125 West 18th Street | Manhattan

amsterdamNew Amsterdam Market

Sun. 12/15 @ South Street Seaport

This treasured, haute farmer’s market is probably not going to be back next year, due to–you guessed it–developers. So stop by why you can to sample some of New York’s best foodie noms and maybe get some protesting in while you’re at it.

South Street and Peck Slip | Manhattan 

bklyn web4Manhattan Slur

Mon. 12/16 | 7  to 9 p.m. @ The Brooklyneer

The Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour is fun, social, and informal and your opportunity to get more involved in Slow Food, or just meet like-minded people. The Brooklyneer brings beloved Brooklyn vendors like Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Cured, and Buttermilk Channel to Manhattan. Even their bar top comes from Brooklyn: it’s 30-feet long, and was once a part of the Coney Island Boardwalk! At this very special Slur, they will be toasting Professor Jerry Thomas, considered by many to be the father of American mixology.

Free. 220 W Houston St (between 6th and 7th Ave) | Manhattan

thirdWhole Foods Market Brooklyn Store Opening

Tues. 12/17 | 8:15 a.m. @ Third & 3rd

After a decade in the making, Whole Foods Market will celebrate the grand opening of its first Brooklyn store. The store opening celebrations will kick-off with a traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:15 a.m. followed by the store opening at 9 a.m. The first 250 shoppers will receive a special-edition Third and 3rd canvas tote bag. Shoppers can also enjoy storewide tastings, vendor sampling, special sales, giveaways, music and other events for all ages throughout the day.

213 3rd Street | Gowanus, Brooklyn

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