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The United Methodist Church of Sheepshead Bay (3087 Ocean Avenue) is holding a “giant” flea market this Saturday, December 11.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., vendors will pack into two floors of the historic church to sell “gifts and bargains for one and all.”

For more information, contact (646) 361-9624.

Temple Beth El of Manhattan Beach is throwing an indoor flea market in their center at 111 West End Avenue.

The flea market features jewelry, bric-a-brac, small leather goods, handbags, accessories, books, toys and more – but no clothing!.

It’s happening today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continuing again tomorrow at 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the social hall downstairs.

Call (718) 891-3500 for more information.

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The original title for this post was, Secret Sheepshead Bay Road Flea Market Exposed — but, that would have left you all saying, “There’s no flea market on Sheepshead Bay Road.”

Actually, there is a flea market on Sheepshead Bay Road — just that it’s also nearer to Coney Island than it is to Sheepshead Bay. Yes, folks, Sheepshead Bay Road is a cut-up road, with one piece of it way over by the Department of Motor Vehicles, near the McDonald’s fast food restaurant.

The flea market is run by Metro Festival Productions and it is just that — quite a production — with sales in five locations in Brooklyn and a few in Manhattan. This whole production is put on so that Southern Brooklynites who don’t want to trudge up and down on the subways with their purchases, can find some real goodies right in their own neighborhood. Continue Reading »

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For those of you who like to hit the flea markets on Saturday mornings, take a walk out to Sheepshead Bay.

The weather forecast says there is a chance of showers. But you never know how those things work out, so there might be some surprise sun shining through. Even if it’s pouring, though, you’ll still find some great finds indoors at the Saturday Flea Market at the United Methodist Church of Sheepshead Bay.

The flea market coordinator, Jim, said,

This year, we’re also having the flea market indoors, inside the church. So, now, we have it inside and outside. If it rains, the vendors inside will still be there, selling their antiques, but the outside vendors usually pack up.

WallyG says, “The United Methodist Church of Sheepshead Bay, at 3087 Ocean Avenue, is the oldest church building in Sheepshead Bay, dating to 1869.” So, while you’re there shopping for whatever little knick knack you’re in need of, you can take in a bit of Sheepshead Bay architecture.

The flea market sale is held every Saturday, in good weather, generally from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors have a range of goods from handbags, watches, household decorations, and toys to unique little treasures. There were even some World War II memorabilia piquing browsers’ curiosity.

The organizers of the event welcome new vendors, as well as shoppers. So, if you are on your way to an afternoon of strolling the bay, you can get your white elephant find at Sheepshead Bay’s white elephant church yard.

Here are the details:
United Methodist Church of Sheepshead Bay Flea Market & Yard Sale
3087 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Saturdays, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you’re interested in being a vendor, you can ask for Jim.

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Warmer days are here and summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to head to Manhattan Beach — but, not before you do some recession shopping at the Avenue Z Garage Sale.

ave z garage sale beach 1This sidewalk sale operates out of one side of a two-car garage located on Avenue Z between East 18 Street and East 19 Street (across the street from the St. Mark’s School playground). It’s worth the trip just to see this rarely-found-in-Brooklyn residential parking phenomena. And when you have a two-car garage in Brooklyn, what do you do with it? You don’t park in it, of course — you hold a garage sale.

There are all kinds of general merchandise available at this flea market — from books, to toys, to overflowing baskets of kitchen gadgets. It was impossible to miss the main inventory in the garage, but one of the salespeople still pointed to the old LP’s stacked to the ceiling and said, “We have over four thousand records”.

Audiophiles who love the richness of vinyl sound, won’t have to spend a fortune to get their old vintage fix, because prices at this yard sale are too cheap to be displayed. All you need to do is rummage around a little to find some item you’ve been looking for and name your price. They can’t wait to finally clean out that garage!

Here are the details:
Avenue Z and East 19 Street Garage Sale
If weather permits, it runs from about 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday