Christmas, Holidays Nov 15, 2018 Astoria’s Holiday Markets Have All Your Locally Sourced Gifts This Season Holiday shopping can be stressful, we know. But it doesn’t have to be. Take the stress out by checking out Astoria’s annual collection of holiday markets, which are not only hosted (…) Share this Scoop by Laura Caseley total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Holiday shopping can be stressful, we know. But it doesn’t have to be. Take the stress out by checking out Astoria’s annual collection of holiday markets, which are not only hosted (…) by Laura Caseley Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Astoria’s Spring Retail Crawl is Back in April What to Do on a Rainy Summer Day in Queens Where to Treat Your Mama for Mother’s Day This Weekend Photo credit: Astoria Market Holiday shopping can be stressful, we know. But it doesn’t have to be. Take the stress out by checking out Astoria’s annual collection of holiday markets, which are not only hosted in favorite neighborhood spots, but also feature the handiwork of local artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs. Buying local is always a great option, and it usually makes for more memorable gifts, too. Check out some of the upcoming markets below and get your shopping on! Okabaloo’s NYC Made Market Okabaloo, a family arts and events space, is hosting a series of markets. The first two have passed, but the November and December weekend events are still on the horizon. Featuring locally made items and local businesses and crafters, Okabaloo aims to create “an eclectic alternative to the traditional retail and shopping experience.” Okabloo 35-52 32nd St., Long Island City 718.274.2200 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter QED True Crime Pop-Up Market For the folks in your life who like things on the slightly darker side, QED is hosting a true crime-themed pop-up shop for local artists and crafters. The market is being hosted on December 11 by the folks who bring you the Yellow Tape True Crime Trivia show, and they’re currently looking for crafty folks who might be interested in creating true crime-related items for sale. If you’re interested in vending, hit them up on Instagram. QED Holiday Craft Bazaar Okay, if true crime isn’t your thing, don’t worry. QED also hosts a cheerier, more traditional holiday craft market on November 24. It will also feature local artwork and crafts, but for a broader audience. If you’re interested, RSVP and purchase a ticket via Facebook. QED 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria 347.451.3873 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Queens Craft Brigade You know how much we love supporting local artists and makers, and this market features all kinds of great stuff by great local folks. The Queens Craft Brigade is a network of makers from all over the borough. They host markets year-round, and their holiday markets will be at the VFW Hall on 41st Street on November 18 and December 9, both Sundays. It’ll feature food, apparel, jewelry, artwork, and more. If you’re planning on checking it out, please be sure to RSVP on Facebook beforehand. Rocco Moretto VFW Post 2348 31-35 41st St., Astoria 917.426.6356 Facebook Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden The beloved Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden hosts their annual holiday markets on the first three Sundays of December — that’s December 2, 9, and 16. The market will be held in the Main Hall, which is indoors, so you’ll be able to peruse goodies no matter what the weather is doing. The market will be open from noon to 6pm, and is hosted by Astoria Market. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria 718.274.4925 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Sweet Afton Sweet Afton is hosting its annual Winter Market on Sunday, December 16 from noon to 5pm. It wil feature about a dozen local artists offering jewelry, ornaments, clothing and accessories, bath products, artisanal cocktail ingredients, and more. Brunch service will continue until 4:30 during the event, and each vendor will be raffling off one item to benefit Concern Worldwide, a global NGO dedicated to poverty relief. Sweet Afton 30-09 34th Street, Astoria 718.777.2570 Facebook | Instagram Do you have shopping plans this holiday season? Even if you do, be sure to drop into one (or more) or these holiday markets to see what your neighbors have been creating! Twitter Facebook Email Print ChristmasgiftsholidayHoliday marketsHolidaysShopping Related scoops Astoria’s Spring Retail Crawl is Back in April What to Do on a Rainy Summer Day in Queens Where to Treat Your Mama for Mother’s Day This Weekend Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.