Any plans for Saturday? No? Well, how about this – mix shopping for vintage treasures with a pinch of all-food bonanza, add a spoonful of sunshine and the smell of fresh-cut grass; stir with the Manhattan skyline and the Central Park lake – serve with a smile 🙂
Artists & Fleas is just a few block away from the the Hudson River bank, Williamsburg/Smorgasburg Market and East River State Park. They sell so many beautiful things that you just don’t know where to start!
Earrings with real moss! Apparently, moss will grow if you water it and you can even trim it to give it a nice shape! I lost the vendors’ business card but I will look for it again and put a link to their site.
The best thing about the market is that it’s right next to the river bank where you can sit on the grass, relax and enjoy your food as you’re admiring the Manhattan Skyline…which brings us to:
3. East River State Park – when I got there last Saturday, the perfectly blue sky and the clear-blue water contrasting against the vibrant green grass perfectly encapsulated what summer is about – and with the Manhattan skyscrapers towering over the river, it almsot felt like I was looking at a painting:
What a better way to finish a lovely, sunny day than taking a stroll in Central Park and renting a boat to row around the lake? 🙂 This has always been on my “things to do in NYC” list and I can’t believe it took me nearly 3 months to finally do it!
4. Central Park Lake – renting a boat was so much fun! The only downside was that the lake is packed on weekends so rowing around was more of a rush-hour traffic type of experience than a peaceful day at a lake…but I still loved it!