The final Liberty Flea Market of 2021 at Cherry Street Pier is this weekend plus the Philly Punk Rock Flea Market at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall.
The pandemic has robbed Philly of many simple joys, the least of which has been the communal pleasure of the neighborhood flea market. Pine Street. East Passyunk. The Kimmel. So many cool vintage and antique and just plain junk street sales lost in the translation (or potential transmission) of Covid. Ack! One sales spot that stood strong and stayed a course during post quarantine times was the once-a-month Liberty Flea Market at the indoor/outdoor Cherry Street Pier off Penns Landing.
Open since May, along with the usual beads, bangles and beyond-thrift store fare, the Liberty Flea has forever been a place for hand-mades, one-of-a-kinds and artisan vendors to sell their wares while hanger-ons could munch on French Toast Bites or chill in The Garden at Cherry Street Pier with a cocktail or three.
The Cherry Street Pier, this weekend, welcomes the final Liberty Flea Market of 2021, Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29. The Captain’s Vintage is its producer, as usual, and you can expect everything from beef jerky (odd highlight of its PR), soaps and jewelry. Wear your masks.
Way more outdoor, equally masked, and more than likely possessed by some beef jerky is this year’s annual, locally traditional Punk Rock Flea Market at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Parking Lot, September 18-19 – Saturday and Sunday).
There are two divisions of selling at the Punk Rock Flea Market: the Personal Space which means that you are selling stuff from around your house, with “No businesses” allowed, or those in the Business Space which means anything you make or find for a living, or if you have a store etc. And lots of vinyl records and old Doc Martens – both my personal favorites.