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Where to find street fairs and flea markets in NYC

The thrill of the hunt is on.

Warmer days are here, so it's time to shop outside. Rather than heading into a chain store, do your fellow New Yorkers a solid and stop by their flea market tents. Vendors have everything you could possibly need, from records to furniture and from clothes to food — and often at lower prices.

So take some cash out (or your credit card), get your haggling skills ready and have a bag to carry back all your new treasures — we're going shopping.

FAD Market (June 29-30)

FAD Market is back with more than 40
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FAD Market is back with more than 40 independent designer/makers, who will be selling their wares in this family and kid-centric marketplace, including Raising Junior, Little Dumplings, Books Are Magic and some doing some demonstrations of glass bead-making, Shibori tie dyeing and more. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St.)

DUMBO Flea

The DUMBO Flea has funky accessories, eccentric decorations,
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The DUMBO Flea has funky accessories, eccentric decorations, racks of old Coach and Dooney & Bourke bags, bedazzled mom jeans and T-shirts. With more than 80 vendors, you're sure to find some unique treasures and something to tide you over until dinner. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl St., DUMBO)

Hester Street Fair

After opening on April 13, the Hester Street
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After opening on April 13, the Hester Street Fair has themed weekends planned among its classic markets, including its "Food Baby Festival," "Pet Day," a CBD festival, a Lobster & Beer fest, a vintage day, a "Cold Brew Throwdown," and ice cream social day and many more. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Hester Street at Essex Street)

Queens International Night Market

The Queens Night Market is back for its
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The Queens Night Market is back for its fifth season starting May 4, with live music and cuisine representing more than 80 countries, including a Kota sandwich by Jaa Dijo Dom (pictured), Egyptian hawawshi from American Pharaohs, Singaporean mee pok and chai tow kway by Lion City Coffee, Sam's Fried Ice Cream and much more every Saturday night. Plus, there is a $5 price cap on food. You can also peruse vendors selling all sorts of merchandise from handmade soap to K-pop swag. ($5-$8, 5 p.m. to midnight, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens)

Aquaduck Flea Market (open year-round)

The Aquaduck Flea Market in East New York
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The Aquaduck Flea Market in East New York does sell electronics, home goods and accessories, but it has a good selection of vintage clothing. Unlike a lot of markets across Brooklyn that cater to more well-off customers, Aquaduck offers an old-school flea that has something for every price point. Many of the vendors do home clean-outs, purchase overstock and turn around and sell it for an affordable price, too. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, 700 Fountain Ave., Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Flea

Each Saturday, the Brooklyn Flea takes over the
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Each Saturday, the Brooklyn Flea takes over the second-level patio at the Williamsburg Hotel with tents full of artisans' wears, from jewelry to apparel by local designers and much more. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn)

Grand Bazaar NYC (open year-round)

With all proceeds benefiting four neighborhood public schools,
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With all proceeds benefiting four neighborhood public schools, Grand Bazaar NYC is a flea market where you can truly have a feel-good shopping experience and catch the NYC Food Truck Fest, the NYC Maple Fest and its NYC Earth Day Bazaar. Located both outside and inside, here you'll find antiques, unique imported goods (think South American knit items and crafts from Tibet and Nepal), vintage clothing, crafts and much more. (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays year-round, 100 W. 77th St.)

Chelsea Flea Market (open year-round)

The Chelsea Flea Market and the Hell's Kitchen
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The Chelsea Flea Market and the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, which are two of the city's oldest, consolidated this year, but don't worry, many of the same vendors that were at Hell's Kitchen flea will be selling at Chelsea. Check out loads of antiques, vintage clothing, costume jewelry and plenty of ephemera. ($1 admission from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., early-bird admission is $5 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays year-round, West 25th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue)

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