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Shopping in Williamsburg
During the warmer months, the Williamsburg Greenmarket is open on Thursdays to provide fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit, along with events and family friendly activities. At Williamsburg Flea you can visit 150 vendors rain or shine. Brooklyn Industries is an upcycling store that not only sells repurposed antiques but has seasonal window displays and a mural that changes regularly. Shopping for the kids? Put Allegria Boutique and WeeBabe on your list. Allegria sells clothing, accessories, décor, and toys for children ages newborn to 6. WeeBaby is the place for baby and toddler essentials and has a staff that is happy to educate parents on the best products for their kids. Flying Squirrel is also a unique store for children’s goods, and features locally made products and a second-hand department where parents can trade gently used clothing, books, and toys.
Williamsburg's Annual Fairs and Festivals
The diverse ethnicities and cultures in Williamsburg provide many fun activities for families throughout the year. In January, the Three Kings Day Parade involves colorful puppets, dancing, live camels, and traditional Puerto Rican food and music. Celebrate Purim at Chabad of North Brooklyn, where kids can dress up and enjoy balloons, carnival games, crafts, a buffet lunch, and purim DJ music. The Our Lady of Mount Caramel Giglio Feast in July has taken place for over 100 years and celebrates a part of South Italian history with specialty food and games. For July and August, SummerStarz at East River State Park hosts free, live musical performances and a family-friendly screening at sunset every Thursday. Similarly, Summerscreen is Brooklyn’s free film and concert series in McCarren Park held every Wednesday in July and August. In the fall, be sure to attend Pumpkin Day at McCarren Park where kids can pick their own pumpkin and go home with a trick-or-treat bag with supplies to decorate their pumpkin and a craft to make at home.