FORT GREENE — Spring is officially upon us — and the Brooklyn Flea is set to reopen outdoors with newbie vendors offering myrrh perfume, vintage radios and exotic taxidermy.
Hi Wildflower Botanica that sells perfumes made from ingredients like Egyptian neroli, Indian jasmine and Somalian myrrh is one newcomer along with Jazz-tiques that offer vintage radios, neon signage and film projectors, Sam Ferguson who specializes in high-quality mid-century modern furniture and exotic taxidermy and mother-daughter team Save Me Vintage that focuses on quality vintage housewares, furniture, jewelry, and clothing.
To many in the neighborhood the reopening of the outdoor flea, that is now in its eighth year and takes place outdoors from April through November, is a sign that warmer weather is on the way.
"The mercury may disagree, but spring is actually right around the corner and we’re getting ready to go back outside," flea organizers wrote on their website. "[We] are looking forward to an awesome outdoor season with old friends and new faces starting the first weekend in April."
Popular returning vendors include Cocktail Crate that sells pre-made cocktail mixers, Ole Good Things offering salvaged furniture and Rue St. Denis with hip, vintage clothing along with food stalls like Asia Dog, Cemita's and Dosa Royale.
The Fort Greene Flea takes place Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week rain or shine.