The Press Release:
THE ODDITIES FLEA MARKET is a one-of-a-kind event presenting delightfully unusual, obscure and rare oddities for all. The market will return for the eighth time in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 with a special “Holiday of Wonders” event set to take place at a new location, Villain. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue charity Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, who will be on-site offering adoptions and taking additional donations.
Curated by osteologist/artist Ryan Matthew Cohn and his wife/executive producer Regina Marie Cohn, the ODDITIES FLEA MARKET was developed in 2017 to fill the void of ‘odd culture’ in Brooklyn and has since traveled across the U.S. including three successful markets at the Globe Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the recent debut market in Chicago, IL at the Stan Mansion.
“Looking for a unique token for the person who has everything?” asks NY MAG. “Try the Holiday Oddities Flea Market. There you’ll find medical curiosities, anatomical anomalies, jewelry, taxidermy, home decor, and all kinds of unusual ephemera.”
Check out a teaser of what’s to come below:
Purveyors of all things obscure and unusual will be able to find the perfect gift for the holiday season from a variety of hand-picked vendors and artists (listed below), while enjoying wood-fired pizza served by Robertas and steaming fresh coffee from Acey Slade’s (Misfits, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) Dead Sled Coffee.
Tickets for “Holiday of Wonders” are on-sale now. Pre-sale GA one-day tickets are available directly via ODDITIES FLEA MARKET at $10 and include access to a separate line for entry starting at 12:00 P.M. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15 as supplies last. Children under 10 get in free.
A limited amount of VIP one-day tickets are available exclusively via Atlas Obscura for $30 and include two-hours advance entry at 10:00 A.M., and access to a VIP Oddities lounge offering a spot to take a brief respite with other curious attendees, and enjoy a cash bar exclusively for VIP guests as well as special performances from miniature magic theater, The Suitcase of Wonders.
THE ODDITIES MARKET “Holiday of Wonders” vendors will include:
Ryan Matthew Cohn, Regina Marie Cohn, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Atlas Obscura, Oddball Oddity, Oddity Ornaments, Deadskull (Paul Abrahamian of Big Brother), SkullStore, ScientificWoman, MM Fabrications Jessi Hardesty, Verameat Afterlife Anatomy. Bloodmilk Jewels, Wilder’s Living Room, Moss Marchen, Gotham Taxidermy, Alex Streeter, Open Sea Design Co., Karen Bachmann,The Evolution Store, BlckBts, Wax en Vine Photography, Necromancy Cosmetica, Brooklyn Taxidermy, Crooked Teeth Keys, Aviv Grimm Chris Piazza Antiques, Daisy Tainton, Rebels & Outlaws, Second Chance Oddities, Brian Sheehan, Phyla, Nyxturna, Beans Of John, This $&@? Blinks, Lamour Supreme, Quimby’s Bookstore NYC, Sophireaptress, Jeremy Hush, Feral Femme Art, Cait McCormack, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Bios Apothecary, Catacomb Culture, Morbid Anatomy, Amber Strickland, Madame Morbid, Mickey Alice Kwapis, Blue Bayer, In Rooms, Dark Interiors, Zoa Chimerum Jewelry, 3-Ring Traveling Apothecary, Burke + Hare, Euphorium Brooklyn, Uneven Jewelry, Fin Montauk, Paper Stranger, Interesting Editions, Thorns Clothing, Tarot of Curiosities, W.C Baker Rare Books & Ephemera, The Skull Next Door, Daayani Yoga and White Witch Silver.
(l-r: Ryan Matthew Cohn, Regina Marie Cohn; credit: Scott Irvine)
Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 rescue organization composed of a network of fosters and volunteers working together to save sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from high kill pounds in the rural south. Since March of 2011 their team has rescued over 3,000 dogs from high kill, rural shelters in the southern states and found them all great forever homes. Further information can be found at http://www.badassbrooklynanimalrescue.com.
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