By Molly Conron ’22, Staff Writer
For many college students, Sundays may seem like a dismal reminder that the weekend is coming to a close. Whether it be tackling assignments that may have been put off for a bit too long or a long, or a dull and seemingly endless afternoon, Sundays can often be more stressful than they are relaxing.
However, the dilemma of the Sunday slump can easily be solved by exploring what the City of Rochester has to offer. While it may seem like engaging weekend activities may be hard to find, Rochester actually has quite a few hidden gems to offer. One such gem is The Lucky Flea Market, located at 320 N Goodman St., in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.
The Lucky Flea — which takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. — is the perfect place for those looking to shop sustainably, while also exposing themselves to a myriad of local art and culture. Lucky Flea is a new addition to the community, having been launched this past May, the market has proved to be quite popular and will continue outdoors through Halloween.
The market has much to offer — from vintage clothing to knick knacks, homemade crafts, CBD products and coffee, there is something for everyone. There was no shortage of blue jeans, handmade jewelry, art or accessories. Prices differ depending on the vendor, but there are hundreds of budget conscious finds (I bought a pair of Levi’s for $5 dollars) for those who can’t afford to break the bank.
For those who are looking for a quick bite to eat, there are also food trucks and coffee stands available as well. Vendors change from week to week, so check their instagram for updates on who is selling and what to look out for each Sunday.
Not only is the Lucky Flea an excellent place to shop and explore the local art scene, but it is also an extremely welcome, friendly and diverse environment. The crowd at the Lucky Flea boasted a variety of people and a welcoming atmosphere. It looks to be a place that strives to make everyone feel appreciated, no matter their race, gender or sexuality.
Overall, the Lucky Flea has dozens of stands to peruse and a plethora of hidden gems that are waiting to be brought home. So, forget the homework for a little bit, or get out of bed and take yourself and a friend or two on an adventure for sustainable shopping full of friendly faces and countless goodies.