3 times each year, usually 10AM - 5PM. Now both Saturday and Sundays for many events!
Updated April 2017
3x each year, the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market takes over the Roebling Machine Shop at Roebling Market and throws a party organized around buying stuff with a (broadly defined) punk rock aesthetic. It attracts over 200 vendors and thousands of buyers, mostly young. According to the organizers, “We embrace a life-long love of punk rock and hardcore, DYI ethics, the arts, tattoos, copious amounts of coffee, the occasional shot of Jameson and a solid, well-styled quiff.”
We expect that a lot of folks show up just to check out the scene, but there’s lots of stuff to buy (merch highlights are shown in the poster). There’s also a major Food Truck presence, and wandering entertainment acts. If the weather’s nice, it’s a great place for people watching!
I confess that punk isn’t my scene (I spent the late 1970s in NYC, and was friends with a writer who wrote extensively about the punk rock scene and seemed to live at CBGBs. I didn’t get it then, and avoided clubbing with her. Now I realize I missed-out on some of the seminal events in rock history). Today I give the aesthetic major points for surviving so long, and recognize its relevance to Trenton and the world at large. I’m looking forward to the next TPRFM, and figure everyone needs to go at least once. Perhaps I’ll come back with a nose ring.