Spring kicks off with flea market along Penn’s Landing

More than 70 vendors kicked off spring on Saturday at the first antique and vintage flea market of the season at Cherry Street Pier, hosted by Phila Flea Markets.

The market, situated along the Delaware River waterfront in Old City, also featured food from eatery Birdie’s Biscuits and Indonesian restaurant Hardena. Visitors lined up for scoops of Little Baby’s Ice Cream, enjoying desserts and spending time with their dogs as they sat along the waterfront. 

“Now that it’s springtime, we’re running both piers, and I feel as though the crowd is a lot larger,” said Tony Soprano, 61, the coordinator of Phila Flea Markets. 

Kenny Ash, 28, of Brooklyn, New York, visited the market with his girlfriend. 

“I came here for the food, while she came for the fashion stuff and jewelry,” Ash said. “She went over there to check out some clothes, then all of a sudden I lost her, so I’m just sitting here enjoying the sun.”

“It definitely seemed like a place to be,” said John Harris, a 31-year-old Passyunk resident.

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