The second annual Food Book Fair is hitting Williamsburg in early May, from the 3rd to the 5th to be exact. The fair features 10 cooking demos, six panel discussions, a tasting event, and more than 200 foodie books on display at the Wythe Hotel and the Brooklyn Kitchen. Check out the schedule here. Guests include food author Marion Nestle, chef Nate Appleman, and Food52 founder Merrill Stubbs. And the programs include a Coffee Crawl, a fundraiser at the Brooklyn Winery for Hurricane Sandy, and a talk by the folks behind Fleisher’s Meats. Bon Appétit Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport will even be grilling ribs at Smorgasburg Saturday. You can purchase tickets to specific programs, or the entire three-day festival, here.
This weekend, all four markets are open in Fort Greene, Dumbo, and Williamsburg. On Saturday, the Brooklyn Flea runs in Fort Greene and the Smorgasburg runs in Williamsburg. On Sunday, the Brooklyn Flea runs in Williamsburg and the Smorgasburg runs in Dumbo. Check out all the market locations right here. The Flea goes from 10 am to 5 pm, the Smorg from 11 am to 6 pm, and entry to both are free. As always, the markets are home to hundreds of food, jewelry, antique, art and clothing vendors. Here’s a list of Flea vendors, and another list of all the food vendors at the Smorgasburg.
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It’s the second weekend of the outdoor market season! The Brooklyn Flea runs Saturday in Fort Greene and Sunday in Williamburg from 10 am to 5 pm. Smorgasburg runs Saturday in Williamsburg and Sunday in Dumbo from 11 am to 6 pm. You can see all four market locations listed here. And check out the many food, vintage, art, jewelry and furniture vendors here. See you in the sun this weekend!
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Spring starts for real this weekend with a double-shot of both the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg markets. The biggest news is that the Williamsburg location for both markets has moved one block north to East River State Park on the waterfront in Williamsburg between North 7th and North 8th Streets. Meanwhile, the Flea launches its sixth season in its flagship Fort Greene location tomorrow and Smorgasburg takes up residency on Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo. You can read about all the new vendors at Smorgasburg and the new vendors at Brooklyn Flea on the Flea website. To avoid any confusion, dates and locations of all four markets are below.
Brooklyn Flea @ Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Fort Greene, 10-5
Smorgasburg @ East River State Park, Williamsburg, 11-6
Brooklyn Flea @ East River State Park, Williamsburg, 10-5
Smorgasburg @ Tobacco Warehouse, Dumbo, 11-6
After spending the last two seasons at The Edge on the Williamsburg waterfront, the Brooklyn Flea will be moving its Saturday food market known as Smorgasburg as well as its Sunday flea market one block north to the East River State Park this Spring. The Flea will be setting up shop in the southeastern corner of the park at North 7th Street and Kent Avenue on an old concrete slab that’s approximately the same size as its former location at The Edge and its flagship spot in Fort Greene. “We are thrilled to welcome the Flea to East River State Park,” said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey in a press release earlier today.”Already fast becoming a centerpiece of the community, this addition will draw even more people and add to what we fully expect will be a spring and summer full of exciting, community-oriented events and programs at this park.” The weekly line-up will remain the same: Smorgasburg on Saturdays and the Flea on Sundays. (The Flea will continue on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Smorgasburg on Sundays in the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.) “Staying on the Williamsburg waterfront in this vibrant community is a big priority for us, and we love that the markets will now support one of New York’s truly great parks,” said Jonathan Butler aka Mr. B. “And who can argue with that view!”
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This is the last weekend for outdoor Flea and Smorgasburg markets for the season! Next weekend, the Gifted Holiday Market starts up at Skylight One Hanson. This Saturday your favorite Smorgasburg vendors will face off to create the “Best Fall Dish” as a farewell event. There will also be a Sandy Relief Raffle with some pretty awesome prizes. All the details on those events live here. The Fort Greene Flea runs Saturday and the Williamsburg Flea runs Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; the Dumbo Smorg runs Sunday and the Williamsburg Smorg runs Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. A map and directions to all the markets are here.
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It’s a very special Smorgasburg this weekend. Ramen superstars Ivan Orkin and Shigetoshi Nakamura have teamed up to serve their specialty at the Williamsburg Smorg on Saturday. All of the sales will benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, which was created for the Sandy relief effort. All other markets are on, which includes the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene on Saturday and in Williamsburg on Sunday, and the Dumbo Smorg on Sunday. A map and directions to all the locations are here. The Fleas run 10 am to 5 pm, the Smorgs run 11 am to 6 pm. Free.
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The Flea and Smorgasburg sites were unharmed by this week’s hurricane, so the four markets will take place this weekend. Here are a few new vendors to expect. The Fort Greene Flea runs Saturday and the Williamsburg Flea runs Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The Williamsburg Smorg runs Saturday and the Dumbo Smorg on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Free.
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It’s a bit meta to reblog a New York Times story about oneself, but such is the predicament that yesterday’s piece by Liz Robbins, “Kings of a Small-Batch Empire in Brooklyn,” puts us in. It was obviously a huge honor and hugely satisfying to have the paper of record do such a deep dive into the various business endeavors that we’ve spent the past few years working on. (And to note for the record that it all started right here with this blog!) While the ink about 1000 Dean Street and the Brooklyn Flea beer hall and food court was more than welcome, it was particularly cool to have a journalist look at The Flea and Smorgasburg as the business incubators that they really are. There is such entrepreneurial spirit in Brooklyn right now and it’s incredibly satisfying to be playing a part in it. Interested, as always, in everyone else’s reaction.
Kings of a Small-Batch Empire in Brooklyn [NY Times]
What’s new this weekend at the Flea and the Smorg? Cake bites, vintage house dresses, cabin-inspired furniture, baked goods and antiques. And of course, check out all our regular weekly vendors here. The Brooklyn Flea runs Saturday in Fort Greene and Sunday in Williamsburg. Then the Smorgasburg runs Saturday in Williamsburg and Sunday in Brooklyn Bridge Park. For a map and directions to the four markets, head over here. The Flea is from 10 am to 5 pm and the Smorg from 11 am to 6 pm. Free.
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This Saturday at Smorgasburg, the monthly “Kitchen Island” collaboration with Brooklyn Kitchen means a Halloween pumpkin-carving contest at the market! It’s $5 per entry and $1 per vote. All the proceeds go directly to Bread & Life Food Pantry in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which serves 11,000 New Yorkers every month. You must register in advance, which you can do here. And there’s tons of new stuff in all the markets this weekend. Those markets are the Fort Greene Flea on Saturday, the Williamsburg Flea on Sunday, the Williamsburg Smorgasburg on Saturday, and the Dumbo Smorgasburg on Sunday. A map and directions to all markets lives here. The Fleas run 10am to 5pm, the Smorg runs 11am to 6pm. Free.
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Get your Flea on this weekend! You have four markets to choose from: the newly launched Brooklyn Bridge Park Smorgasburg, Sundays at the historic Tobacco Warehouse, the Williamsburg Smorg on Saturdays, the Fort Greene Flea on Saturday, and the Williamsburg Flea on Sunday. Here’s a map and directions to all locations. And here’s a list of all the food, jewelry, art, furniture, antique, and clothing vendors.
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This Saturday, at the Williamsburg Smorgasburg, the Brooklyn Flea is holding its fifth Record Fair. Thirty-two vendors and four independent labels will sell alongside food vendors, special guest DJs, and the SmorgasBar. Don’t miss it! And don’t forget our other markets: Besides the Williamsburg Smorgasburg on Saturday, there’s the Dumbo Smorg on Sunday, the Fort Greene Flea on Saturday and the Williamsburg Flea on Sunday. A map and directions to all markets lives here. The Flea runs 10 am to 5 pm, the Smorg from 11 am to 6 pm. Free.
This weekend, the Williamsburg Smorgasburg is celebrating Oktoberfest by bringing in three small local and regional breweries to SmorgasBar. There will be three seasonal brews and a new pretzel cart set up by the bar. There are also a few new cocktails and beers on the weekly menu. Check it all out here. The Williamsburg Smorg (Saturday) and Dumbo Smorg (Sunday) are open from 11 am to 6 pm. The Fort Greene Flea (Saturday) and the Williamsburg Flea (Sunday) are open from 10 am to 5 pm. A map and directions to all four markets lives here.
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Coffee soda at this weekend’s Smorgasburg? Of course! Here’s a list of new things to expect at the four markets running this weekend. There’s the Fort Greene Flea on Saturday, the Williamsburg Flea on Sunday, the Williamsburg Smorg on Saturday, and the Dumbo Smorg (pictured) on Sunday. A map and directions to all the markets lives here. You can see a full list of vendors here. The Flea markets run from 10 am to 5 pm; the Smorg markets run from 11 am to 6 pm. Free.
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Last Sunday Smorgasburg debuted in the Tobacco Warehouse to big crowds, so if you missed it last time make it out this weekend! The market will run Sundays at this location until Thanksgiving. And don’t forgot about the other markets: The Flea runs Saturday in Fort Greene and Sunday in Williamsburg, and the Smorg also runs Saturday in the same Williamsburg location. This weekend at the Fort Greene Flea, artist Steven Matt will sell jewelry made from scavenged glass from Fort Greene Park. (He actually removed 50 pounds of glass from the park and used most of it to make a bench.) You can see a list of other weekend vendors here. The Flea runs from 10 am to 5 pm, the Smorg from 11 am to 6 pm. Free.
Yesterday turned out to be a glorious day for Brooklyn Flea to launch the new location of its Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Tobacco Warehouse. Great food, weather and views led to a huge turnout. Other than September 30th (the date of the Dumbo Arts Festival), Smorgasburg will take place in this location on Sundays until Thanksgiving. (more…)
This Sunday, the second Smorgasburg market debuts at the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo! It will run every Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm through Nov. 18. (If you’re interested in selling food at the Dumbo location, apply here.) For all the market information and directions to the Tobacco Warehouse, go here. The Flea runs as usual in Fort Greene on Saturday and Williamsburg on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. And the Williamsburg Smorg, on Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm, isn’t going anywhere. Here’s a map and directions to all the weekend markets.
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The Flea and the Smorg are running as usual this Labor Day weekend. And did you hear that we are launching a second weekly Smorgasburg, on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse? The Dumbo Smorg will kick off next Sunday, September 9th. But for this weekend, the Flea will be in Fort Greene in Saturday and Williamsburg on Sunday, with Smorgasburg on Saturday in the same Williamsburg location. A map to all the markets lives here. The Flea runs 10am to 5pm, the Smorg runs 11am to 6pm. Entry is always free.
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This weekend, only at the Brooklyn Flea: Amazake (brown rice milk), British folk records and high-end design furnishings. The Flea runs Saturday in Fort Greene and Sunday in Williamsburg. Don’t forget Smorgasburg, the food market open Saturdays in the same Williamsburg location. For a map and direction to all the markets, go here. The Flea is open from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday; the Smorg from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Entry always free.
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