New Weekly Design Market to Bring Fashion and Sweets to Historic Downtown Brooklyn Theater

Some of the products that will be on view at the f.a.d. weekend


Brooklyn has no shortage of craft and flea markets, from the Brooklyn Flea to Artists & Fleas to myriad one-off pop-up events — and now there’s another to add to the list, this one in a historic Downtown Brooklyn spot.

Opening shop at 22 Boerum Place, which used to be a theater, f.a.d. weekend will will feature more than 25 artists, designers and dealers exhibiting paintings, photographs, illustrations, prints, jewelry, glass, ceramics and furniture. There will also be coffee and confections from local vendors including Everyman Espresso and Liddabit Sweets.

The f.a.d. weekend design fair will kick off its summer stay in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continue at the same time and location every Sunday through June 26.

Design Market Brooklyn f.a.d. weekend

A sampling of products to be exhibited at the f.a.d. weekend. Photo via f.a.d. weekend

The artists are a mix of newcomers and established creators, among them the Brooklyn-based Rainbobo, Andy’s House of Design and Russell Janis.

The event is free and open to the public.

The market’s host building, 22 Boerum Place, is a 1926 McKim, Mead & White Renaissance revival theater. Originally the headquarters of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the building was more recently used by the Board of Education. Today, the structure contains this event space as well as condos.

Design Market Brooklyn f.a.d. weekend

22 Boerum Place. Photo by John Cleary for PropertyShark

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