Brooklyn Night Bazaar at the Dekalb Market
The 12oz team finally got down to Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn this past weekend. Noted hipster destination, but the place is big enough to share. The Market includes permanent local vendors hawking their goods from repurposed shipping containers, an urban farm, plus classes on topics like edible weeds and how to can the perfect homemade tomato sauce—what more could you ask for in our youthful quest to conquer all things subculture?
Last weekend Dekalb Market synthesized all these components together into their Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which featured local vendors and artists, a beer garden with all New York brewed hops, and live music. The line wrapped around the block in both directions for the majority of the night, likely due to the reasonable entrance fee of $0. We got temporary tattoos to help out orphans in Kenya, bought (and almost died from) red hot pepper sauce from Greenpoint’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, and fought a girl over an empty spot on the bike rack because we forgot that the Market was offering a free bike valet service. And then we topped off the night with some good and wholesome drunken limbo.
Dekalb Market is currently expanding their shipping container real estate to include over 70 permanent shops, including a spot for design studio 3rd Ward, which will be selling all kinds of things you never knew you needed.