While our spring weather can best be described as “whack,” soon enough those bitter winds and chilly mornings will give way to blue skies and warm days, meaning it’s almost time for outdoor shopping.
Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market, “a multi-purpose cultural destination featuring a new outdoor event space with a full season of free, curated music, art, food, film and eclectic experiences,” will be having its opening weekend April 7 through 8.
The seasonal opening will be celebrated with 40 retail and food vendors, a flower and garden market, workshops for both adults and children, an Easter egg hunt (we hope this one is for adults and children too!), live music, DJs, and a beer and wine garden. Seriously, can we live here?
Dekalb Market’s website also has information as to what to expect in the upcoming months: the destination location, with a capacity for over 2,000, will be hosting weekly Sunday dance parties, “bike in movie nights,” lobster boils, and roller derby. The only thing that could be better would be a “roller-derby in” movie night with free lobster. There is also an interior design show and a vegan food and retail market planned for the near future.
Located at 138 Willoughby Street, at Flatbush Avenue, Dekalb Market is “situated over an entire square block—voted best New York Architecture 2011 by New York Observer,” and will be open seven days a week after its opening weekend.
Hours for Dekalb’s “Spring Weekender” are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. To find out more information about upcoming events, the history of Dekalb Market, or even how to become a vendor, visit DekalbMarket.com.
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2 April 2012 // “Dekalb Market Opening for the Season April 7″ // All Media NY