BROOKLYN WE SHOP HARD

BROOKLYN WE SHOP HARD

Calling all fashionistas, hipsters, urbanites, shoppers, and midnight funksters, Cynthia Rose here with the latest event to move you out of winter and into spring. Yes I know Daylight Savings has snapped up that much needed hour and you’re tired of wearing scarves, but a trip to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is just what you need and admission is FREE!

What?

Brooklyn Night Bazaar, housed in a 24,000 sq. ft. warehouse, is a night market for independent vendors, musicians, artists, brewers, and chefs.  While browsing vendors like We See Stars, BeMe, Strumpet,  FONY, and Victor Spinnelli in a flea market style, you can nosh on pastries, lobster, grilled cheese, and rumor has it that Hill Country Chicken has joined the line-up.

If you don’t feel like shopping, there’s also table tennis, a small arcade, skee-ball, and black-light mini-golf on a 9-hole course ($5 per person).

How?

The Bazaar partners with music blogs and record labels which translate to live performances each night. Upcoming performers include Guards, Young Galaxy American Royalty, Cheryl Party, DJ Pegasus, DJ Alex White, Toy Soldiers, and Bronze Radio Return. Impressive sponsors range from Yelp and Perrier to Puma and JetBlue. Doors open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 1 am and ID’s will be scanned at the door. Admission is free but if you want to skip the line, you can purchase a Superpass for $25.

Pros?

As opposed to previous years, the Bazaar is now open year-round. The aisles are pretty wide, so you’re able to browse freely during the early hours. While the items can get expensive, you can find one-of-a-kind items, which is rare in NY. The Bazaar is good for a low-key girl’s night and it’s a cool place to impress friends visiting from out-of-town.

 

 

Cons?

The Bazaar will be full of fellow hipsters who take ping-pong way too seriously. If you don’t take a cab, the G train is the closest train. I personally think the MTA secretly hates the G train so please check out the service changes before you travel. While the Bazaar is open to all ages, someone always arrives with a double-decker stroller.

Advice

Check it out on a random Friday but arrive early to beat the crowds. As the weather warms up, expect more vendors and merchandise. It’s open year-round, so buy your Christmas or anniversary gifts early. You want a music sample?