A New Night Market Pops Up
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which pops up each weekend until December 22, introduced the borough to Asian market-inspired shopping, eating, and cavorting when it debuted in 2011. Now the Gowanus NITE Market is embracing nocturnal shopping, and opening its doors the second Saturday of every month at Film Biz Recycling, starting Dec. 8.
Creator Raphael Niles, who also founded the Prospect Heights street fair, Wash Ave. Rocks!, has years of experience working with small businesses and merchants associations, so curating multiple vendors is a natural fit for him. But he’s even more excited to be bringing them together under such an unusual roof.
“The Film Biz Recycling warehouse is raw, fun and a big treasure chest of film props and oddities,” he elaborated by email. “The fact that the space is located on the lower level of the warehouse only enhances the underground, nighttime experience.”
There is room for up to 25 vendors, each of whom will have a booth custom-designed from Film Biz props, and plenty of food trucks at the 5,000-square-foot lot across from the warehouse at 540 President Street. The monthly market will run from 7pm to midnight and continue into April. So far, there are 16 vendors lined up for the inaugural one, including Bare Bone Supply, sellers of these Classic Guitar Kits, map cuff makers Design Hype, and food vendors like Daly Pie and Steve’s Ice Cream. Food Freaks is the first confirmed food truck. Oh, and there’ll be plenty of Brooklyn Brewery beer to inspire impulse buys, and a DJ for the after hours vibe.
To get in on the action, tables are just $85 a night and you can apply here.
Gowanus NITE Market debuts Dec. 8, 7pm-midnight on the lower level of Film Biz Recycling, 540 President St. between 3rd and 4th Aves. It continues the second Saturday of each month through April 2013.