This past weekend was the launching of the 2012 season for the Dekalb Market along Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn. It’s an open-air market apropos of all things New York and for every New Yorker. It isn’t your average farmer’s market and it isn’t your average flee market. Dekalb Market is an outdoor urban setting; a perfect place to spend a beautiful afternoon having some drinks while listening to some music or to grab a bite to eat. It’s also a perfect place to pop in to purchase a unique gift on your way to a house party as there are over 40 retail shops offering items including jewelry, art, housewares, new and vintage clothing, and accessories.
Rather than tents or canopies, the market uses shipping containers to house the retail and food shops – fitting for the urban and sustainable adaptation of today. The food shops are all owned by local chefs with fun and unique culinary ideas – for example, Mighty Balls primarily a meatball mobile truck owned by 2 women from families of small restaurateurs; The Purple Yam, one item they offered was a delicious nori taco with kimchi rice (pictured below); Red Hook Lobster serving their warm Connecticut Roll; and Little Muenster for the children in all of us – not to mention some shops from last year including Robicelli’s which bakes a chicken n’ waffles cupcake, and I will for sure taste it the next time that I’m there.
This past weekend MeanRed Productions brought in some fantastic live music including Dreamland Orchestra, DJ Nickodemus, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens as well as DJ sets from Still Life and $mall change. But don’t worry the music and the partying will not end with this past weekend. The beer and wine garden will be open all of the time; and remember that Down & Derby roller skating party I mentioned in a previous post? Well it looks like it might be coming to Dekalb Market! Be sure to keep checking the following link for the specific dates of upcoming events! http://dekalbmarket.com/were-launching-with-a-spring-weekender-april-7-8/
Dekalb Market plans to be “a one of a kind Brooklyn destination for live music, festivals and parties alike” and I believe it will be. Don’t worry you Manhattanites, it’s only a hop, skip and a jump away. It’s super easy to get to and well worth the trip out of the borough.