Downtown’s Dekalb Market Opens 2012 Season April 7

You’ve got to see it to believe it. Situated over an entire square block, Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn is constructed from recycled shipping containers converted into 60+ food & retail shops that frame a space for outdoor events and programs.

The 2012 season launches Saturday April 7, at 138 Willoughby Street and the Flatbush Avenue Extension, offering a cornucopia of art, music, food & film events, as well as the new Dekalb outdoor performance and event space, a permanent beer & wine garden, “The Dekalb Farm” and 60 stores & food shops and outdoor weekend vendors, all “set against the gritty-cool urban backdrop of downtown Brooklyn.”

For the launch Dekalb Spring Weekender, Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., come one and all for a noon Easter Egg Hunt, $1 Mimosas (until 2 p.m.), and live music by Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra, and Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens. Also: Flower and Garden Market, face painting, woodshop projects and a jewelry workshop, crafting bike maintenance, and circuits & electronics. Cooking, farming and gardening workshops and classes for adults and children will be presented by Family Cooks.

The regular Dekalb Market Hours are seven days a week, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. During the season, events will also include dance parties, free open-air markets, unique foodie events, bike-in movie nights, lobster boils, roller derbies, an ongoing series of special live music performances and 45+ vendors.

Dekalb Market was voted Best New York Architecture in 2011 by the New York Observer.

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  • grumpy bert

    Come by and say hi, my shop Grumpy Bert is inside the DeKalb Market. It would be nice to see some of my Brooklyn Heights friends and neighbors.

  • BKNYNative

    This place is on the way from the Heights to my doctor in Brooklyn Hospital. So I’ve been stopping in over the last year. It’s a great concept, lots of fun stores and I got an awesome smoothie. Highly recommend BHB readers check it out.