The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in Field Artillery School, loved to remind us, “makes an ass of you and me both”) that the Park had been abandoned for the land of the Cyclone (and the Cyclones, who are off to a good start), hot dogs, and mermaids. Not so, as I found out during my stroll yesterday (see photo). I know this may come as a disappointment to some residents of Joralemon Street, who might prefer a reduction in pedestrian traffic to the availability of “Jersey style” (with heads) fried anchovies from Bon Chovie, washed down with maple flavored lemonade from some stand with Vermont in the name. Anyway, Smorgasburg is still there, despite its absence from the Park’s website, and presumably (there I go again) will remain on Sundays until its usual November closing.
On this Wednesday evening, July 1, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents a walking tour, “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History”, starting at 6:30 at the entrance to Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Conservancy members; you may purchase tickets here.
The Waterfront History tour is part of a series of “dynamic and interactive walking tours” held by the Conservancy on Wednesdays through October 21. Here’s a schedule.