Received a really interesting email this morning from Aaron who is proposing a really fantastic summer event for the Greenpoint waterfront area called Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

We are embarking on an ambitious “Night Bazaar” this coming summer, right on the Greenpoint waterfront. Please see the description below:

The Bazaar will be an outdoor summer event held at night and showcasing hundreds of New York’s most inspired and creative independent vendors, artists, musicians and chefs. The Bazaar will be comprised of the following sections:

● Marketplace of over 200 diverse, specially selected vendors to display their arts and crafts, antiques, new and vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, prints, architectural salvage, among many others. This area would also serve as a promotional venue for local community
and not-for-profit organizations;
● Food vendor court exhibiting New York’s prolific independent
culinary talent;
● Beer and wine garden featuring local area breweries, and varietals;
● Performance space showcasing emerging New York area musicians and DJs.

Where: The Bazaar is slated to take place on the Greenpoint, Brooklyn waterfront, overlooking a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline. The Bazaar is a short walk from subways, bus routes, bike lanes and features a large parking lot for vehicle bound traffic. Just announced is a new ferry from Manhattan and Long Island City which will dock a few blocks from the site.

When: Friday and Saturday nights, between 5:00 PM and 2:00 AM, from May to October, 2011.

Demographics: The Bazaar will attract thousands of 16 to 45 year olds
from the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods and throughout New York City who enjoy vibrant community gathering spaces with live music, warm ambiance and great times.

Our goal is to provide an inexpensive platform for local independent
artists and chefs to test their creations on their New York community.

Please check out our just launched Kickstarter site for a little more information.

I have to say that this sounds A-FUCKING-MAZING to me. And I’m thrilled to be a part of sponsoring it. Right now they’re in the final stages and it just seems like such an awesome, awesome opportunity for the community, vendors and pretty much the whole neighborhood. I for one am very, very excited and hope to see it succeed immensely.

I’ll definitely be talking about this more…

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