Brooklyn Flea Celebrates 10th Anniversary With New Year-Round Outpost In Industry City

SUNSET PARK – It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since Brooklyn Flea debuted in the schoolyard of Bishop Laughlin Memorial High in Fort Greene. Approximately 20,000 people visited the Flea on April 6, 2008—its opening day—to shop the curated selection of handmade, vintage, and repurposed goods and sample the array of artisanal foods.

Photo credit: John von Pamer/Brooklyn Flea

For Spring 2017, Flea founders, Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby, moved the outdoor Saturday market from its original Fort Greene location to Williamsburg, alongside the Saturday Smorgasburg (also founded by Butler and Demby) at East River State Park.

Just in time for its tenth anniversary Brooklyn Flea has announced that its indoor winter location at Industry City will now operate year-round. Brooklyn Flea will take over a ground-floor indoor/outdoor space that includes the public courtyard between Industry City’s Buildings 1 and 2.

Starting this weekend, April 7, the Flea will continue operating from its winter outpost at Industry City and will stay at the Sunset Park venue throughout the year, shifting to an all-indoor location on Saturdays and Sundays in November.

On April 8, Brooklyn Flea will kick off its third year in DUMBO at the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge at Pearl Plaza. The Flea will set up in this location every Sunday from 10am to 5pm until October.

To strengthen Brooklyn Flea’s ties to designer and collector communities, former vendor, Amy Thorowgood, has been recruited as a Curator of Market Experiences. Along with managing Brooklyn Flea’s Instagram (@bkflea) she will organize pop-ups by makers and influencers, showcasing local talent and their wares.

For the opening weekend, vintage/style blogger @pinkvintagehrt will take over the @bkflea Instagram on April 7 and style blog @shedoeshim will do the same on April 8 in DUMBO.

To learn more, visit brooklynflea.com or @bkflea.

Brooklyn Flea at Industry City, 241 37th Street, Sunset Park
Hours: 10am to 5pm

Sunday Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO
Manhattan Bridge Archway (80 Pearl Street)

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Pamela Wong

Pam is a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn. You can reach her at Pamela@bklyner.com. Tips are always welcome. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.

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  1. To me, Flea makes Brooklyn more like Brooklyn. I found your posting by chance, but it turns out that I am on time for this years Brooklyn Flea. Thanks for sharing.

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