Brooklyn Flea Comes to Grand Army Plaza
April 18, 2016
The team behind Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg will launch a new weekly market at Grand Army Plaza starting Sunday, May 8. Grand Army Market will run every Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, though October, in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.
“We are thrilled to have the team behind Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg continue their great partnership in Prospect Park,” said Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue. “Grand Army Plaza is already a major destination for Park visitors, and the ideal location for offering exciting new programming featuring local Brooklyn artists and designers. Together with Smorgasburg on Breeze Hill, the Park is the place to be on Sundays this spring, summer and fall.”
Grand Army Market will feature 30 carefully selected vendors with an emphasis on crafts, makers and handmade sellers. The market will include some of the most popular maker vendors from Brooklyn Flea, plus many new additions to the market, selling toys, kids clothing, textiles, flowers and plants, jewelry, candles, apparel, totes, art and more.
Expect to find many vendors selling greenery including Tula, Plants & Design selling from a mobile greenhouse filled with with plants, planters, and other accessories. B sixonetwo will sell plants bound into mossy orbs, inspired by techniques from the Edo era in Japan. Doe + Jay focuses on ephemeral flower crowns and fresh cut flowers.
A high-quality selection of children’s vendors also will be a focus of the market, including Wovenplay, selling limited edition and one of a kind children’s accessories and gifts. Face painting from the Painting Bees will also be on hand.