Foodies Rejoice! Smorgasburg Returns to the Park

February 17, 2016

Following a successful pilot run last fall, Smorgasburg is set to return to Prospect Park this spring, this time for a full season of Sundays from April 3 through October 23. The showcase of the best of the borough’s artisanal food scene brings together a massive mix of 100 local and regional vendors with cuisines from around the world. Join the Prospect Park Alliance on Breeze Hill each week to sample a variety of fares, both familiar and exotic.

“We are thrilled to have Smorgasburg return to Prospect Park this year to continue to enliven and enhance the food options available for our many park visitors,” says Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue. “The partnership with Smorgasburg proved extremely successful in our pilot last year and Park-goers loved having this popular food market in the Park.”

Smorgasburg began in Williamsburg as a spin-off project of Brooklyn Flea found­ers Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby, and has now become a year round, mobile gathering congregating indoors at Industry City in the winter months and outdoors in Prospect Park and the Williamsburg waterfront during the warmer months. “Prospect Park is the best place, let alone park, in New York,” says Demby, “how could we not come back?”

Stay tuned for more information on Smorgasburg, including the eagerly awaited vendor list.

A New Cafe in Prospect Park

September 17, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance has announced that Tip of the Tongue – Baked & Brewed, a popular local cafe, has opened an outpost in the historic Prospect Park Picnic House. The café, located at the Park’s Long Meadow, will be open from 8 am– 4 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as 8 am–6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays through October 31.

Tip of the Tongue – Prospect Park, the second location of a popular neighborhood restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, will provide a full range of high quality espresso and coffee drinks, house-made pastries and lunch items. Their menu will include a variety of freshly baked breakfast pastries, cakes, cookies, sandwiches, salads and quiches. Visitors can also order signature Tip of the Tongue offerings, like prosciutto sandwiches on Cuban baguettes and bacon-gruyere scones.

“The Alliance is committed to improving amenities for all Park visitors, including high-quality food and drink options,” said Sue Donoghue, President of the Prospect Park Alliance. “We are delighted to partner with a beloved local business on this new café, which joins our growing list of food attractions, including the year-round Bluestone Café at Lakeside, and seasonal events such as Smorgasburg and the Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza.”

At the conclusion of its fall season, Tip of the Tongue – Prospect Park is slated to re-open in the spring for the 2016 season.

Smorgasburg Comes to Prospect Park

August 17, 2015

Smorgasburg is coming to Prospect Park! Beginning August 30, join us on Breeze Hill every Sunday for 100 local and regional food vendors showcasing cuisines from around the world—from Ramen Burgers and Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue to Excell’s Kingston Eatery’s jerk chicken and Salvadoran pupusas—in a leafy setting that includes a grassy, tree-shaded seating area.

“Providing the community with new ways to enjoy the Park, and more food options, is important to the Alliance,” said Sue Donoghue, president of the Prospect Park Alliance. “Bringing Smorgasburg to Breeze Hill is a wonderful way to enliven an underutilized area on the Park’s east side, near popular park destinations such as the LeFrak Center at Lakeside and the Audubon Center at the Boathouse.”

Smorgasburg is a spin-off of Brooklyn Flea, the popular flea market founded by Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby in 2008 that has become one of Brooklyn’s most popular destinations for locals and visitors alike. Smorgasburg is moving to Prospect Park from Brooklyn Bridge Park. “We’re sad to leave Brooklyn Bridge Park, but it’s hard to complain when our new home is literally Brooklyn’s backyard,” said Demby.

The 100 vendors and small businesses of Smorgasburg Prospect Park will include longtime favorites such as Red Hook Lobster Pound, Milk Truck Grilled Cheese, and People Pop’s, as well as popular newcomers such as Home Frite (fresh-cut fries), Big Mozz (hand-stretched mozzarella), and Best Buds Burritos (carne asada burritos with French fries inside). 

Learn more about upcoming dates and location.