So I’ve spent the last two months bustin’ my balls producing the next Brooklyn Night Bazaar. If you missed the first iteration of this Asian night market inspired shopping extravaganza this is your chance to experience the penultimate META market experience. There’s live music by the likes of James Murphy, Hold Steady, and Fucked Up. There’s over 100 vendors to feast your eyes and wallet and cross off your xmas shopping list for grandma Jane and your hipster dog. There’s art installations and live tattooing and a hippie yoga dome and enough amazing super famous food vendors (Asia Dog, Purple Yam, Luke’s Lobster to name a few) to keep you full til the new year. There’s a half pipe with hot professional skateboards and a beer garden to guzzle the night away. It’s inside a 40,000 sq ft warehouse in Williamsburg and I’ve been working too hard to ensure you experience nothing but magic this weekend.
So please come out, help me spread the word, and bring your posse to end the year in tune with the starzzz
Tickets for music venue (general market is free)
Our press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR ANNOUNCES ROSTER OF BANDS, FOOD VENDORS AND MAKERS FOR DECEMBER 15-17, 2011, 5PM-1AM AT 149 KENT AVENUE, WILLIAMSBURG
BROOKLYN, NY – Inspired by night markets across Asia, Brooklyn Night Bazaar returns for the holidays, bringing together over one hundred of the borough’s most creative independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists and breweries to showcase their talent inside a massive 40,000 sq foot warehouse on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront.
A confluence of the public market, art fair, food festival and concert, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar showcases the best in the New York cultural scene while creating a platform to support small businesses and independent creatives through dialogue, community, and commerce. Building upon the success of the inaugural Brooklyn Night Market, which hosted over 5,000 revelers at the Dekalb Market this October, the Bazaar crew is pleased to present a stellar lineup of performers.
Opening night kicks off with a DJ set by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) for the DFA opening night party. Venerated music blog BrooklynVegan curates our second night of music, and Brooklyn’s finest, The Hold Steady, headlines our finale bash on December 17. The Bazaar’s performance venue will be ticketed while the market will be free to the public.
The Bazaar reimagines the market as an immersive environment with the renowned architect Julien de Smedt who transforms the space with custom furnishings and sculptural lighting features as well as a floor plan inspired Lars von Trier’s Dogville. Nuit Blanche NY, founders of the Bring to Light Festival in Greenpoint, curate video art projections, live cinema, and VJ sets that transform the warehouse into a winter wonderland.
Dates/Time: December 15-17, 5pm – 1am
Location: 149 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg (btw N. 5th and N. 6th Streets, near to the Bedford L subway stop)
Producers: Aaron Broudo (firstname.lastname@example.org, 914 924 9883),
Belvy Klein, Joann Kim Nunez
Creative Director: Ken Farmer
Architect: JDS/Julien de Smedt Architects
Sponsors: DFA Records, BrooklynVegan, The Village Voice, The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Brooklyn Brewery, City Winery, Brooklyn Winery, Shaw Promotion, Rebel Angel Productions
• December 15: James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem will launch the Bazaar with a DJ Set and other performances curated by DFA Records including Poolside, The Crystal Ark Party Machine, Midnight Magic and DJ Justine D.
• December 16: An evening of music curated by venerated indie music blog BrooklynVegan including Fucked Up, Dom, Big Troubles, Radical Dads, Caged Animals, DJ Frankie Rose and DJ Bill Pearis.
• December 17: Headlined by The Hold Steady with Titus Andronicus, Wakey!Wakey! and w/o.
Tickets available at http://www.ticketfly.com/org/765
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Eagle St. Rooftop Farms
One Lucky Duck
Pig Roast by Tim Laursen
Inner Circle Surfcraft
Kill Devil Hill
Sit and Read
Pau Wau Publications
Debut of Julien deSmedt’s custom furniture designs
Half pipe designed by Raphael Zarka for Performa doubles as a lounge
Mezzanine periscope designed by Tomorrow Lab
Onsite tattoo demonstration from skater/artist Canyon
Video projections from Collin Snapp, Luke Wyatt, Todd Ledford, Ethan Vogt, Todd Ledford, and Aurora Halal