“Is this heaven?” you ask wide-eyed at the gates of 50 Kent Avenue on a balmy weekend afternoon. “No, it’s the Brooklyn Flea,” James Earl Jones responds from the sky. It’s an understandable mix-up, what with the Flea corralling 150 of the city’s most sought-after vintage, handmade and food vendors into 50 Kent every Sunday throughout summer and early fall, turning a concrete lot along the Williamsburg waterfront into Brooklyn’s Promised Land. The Flea built it, and people keep coming.
Along with our pals at Century 21 and the Open Space Alliance, we couldn’t be happier to add to the feel-goodness of the situation by presenting a six-week series of shows during Flea hours and slapping on a zero-dollar admission price. While shopping, eating and drinking, mosey over to the stage area to catch Philly songwriter Alex G‘s melodies-in-vertigo on August 2 and Brooklyn boys Caveman‘s direct-to-heart approach on August 9. (Just ran some tests. Science says these two are the ideal soundtrack to debate whether you have enough room in your apartment for that antique trunk you just spotted at a vendor booth, so there’s that too.) You’ll want to RSVP to Alex G here and Caveman here, then keep an eye out for more shows to be announced soon.
Gates to the Williamsburg Flea will open at 10am, per usual, with music starting at 3pm and wrapping up around 6pm. There’s
literally only one way to spend a summer Sunday in Brooklyn. This is it.
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