Smorgasburg Is Leaving Brooklyn Bridge Park and Coming to Prospect Park

Cheese curds!  photo by Jane Bruce

Smorgasburg is getting a more centrally located Brooklyn home: Starting Sunday, August 30, Smorgasburg Brooklyn Bridge Park will move to Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill, accessible from the Lincoln Road entrance, near the B/Q Parkside Avenue subway stop.

The move, made in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, will bring all the staple-favorites and novelty vendors (and by this we refer specifically to Ramen Burgers, of course) to what Sue Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance, calls an underused section of the park—yet one that is also near places like the Audubon Center, Boathouse, and the LeFrak Center.

Brooklyn Bridge Park will turn Pier 5, where Smorgasburg has resided since 2013, into new open space and parkland that is set to open in 2016. Eric Demby, co-founder of Smorgasburg, says he’s especially excited to tap the food-vendor eating populations in Prospect Park’s surrounding neighborhoods, i.e. Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, Prospect Park South, Flatbush, and Windsor Terrace. Suffice it to say, a broader population than the European tourists and ferry riders of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

So, hey, this-part-of-Brooklyn: Get excited for easier access to tasty treats (not that it was hard before, exactly, but what New Yorker isn’t interested in the path of least resistance to a snack?), including Red Hook Lobster Pound, Salvadoran pupusas, Home Frite, Milk Truck Grille Cheese, and about 93 more (for a total of 100). Unfortunately, the list does not include that famous week-old duck Embryo. For that you will have to inconvenience yourself and head to Smorgasburg Queens.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park is open Sundays from 11am to 6pm from August 30 until October 11 (on Labor Day Sunday, September 6, it will close two hours earlier at 4pm). 

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