You know that change is disorienting, chaotic, and wrong. Thankfully, the good people behind Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea know this too. That’s why, when they decided to move the summertime institutions to a new location, they chose a spot that’s a block away.
When the annual waterfront events kick off their 2013 seasons on April 6, they won’t take place at their previous address, 27 N. 6th St; instead they’ll be about 50 yards north, at the East River State Park. “Moving the Flea and Smorgasburg to East River State Park feels like a perfect fit,” said Jonathan Butler, the markets’ co-founder, in a statement. “Staying on the Williamsburg waterfront in this vibrant community is a big priority for us, and we love that the markets will now support one of New York’s truly great parks. And who can argue with that view!”
As before, Smorgasburg will take place on Saturdays and Brooklyn Flea on Sundays. Their DUMBO and Fort Greene locations, held on opposite days, will remain the same.