Grove Alley Nite Market this Friday
June 24, 2013
We’re willing to bet you’ve never been to Grove Alley. In fact, we’re willing to bet you’ve never even heard of Grove Alley. But, the Grove Alley Nite Market on June 28th is your chance to explore this hidden gem in Downtown Brooklyn. The free Nite Market will begin at 5pm and feature a dozen vendors and food trucks selling everything from jewelry and vintage fashion to hibachi food and booze-infused desserts. And, it wouldn’t be a Brooklyn event without Brooklyn Brewery on tap.
Food, beer, and shopping aren’t the only attractions you can look forward to. The music will kick off around 7pm, and the line-up of bands has something for everyone – from Trouble City All-Stars’ reggae beats to The Toothaches’ dance-punk vibe to Heems, a home-grown rapper (formerly of alternative hip-hop group Das Racist) whose first mixed tape was rated 8 out of 10 by Spin. In between sets, DJ Joro Boro will keep you dancing.
The venue is the perfect backdrop for the musicians and market vendors– a gritty, undiscovered alley sandwiched between Fulton and Livingston Streets (hint to market-goers: wear proper shoes!). Grove Alley was once labeled by Forgotten New York as “a candidate for the worst street in Brooklyn.” Since then, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has coordinated with local property and business owners to transform this dead-end street into one of the most unique locations in Brooklyn. We think you’re going to be hearing more great news about Grove Alley in the weeks and months to come.
Organized by our friends over at the Gowanus Nite Market, confirmed vendors for the June 28th event include The Morris Truck (serving grilled cheese), Hibachi Heaven, Rickshaw Dumplings, Spirited, Coolhaus, Lazy Looz, Ozma Autonomy, The Vanity Project, The Nomad Truck, WORN, Jwhite, Thanatos Candles & Beauty, Summer Mizera Vintage, and Pachamamita Designs.