For those of you Brooklynites who live and die by “the flea,” the Big Cahuna of all Kings County outdoor markets– Brooklyn Flea– opens for the summer season in Fort Greene this Saturday, April 2.
The 40,000-square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, located at 176 Lafayette Ave. between Vanderbilt and Clermont avenues, is part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza.
The Flea, will be open every Saturday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm until November. Its Sunday counterpart has moved from Williamsburg and will now operate in DUMBO, beginning April 3, in its new lot, the triangular Pearl Street Plaza beneath the Manhattan Bridge, also from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
This year’s flea has added some great new vendors, including Brooklyn Brew Shop, which features packaged Food Kits, including a Fresh Cheese kit, a Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese kit, and an Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese kit; Carpenter Hill, which features a collection of about 35 small batch, American makers with products ranging from hand thrown pottery, to wooden plant stands, to knives, to handwoven tea towels; and Fancy Antler Vintage, which sells hand-selected vintage clothing from the 1950s to the 1990s, with a specialty in vintage and antique Kimonos.