Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 will no longer include Smorgasburg, as the mobile market is uprooting and moving to Prospect Park. Beginning on August 30th, the Sunday Smorg will take place at Breeze Hill in the park's eastern section. "We’re sad to leave Brooklyn Bridge Park, but it’s hard to complain when our new home is literally Brooklyn’s backyard,” said Brooklyn Flea co-founder Eric Demby.
It turns out Brooklyn Bridge Park's fancy new redesigns are coming to Pier 5, which will be transformed into parkland likely opening in 2017. The market has been operating out of the area since 2012, beginning with the soon to be transformed Tobacco Warehouse and then moving over a year later to Pier 5.
The new site for Smorg, which'll operate through October 11th, will feature 100 vendors and plenty of spots to perch and enjoy them. Organizers promise a "leafy setting that includes a large, grassy, tree-shaded seating area" to nosh on Red Hook Lobster Pound, Big Mozz, Best Buds Burritos and other vendors both new and old.
Smorgasburg Prospect Park will take place each Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. from August 30th through October 11th, and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 6th.