Brooklyn Night Bazaar, the food, music and shopping mindmeld inspired by the night markets of Asia, returns tonight for a month of Friday and Saturday night parties in a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the Williamsburg waterfront. Chow down on food from the likes of Pok Pok NY (which will offer a pop-up, sit-down “dining experience” weekend of Dec. 14-15), Asia Dog, Littleneck, Fatty Cakes and Mexicue, shop at PeekBrooklyn, FCTRY, Shannon South Recycled Leather Bags, Kill Devil Hill and over 100 other independent designers, artists and boutiques, and most importantly, come for the music, because this is what sets the bazaar apart from every other New York flea and craft fair. TV on the Radio guitarist Kyp Malone headlines opening night, and the free shows continue with French Horn Rebellion (Nov 24), Pains of Being Pure at Heart, MEN and more. PIPS is taking their table tennis to the market the entire month, too–just to make sure you will never, ever be bored here. Follow their Facebook page for more surprises.
Sometimes you’re in the mood for a drink, but not in the mood for a bar. Bar Velo is a vegetarian restaurant where you can cozy up to an excellent cocktail.
Someone once told me that if I were to look skyward more often, into the haze above Manhattan, I would come to see more, feel more grounded.
It’s awfully warm for the last week of February, so get outside and soak up some Vitamin D and then make your Oscars watching plans for Sunday.
Meet the 5th Brooklyn Scouts, a group of children and parents who love the outdoors and whose motto is “traditional scouting for everyone.”
A clear picture of the Trump administration’s stance toward immigration of all kinds is beginning to emerge and it’s not pretty.