Brooklyn Night Bazaar just made it official and told its newsletter subscribers that this weekend will be its last at 165 Banker, which is being leased to “a very large company” (BMW, to be exact). A t-shirt company with the somewhat ironic name As the Music Dies will be among the closing vendors. But the music isn’t totally dying: as previously reported, this weekend the Bazaar’s owners will open the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in Rockaway, featuring food from Brooklyn Star, Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ and others, plus shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Here’s the Bazaar’s official farewell.
As you might have heard, about a week ago we received some unwelcome news from our landlord. He reached a deal for a new lease with a very large company. We have been asked to vacate by the end of the month.
It’s been a great run at 165 Banker but it’s time to move on. This weekend will be the last ever Night Bazaar at our current location. We’ll miss all the incredible bands, rad vendors, killer food stands, creative artists, and the thousands of visitors that made BKNB a unique place to hang out. Come on down before we pack up.
Coincidentally, our last night in Greenpoint coincides with our first day overseeing food, beverages and programming at Jacob Riis Park Beach – what we’re calling the Riis Park Beach Bazaar. The National Park Service has entrusted us with a beautiful and historic beach and we can’t wait to continue some of the night Bazaar traditions there including free music, great food and drinks.