Brooklyn Night Bazaar!
The Peer Advisors have struck the Brooklyn Night Bazaar! You may have seen our ad in the latest edition of the Pratt Digest (if you haven’t, you should check it out). But even so, you’re still not sure whether it’s worth venturing out of your room (or studio). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We scoped it out already and have this comprehensive guide to help you decide.
Pretty and Neon
The Williamsburg warehouse the Bazaar is in looks super cool with its décor of paper lanterns and neon lights. Granted, it’s not a very large space, and it can get pretty crowded, especially in the food/sitting area (claustrophobes beware). In my opinion, the pictures make it look bigger than it is, so keep that in mind.
So the majority of the bazaar is made up of vendors selling various wares. Some of things you’ll find are jewelry, clothing, art prints, and some decorative items. Think of like a physical Etsy sale. That said, these aren’t your typical flea market stalls. Everything is handcrafted, artisan, or otherwise independently produced, and the prices reflect this (and then some). But if you’re willing to spend a bit, you’ll probably be able to find something you like.
So you’ve checked out all the vendors and bought some things you’re pretty sure you could make yourself, what now? First off, there are different live musical acts depending on the night and time (I was too early). There’s also a mini-golf course that looks like tons of fun. It costs $5 per person, which isn’t too bad. I didn’t play, but I think mini-golf is pretty self-explanatory (it’s golf, but smaller). Okay, you’re putted out, what next? The back section has a variety of food stalls and you can buy alcohol from a few different places inside (IDs are checked and bracelets given at the door). I get it, you’re stuffed. Now what? Well, that’s it.
Still not sure if it’s worth getting our of bed? Fair enough. Here’s what I think. If you’re going to go, bring cash (cards are a no-go). Entrance is free, but that’s about it. If you’re looking for some cool new things you can’t find anywhere else, this could be your chance (if you’re willing to pay). Just for scale, I was able to see everything and circle the place many times relatively quickly. I was there for about an hour, and that was definitely stretching it, so don’t expect an all-night affair. I wasn’t interested in buying anything, and I did get a little bored, but I went with a few friends and had a good time regardless. I would definitely recommend looking online to see if a particular musical act you like is playing, as that would certainly liven it up.
All things considered, I wouldn’t go cancelling plans to make it, but it is every weekend and it’s more fun than sitting in your room and binging on Netflix and snacks.
I told you the lights are pretty. [all photo credits to Sarah Aristizabal, fellow Peer Advisor]
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