There’s a new pop-up market coming to Brooklyn- and before you moan “another one?”- hold on! This one has a totally different mojo and has some great people behind it.
The women who created Curious Jane, a summer camp and after-school program for girls focused on design and creativity, have decided to expand their program. They took their mission of empowering girls and poured it into a market focused on original designs and fabulous food from talented local women. It’s called the Gowanus Girls Indie Design + Food Mart. Event the market’s name makes me think of a great girl band with moxie.
The gals at Curious Jane found the perfect spot for their market and are running it pop-up style two weekends in October with more markets coming in spring. They will have craft activities to keep your kids busy while you shop.
They even have a fundraising element to give back to the revitalization of the areas surrounding the Gowanus Canal (a designated Superfund site).
Some of my favorite vendors that will be there:
Noha Waibsnaider, peeled snacks
Nai Wang, Vusion Eyewear
Ronnie Yoked, Malca BK
Laura Gibson, MetalsGirl
Jane Gish, Super Foxy Sweets
Eva Radke + Crew, Film Biz Recycling
Gowanus Girls Indie Design + Food Mart.
October 13th (coinciding with Gowanus Open Studios) and October 27th, 12 to sunset, rain or shine.
Location: Gowanus Grove 400 Carroll Street, between Bond and Nevins. It’s an outdoor setting off of Carroll Street on the banks of the Canal. You can bike (there will be a few racks inside the Grove), drive (although parking is limited; plan on parking a few blocks away and walking over), take the train (the F or G to Carroll Street), or just stroll on over!