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DeKalb Market Says Goodbye with Music, Ping-Pong and a Pig Roast

By Janet Upadhye | September 29, 2012 2:10am

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN— The end has come for DeKalb Market in its current location and it is planning to go ot with a bang.

There will be music from Brooklyn-based artists Monogold, Dinowalrus, and Sinkane, pig roast from market vendor Maharlika, endless games of ping-pong and, of course, beer and picnic tables to say goodbye to DeKalb Market the Brooklyn way.

"This is the last chance we're going to get to walk through the Market and experience all it has to offer," said party organizer Gabriel Rodriguez. "So we are aiming to create an experience that brings together all the aspects that made the market a notable location in the Brooklyn community."

DeKalb Market is a uniquely Brooklyn spot, made up of reclaimed shipping containers where local chefs, artists, and designers sell their goods. The market has been known to host everything from all-you-can drink beer days and late-night dance parties to petting zoos and Easter egg hunts.

But the market was never meant to be permanent and as it scrambles to find a new location, City Point developers are eager to break ground on a new Century 21 retail outlet planned for the location.

And just because the DeKalb Market's days are numbered in their current location does not mean the party is over.

"This party is happening, rain or shine," Rodriguez said. "And it will be an event to remember."

The "Dekalb Market Good-Bye Party" will take place Sunday September 30 from 3 – 9pm and it will be the last chance to visit the market in Downtown Brooklyn.