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Smorgasburg Sundays Moving to Prospect Park from Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront

By Leslie Albrecht | August 13, 2015 3:17pm | Updated on August 14, 2015 6:38pm
 Popular outdoor food market Smorgasburg is coming to Prospect Park.
Popular outdoor food market Smorgasburg is coming to Prospect Park.
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PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — The popular outdoor food market Smorgasburg is coming to Prospect Park, park officials said Thursday.

Smorgasburg is leaving its current Sunday location at Brooklyn Bridge Park because the space it uses near Pier 5 is being converted into new open space and parkland, officials said.

Starting Sunday, Aug. 30, more than 100 vendors will set up shop at Breeze Hill, near the Lincoln Road entrance on the park's east side. The market will run every Sunday through Oct. 11.

"Bringing Smorgasburg to Breeze Hill is a wonderful way to enliven an underutilized area on the Park's east side, near popular park destinations such as the LeFrak Center at Lakeside and the Audubon Center at the Boathouse," Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue said in a statement.

Vendors at the al fresco cornucopia will include Ramen Burgers, Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Milk Truck Grilled Cheese, People Pop’s, Home Frite, Big Mozz and Best Buds Burritos, which makes carne asada burritos with French fries inside.

The market will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 11, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

Smorgasburg is the culinary offshoot of the outdoor market Brooklyn Flea, which was launched in 2008. Smorgasburg operates in multiple locations including Long Island City, Coney Island, Williamsburg and the South Street Seaport.

“We're sad to leave Brooklyn Bridge Park, but it's hard to complain when our new home is literally Brooklyn's backyard,” said Eric Demby, who co-founded Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea with Jonathan Butler.

"As a daily park user, we are so proud to help activate a new area of Prospect Park, to provide more amenities inside the park, and to be a partner in the park’s bright future. And we couldn’t be more excited to meet new friends from Prospect/Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope and beyond."

For more information on Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, check here.