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Williamsburg Eateries Offering Brunch On New Year’s Day

Here are some Williamsburg brunch spots open on New Year’s Day that will help you get fueled up and on your way to a full recovery after a long night of celebrating.  

Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: 146 Broadway | Brooklyn, NY

Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: 202 Leonard St | Brooklyn, NY

Time: 11am – 5pm
Location:366 Union Ave | Brooklyn, NY

Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: 4 Berry St | Brooklyn, NY

Time: 11Am – 4pm
Location: 116 North 5th Street | Brooklyn, NY



Local Radar Williamsburg New Year’s Eve Guide 2018

You don’t have to go too far this year to bring in the New Year the right way. From lavish rooftop parties to Savory Dining experiences, we’ve got the lowdown on the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in Williamsburg Brooklyn!   

Dine, Drink & Celebrate

Celebrate New Year’s eve with Delicious food, good company and great tunes! The dining options will be: APPETIZERS: Coconut Shrimp or Scallops . ENTREE: Bone-In-Rib Eye, Pollo Al Limon or Tallarines a la Diavola Con Mariscos. DESSERT: Flan de Coquito. We will be offering complimentary party favors and champagne toast. There will also be a live DJ. We are currently taking reservations. Swing by or Call us at (718) 782-9477 for reservations.

Cafe Argentino is a restaurant which faithfully recreates the ambiance and authentic flavors of Buenos Aires Argentina. Our menus are true to the spirit of our country and are celebrated with an assorted selection of delicious meats and wines. We invite you to come in and experience our excellent service and great food.

Time: 7pm until …
Location: CAFE ARGENTINO | 499 Grand St | Brooklyn, NY
Call (718) 782-9477 for more info & to make your reservations

The brainchild of James beard Award-winning chef Patrick Connolly, Rider is a contemporary American bistro that serves sophisticated cuisine in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From skate wing schnitzel to squash agnolotti to a hot fried chicken sandwich, Rider serves food that is simple and iconically American yet textured, dynamic and globally-inspired.

Join us for New Years Eve! Reservations are still available for our ‘Bar Party’. 10pm-2am $75 ‘Bar Party’ open bar and snacks. Our Prix Fixe Dinner is currently SOLD OUT. Call to get on the waitlist. Must be 21+ for this event

Time: 10pm-2am
Location: Rider | 80 North 6th St | Brooklyn, NY
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Join us at Delaware and Hudson Tavern to ring in the New Year! Ticket includes entrance, pig roast dinner, and a complimentary toast. All tickets exclusive of beverages. Artisan beer, wine, and cocktails will be available all night.

Delaware and Hudson is a 38-seat restaurant and a 35-seat tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn serving regional American food from the Mid-Atlantic states (from Baltimore to Buffalo). We feature farm-fresh carefully produced local and seasonal ingredients to craft good, wholesome food.

Time: 9pm-1am
Location:Delaware and Hudson | 135 North 5th Street | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $45

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Sunday is a day that NYC restaurant veterans Todd Enany, Adam Landsman, and Chef Jaime Young never took for granted. After long work weeks, Sunday became a day to celebrate the city, the food and beverage industry, and family and friends. Living in Brooklyn for nearly a decade, it was about adventuring through their borough to satisfy their craving, whether it be the best breakfast sandwich, cocktails, dinner, wine, or cup of coffee. Now, they’ve turned those cravings into their next adventure. Sunday in Brooklyn!

Time: New Year’s Eve Dinner: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM | New Year’s Day Brunch: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Sunday in Brooklyn | 348 Wythe Ave | Brooklyn NY

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Polo and Stephanie opened Meadowsweet together in 2014 and saw it as an extension of our home. They enjoy good food, friendly service and a comfortable atmosphere to dine in and that is exactly what they want their guests to experience when visiting Meadowsweet. When they are not at Meadowsweet you will find them upstate at Meadowsweet Farm with their pup Ella where they grow some amazing vegetables to serve at Meadowsweet.

This year they bring you a special New Year’s dining celebration. Click RESERVATIONS link to make a reservation for your New Year’s Eve Dinner!
• 1st Seating: 6pm-6:30pm seating times (table for 2 hours) | $75 per guest (20% gratuity and sales tax not included) | 3-course Prix Fixe Menu with a glass of sparkling wine.
• 2nd Seating: 7pm-8:30pm seating times (table for 2 hours) | $95 per guest (20% gratuity and sales tax not included) | 3-course Prix Fixe Menu with a glass of sparkling wine.
• 3rd Seating: 9pm-10:30pm seating times (bring in 2017 at Meadowsweet!) | $125 per guest (20% gratuity and sales tax not included) | 4-course Prix Fixe Menu & enjoy a champagne toast at midnight!

Location: Meadowsweet | 149 Broadway | Brooklyn, NY
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NYE Parties

Celebrate 2018 with live music and special New Year’s Eve menu. Make your reservation now! Live band and Dj!

Time: Starts at 8pm
Location: Miss Favela | 57 S 5th St | Brooklyn, NY
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BangOn!NYC and the Elements Festival are excited to the moon and back to announce our annual ‘Time & Space’ New Years Eve 2018 spectacular this December 31st, 2017. Warping through the galaxy, we’ll be landing inside our new home in the heart of East Williamsburg. Expect 2 full stages of music and an out-of-this-world silent disco. Featuring a massive spinning planetarium, psychedelic art installations, art cars, fire breathers, and so many more ways to travel through time and space straight into 2018. For inquiries please email: 21+

Time: 9pm-4am
Location: East Williamsburg Warehouse | 485 Johnson Ave | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $75 – $145
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Join Bandits on the Run and their ever loving crew for what will surely be a memorable New Year’s Eve party. Amazing music, multiple bands, great drinks, lovely people, and NO COVER! We throw a great, fun party every year; where love is in the air and we leave last year’s baggage behind. This year it’s gonna feel extra good! 

Time: 9pm-2am
Location: Pete’s Candystore | 709 Lorimer St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: NO COVER     

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We’ll get the night started with a DJ set from Brooklyn-based powerhouses Taela Naomi andRyan O’Neil. You don’t have to dance, but you may not be able to resist. Hit up the open beer bar featuring all of your favorites and some very special barrel-aged releases, and snag delicious sliders, bites and snacks from our friends at Stuf’d as we get ready to ring in the New Year. At midnight we’ll kick off 2018 with a toast of an unreleased Ghost Bottle, fresh from our Barrel Aging Facility. New Year, new beer, as the old saying goes (we think.)

Time: 10pm-1:30am
Location: Brooklyn Brewery |79 N 11th St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $115
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Round up your usual suspects and join us for a night of drinks, dancing, and boisterous fun at Brooklyn Winery as we usher in 2018! This New Year’s Eve, don your most elegant cocktail attire and raise a glass to the end of 2017 with a four and a half hour open bar (including Brooklyn Winery wine, top shelf liquor, premium beer, and a specialty cocktail), lavish antipasti spreads, and passed hors d’oeuvres that are sure to keep you kicking up your heels all night long.

Time: 9pm-1:30am
Location: Brooklyn Winery |213 N 8th St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $150
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Join us to ring in 2018 at Westlight, overlooking the Manhattan skyline, and the celebratory fireworks. The evening will include specialty cocktails, passed canapes, and live music from The Broadway Project. Don your most festive attire, and be prepared to cut a rug on the dance floor in the sky, as we welcome the New Year. Tickets guarantee access to Westlight, Open Bar, Food, and Champagne Toast. Table Bookings include all of the above, plus reserved seating, and additional surprises. All guests must be 21 or over. Blacktie Optional.

Time: 9pm-2am
Location: Westlight | 111 N 12th St | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn’s original alternative rock legends return to the stage. TMBG’s dedication to keeping every show special is a big part of their longevity. Every show is a high-volume celebration of the band’s creative output from their 35-year career. With continuous surprises and rare tracks always coming into the rotation, They Might Be Giants’ live show is not to be missed.

Time: Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm
Location: Music Hall of Williamsburg | 66 N 6th St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $40
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Beach Fossils began in 2009 as the solo project of Dustin Payseur. Before and after the 2010 release of the S/T debut LP and 2011’s What A Pleasure EP, they performed around the world with a lineup that once featured Cole Smith (DIIV) and John Peña (Heavenly Beat). They quickly became known for their highly energetic stage show, bringing the recorded work to a volume and tempo that would make even the indie-est of crowds wind up in a frenzy. With the exception of drummer Tommy Gardner, that lineup dissolved to pursue their ambitions with the aforementioned projects. Wanting to bridge the gap between the live and recorded aspects of the band, Dustin began writing Clash the Truth determined to capture the urgency, human flow and spontaneity of the live performance.

Time: 7pm
Location: Baby’s All Right | 146 Broadway | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $40-$45
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Williamsburg Chef Missy Robbins Finds Time for Cookbook, Second ‘Burg Eatery, Life

When Missy Robbins left her well-respected position as executive chef of Manhattan restaurant A Voce in 2013, she had no idea if she would continue to cook. The previous two decades had been spent grinding away in various kitchens, both in New York and Chicago — the Obamas were regulars at Spiaggia, where Robbins served as executive chef between 2003 and 2008 — and she was feeling both the physical and emotional strain.

There was success, certainly: Michelin stars, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Award, a featured role on “Top Chef Masters.” But was all the hard work worth it if it couldn’t be enjoyed?

The process of stepping away is chronicled in Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner… Life: Recipes and Adventures From My Home Kitchen, a memoir and cookbook published by Rizzoli. With a candid eye and a sense of humor, Robbins details her first days out of the kitchen and drops culinary wisdom culled from years in the business and extensive travel.

In 2016, Robbins opened her first restaurant, the Italian Lilia, in Williamsburg, to acclaim for its supple pastas and zesty fish. Now she is planning a second eatery, also in Williamsburg, at the Domino complex.

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Lilia in Williamsburg. Photo by Evan Sung

When you opened Lilia in Williamsburg in 2016, what attracted you to Brooklyn? Has Brooklyn changed since you opened?

The space itself, a former auto body shape, was what initially drew me to Williamsburg. It had such character and I saw an opportunity to be part of a growing residential community. I don’t know if it has necessarily changed, but it continues to develop daily with more and more businesses being attracted to the neighborhood.

You studied art history at Georgetown and worked in a few galleries. Why did you decide to become a chef?

I always had an interest in food and restaurants but didn’t know until the end of college that this would be a career path for me. I tried it in my second semester senior year and never looked back. I loved the energy of the kitchen and the ability to be creative and develop that side of me within a craft.

In your book, you describe your mother as the “Jewish Martha Stewart” because of her expertise in entertaining. What did you inherit from her?

Hopefully I gained her hospitality and love of being around people and entertaining. Also, I’m pretty sure my sense of humor comes from her.

When you’re entertaining at home during the colder months, what’s your favorite thing to cook? How do you entertain in the winter?

I love doing hearty braises like osso bucco and rich soups like ribollita.

There is a lot in your book about the difficulty of a work-life balance. How are you able to cook at home, exercise, and find time for yourself even though you always have to be at the restaurant?

I set aside time that is devoted to personal time. Those times are sort of off limits for meetings and work. It’s basically just a commitment you must make to yourself and stay dedicated to it.

You’ve talked in the past about the small kitchen in your apartment. What advice do you have for other people with small kitchens?

Keep your cooking very simple and stay organized and clean as you go.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I like to check out other restaurants and discover neighborhoods other than my own in New York. And travel is very important to me. It recharges and inspires me in so many ways.

What keeps you awake at night?


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Famed Thai Restaurant SriPraPhai Opens in Williamsburg

SriPraPhai, one of New York City’s best Thai restaurants, has expanded into Brooklyn. As of Sunday, the Woodside, Queens restaurant has taken over the Qi Thai Grill space at 176 North 9th Street in Williamsburg for a third location for its popular fare.

Chef Sripraphai Tipmanee, along with celebrity chef Pichet Ong, had been involved in Qi Thai Grill since its 2013 opening, but the space is now solely dedicated to the spicy food of Tipmanee. The 100-seat space has a slightly pared-down menu with evolving hours of approximately 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. most days.

The expansion here makes SriPraPhai more accessible for much of NYC, bringing the restaurant much closer to Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan inhabitants. Signature dishes at the restaurant, often heralded as a pioneer in NYC’s Thai scene, include the Isan sour sausage and mango sticky rice, though the expansive menu also includes lots of larb, noodles, soups, curries, and more.

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Williamsburg’s William Vale is one of the Most Popular Spots in New York City

If you ever feel like you take taxis to all of the same places, you’re not alone. Lyft makes a series of similarly repetitive drop-offs, and to commemorate them they’ve awarded Lyftie Awards to the most popular destinations around the country. In New York, their drivers were most often directed to Vandal, House of Yes, Madison Square Garden and The William Vale.

The Williamsburg luxury hotel The William Vale is another hot spot on Saturdays, which anyone who has waited in line to stand on the roof can attest to. It helps that it was featured heavily as a romantic backdrop during a rose ceremony on The Bachelor.  The couple on the reality show might have broken up, but the hipster hotel’s popularity has endured.

Lyft also chronicled where riders across America requested to visit, and the list includes Café Du Monde in New Orleans, Catch LA in West Hollywood (they recently catered DJ Khaled’s birthday party) and American Social in Miami.

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The Restaurant Formerly Known As Semilla Has Been Reborn As Casino Clam Bar

Steamer pot for two. Photo: Liz Clayman

When Williamsburg’s leading American-regional-food guru, Joe Carroll (of Fette Sau and St. Anselm fame), gets hold of a restaurant space he likes — especially one that comes with a relatively forgiving rent — he tends to hang on to it. So, where once stood Carroll’s Baltimore-style cheese-fish-sandwich shop, Lake Trout, and after that his vegetable-forward tasting room, Semilla, which closed in March, now there is Casino Clam Bar, an homage of sorts to the clam shacks and dive bars the Bergen County native and Jersey Shore aficionado has known.

Think old-school meets new-school, or maybe Randazzo’s crossed with ZZ’s minus the $20 cocktails. There are raw littlenecks on the half-shell, shrimp cocktails, and chowder by the cup or bowl, but also bottarga crackers, uni pasta, hamachi collars, cod cheeks, white clam Grandma pizza, and Petrossian caviar.

Carroll collaborated on the menu with his chef (and fellow Jersey boy), Jeremiah Del Sol, late of Bar Bolonat. They would like you to consider Casino Clam Bar as a place to pop in for a light snack washed down with something crisp and minerally from the list, which ranges from your classic Chardonnays and Chenin Blancs to California Albariño in a can. But the steamer pot for two, essentially an indoor clambake, suggests something that requires a little pacing.

Semilla’s U-shaped, 18-seat white-ash bar remains (as does the one-way bathroom mirror with a view of the kitchen), and the walls have been given a fresh coat of paint and hung with a giant shark and vintage boardwalk gaming wheels. The dishware is white enamel, the napkins kitchen-towel style, and your meal, er, snack, ends with a piece of saltwater taffy.

It’s an awfully inviting menu, and a concept that seems right for the space. The really extraordinary thing, though, is that the restaurant has been in what industry folks like to call “soft-open” mode for a couple of weeks now without a peep from the food press, or even a drive-by from Food Baby.

Clam chowder with oyster crackers. Photo: Liz Clayman
Casino Clam Bar’s clams casino. Photo: Liz Clayman
Littlenecks on the half-shell. Photo: Liz Clayman
The uni pasta with housemade tagliatelle. Photo: Liz Clayman
Shaved bottarga and shrimp butter on housemade carta di musica. Photo: Liz Clayman
White clam pizza with stracciatella is baked in a pan. Photo: Liz Clayman
Italian ices for dessert. Photo: Liz Clayman
The restaurant in soft-opening mode. Photo: Liz Clayman

160 Havemeyer St., nr. S. 2nd St., Williamsburg; 718-782-3474

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Mable’s Smokehouse: The Spirit of the South in Brooklyn

If you are from the South, you’ll probably agree that Mable’s is your home away from home. Owners Meghan Love and Jeff Lutonsky take pride in opening this place 6 years ago on Berry Street in Williamsburg. Now, it isn’t just an old tonic water factory but a place where family traditions and great food unite.

According to Lutonsky, who grew up in Oklahoma, the place was named after his late grandmother, Mable, as a tribute for her great recipes and how her food was known around town for being amazingly delicious. His wife, Love, who grew up in Kentucky, says that they really want diners to feel the spirit of barbecue and the south. Once you take a bite of their ribs, you’ll definitely say that you haven’t tasted anything exactly like it. The ribs are coated with grandma Mable’s special sauce and rub. The brisket is smoked just right, until the rub has blackened and hardened. Underneath is fat that melts and turns buttery after being smoked for 10-14 hours.

They not only boast of having the best ribs, but their sides are also to die for. Their mac and cheese “no frills, down home. Like what you had when you were a kid – gooey, Velveeta” says Lutonsky. Their collard greens – “we’re very proud… They’re just so delicious” Love says.

If you want to try Mable’s southern cooking, they have de lux platter, 3 meats and 3 sides, perfect for 2-3 persons. And don’t forget to get dessert, their candied yams are a big hit, too.

Detroit-Style Pizza makes its way to Williamsburg!

“We strive to work with high quality and local products whenever available. Our food and beverage menus change with the seasons and as a result of the ongoing creative process of working to refine what we share with others.” – Emmy Squared

Emmy Squared
364 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 360-4535


Williamsburg Specials: Complimentary Movie and Mac & Cheese night at Huckleberry Bar

Complimentary Movie and Mac & Cheese tonight at Huckleberry Bar

“We are revamping their long running movie Mondays and it’s awesome-er than ever! Every month will be a different movie theme and a different drink special! Plus complimentary mac and cheese!!

Next in line of our western theme is the brooding classic Once Upon A Time in the West! Charles Bronson stars as a revenge minded, harmonica playing gun slinger set on taking down the bad guys. In honor of the western theme we’ll be offering a shot of Taos Lightning rye whiskey and a bottle of Lone Star beer for $5.

Come watch a movie with us! Movies start at 9:00 pm! ” – Huckleberry Bar


Click here for upcoming movie schedule

Guide To Halloween in Williamsburg Brooklyn

From Horror Film Screenings and Bar Crawls to Rooftop Day of the Dead Celebrations, we’ve got the lowdown on spooky Halloween fun in Williamsburg Brooklyn!   

Free Events  

You’re invited to our 2 day Halloween Festivities!! SUNDAY, OCT 30th: LIVE LATIN MUSIC and plenty of great energy to keep the party going. Starting at 5pm. Free pitcher of Sangria for the best costume. | MONDAY, OCT 31st: HALLOWEEN TANGO NIGHT, Starting at 7:30pm. (Don’t know how to dance tango? No worries, we’ll teach you)

Date: Sunday, Oct 30th: Live Latin Music. 5pm | Monday, Oct 31st: Halloween Tango Night. 7:30pm
Location: CAFE ARGENTINO | 499 Grand St | Brooklyn, NY
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Join Corona on the rooftop for “Day of the Dead”
With seasonal decorations decking out the rooftop, this festive event includes a live mariachi band and beats by LiveOnDj collective. Guests can also enjoy complimentary face painting and F&B specials throughout the night

Drink Specials: $5 Modelo, $8 Modelo + shot of Casa Noble Tequila, $12 Halloween cocktails Bad Moon Rising and It’s Hot In Hell featuring Casa Noble Tequila
Food Specials: $7 Crispy Blood Pops, $10 Spicy Chorizo Tacos, $10 Pig Head Bánh Mi, $8 Trick or Treat Bags filled with house made candies and sweets

Must be 21+ for this event

Date: Friday, Oct. 28th | 5pm-1am
Location: McCarren Hotel & Pool | 160 N. 12th St. | Brooklyn, NY
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“Attention boys and ghouls! Soon it will be the time of year to trick or treat and treat your tricks! Let’s get into the Halloween spirit together by enjoying some spirits on a themed bar crawl, and what better place to do it than New York City’s very own carnival of the damned, Williamsburg! We will be starting our procession at 9pm at The Woods and be making our way westward, hitting up some bars along the way for creepy cocktails, dreadful dancing, and things that go bump in the night. We encourage everyone to come in costume and beware, you’re in for a scare (but with flair)!” – Divya

Date: Saturday, Oct. 29th. | 9pm
Location: The Woods | 48 S. 4th St | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: NO COVER

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Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks!

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Rated R.

The event also features a costume contest and trivia!

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.

Date: Saturday, Oct 29th | 6pm-7:45pm
Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck | 776 Lorimer St | Brooklyn NY
Tickets: FREE 

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Don your costumes and grab your totes, it’s time for some seasonal fun and shopping at our Williamsburg market!

Stop by all day on Sunday, October 30th for Halloween fun for shoppers of all ages and inclinations – costume contests, happy hour, candy, and of course #marketfinds galore.

We’ll be serving BOOS courtesy of our friends at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. during the All-Hallows-Happy Hour from 3 – 6PM.

Dress your frightful best for the Costume Contest (Shopper + Vendor Category) @ 4pm:
1st Prize winner – $100 shopping spree
2nd Prize winner – $50 shopping spree

Free totes for everyone who wears a costume!

Date: Sunday, Oct 30th | 10am-7pm
Location: Artists & Fleas | 70 N 7th St | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: NO COVER
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On Monday, October 31st, as darkness overtakes the Brooklyn skies, and the Halloween delirium descends over New York, we gather at TBA Brooklyn for The Haunting. With ghouls, ghosts and all kind of freakish characters crisscrossing the city, explore the most gruesome depths of your soul – and embrace your most diabolic impulses. Music for this ceremony will be provided by Sleepy & Boo, Jordi Iven, and Lost in the Zoo – who will be summoning sets of phantasmal grooves for your dancing pleasures.

No Cover | 21+ | Costumes encouraged

Date: Monday, Oct 31st | 9pm
Location: TBA Brooklyn | 395 Wythe Ave | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: NO COVER W/ RSVP    

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Hey Kidville Family + Friends! Come join us for a NOT-SO SCARY and SAFE Halloween!

There will be music, dancing, fun snacks, crafts and playtime in our gym. Kidville Williamsburg wants to provide a safe and not so scary environment for you and your children to enjoy some ghoulish fun. Come in costume and get ready to boogey!

Date: Friday, Oct. 28th | 4pm-6:30pm
Location: Kidville Williamsburg | 184 Kent Avenue | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $20-$25
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Join the Williamsburg Northside Resource For Families and Educators as they celebrate their Annual Halloween party with Refreshments, Photographers, Bouncy House, Face Painting + DJ Dance Party.

Date: Friday, Oct. 28th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Williamsburg Northside Lower School | 299 N. 7th St. | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $20-$25
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We’re building a horror shop in Brooklyn and throwing a party in it. Make your way through, if you dare, there’s a Halloween bash waiting for you on the other side.

Date: Friday, Oct 28th | 8pm
Location: 50 N. 3rd St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $15-$30
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Nitehawk cordially invites you into our terrifying home as we host the ultimate classic old-school Halloween party this year, A NITE TO DISMEMBER: HOUSE OF HORRORS.Starting at midnight and continuing until after dawn, we’ll screen some of the scariest haunted house films past and present: The Exorcist, The Black Cat, The Legend of Hell House, and Night of the Demons (all presented on 35mm!) along with the best ghost story of 2016, Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow!

As we do each year at A NITE TO DISMEMBER, there will be a costume contest and trivia (with prizes courtesy of Shudder) along with a some short horror films. Those who survive the nite with receive a complimentary Nitehawk breakfast (eggs and tots!), themed gift bags, and a discounted fare from Lyft. But wait, there’s more…there’s a photo-booth with The Bosco and we’ve got you covered on the drink front with complimentary coffee from Fazenda Coffee and sweets from our neighbor SweetHaus! Your official hosts for the evening, Shudder’s Sam Zimmerman and Nitehawk’s Kris King and Caryn Coleman, will protect you from the ghosts, demons, and devils that await your arrival. Films in order of screening: THE EXORCIST, THE BLACK CAT, UNDER THE SHADOW, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS

Nitehawk will also host a haunted house pre-party in Lo-Res Bar before A Nite to Dismember (11pm – 12am) featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey. Attendees can present their ticket for a complimentary beverage treat. Forget trick-or-treating, spend the nite with us!

Date: Seating begins at 11:45pm on Saturday, October 29. Screening continues until 8am Sunday, October 30.
Location: Nitehawk | 136 Metropolitan Ave | Brooklyn, NY
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Something’s coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here.

This Halloween weekend, for one night only, journey with us to The Upside Down and party like there’s no tomorrow (because there very well might not be. We love you Barb!) We’re bringing back the ‘80s in a big way, with classic midwestern beer, Tab soda, Dungeons & Dragons, and… you guessed it: An endless loop of ’80s cinema that directly influenced the series.

The night will include:

  • Wafels from Wafels and Dinges! (1 Wafel included with each ticket)
  • Themed Goodie Bags for the first 100 guests!
  • Specialty cocktails
  • DJ + a “killer” soundtrack (we’re here all night)
  • Stranger Things Vinyl release with Rough Trade + a Survive LP giveaway!
  • + Much more TBA! (We have to keep the curiosity door locked for a little while, at least!)

Gather your crew and hop on your bikes for the strangest Stranger Things party around! Just make sure your compass is working. Buy your VIP Special Entry Tickets in advance to skip the line and guarantee entry!

Date: Saturday, Oct 29th | 6pm – 4am
Location: Videology Bar & Cinema | 308 Bedford Ave | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $30
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“Last year, THIS WAS THE SICKEST HALLOWEEN PARTY IN ALL OF NYC!! People came out in costumes, acting crazy. You remember the Iron Man dude? In full metal outfit? When he got in the middle of the circle and started poppin’ and lockin’ and then clicked on that light on his chest?!?!?!?!?! So crazy.

The #80s VS #90s Freedom Party NYC hits #Brooklyn once again for all-night dance party!!! We’re bringing that golden-era classic “basement banger” love to everybody’s favorite #Williamsburgrestaurant/lounge, Diviera Drive! It’s funky as all hell with that Starfoods feel (remember????), they got a couple bars, food, indoor and outdoor space, lots of places to sit, lots of room to socialize, and ’nuff room to dance!! We had our New Year’s Eve and Halloween Party there last year–crazy fun!” – The Freedom Party

STRICTLY CLASSIC hip-hop, R&B, reggae, pop, house and rock form the 80s and 90s by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth.

HOSTED BY artist/dancer/filmmaker Savior Elmundo!!!

Date: Saturday, Oct 29th | 11pm
Location: Diviera Drive | 131 Berry St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $15 in advance. More at the door.
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Williamsburg Brooklyn Weekend Roundup (Sept. 23 – 25)

From Clam Bake Soirees to Feasts for Bacon Lover, we have rounded up some of the best activties in Williamsburg this weekend.

Inspired by a fictional Southern town, Belle Shoals brings the soul of the South to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Centered around its prized Wurlitzer jukebox, the vibe and ambiance is set by a specially curated collection of blues and soul 45’s. The tunes are paired with yet another masterful cocktail menu from Beverage Director Pamela Wiznitzer (Seamstress) and a menu of Southern comfort food.

Belle Shoals’ Clam Bake Ticket includes: Admission to Clambake at Belle Shoals on Saturday September 24, 2016 | Clambake platter with seafood, fresh biscuits, signature slaw, & potato salad. | 2 Drink tickets for cocktails from the garden menu or canned beers and Live music performance by Alarke (electronic wondercore/danceable gypsy jazz).

Date: Sept. 24th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Belle Shoals | 10 Hope St, Brooklyn, NY  | 718-218-6027
Cost: $30
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This year’s edition of VICE Magazine’s Photo Issue 2016 is filled with photos of Israeli female soldiersmembers of the National Women’s Soccer League, and the the town of Vallejo, the former capital of California, and so much more, from a veritable horde of incredible female photographers. As VICE’s photo editor, Elizabeth Renstrom, puts it in her introduction, “There is no such thing as an impatient photographer. Photography requires more than DMV-style endurance.” Indicative of a measured style and a willingness to wait around for photo development, the 186-page issue is coming to a quasi-gallery setting this weekend. The VICE magazine 2016 photo show arrives in Brooklyn for a proper showcase September 24th at Industria Super Studios.

Date: Sept. 24th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: INDUSTRIA SUPERSTUDIOS: 39 S. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY

The Big Great Bacon Picnic returns to Williamsburg this weekend with over 100 chefs, restaurants, food trucks, brew masters, distillers, and culinary experts from all over NYC shower you with an unlimited supply of inspired bite-sized bacon dishes and the best in craft beers and spirits at this indoor/outdoor gourmet celebration of the most amazing food item ever created – bacon! 

Date: Saturday, September 24th (Brunch Session) 12:00pm – 2:30pm | Saturday, September 24th (Happy Hour Session) 5:30pm – 8:00pm | Sunday, September 25th
(Brunch Session) 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: The Old Pfizer Factory – 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Playa to the Pool at the new William Vale Hotel

While discovering Brooklyn’s newest oasis, Patzo will transport you back to the Black Rock Desert.

On Saturday, September 10, spend your day floating between two visions of paradise: a desert retreat inspired by Burning Man and Brooklyn’s most luxurious watering hole, the pool at The William Vale.

On the playa, indulge in a day of wellness followed by a night of celebration, including Yoga, Soundbath, Meditation, Drums, Massage, Healing, Giant Mirror Globe and Playa DJs.

By the pool, explore an aquatic sanctuary in the heart of Williamsburg, featuring Custom Cocktails, Poolside Snacks, Jewelry, Fashion, Body Painting, Floating Mirror Globes and Poolside DJs.

Join Patzo at The William Vale for a truly unique decompression party.

Partners & Performers:

Heart Beat Movement

The Heart Beat Movement combines live drumming with elements of yoga and meditation to make for a tribal experience, linking us to the steadiness of our own beating heart while also connecting us to one another.

Rockstar Shaman

Changes are occurring, I know you feel them! So welcome yourself to the ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE hour. In order to bring forth what we want in life we must get clear on our intention and then allow new space for it to arrive! This Rockstar Shaman session asks that you come with your intention set! What are you ready for in life? You’ll step into this magical land that supports you on entering into “your new” and minute by minute, we will activate your goal more and more with the most powerful & fun energy methods & techniques. Including dancing it all alive! Let this be the birthplace of your dream becoming a reality.


For the past 3 years Nash’s music and events came second to completing a Masters in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Now that he is done, the word on the street is that he is coming back… strong!

Miss Behavior Music

Jamie started DJing while working in finance, as a way to experiment combining a variety of sounds and genres that could be used to enhance thoughts, behaviors and overall performance in everyday life. Not only does her taste and love for music bring her frequently to the dance floor, but also she frequently works with brands to strategically curate music for specific events and other various uses. Bottom line, Jamie believes music is one of the most powerful energy sources, and the right music creates powerful results and optimal outcomes. This is at the forefront of Jamie’s work and mission in the music world…and the best is yet to come!

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WHEN: Sat, Sep 10th, 12PM – 10 PM
WHERE: The William Vale. 110 North 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Williamsburg

From posh pool parties to mouth-watering BBQs, Williamsburg is making sure the summer season goes out with a bang. Local Radar has rounded up the hottest events celebrating the extended Labor Day Weekend Brooklyn-style!   

Adults-Only Revelry  

The hippest pool party in town takes place at the McCarren Hotel, where you’ll be treated to complimentary beer tastings, drink specials on buckets of Coronas and a DJ lineup headlined by Jillionaire. Chill poolside with a seasonal feast prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Chojnowski and walk away with a cool Electric Beach swag bag. The party continues afterward on the rooftop with raw bar delicacies and live music.

Date: Sept. 5, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 160 N. 12th St.
Cost: $65
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Kick off Labor Day Weekend with this premier summer soiree on The Roof of Output. Chill out on the sleek rooftop lounge soaking up the skyline while vibing out to resident DJ Tara and special guest DJs. 

Date: Sept. 3, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: The Roof at Output, 74 Wythe Ave
Tickets: $10 

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Presented by Everyday People and Okayafrica, join over 1,400 guests to elevate the party experience on the rooftop with a rotating lineup of funky DJs in celebration of Africa Day.

Date: Sept. 5, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: The Roof at Output, 74 Wythe Ave
Tickets: $15 presale, $20 at door
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Say farewell to summer in style with a day of dancing and dining for the soul. Celebrating its ninth season, this grassroots community party features nine local DJs and a mouth-watering menu that will leave you feeling content as the sunny season gives way to fall.  

Date: Sept. 5, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: LP & Harmony, 683 Grand St.
Cost: No cover; Free food plate with beverage purchase    

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Named New York’s Best Oyster Bar by the New York Times, this upscale cocktail den is the perfect place to spend your respite from work. The Labor Day Party features live music, an assortment of chilled seafood, chef specials and a full bar serving up house specialities from the Absinthe Drip menu.

Date: Sept. 5, noon to 2 a.m.
Location: 298 Bedford Ave.
Reservations: Maison Premiere   

Family-Friendly Fun

Soak up the final rays of the summer season with a refreshing dip in McCarren Pool before it closes Sept. 11th. Recently renovated in 2012, this triple Olympic-sized outdoor pool is free to the community. Cap off your day by playing in picturesque McCarren Park next door. The 35-acre oasis in the middle of the city offers endless green grounds for picnicking, sunbathing, strolling through the lush Green Dome Garden or a game of baseball, basketball or handball. Plan your trip for Saturday so that you can browse the outdoor farmers Greenmarket for seasonal produce, fresh floral bouquets and baked goods.

Pool open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Greenmarket open Saturday, 8 am. to 3 p.m.
Location: McCarren Park, 776 Lorimer St.
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A stacked lineup of DJs will spin hot beats from mid-afternoon until late evening as visitors of The Farm on Kent enjoy a catered meal, craft beers, boozy pops and a jamming dance party. Framed by the Williamsburg Bridge on the iconic East River and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, this urban waterfront farm is fondly known by local foodies as the city’s “Secret Garden.”

Date: Sept. 3, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 320 Kent Ave. and S. 4th St.
Cost: $22.50
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Call on Williamsburg’s acclaimed BBQ joint to cater your Labor Day celebration with a sumptuous party pack. The deeply discounted meal feeds up to eight guests and is filled with delectable brisket and tender pulled pork, rich potato salad and slaw, housemade pickles and freshly made rolls.

Date: Orders due by noon on Sept. 1, Pickup Sept. 3 between noon and 6 p.m.
Location: BrisketTown, 359 Bedford Ave.
Cost: $69, Add $25 for delivery
Reservations: Delany BBQ


Get a fresh look from stylists Takashi & Toru, who are offering free haircuts in McCarren Park on Monday. This non-profit event is open to all youth and adults in the community on a first-come basis.

Date: Sept. 5, noon to 7 p.m.
Location: McCarren Park, 776 Lorimer St.
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Rosé & Oyster Tasting

When: July 13th, 2016. Where: Freehold Brooklyn 45 South 3rd st, Brooklyn, NY. What: A tasting of Long Island Rosé & Oysters at 7 pm!

• Come by for a rosé tasting, oysters opening tutorial, ways to prepare them & a taste test!
• Freehold’s chef, Michael Boulos & The Lobster Place’s Joe Cooper will talk about oyster farming in the NY region ➕ teach you how to open oysters, tell the good ones from

Freehold Brooklyn | (718) 388-7591 | 45 South 3rd st, Brooklyn, NY

Williamsburg Brooklyn Summer Guide

We have curated our SUMMER GUIDE to highlight the best in Williamsburg Summertime fun! Including outdoor dining, bars, concerts, film screenings, rooftop parties and much more.

  • Saturdays (11am – 6pm) | Williamsburg Smorgasburg (All Food Market) More Info
  • July 6th – July 17th | Annual Giglio Festival (Food, Live Music, Games, Rides) More Info
  • July 6th | SummerScreen: Scream  (Film Screening, Live Music, Food) More Info
  • July 13th | SummerScreen: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle  (Film Screening, Live Music, Food) More Info
  • July 20th | SummerScreen: The Fast and the Furious  (Film Screening, Live Music, Food) More Info
  • July 27th | SummerScreen: 10 Things I Hate about You  (Film Screening, Live Music, Food) More Info
  • Aug 3rd | SummerScreen: The Royal Tenenbaums  (Film Screening, Live Music, Food) More Info
  • Aug 10th | SummerScreen: Audience Pick  (Film Screening, Live Music, Food) More Info
  • Sept 10th | El Puente Southside Connex Street Festival (Live Music, Festival) More Info
  • Contact us below to recommend your favorite Williamsburg “Outdoor Event”
  • East River State Park (90 Kent Avenue) More Info
  • McCarren Park (Bet. N. 12 St., Nassau Ave., Lorimer St., and Bayard St.) More Info
  • Northside Piers (Williamsburg Waterfront, bet N. 4th & N. 5th) More Info
  • Grand Ferry Park (Grand St. at River St.) More Info
  • McCarren Park Outdoor Pool (776 Lorimer St.) More Info
  • Contact us below to recommend your favorite Williamsburg “Park, Pier or Pool”
  • Caracas Arepa Bar (291 Grand St) More Info
  • Santos Anne (366 Union Ave) More Info
  • Rabbithole (352 Bedford Ave) More Info
  • Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Ave) More Info
  • DuMont Burger (314 Bedford Ave) More Info
  • Contact us below to recommend your favorite Williamsburg “Outdoor Dining”
  • Juliette  (35 N 5th St) More Info
  • The Ides Bar (Wythe Hotel Rooftop) (80 Wythe Ave) More Info
  • Night of Joy (67 Lorimer St) More Info
  • Berry Park (4 Berry St) More Info
  • McCarren Hotel & Pool (160 N 12th St) More Info
  • Contact us below to recommend your favorite Williamsburg “Rooftop Restaurant / Bar”
  • Don Panchito Food Truck  (Bedford and Metropolitan Ave) More Info
  • Rhong-Tiam Thai Truck (Bedford and Metropolitan Ave) More Info
  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck (Bedford Ave and North 8th) More Info
  • Tacos Morelos Food Truck (Bedford Ave and North 7th) More Info
  • Contact us below to recommend your favorite Williamsburg “Food Trucks or Food Carts”

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our vision and helping to make this project a reality!

  • Ozzie’s Fresh Market / Associated (639 Grand St. | (718) 388-6938) More Info
  • BRD Car Service (Tri-State Area | (800) 349-9598) More Info
  • Transfiguration Credit Union (429 Broadway | (718) 388-0729) More Info

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Your Guide To Free Events at The Northside 2016 Festival

WED, JUN 8 3:30 PM
Northside Content Happy Hour Presented By Reelio
Venue: Skinny Dennis

WED, JUN 8 7:30 PM
Northside Innovation Opening Night Party Presented By MailChimp
Venue: Brooklyn Brewery

THU, JUN 9 10:00 AM
Northside Innovation Expo 2016 – FREE RSVP
Venue: Brooklyn EXPO Center
#Business #Expo

THU, JUN 9 12:30 PM
Innovative Entertaining: Brooklyn Backyard BBQ Presented By Douglas Elliman
Venue: Jungle Design

THU, JUN 9 6:00 PM
WOLF PARADE | LAND OF TALK at Northside Festival 2016
Venue: McCarren Park
#FilmMedia #Festival

THU, JUN 9 7:30 PM
Perkins Coie Founders Dinner at Northside Festival 2016
Venue: ESH

THU, JUN 9 8:00 PM
Northside Innovation Party Presented by THINX
Venue: Wild Brooklyn

FRI, JUN 10 12:30 PM
Northside Innovation Lunch Presented by the Norwegian Consulate
Venue: The Bedford
#ScienceTech #Seminar

FRI, JUN 10 12:30 PM
Northside Innovation Lunch Presented By NYU Tandon
Venue: Oleanders

FRI, JUN 10 2:30 PM
How I Sleep at Night: Entrepreneurs Talk at The Yard
Venue: The Yard

FRI, JUN 10 3:00 PM
Swiss Startup Innovation Pitch Competition and Happy Hour at Northside Festival 2016
Venue: Brooklyn Brewery

FRI, JUN 10 5:00 PM
Northside Innovation Happy Hour Presented By SoFi
Venue: Xanadu (McCarren Hotel Rooftop)

FRI, JUN 10 6:00 PM
Venue: McCarren Park
#FilmMedia #Festival

FRI, JUN 10 6:30 PM
Northside Innovation Happy Hour Presented By Dutch Culture USA
Venue: Wythe Hotel Courtyard
#Community #Party

FRI, JUN 10 10:30 PM
Northside Innovation Closing Night Party Presented By Huge
Venue: The Paper Box

SAT, JUN 11 3:00 PM
Northside x GODMODE Presents: Music for Bodies, Part 1
Venue: Brooklyn Athletic Club
#FilmMedia #Festival

Click here for full schedule of events and/or to buy festival badge

The Typewriter Project: The Subconscious of the City Opening Picnic

Today, The Poetry Society of NY launches the interactive public arts initiative, The Typewriter Project: The Subconscious of the City with an opening picnic. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. | Cost: FREE

Location: North 12th Street and Driggs Avenue Entrance in McCarren Park Brooklyn

The event includes readings from previous installations of The Typewriter Project. The Haiku Guys & Gals  will also be in attendance, providing custom poetic gifts to all attendees. The opening and piece itself are completely free and open to the public.

The Typewriter Project is a series of site-specific literary installations which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange that exists in both the analog and digital realms. These typewriter booths are each outfitted with a vintage typewriter, 100-foot long paper scroll, and a custom-built USB Typewriter™ kit, which allows every keystroke to be collected, stored, and posted online for users to read, share, and comment upon. The Typewriter Project’s mission is to investigate, document, and preserve the poetic subconscious of the city while providing a fun and interactive means for the public to engage with the written word.

The project will open on June 11 at 4:00 p.m. and remain open to the public through July 19 at 8:00 p.m. The project’s hours of operation will be Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Smorgasburg Food Market Returns This Weekend To Williamsburg With A New Lineup Of Vendors

This Saturday, April 2nd marks the return of Smorgasburg, the outdoor food market at East River State Park (Kent Ave. and N. 7 St.) in Williamsburg and with it’s return comes a new lineup of vendors joining the market.

The Smorgasburg team held 70 “tastings” of potential vendors at its Crown Heights office this winter, selecting them from hundreds of applications since November. New items include Brunchstreet’s quail eggs on a stick; Baonanas’s artisanal banana pudding; The Choripan’s Argentinian sausage sandwich; Tramezzini’s Venetian sandwiches; and Raindrop Cake’s Mizu Shingen Mochi, a beguiling Japanese water cake.

Read more about each of the vendors below:

2nd City Beef
Authentic Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches served with provolone and sweet + spicy giardiniera on a roll.

The name is play on the Chinese word “bao,” which means “baby” or “precious treasure” but also can mean “to be full with love or food.” #Baonanas specializes in banana pudding served by the scoop. Flavors include traditional banana, strawberry, s’mores, and matcha.

Big Mozz: Pizza
The team behind Big Mozz is firing up Neapolitan pizza this summer. They worked with a family owned shop in Maine to create custom copper-clad ovens that reach 1000 degrees. They’ll also be hand-stretching their mozzarella for these extra fresh pies.

Blank Slate Kitchen
Blank Slate Kitchen aims to create a line of professional-quality cooking ingredients for home cooks. Their first products are a line of rich syrups, made from palm sugar, including a Black Pepper Simple Syrup and a Bird’s Eye Chili Simple Syrup.

BrunchStreet specializes in a common Chinese breakfast–quail eggs on a skewer. The variations at BrunchStreet, run by Kevin McGhee, a former sous chef at Eleven Madison Park, include the traditional sesame and cumin with chili sauce and more western flavors like truffle, Parmesan, and brioche.

The Choripan
The Choripan is a well known street food from Argentina comprised of a grilled sausage served on soft club bread with chimichurri, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. The Choripan team make their own sausage using a family recipe from Cordoba, Argentina.

Diego’s Artisan Chocolate
Diego uses a recipe learned from his grandmother to produce chocolate in Guatemala, a tradition that spans thousands of years for producers in the chocolate belt. They purchase beans directly from small-scale, local farmers, and do all of the roasting themselves. They even color the labels by hand!

Fedoroff’s South Philly Cheesesteaks
Keeping things simple with cheesesteaks done South Philly style.  If the name sounds familiar, it might be because Dave Fedoroff also runs the very popular Fedoroff’s Roast Pork stand that launched last year at Smorgasburg.

Foraged and Found Edibles
Foraged and Found was started in Seattle by Chef Jeremy Faber and has since expanded to Boston and NYC. They provide over 100 restaurants in New York with mushrooms, ramps, fiddleheads and other seasonal finds. Their booth will be a destination for many home chefs.

Four Sigmatic
Based in Finland, Four Sigmatic makes mushroom coffee, hot cocoa, and tea. They want to make some of the most popular medicinal mushroom varieties, such as the chaga, reishi, and lion’s mane, more delicious for daily consumption.

Heros and Villains
Familiar bodega sandwiches reinvented with seasonal ingredients, elevated techniques and great names, like the Sando Calrissian.

Jianbing Co.
Jianbing is the quintessential Chinese street breakfast: a centuries-old wrap that’s both savory and sweet, with a distinctive crunch.

Kimchi Kooks
Using recipes dating back to Kate Kooks grandfather’s rice wine brewery in Korea, the mother and son team behind Kimchi Kooks make small batch kimchi. In addition to the kimchi sold in jars, they developed a menu to showcase their fermented products, including kimchi mung bean pancakes and kimchi dumplings.

Kyle’s Kimchi
Kimchi made in Queens from Kyle’s grandmother’s recipe. Flavors include traditional, kimchi slaw and kimchi radishes. Kyle’s Kimchi joins Smorgasburg after a successful run at Smorgasburg Queens in 2015.

Starting April 23
Malai, our newest ice cream vendor, means “cream of the crop” in a North Indian language. They make flavors like Sweet Corn Saffron, Rose with Cinnamon, Turkish Coffee, and Orange Fennel.

Oni Sauce
Oni Sauce make home-style Japanese food, such as karaage, Japanese fried chicken; gobo chips, shoestring thin chips made from burdock root; and gyu tataki, a seared beef salad. You can also take home a jar of their onion sauce or their hot chili oil, which they use in all of their recipes.

Oh Honey Apiaries
With over 100 hives in Crown Heights, Jersey City and the Hudson Valley, Oh Honey Apiaries harvest and package raw, cold extracted honey. Oh Honey Apiaries started selling at the indoor market in Industry City.

Pioneer Cannery
Pioneer Cannery makes pickles, jams, mustards, hot sauces and garnishes. Some of their specialties include Bloody Mary Tomatoes, Nopales (picked cactus), and Caramelized Onion & Tomato Jam.

Raindrop Cake
Inspired by Japanese mizu shingen mochi, the Raindrop Cake is a delicate, light cake made from barely solidified water and served with brown sugar syrup and roasted soy flour.

Red Table Catering
Red Table wants to improve the reputation of the humble English muffin by making breakfast sandwiches completely from scratch–from the English muffins to the housemade cheddar-ancho beer cheese to the in-house ground & seasoned maple sausage patty. All of these ingredients are combined to make a melty, messy, delicious sandwich.

Rubyzaar Baked
Rubyzaar Baked bakes cookies inspired by some of their favorite tunes. The cookie menu includes the Midnight Train to Georgia, with peaches, pecans, maple and dark chocolate; the Ginger Baker with crystallized ginger, cranberries, and cinnamon; and the Keith Moonpie with burnt marshmallows, crushed graham crackers and dark chocolate. You’ll also find Rubyzaar at the Stand Coffee//Smorgasburg pop-up at the new Samsung 837 store in Chelsea.

Stagg Jams
Stagg Jams, based out of Crown Heights, make small batch jams & marmalades, using seasonal fruit when possible. The Banana Jam is one of their most popular flavors.

Tramezzini NYC
The brothers behind Tramezzini NYC, raised in Venice, Italy, make the Venetian specialty using bread and other high quality ingredients imported from Italy.

Known in Hong Kong as gai dan jai, Wowfulls debuted at the winter Smorgasburg, where they’ve been wildly popular. A Wowfulls pairs egg based waffles, made on a special machines imported from Hong Kong, with ice cream and toppings for a perfectly delicious (and very “Instagramable”) creation.


Trader Joe’s is coming to Williamsburg

The California-based grocery chain, which opened its first New York outpost near Union Square in 2006, has signed a lease to open an 18,000-square-foot store in a building that will be constructed at 206 Kent Ave., between North Third Street and Metropolitan Avenue. The store will be Trader Joe’s second location in Brooklyn. Its first opened on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill in 2008.

Trader Joe’s will become the latest of several big-brand national retailers that have set up shop in Williamsburg as that neighborhood becomes an increasingly popular residential and retail district. Whole Foods plans to open a store next year on Bedford Avenue and North Fourth Street, three avenues away from the upcoming Trader Joe’s. Apple and JCrew have also set up shop there.

Alliance Private Capital purchased the vacant lot at 206 Kent Ave. for $18 million in January 2014 and is planning to build a 45,000-square-foot mixed-use building there with ground-floor retail and office space upstairs. The company borrowed from G4 Capital Partners, a Brooklyn-focused specialty lender, and recently refinanced for a $20 million loan from Canada-based lender Romspen that will help Alliance Private Capital begin developing the project. Trader Joe’s has agreed to anchor the building’s ground floor and basement level.

The building will be close to residential and mixed-use complexes at the south end of the Williamsburg waterfront, including the Domino Sugar Refinery, which is being built by Two Trees Management. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is also planning a residential complex just south of the Williamsburg Bridge. Trader Joe’s Williamsburg location will be close to residents of those upcoming projects, totaling hundreds of thousands of square feet, and will likely tap into the boatloads of shoppers who frequent the area as well as the neighborhood’s growing residential population.

The chain has become a popular supermarket in the city, with lines at its Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan locations typically winding around the store.

Trader Joe’s entry into Williamsburg follows an agreement with another supermarket chain, Wegmans, which will open a store just south of Williamsburg, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The outpost will be Wegmans’ first in the city.