Last week, I experienced the most “Hipster Brooklyn” Friday night ever.
The night began when I met up with some friends at FIT and we got the train to Brooklyn. Our destination was the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Williamsburg. I had not yet been to Williamsburg and was taken aback at how cool everything was. Walking among warehouses, indie boutiques and street art, we found our destination and entered into a warehouse covered in purposeful graffiti. It turns out that the outside was deceptively small because inside there are arcade games, bars, ping pong, food stalls, and rows of merchants selling homemade goods. It was hard to know where to look, but we quickly found ourselves shuffling from stall to stall, buying little pieces of jewelry and admiring bigger ones.
One of the coolest things about the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is that they put on free shows with both up and coming musicians, and also larger bands.
For free, we got to see Palehound, Lazyeyes, Sunflower Bean and Wolf Alice. They were all very talented and happy to meet fans before or after their sets.
The only downfall of the BK Night Bazaar is that there is not a lot of seating on a busy night so you will probably be standing for the entire time that you’re there. It also is only open and running on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you live in New York and are looking for a cheap Friday or Saturday night activity, I would definitely recommend the Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
Also check out Wolf Alice’s new album, “My Love Is Cool.”
If you’ve visited or have any other suggestions for New York free time activities, feel free to let us know in the comments!