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An outdoor summer night market showcasing New York's most inspired vendors, chefs, musicians, and a beer and wine garden.
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A summer night market, held outside on the Brooklyn waterfront. The Bazaar was inspired by the night markets across Asia. These are fun gathering places for locals and travelers to eat, drink shop and check out performances all in an animated setting. The Brooklyn Night Bazaar will provide a uniquely Brooklyn version of this great tradition.

We have our sights on an ideal outdoor location - a large 100,000 square foot industrial lot on Brooklyn's East River overlooking a striking skyline of Manhattan. Subways and buses are close, parking will be available, and bike lanes lead right to the front gates. Starting this summer, a new ferry service from Manhattan and Long Island City will dock just a few blocks from the site.

The Bazaar will take place on Friday and Saturday nights, between 5:00 PM and 2:00 AM, from June to October, 2011.

The event will be organized like this:

1. A thriving market place of diverse and specially selected vendors displaying arts and crafts, antiques, clothing, jewelry, furniture, prints, instruments, architectural salvage, among many others. This area would also serve as a promotional venue for local community and not-for-profit organizations. We plan to attract over 150 vendors

2. Food vendor area exhibiting New York's prolific independent culinary talent. There will be about 30 food vendors in total.

3. Beer and wine garden featuring local breweries and New York area wines.

4. Performance space showcasing emerging New York area musicians and DJs.

For the Bazaar to be successful, a ton of planning and resources will be necessary such as security personnel, car and bike parking attendants, portable lavatories, setup and cleaning crew, generators, lighting, sound equipment, refrigeration, decorations, vendor tents and tables, various city and state licenses, advertising, leasing the land, booking musicians, bartenders, refrigeration, and garbage removal, to name a few...

A goal of the Bazaar is to provide an inexpensive platform for artists and chefs to test their creations without the usual overhead burdens and endless regulatory hurdles that may otherwise get in their way.

We need your help to keep registration costs down for vendors and to supplement the rather daunting startup costs of getting the Bazaar up and running.

Thanks for your support and see you this summer!

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    Satisfaction: The gratification of contributing to a thriving night market which will give local artists and chefs the ideal spot to test their wares and foods.

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    Quench: $10 token for drinks in the 'refreshment' garden of the Bazaar. Age 21 and over only please.

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    QuenchGulp: $15 token for the 'refershment' garden. Age 21 and over only please.

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    MerchMe: Brooklyn Night Bazaar tote bag.

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    Poster! Your choice of 1 of 7 of the amazing limited edition posters made by independent illustrators especially for the Bazaar. Download this link for examples: Files.tandemdesign.com/BK_NightBazaar_posters.pdf.zip

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    QuenchGulpUltra: $60 token for drinks at the 'refreshment garden.' Age 21 and over only please.

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    Poster Satchel: package of all 7 limited edition posters made especially for the event plus a Bazaar tote bag. Download this link for examples: Files.tandemdesign.com/BK_NightBazaar_posters.pdf.zip

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    Sell-Stuff: 10 x 10 vendor space to sell or promote any non-prepared food items for one night at the Bazaar. Company image/name/link to be included in the Bazaar website. Subject to approval, with full refund to those not selected, minus Kickstarter and Amazon service charges.

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    Party Pack: $250 drink token for the 'refreshment garden' (21 and older only please). A heart felt thank you on the Bazaar website with promotional link if requested. Plus! a Brooklyn Night Bazaar tote bag.

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    Sell-A-Lot: 10 x 10 vendor space for 4 nights to sell or promote any non-cooked food items for one night at the Bazaar. Company image/name/link to be included in the Bazaar website. Subject to approval, with full refund to those not selected, minus Kickstarter and Amazon service charges.

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    Sell-A-Bunch-of-Stuff: 10 x 10 vendor space to sell nonprepared food items for 8 nights at the Bazaar. Company name/image/link to be included in the Bazaar website. Subject to approval.

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    Vending Royalty: 10 x 10 vendor space to sell non-prepared food items for 16 nights at the Bazaar. Company name/image/link to be included in the Bazaar website. Subject to approval.

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    Bazaar Majesty: unlimited meals from the prepared food vendors, unlimited drinks at the 'refreshment' garden (age 21 and over only please), name and link listed on website as friend of the Bazaar. Oh, and a Brooklyn Night Bazaar tote bag plus 7 limited edition posters!

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