Dekalb Market Announces New Summer Programming Including Events This Weekend with Afrika Bambaataa (Sunday) and Family Day (Saturday)

New York, NY (July 10, 2012) — Dekalb Market, presented by Urban Space and Youngwoo & Associates, is hosting an eclectic mix of events throughout July including the Rong Music Summer Block Party with Afrika Bambaataa on July 15 from 5:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $20.

This Saturday, July 14, Dekalb Market will be the go-to destination for “Family Day” with entertainment for all ages, including face paining, a bouncy castle, live music, a petting zoo, raffle giveaways with $50 Dekalb Market gift certificates for all your shopping needs and special family friendly product highlights from various vendors. Live DJ sets and music includes DJ Michna and local bands from 12noon-5:00pm. Entry is free.

The multi-purpose, cultural destination in Downtown Brooklyn will also feature a slew of new weekly events including Ladies Night, Baby Meetup and Happy Hour at The Get Down, Dekalb Market’s beer and wine garden, with local craft beer, wine and sangria. Additional summer events include fun, family-oriented curated music, art, food and film experiences such as Rooftop Films, “Down & Derby” roller-skating, live music, dancing and even yoga, in addition to the usual offerings every day at the Market.

Open seven days a week, locals and visitors can now spend a leisurely morning, afternoon or evening while enjoying a Robicelli Cupcake along with a cup of Joe’s Coffee or partake in Maharlika’s Filipino street food while browsing among the additional 45 retail shops including Etsy Collective, YakBlak, Hank & JoJo, Harriet’s Alter Ego and Limegreen.

Situated over an entire square block – voted best New York Architecture of 2011 by New York Observer – Dekalb Market is built from recycled shipping containers converted into over 60 food & retail shops which frame a distinct space for this year’s outdoor events and programs.

More announcements on Dekalb Market’s upcoming events will be announced shortly.

Dekalb Market Hours
Open 7 days a week
Food // Sun – Thurs: 8am-6pm//Fri-Sat: 8am-8pm
Retail // Tues – Sun: 11am – 6pm
Beer + Wine // Sun – Thurs: 12 noon- 10pm // Fri – Sat: 12noon – 12am


Every Wednesday // 5 – 9pm
Ladies’ Night
$2 off select beer & wine
10% select retail and food container shops

Every Friday // 11 – 2pm
Baby Meetup
10% off at Hank & Jojo and Little Poco
Baby Meetup is all about hanging out with the little ones and moms in the neighborhood. Bring a blanket and some toys, we’ll provide foam mats and tents for shading and ample cushion. If you’re lucky there might even be a bouncy castle to jump around on!

Every Tuesday – Friday // 4 – 7pm
Happy Hour at The Get Down
Join The Get Down Beer Garden at Dekalb Market for $2 off beer & wine! Local craft beers from Six Point, Ommegaang, Blue Point and Magic Hat #9 are on tap and wines from our favorite NY state wineries include Duck Walk, Pindar and Hermann J. Weimer.

July 11 & 19, Aug 1, 9, 16, & 23 // 6 – 9:30pm // $2 – 5 donation Knit Together Under the Stars with Stitch Therapy Come join us for Knitting Under the Stars at DeKalb Market in Brooklyn! Maxcine, of the fantastic little yarn shop Stitch Therapy relocated to a container and will be open as part of the evenings. Maxcine is also coordinating a charity knit for the Henry Street Settlement. If you bring your pre-knit/crocheted hats, cowls, mittens, scarves, etc. she will take them as donation and deliver them to the settlement in Manhattan.

July 13th // 8pm // $12
Rooftop Films
As long-time supporters of the short as its own distinct medium, Rooftop is proud once again to collaborate with Clermont-Ferrand on a program of genre-bending animation, documentary and experimentations.

July 14th // 12 – 5pm // FREE
Family Day
Join us for a day of family fun including face paining, a bouncy castle, live music, petting zoo, raffle giveaways with $50 Dekalb Market gift certificates for all your shopping needs and special family friendly product highlights from various vendors.
DJ Michna // 12 – 4pm // free
Bastille Day Party // 6 – 11pm // $15

July 15th // 5 – 10pm // $20
Rong Music Summer Block Party with Afrika Bambaataa
We’re pulling out all the stops and bringing you an amazing old school Summer jam!
Your DJ’s for the day are:

* The man himself, the Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture Father of the Electro Funk Sounds, founder of the Universal Zulu Nation, creator of dance floor classics, “Planet Rock”, “Looking for the Perfect Beat”, “Get Up & Dance”, “Time Zone”, and many more… DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA!
* The man behind one of the best radio shows in the world “Beats in Space” sometime DFA cohort, jet setting DJ and our good friend TIM SWEENEY!
* Founder of Rong Music, Long time curator of MoMA/P.S.1’s acclaimed Summer Music Series “Warm Up”, and pioneer of the West Coast music scene, playing a special set of eclectic oldschool electro/freestyle/breaks, the one and only DJ SPUN!
* One of the founders of Street Beat Records and Ultimate Breaks and Beats and one of the unsung hero’s of the hip hop movement. His Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation series was sample material for nearly every late 80’s to early 90’s hip hop hit, playing a special set of all 7″ 45’s, Louis Flores aka BREAKBEAT LOU!
* Serious crate digger, audiofile, man about town and up and coming DJ, Rong Music’s own Shane O’Grady!

July 20th // 6 – 1am // $5 with rsvp
Down & Derby
Roller skate to disco tunes provided by Rok One & Pete Butta!

July 22nd // 2 – 10pm // Free
FIRST LOOK SESSIONS™ presents Well Done BBQ, the 1st Annual Independent Festival Series Providing Brooklyn a FIRST LOOK at new & emerging Artists / Bands and DJs of Tomorrow and bringing awareness to the community about Independent Arts & Culture of NYC. Hosted by Jimmy Mac & Miss Lissa, sounds by DJ Brake, BBQ provided by Hood Chef.

July 27th // 6 – 10pm // $15
Brooklyn Contra
If Swing dancing and Square dancing met in a bar, you’d get Contra. Contra dancing is a type of community Folk dance. You’ll dance to live music with a partner, although bringing a partner is not necessary (it’s a great way to meet new people).

July 29th // 11 – 6pm // Free
Pop Up Yoga NYC
Pop Up Yoga creates a fun and accepting environment for people who are intimidated or just disinterested in the traditional studio environment. Combining the professional backgrounds of classically trained musicians and experienced instructors, Pop Up Yoga NYC aims at bringing a more vibrant community-based interest in yoga to NYC.