Saturday, November 24, 2012

Where to Shop in Brooklyn Today: Small Business Saturday

Photo: MK Metz
Thanks goodness Black Friday is over! Now that we've survived that mess, it's time for Small Business Saturday (today, November 24, 2012), when local shops and small crafts-people offer special deals and holiday activities.

Brooklyn goes in for Small Business Saturday in a big way (and American Express will kick in $25 towards your shopping spree if you have a card).

In Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, shops along Fulton Street and Myrtle Avenue are offering trolley rides, Santa Claus, music and kid's activities today. Businesses along Atlantic Avenue will join in with holiday carolers, trolley rides up and down the avenue, holiday lights and refreshments. DUMBO shops are also getting in on Small Business Saturday by donating a percentage to Sandy victims. More details about these events at the Brooklyn Eagle.

According to Amex, dozens of shops in Park Slope, especially along 7th Avenue (between 1st and 7th Streets) and nearby side streets are also participating. In Williamsburg, numerous shops along Graham and Bushwick Avenues between Scholes and Seigel Streets and along nearby Meserole Street are getting in on the action.

In East New York, look for participating businesses in the rectangle bounded by Fountain Avenue, Sutter Avenue, the Belt Parkway, and N. Conduit Blvd. Sheepshead Bay and Bay Ridge are also Small Business Saturday hot spots. See the map for exact locations.

Additionally, this weekend marks the start of the annual Brooklyn Night Bazaar, at 45 N. 5th Street (between Wythe and Kent) in Williamsburg.

The Bazaar takes place every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight through December 22nd. Expect live music, creative and artisanal Brooklyn vendors, art, and delicious food and drink.

Also, don't forget the Brooklyn Flea's Holiday Gift Market takes place this Saturday and Sunday at One Hanson Place (Williamsburg Bank Building) in Fort Greene.

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