Event This Weekend: Renegade Craft Fair – McCarren Park, Brooklyn

McCarren Park in the Spring

It’s dubbed the Renegade Craft Fair and the items displayed must express some kind of “renegade” i.e., D.I.Y. (do it yourself) and contemporary, spirit. This is the fourth year for the Fair in Brooklyn which has its roots in Chicago and also occurs in San Francisco. There are more than 200 vendors, displaying DIY knitting, jewelry, sewn items, paper goods, silkscreening, zines, reconstructed clothing, and more.

It will occur this weekend Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer Street, between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s free too.

How to get there: Take the L Train to Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn. Walk north on Bedford to Lorimer St. and hang a right. The Pool will be on the left between Driggs and Bayard Ave.

And McCarren Park is a very large (35 acres), lovely park, worth checking out. It is in the midst of its own renovation by the NYC Parks Department (which seems to have community support, unlike others). Hopefully this will not involve privatization of this public space.

Photo of McCarren Park in the spring: Martha Burzynski