Caribbean-themed Holiday Market expands, returns to prospect park


PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN — A holiday market celebrating the Caribbean has expanded its hours and list of vendors in a return to Prospect Park this week, according to organizers.

The CaribBeing Holiday Market Pop-Up kicked off at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside on Sunday, bringing 20 beauty, culinary, clothing, jewelry and wellness artisans to the park.

The market — which set up only 15 vendors three days a week last year — will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays this season. It will run through Dec. 30.

“Presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, this pop-up holiday market celebrates the riches and flavors of the Caribbean,” organizers wrote in an event posting.

CaribBeing is a cultural organization that transformed a solar-powered shipping container into a venue for artists. It was introduced in Flatbush, known as Little Caribbean, and has appeared across New York City.

The market will have limited capacity given the small space and mask-wearing is mandatory to attend, according to organizers. It is open from 12 to 6 pm each of the days it runs.

New Yorkers can also set up contactless pick up or shop vendors online through CaribBeing’s website.

Featured vendors this year include 84 Gem, A Life Balanced, Architecty Studio LLC, Art Matenwa, Avalah All Natural, Bitasyon Tyrisil, Botanica Cimarron, Cantave de Saint Marc, I AM CaribBeing, Corine Bond, DWARE, Earth By Roro, Flatbush Granola Company, Haiti Design Co., Hattwood, Jam + Rico, Kadalys, Labay Market, Laura Thorne Illustrations, Machel Montano Chocolate, Perry Boyce LLC, Shaquanda Will Feed You, and Spice Grove Roselle.

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