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There’s more to Williamsburg than hobo-inspired fashion, gluten-free diets and craft beer; Williamsburg is a scenic Brooklyn neighborhood that takes you away from the Manhattan madness and into a world of local artisans and a laid back yet buzzing atmosphere. Williamsburg is packed with one-of-a-kind shops and landmarks that often go unnoticed by tourists, yet it offers a unique NYC experience. Check out our list of ten things to do and see in Williamsburg.
What happens when foodies mimic the Brooklyn Flea? Smorgasburg is born. Rounding in 75 to 100 vendors on the Williamsburg waterfront, packaged and prepared foods as well as beverages are available for all to buy. Regarded as one of Brooklyn’s most popular tourist destinations, Smorgasburg attracts over 10,000 guests every Saturday from 11am to 6pm. Smorgasburg’s season launched in April and will continue until November 17th. Vendors include Bolivian Llama Party, Grady’s Pool Party, and Queen Majesty Hot Sauce among many others.
Home of The Sketchbook Project collection, the Brooklyn Art Library incorporates a reading room where you can dive your nose into a book or enjoy a hands-on artistic experience attending artist presentations. An estimated 12,500 sketchbooks from more than 130 countries sit on the selves, including the works of inspirational minds such as Ms. Sumayang and her drawn memoirs, printmaker Steven Peterman, and Web developer Shane Zucker to name a few. For six years the Sketchbook Project has bound art supplies, vintage good, and an intimate glimpse into the imagination of eloquent and innovative worldwide artists. The library is open 11am to 7pm everyday.