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Desilicious Freedom Fling: Saturday, 8/18 At Dekalb Market

August 14, 2012

Sholay Productions, sponsors of the monthly Manhattan Desilicious bash, are bringing the extravaganza to Brooklyn to celebrate India and Pakistan Day. “Desilicious Freedom Fling: An Outdoor Summer Dance Party” will be held Saturday, August 18, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at Dekalb Market, on an open-air dance floor, featuring a blend of Bollywood, Bhanga and House Music by Ashu Rai. Opening act Atif will offer Indian and Pakistani dance beats, while large screen Bollywood visuals will also be projected.

Dekalb Market is in Downtown Brooklyn at 138 Willoughby Street and Flatbush Avenue. Admission to the Desilicious Freedom Fling is $10 before 8 p.m., and $15 after. The local chefs at Dekalb Market will also be on hand to serve up dinner between dancing.

“Explore the market to meet Brooklyn artist-entrepreneurs and sample the diverse dining offerings. Look out for some tasty West Indian dishes by Brooklyn’s Kallabash cuisine,” Sholay Productions says. “Don’t miss an exuberant evening of mingling, nibbling, shopping, dancing and liberated Desilicious revelry.” (Drag queens are a regular fixture at the Manhattan parties.) The space is partially covered, so the festivities will take place rain or shine.

See more at Facebook here; and a New York Times profile of Desilicious here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Downtown’s Dekalb Market Is One Ingenious Destination

June 9, 2012

Last weekend, your BHB scribe at last took in the curiosity that is the Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn. Situated over an entire square block, the emporium of boutique shops and foodies is constructed from salvaged shipping containers converted into 60+ venues that frame a space for outdoor events and programs.

Within easy walking distance of Brooklyn Heights, at 138 Willoughby Street and the Flatbush Avenue Extension, sure enough, there was a cornucopia of art, music and food, “The Dekalb Farm” and dozens of outdoor weekend vendors, all “set against the gritty-cool urban backdrop of downtown Brooklyn.” (See pics below.)

Not to be missed: Waffle n’ Go, offering authentic liege waffles and a variety of delish toppings; Gourmet Sorbet, with all fresh ingredients; Open Oyster, featuring raw & steamed Fisher’s Island Oysters; and Mighty Balls, a tiny tucked-away food shop with delicacies lightly fried.

The regular Dekalb Market Hours are seven days a week, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. This weekend, June 9-10, the special feature is underground busk artists playing from 12-6 p.m., with a “Busk-Off” at 5 p.m. Saturday. The space was voted Best New York Architecture in 2011 by the New York Observer.

(Photos: Chuck Taylor)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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