The continued Brooklynization of the Hudson Valley is evident with the arrival of Smorgasburg (a mashup of Williamsburg and Smorgasbord) to the old Hutton Brickyard. Smorgasburg, a Brooklyn Flea Food Market plans to open a weekly clone of their Brooklyn events (Prospect Park and Williamsburg) at the former Hutton Brickyard in Kingston on August 6th. More recently known as Sailor’s Cove, a housing development that never materialized, the 10 acre waterfront parcel was previously run as a restaurant and petting zoo.

Smorgasborg opening delayed from June to August

Smorgasburg, the opening of which was originally planned for June 4, outlined their proposal to the Kingston Planning Board in March.

Now, once permits are in place, Smorgasburg plans to open in August with more than 50 vendors of local crafts and ready to eat specialty foods. Plans are to be open Saturdays through the fall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Smorgasburg website reports “the weekly market will feature some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques.” It is anticipated that some of the Brooklyn vendors will be there too, as well as family-friendly entertainment.

Smorgasburg is the "Woodstock of Eating"

Since The New York Times called Smorgasburg in Brooklyn “The Woodstock of Eating," it simply makes sense to have this rendition 90 miles closer to Woodstock in the East Kingston/Rondout section of the Kingston waterfront.

Eventually 100 vendors are expected to fill the indoor and outdoor spaces, with as many as 10,000 visitors expected each weekend through the fall.

Smorgasburg’s expansion out of Brooklyn is not just limited to Kingston. Founders Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby are also planning a west coast Smorgasburg in Los Angeles and a food court of shipping containers called Coney Smorgasburg in Coney Island.

That is in addition to running the Summer Stage concessions in Central Park and beer gardens in Crown Heights and the South Street Seaport area.

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