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Day trip: Bastille Day Bash at Dekalb Market

There were a lot of different food vendors

There were a lot of different food vendors to satisfy all taste buds from speciality pizzas, tacos, wings and salads. Credit: Minyvonne Burke

What do you get when you combine discarded shipping containers, food and fashion?

One of Brooklyn’s most interesting day trips.

Dekalb Market, located at 138 Willoughby St. in Downtown Brooklyn, is an outdoor collection of food, clothing and other retailers craftily housed in 22 salvaged shipping containers. The market will be uprooted in early fall, so this summer may be your last chance to visit the space.

Need more incentive? The market is hosting a Bastille Day Bash this Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be burlesque dancers, live music, a French themed photo booth and a baguette eating contest in addition to specials from food and beer vendors. Tickets are $12 in advance at dekalbmarket.com and $15 at the door.

While you're there, here's where to shop:

Jewelry boutique KiraKira has an eye-catching display of stones and a selection of feminine accessories.

The Pratt pop-up shop has a new display each week to showcase the designs and talents of Pratt Institute students, faculty and alumni.

Do-it-yourself lovers should stop by Stitch Therapy and stock up on supplies for at home projects.

If fashion is not your interest, there are bicycle gear shops, stores for pets and plenty to eat. Cuzin’s Duzin is a popular place to grab a snack and Anderson’s 1949 is known for a mean Chorizo Burger and Spanish style pizza.

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