New Brooklyn Expo Center coming to Greenpoint

Space to Open Sept. 13, 14 with B’klyn Antiques and Book Fair

September 4, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A first edition of the first baseball novel, “Our Base Ball Club and How it Won the Championship,” published by E.P. Dutton, Inc., New York, in 1884.
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It’s a brand new space and a brand new show in one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The new 40,000 square foot Brooklyn Expo Center in historic Greenpoint will open to the public on Sept. 13 and 14 with the first-ever Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair. More than 100 exhibitors from across the country will attend the two-day celebration, which will showcase fine antiques, vintage books, posters and prints.   

The event, produced by Marvin Getman, founder of Impact Events Group, opens with a special preview on Sept. 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The preview, which will feature concessions from the popular Brooklyn Brewery and The Milk Truck, will benefit the Brooklyn Public Library/Friends of Greenpoint.   

Visitors are invited to bring a new children’s book for donation to the Brooke Jackman Foundation, whose mission it is to help children in need through literacy programs.  The Jackman family established this foundation in memory of their daughter, Brooke, whom they lost in the 9/11 attacks.  Brooke had a deep love of reading and a profound interest in helping children.  All donations will be honored with half-price admission to the two-day event.

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“Brooklyn is the hottest market in the country right now,” notes Getman, “and we are excited to be a part of this explosive creative energy.” 

The fair will highlight mid-century antiques and decorative arts; jewelry, paintings, pottery; vintage and antiquarian books on every subject; prints, manuscripts, ephemera and more.   

The images on this page reflect the items that will be exhibited at the fair.

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The Brooklyn Expo Center is located at 79 Franklin St. in Greenpoint.  Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 14; admission is $12 and free for children under 12, and $6 with the donation of a new children’s book. Preview tickets are $25 and allow access prior to the general public (the ticket is good for entrance all weekend).   Visit for more information or to purchase advance tickets.   


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