New Brooklyn Expo Center coming to Greenpoint

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.

A signed, titled and numbered print by Mauricio Lasansky that captures the personality of Tolstoy. Image courtesy of Ed Pollack Fine Arts

“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.

 A 1938 edition of “New Orleans Recipes” by Mary Moore Bremer, illustrated with lively prose and black-and-white drawings throughout. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Young

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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 brooklynantiquesandbookfair.com for more information or to purchase advance tickets.   

Prospect Park, as it looked in the 1920s.  This image is one of a series of eight paintings in oil on wooden panels by William Bils. Image Courtesy of  David Smernoff of From Here to Antiquities

A cityscape in the 1860s depicting a beer party with a horse drawn wagon filled with kegs. Image courtesy of George Cubanski.