Picture this: an eight-foot tall dinosaur, constructed of reclaimed wood, the final design dictated by the community members doing the building – and it all takes place in a dead-end alley in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.

Such will be the centerpiece of the upcoming Grove Alley Makers Nite taking place Friday, June 27th from 5pm to 11pm. Once deemed “a candidate for the worst street in Brooklyn, if not the five boroughs” by Forgotten New York, Grove Alley is now a hidden gem both gritty and artistic – be sure to check out the 80-foot-wide “Follow the BEAT” mural lining the south wall – and part of a long-term effort by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership to transform the underutilized alley into a unique destination.

Last year, this 250-foot-deep alley played host to more than 2,000 attendees for our Grove Alley Nite Market and Game Nite, which brought activities such as bocce ball, live concerts, and Atari game stations to the area.

A DJ will be spinning tunes all night, and there will be beer for purchase from Brooklyn Brewery and a line-up of food trucks from CoolhausMexicue, and Snowday. The vision of Makers Nite comes from its event producers, Gowanus Nite Market, who have hosted pop-up markets throughout New York City. Based in Brooklyn, the planners behind Gowanus Nite Market are all about eclectic experiences in unique spaces (read: vendors, live music, food, and beer in alleys and industrial warehouses).

To register for this free event, please visit: http://bit.ly/grovealleymakersnite