Gottscheer Hall’s Saturday Night Bazaar is Back! Free Entry!
Ridgewood Market is a cool, community based artisan market in Ridgewood, Queens. They have over 40 curated vendors at every market in the historic ballroom of Gottscheer Hall, a German beer hall. There are also new vendors at every one of their events. Customers can purchase local, artisan, and vintage gifts. There is even food, canned goods, and pastries! You can order beer, cocktails, and German food in the in the German beer hall. There is live music, entertainment, raffles, games, and more. Their events are always kid and date Friendly! This is not your average market, this is a monthly happening in Ridgewood, Queens! Located inside the German beer hall, Gottscheer Hall.
Saturday Night Bazaar! June 24th
5PM – 11PM
657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385
History of the Gottschee people: With the dissolution of the Austrian empire Gottschee was given to the newly formed country of Yugoslavia. In 1941, Gottschee became a territory of Italy, as a result of a treaty between Germany and Italy. Over 11,000 Gottscheers were relocated into a German annexed sector known as Untersteiermark (Lower Styria), that had formerly belonged to the Austrian province of Styria until made a part of Yugoslavia in 1918. At the end of World War II, when both Gottschee and Lower Styria were reclaimed by Yugoslavia, the people of Gottschee were made homeless and stateless and ended up as refugees and expellees in temporary camps in Austria.
Thousands of Gottscheers had come to the United States of America since the late 1800’s, settling mainly in New York and in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1945, they started a large-scale movement to help their uprooted kinfolk in Europe, who eventually migrated to many countries. Today, the largest number of Gottscheers and their descendants live in the United States of America; smaller numbers have settled in Canada, Austria, Germany, and some have found a new home in other countries.