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‘Score’! Swap meet returns on May 29

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You’re sure to score at this event.

On May 29, “Score! Pop Up Swap” returns to the BKLYN Yard, a mega-swap in Gowanus where items like a Homer Simpson bottle opener, a working set of turntables and a vintage box set of 1930s exotic dancing music are up for grabs — for free.

How does it works? Bring items you want to get rid of and, for a small admission fee, you can take home “whatever you want, as much as you want,” said organizer Jenny Gottstein.

Donations are organized by “curators” who sort them into boutique-type displays. Last year’s favorites like hip bibliophile collective Desk Set and indie music mag Showpaper will be there again to run the books and music departments.

After last year’s “Score!” brought out more than 1,600 people, organizers are expanding to include more departments, including an electronics boutique run by Brooklyn hackerspace Alpha One Labs and a crafts section managed by DIY superpower Etsy.

The event draws everyone from young fashionistas browsing the vintage accessories to families with young children checking out the Kiddie Corner boutique to music nerds scoring vinyl and gear.

“There’s such a wide range of participants that there’s a great cross-pollination of items changing hands,” said Greenpointer Gottstein.

The event is also focusing more on fashion this year, enlisting Brooklyn-based vintage clothing Web site Market Publique to organize the donated clothes and accessories. There will also be photographer, stylist and models to create a “look book” of fashionable Score! outfits.

“You can really walk away stylishly from a Score! swap,” said Gottstein. “There are a lot of gems.”

“Score! Pop Up Swap” at BKLYN Yard (400 Carroll St.between Bond and Nevins streets in Gowanus), May 29, noon-6 pm. Admission $3 with RSVP, $5 without. For more, visit www.scorepopupswap.com.

Updated 5:18 pm, July 9, 2018
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