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With punk-rock flea market, Roebling Wire Works hosts first large public event since deadly gang-related shooting

October 19, 2018 GMT

By Staff

In June, when a gang-related shooting turned a popular Trenton all-night arts festival into a scene of bloody chaos, killing one man and injuring 22, some in this capital city predicted that would mark the last time the Roebling Wire Works building hosted a large-scale public event.

But this weekend, the long-vacant Roebling building will be open to thousands of people from across the region for the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market’s two-day Halloween shopping extravaganza, featuring 400 vendors, food trucks, music, and even a live skate jam. There will be an increased security presence, comparable to an arena or other major event, said South Trenton native Joseph Kuzemka, the flea market’s organizer. Based on past flea markets, Kuzemka expects 8,000 to 10,000 people over two days.

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