Celebrate the women of New York City Public Markets during Women’s History Month! This FREE 5-event series presented by NYCEDC takes place on consecutive Saturdays:
• Saturday, February 29 – Essex Market, 2PM- 5PM (Kick-Off), Manhattan
• Saturday, March 7 – La Marqueta, 2PM – 5PM, East Harlem
• Saturday, March 14 – Moore Street Market, 2PM – 5PM, Brooklyn
• Saturday, March 21 – Arthur Avenue Market, 2PM – 5PM, Bronx
• Saturday, March 28 – Jamaica Market, 2PM – 5PM, Queens
The series highlights the female vendors and producers that make
up each market. Each event will include live music, networking,
voter registration, and info on training, M/WBE certification
and grants and funding to start-up or expand one’s own business.
The series is produced in partnership with women.nyc, QueensFeasts and El Puente. Attendees can expect to taste and shop for everything from pastries and nutritious kids’ meals at La Marqueta; to fresh fish, pasta, craft beer, and ice cream
from Essex Market; to vegan baked goods and international spices from Moore Street Market; fresh meat and sandwiches at Arthur Avenue Market and fresh vegetables and prepared foods from Jamaica Market and more.
Depending on the event, vendors will include local artists and women-owned or operated food and beverage businesses including: Maryam’s Yum Yum with her red velvet waffles, Elma’s in Harlem with their fresh juices, Heroes and Villains with chicken nuggets, Mike’s Deli Italian antipasti bites, Cenkali Products with their indigenous Mexican vegan soups, Aunt Jo Jo’s with their BBQ sauce and Boba Green with their bubble tea and more.
Free business services from Heritage Radio Network, QueensFeasts, Edible Manhattan and EscapeMaker.com will be raffled off to those that attend. Prizes include:
• Free web services for 2 years from Godaddy ($50 Value)
• Customized social media plan for a business owner from QueensFeasts
• Free legal clinic with NELP for 30-min. session with a lawyer
• 30-min. photo session by a professional photographer for your business
• On-air mentions on Heritage Radio + social media ($500 Value)
• 6 hours of on-demand training from EscapeMaker.com ($250 Value)
• Social Media Promotion from Edible Manhattan ($500 Value)
This year also marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. New Yorkers Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and thousands more joined the fight for suffrage over 100 years ago to improve their lives and blaze a trail for future generations of women. Join NYCEDC New York City Public Markets to celebrate them and get inspired!