Essex Street Market Block Party, in Celebration of 75th Anniversary, Happens Tomorrow

Essex Street Market 1939

All month long, the Essex Street Market has been celebrating its 75th anniversary. But the big event is still to come. Tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m., there will be a festive block party on Essex Street between Delancey and Rivington streets.

Chefs from popular local restaurants Cafe Katja, Spur Tree and An Choi will be grilling. There will be a big birthday cake, plus DJs, live music, raffles, giveaways and games. In a nod to the market’s origins, pushcarts will be lined up, offering products from Essex Street vendors.  There’s a speaking program at 2 p.m., featuring Kyle Kimball, head of the NYC Economic Development Corp.; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; City Council member Margaret Chin and other officials.

Participating merchants include:

  • Lower East Side Girls Club
  • Luca and Bosco
  • Nordic Preserves
  • Porto Rico Importing
  • Rainbo’s Fish & Tra la la Juice Bar
  • Roni-Sue’s Chocolates
  • Saxelby Cheesemongers
  • Ni Japanese Delicacies
  • Pain D’Avignon
  • Viva Fruits and Vegetables
  • Davidovich Bakery
  • Shopsin’s
  • Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

During the month, the Lower East Side BID has been running a sponsored series profiling all of the vendors. Click here to have a look.