Essex Street Market Block Party: One Last Celebration Before the Big Move

Essex Street Market Block Party 2017.

Essex Street Market Block Party 2017.

Over the past few years, The Essex Street Market has celebrated the arrival of spring/summer with a block party. This year’s version, happening Saturday, May 19, has special meaning. That’s because it’s the last few months in the historic 1940 building before the market moves across Delancey Street to the new Essex Crossing development.

As usual, there will be food from your favorite vendors and entertainment all throughout the afternoon. The block party takes place between noon and 5 p.m. In addition to the existing merchants, you’ll also get a first taste of some of the new vendors who will be added to the mix in the expanded facility. Samesa, a Middle Eastern spot from Max and Eli Sussman and Chinatown Ice Cream factory will both be taking part. We’re told most food items will be $5.

A deal was worked out years ago, allowing the vendors to move to the new market at 115 Delancey St. at the same rents they’re paying now. While the Essex Crossing developers are paying to build the new facility, it will continue to be operated by the city’s Economic Development Corp. The move-in is supposed to happen in September.

If you’d like to register for the block party you can do it here.