Upcoming Panel Discussions Focus on Legacy of Essex Street Market

Essex Street Market, 1939.
essex Street Market, 1939.
Essex Street Market, 1939.

A big crowd turned out last month for a one-day food festival organized by the Essex Street Market, the Lowline Lab and the LES Partnership. Two more collaborations are coming up — focused on the past, present and future of the 75-year-old market.

On Sunday at noon, Adam Steinberg of the Tenement Museum will be moderating a discussion with vendors Ron Budinas and Ira Stolzenberg of Rainbo’s Fish/Tra La La Juice Bar and Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers. You’ll be able to sample cheeses and other lite bites during the talk.

And then on Sunday, March 20 at noon, there will be a panel discussion on the “importance of preserving the rich history of markets in New York City.” It will be moderated by the Bowery Boys and include Dan Barasch of the Lowline and Rohan Mehra of the Prusik Group as well as vendors Anne Saxelby of and Giulia Della Gatta of Arancini Bros. The Prusik Group is handling commercial leasing for the big Essex Crossing development, which will include a newly expanded Essex Street Market and a larger retail complex called the Market Line.

The events take place at the Lowline Lab, 140 Essex St. More info here.