Join us for a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 18th from 11AM—5PM at 88 Essex Street!
We’ve got a full schedule of events planned — please see details below!
Plus, receive a FREE Essex Market grocery tote right at the door. And when you purchase anything (that’s right–anything!) from our vendors, you’ll get a raffle ticket that’s good for entry into one of our many prizes.
Registration is encouraged but not required.
Enjoy live music and performances on our mezzanine!
Colombian and Dominican music by live bands Yotoco, Palortré and dj tres dos
Performance and mask-making workshop by Junktown Duende and Yesenia Selier of The Loisaida Center
Dance performances by the seniors at Grand Street Settlement
Coloring with children's book illustrator Aaron Meshon (who designed our mural!)
Join one of our mini-classes or demos in the Essex Kitchen! Seating and participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
11:00 AM: Colorful Kids Cooking with The Creative Kitchen
11:45 AM: Fresh Bites: Free Cooking Classes at Essex Market (translated into Spanish & Chinese!)
12:45 PM: Cooking With Granny teaches a generations-old kimchi recipe
1:45 PM: Food Adventures with Spoons Across America - Fun & Healthy Kids’ Cooking
2:30 PM: Mediterranean Delights Demo with Samesa
3:00 PM: Intro to Medicinal Herbalism with Flower Power Herbs & Roots
3:30 PM: Homemade Ice Cream with L.E.S. Ice Cream Factory
4:00 PM: Couscous From Scratch with Zerza Moroccan Food
4:40 PM: Creative Cupcake Decorating with Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
Visit us on the mezzanine level on Saturday for more details! We can't wait to see you!