Temporary Services Bringing “MARKET” Event to Essex Street Market

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 at 10:11 am by

The aptly named Temporary Services is creating a pop-up market featuring local artists and organizations of the Lower East Side. The concept is to provide indoor market stalls for people and practices that do not usually participate – or get asked to participate – in traditional marketplace settings.

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The event kicks off Saturday at noon, and then all Thursdays through Sundays until October 16 at the old Essex Street Market extensions on the south side of Delancey Street. While the sister site on the north side of thoroughfare continues operating as an actual food market (though its future is in jeopardy), the southern building is currently raw, and usually rented out by the NYC Economic Development Corporation for strange events.

MARKET will be going on in conjunction with Creative Time’s larger “Living as Form” art summit. Don’t expect to find the usual tube sock vendors at this market.

Among the “not the usual suspects” in MARKET will be Bowery Boogie, so swing by and check out our table on October 2!  In addition, other perennial LES favorites are getting involved, including Bluestockings, the Lower East Side History Project, ABC No Rio, Save The Essex Street Market, the Howl Festival, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Time’s Up!, and two of our beloved local “religious” leaders – Reverend Billy & the Church of Earthalujah! and Reverend Jen’s Lower East Side Troll Museum. Be sure to check the website for the official schedule, as the same vendors will not be there every day.

Art, commerce, community…as they say on the Lower East Side, what could be so bad?

Embedded below is the brochure for the event:

Reporting by Lori Greenberg

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