Sunday, February 2, 2020

Weekday Sketchers at Essex St Market on Wednesday

Did you know....that the original Essex St Market was built in the 1930 by Mayor LaGuardia in an effort to clear the congested streets of the Lower East Side of the many pushcarts selling produce and  dry goods.  Moving these vendors indoors into a sanitary facility was a major event in the city's development. But over the years the buildings deteriorated and the shops decreased in volume and value.  A recent move into the newly built Essex Crossing complex on Delancey and Essex Streets has reinvigorated the market, creating a vibrant shopping and eating experience in an area of the city seeing a new regeneration of businesses and residences. 

Join us for a colorful and delicious day of Urban Sketching as we explore the Market and the many stalls now housed in the building. Take a seat at a table on the upper level that will provide a great vantage point for a panoramic view of the complex.  OR, get right down into it and come up close to the food and patrons that create a very colorful mix for us to draw.

Added bonus:  be there by 11:00 for a "Fresh Bites" cooking demo ....with samples. 

A huge food hall with floor-to-ceiling windows and a top floor of dining area

Essex Market

Davidovich Bakery at Essex Market

Viva Fruits & Vegetables at Essex Market

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.  There is seating on the upper level that you can use.  Please note the the market hall can be crowded so if you bring a stool to work near the vendor booths be prepared to be asked not to use it.

Bring your lunch if you want, but with all those goodies....why bother!!   In addition to the food vendors, there are also restaurants (including the newly reinstalled infamous Shopsins!) where you can purchase ready made lunches.  For more information about the market, click here:



                       88 Essex St at the corner of Essex and Delancey Streets

NOTE:  Come in and start sketching.  We will meet for lunch at 12:30 on the upper level. 

TRANSPORTATION: J, M, Z to Essex St.  F to Delancey St

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