Fresh Bites: FREE Cooking Classes!

Every Wednesday starting at 10:30am, join us for free cooking and nutrition workshops at the Market! Learn how to make delicious, affordable meals using fresh fruits and vegetables. These classes are free and open to the public (no advance registration necessary!), and also translated into Spanish.

Join us every Wednesday for a new recipe and lesson! This week we'll be preparing a Citrus & Avocado and discussing the difference between healthy vs. unhealthy fats.

Cooking With Granny

Join us on Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm for a special collaboration between Cooking With Granny and Essex Street Market, where we'll pair enriching immigrant stories with mouthwatering, homemade dishes -- prepared just for you by a grandma!

For this event we welcome Grandma Sara, a Honduran immigrant and descendant of the Garifuna people. Grandma Sara will share her family's famous coconut rice and beans, and cook her sweet sizzling banana fritters. 

Tickets are $15: Learn more and reserve your spot today!

The Lower East Side's Untold Story of Stowaway Explorers

Join lifelong LES resident, filmmaker and author Laurie Gwen Shapiro at Essex Street Market on Thursday, March 8th for an exclusive look at her latest nonfiction book, The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica (Simon & Schuster).

Laurie will speak about her book and the "Stowaway Craze" of NYC's Jazz Era from 7pm-8pm. Prior to her talk, you can enjoy complimentary refreshments from Essex Street Market vendors starting at 6:30pm. This event is FREE but RSVP is required! Register here.