Fresh Bites: Free Cooking & Nutrition Workshops

Every Wednesday starting at 10am, 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.

Each week we'll demonstrate how to make a different recipe, such as sweet potato chili and beet-and-carrot slaw. Participants who attend the full workshop will receive a $2 "Market Money" coupon that can be redeemed for fruits and vegetables at the Market. Join us every Wednesday for a new recipe and lesson!

Music at the Market

It's second Sunday's Music at the Market series, this time featuring the groovy guitar tunes of Jon Freeman -- who also works at our vendor, Top Hops To Go! He'll be performing live from 11am-1pm.

Celebrate Spring: Crafting & Candy

Spring is finally on the horizon, and we're kicking off the season with a family-focused day of crafting and candy-ing! Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the center corridor to decorate their own Easter bunny cutout and fill some Easter eggs with treats from Economy Candy. 

Annual Birthday Block Party

Join us for another year of outdoor food fun as we celebrate Essex Street Market's 77th birthday! Our annual Block Party takes place on Saturday, May 20th from 12pm-5pm. We're taking over Essex Street with pushcarts and tents to serve up the best bites from the Market, and some beloved LES restaurants, too. Mark your calendars and RSVP for free here!