New Amsterdam’s Only Summer Market : This Sunday June 23rd

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It doesn’t really seem like there is much chance that the power brokers and downtown real estate moguls are much interested in saving the Fulton Fish Market – ever since all the commercial fish mongers/distributors moved to the Bronx it seem inevitable that the building would be torn down and some new soulless high-rise would replace it.

Nonetheless it is admiral the work the New Amsterdam Market folk have done over the past few years to bring awareness to the need and demand for all year market.

This Sunday’s market sounds like a must visit not only will there be a rally at Noon, but it will be the largest New Amsterdam Market to date, here’s more from their press release:

Sunday, June 23 – 11AM to 5PM 

Old Fulton Fish Market at South Street and Peck Slip

New Amsterdam Market’s only market of the summer will take place this Sunday, June 23, at the Old Fulton Fish Market. It’ll be one of our largest markets to date and will include a special Dairy Section featuring a Milk Bar serving egg creams, milkshakes, lassi, ice cream sodas, and other refreshments, and a Bread Pavilion featuring a variety of special loaves made by New York City bakers using regional flours.

MEET OUR NEW VENDORS 

The full roster of vendors for Sunday’s market is available on our website. We’re excited to welcome back many of our long-term vendors, and thrilled to welcome a number of  new small businesses and advocates to the market, including Amagansett Sea SaltBrooklyn Seltzer BoysFresh Connections,Heritage Radio NetworkPistacheRed Hook WinerySip SoupsSohha Greek YogurtVermont Sail Freight Project and White Pike Whiskey. We’re also excited for a rare visit from Main Street Farm of Livingston Manor, who are bringing smoked weir-caught Delaware River eels.

MARKET RALLY

At 12 NOON, show your support for a revitalized public market system in New York and the preservation of irreplaceable public space at our Market Rally.  Speakers will include Paul Greenberg, journalist and author of Four Fish and the forthcoming book, The Fish Next Door; Sam Simon, founder of Hudson Valley Fresh, and Roland Lewis, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. Please use the hashtag #savefultonfishmkt to spread the word!

 WALKING TOURS

Two special walking tours of Lower Manhattan will make stops at New Amsterdam Market stalls this Sunday: the Culinary History Tour from Wall Street Walks will visit Spicy ‘n SweetBrooklyn Cured, and Liddabit Sweets; and the New York Waterfront Neighborhood Eats tour from Urban Oyster will stop for tastings with La Newyorkina and Runner & Stone Tartines. Visit each website for more information.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We’re still looking for a few more Market Hands and Market Ambassadors to help with Sunday’s market. These are great opportunities for anyone interested in market operations or in helping our cause. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. To get involved, email Julie at volunteer@newamsterdammarket.org and include your name, contact info, and interest(s).

Until Sunday, New Amsterdam Market

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