A popular market that took Harlem by storm (no play on words) two years ago is back after a pandemic hiatus — just in time for the holidays.
This year’s Harlem Night Market will open on December 17, 2021, spanning three days during the last shopping weekend before Christmas.
Like in 2019, it will be based at La Marqueta, the shopping complex under the Metro-North tracks along Park Avenue.
Entry will be free, but visitors can register in advance online. Proof of vaccination and an ID will be required to enter.
“All of Uptown and the Bronx remembers that their aunties and grandmas went to La Marqueta to do their shopping,” Uptown Grand Central director Carey King said in a news release.
“The Harlem Night Market is about bringing the next generation of shoppers and vendors back to this historic complex that is the heartbeat for small business and culture in the neighborhood.”
During the night market, stalls in La Marqueta’s historic retail market building will come alive with food, drinks and craft vendors.
While the recently renovated La Placita Event Space will feature performances by Los Pleneros de la 21, the Sing Harlem Gospel Choir, and D.J.s Ted Smooth and Stormin’ Norman — plus graffiti artists creating live art and other food and craft vendors.
Photo credit: TBO Harlem (The Best of Harlem)
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