Apr 8, 2011: Celebrate Spring at The Flea Market

MUSIC IN THE YARD KICKS OFF
It's spring. Cherry blossoms are in bloom. So get ready, get set to go to The Flea Market at Eastern Market to celebrate the season with the beginning of our third year of Music in the Yard, Sunday, April 10, at 7th and C Streets SE on Capitol Hill.
 
Groups and soloists will perform Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. sets every Sunday through October, weather permitting. Kicking off this year's schedule will be the always-popular Ian Walters, rocking the blues on his electric piano.
 
The schedule also includes the return of Andean fusion group Mystic Warriors, April 17 and, for the first time in our performance tent, Shana Tucker, acoustic pop, on Easter Sunday.  The Joe Rathbone band, Rick Franklin, Dave Chappell, Dirty River, and the O Street Band will also perform an eclectic mix of Blues, Swing, Folk, Bluegrass and Rock through June 12.
 
Noting that the Capitol Hill Community Foundation has discontinued its acclaimed Eastern Market Music series, which also performed on Sundays at the corner of 7th Street and N.Carolina Avenue SE, Flea Market Manager Tom Rall said, "Michael Berman, our program director, has assembled a great line up; so there will continue to be engaging musical attractions at the market."
 
For the full schedule click on "Music in the Yard" at EasternMarket.net

FOOD AT THE FLEA
Our performance tent is located adjacent to our Food at the Flea area, a food court which is also in its third year of operation. New to the mix this year is Sababa Market Falafel,which offers Dorit Paz's incredible Israeli-style falafel balls with a variety of self-serve sauces.
 
Returning will be: Bonjour La Parisienne, Keith Rinaldi, artisan baker, dedicated to producing fresh breads and sweets; Alexsa's Empanadas, Alexandra Rodriguez delivering freshly prepared empanadas and other savory South American dishes; BigPoppa Kettle Korn, a favorite first entry to the market. Look for Pretzel Twist's lemonade and fruit smoothies and Micha's Sorbet as the weather warms.
 
For more information, click on "Food at the Flea" at EasternMarket.net

ARTS ON FOOT ANNOUNCED
Berman, president of our sister company, Diverse Markets Management (DMM), also announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Art Market at the annual Arts on Foot festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11.  Marking its 19th anniversary, The Washington Examiner's Arts on Foot is Washington DC's premier outdoor arts festival.  Spanning four city blocks, the event kicks off the Fall arts season and showcases the best that Downtown DC has to offer. 
 
Held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery as its backdrop, the festival features a juried fine arts market now in its third year of DMM management, food sampling courts with 30 high-end restaurants, a wine sampling area, three entertainment stages and a multitude of arts organizations.  Arts on Foot is produced by the Downtown DC Business Improvement District in cooperation with DMM and the Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association.
 
Application for the art market is available online through the May 27 deadline. Complete information and application are available at  DiverseMarkets.net.

WELLNESSWORKS FARMERS MARKET OPENS 2011 SEASON
The busy Berman also recently announced The WellnessWORKS Farmers Market, produced by DMM in partnership with the US Government, will launch its 2011 season on Wednesday, May 11.  The Market, now in its second year, is part of the WellnessWORKS initiative, a program to educate and stimulate federal government employees about health and wellness issues.  It is held 10 am to 2 pm every Wednesday throughout the growing season at the DC campus of the OPM building at 1900 E St NW.
 
The market will feature fresh produce, preserved and dried goods, plants and flowers, breads, diary and other producer-made or locally sourced products.  Products featured are all locally produced, healthy and nutritious.

For application information email Diverse Markets or call 202-215-6993.  Details also available at DiverseMarkets.net