Jul 18, 2007: Get Ready for the 2007 Market

WASHINGTON, DC--"We are now taking applications for the 2007 Downtown Holiday Market," Michael Berman announced today. Berman is Executive Director of Diverse Markets Management, which runs the popular December market in partnership with the Downtown DC BID, and is also Communications Director of The Flea Market at Eastern Market.

"This year we are building on our previous very successful event with later hours, more days, and an expanded footprint. We are implementing earlier registration, acceptance, and confirmation. We also are featuring an upgraded website to allow for online registration," Berman continued.

The Downtown Holiday Market will open Friday, December 7th, and will run continuously for a total of 17 days, ending Sunday, December 23rd. Hours will be from 12pm - 8pm each day. It will again be located on the wide sidewalk of F Street NW, between 7th and 8th Streets NW. With the classic architecture of the historic "Patent Office" providing the background, the site is also directly across the street from Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro, the Verizon Center, and among the bustling 7th Street Gallery Place corridor.

"This juried high-quality gift market will feature a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors," Berman promised. The Market will accommodate 40 exhibitor spaces and exhibitors benefit from excellent amenities including spaces sheltered under tent structures, ground covering and electricity. For added convenience, there is plentiful nearby off-site parking.
Check out the new website for complete information and to subscribe to the DMM newsletter: DiverseMarkets.net

Travelocity has named Eastern Market a "Top Insider Spot" for its 2007 edition of "Local Secrets, Big Finds" online guidebook.

Selected from more than 10,000 Travelocity member entries, Eastern Market-Washington D.C. made the travel company's list of favorite local finds.

"Our expansive collection of local secrets is one of the most valuable tools for travelers in search of authentic local flair or unique charm," Amy Ziff, Travelocity editor-at-large said. "This list has been created by travelers for travelers, and we are proud to have selected Eastern Market as one of our big finds for 2007."
To discover more hidden gems and check out all the winners from the area, visit: Travelocity.com

Interview with Market photographer Steve Miller

Channel 9's Morning News Show interviewed Flea Market photographer Steve Miller on July 5th to update viewers about Eastern Market since the fire.

"Simply put, many people think Eastern Market is closed due the recent fire. But 98% of the merchants/farmers/exhibitors are back offering their goods to all who come to Eastern Market," Miller told the local CBS affiliate. "Eastern Market is more than a building. It is people," who have created the Eastern Market "experience" for more than 125 years.

"Eastern Market is the way the world should be, people of all backgrounds working together," Miller claimed, "There is NO other place like Eastern Market when you want the unique and eclectic."

Eastern Market Music Series Set to Begin July 22

Blues musicians Rick Franklin, Mike Baytop and The Resonators will add to the lively street fair atmosphere at the historic Eastern Market when they kick off a new music series there on Sunday, July 22.

The Eastern Market Music series will present a sampling of the Washington area's best blues, bluegrass, jazz, contemporary, and international musicians. The series is set to run Sundays thru the end of September. The musicians will be at the corner of 7th & North Carolina, S.E., outside of Port City Java.

"Eastern Market is alive and open for business," said Nicky Cymrot, president of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, the organization that is sponsoring the music series.
A full schedule of the Eastern Market Music series, including performers, dates and times, is available at: Capitol Hill Community Foundation