July 27, 2017: Signs of the Time


"In the past week we have signed licenses to both continue and expand The Flea Market at Eastern Market, currently in its 34th year on Capitol Hill," Michael Berman, President of Diverse Markets Management (DMM) announced today.
The continuation is a license extension with the DC Department of General Services (DGS) to operate the popular outdoor flea Sundays through October on the 300 block of Seventh St. SE, home to the market for more than two years. The expansion is a new 3-year license with Eastbanc's 700 Penn, LLC to operate on a street and plaza area slated to open beginning October 1 as part of its redevelopment of the former Hine Junior High School site, where the flea market operated for many years.
"Actually the expansion is a bit of a misnomer," Berman continued, "because the new space, even combined with the continued use of Seventh St. SE, will still be smaller than our market prior to the start of construction" on the mixed-use project which began in May 2015. "But it will be great to welcome back some of our displaced exhibitors and to jury in some new ones, adding to our diversity going forward."
He noted that the DGS license includes a provision for further license extension and said "We look forward to working with both DGS and 700 Penn in the future."
An updated application procedure will be announced on our website, EasternMarket.net no later than the end of August, Berman said. The flea market will continue its regular 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule every Sunday. 


Busy Southwest DC markets continue on schedule, except a 100% chance of rain and storms has forced us to cancel tomorrow. And we're announcing one slight future change. MarketSW, on The LotSW, 4th and M Streets, SW. is D.C.'s first night market and now in its third year. It recently expanded from a monthly seasonal event to twice a month, every second and fourth Friday. 
"But in October we'll be running on October 6 and 20, the first and third Fridays," Berman announced. "We made the change because September has five Fridays and the date change will keep us bi-weekly through the end of the month and season there."

Saturday, continue to find the Southwest DC Community Farmers Market on the LotSW, from 9 am to 1 pm. DMM recently added this farmers market to its resume along with oversight of most activity on LotSW, which includes picnic and game areas. Find a list of the mix of produce, prepared and specialty foods, community groups and entertainers participating regularly on the website and on its Facebook page. The market continues every Saturday through November 18. 



A room devoted to camera sales will be added to an antique photo show celebrating its 35th anniversary and a postcard show, its 5th anniversary in 2018, Berman announced recently. DMM is celebrating its 10th anniversary of photo show management.
The renamed "D.C. Antique Photo, Postcard & Camera Shows" will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA, Berman said.

"All three shows will be facilitated by Photo Show Manager Tom Rall, a DMM founding director, who is also an antique photo dealer," Berman concluded.

"Hernan Navarrete and Tom Moore recently approached us about launching the camera show," Rall recounted. "Of course the co-ordination made sense and we had a previously-unused room in our show contract, so here we go-both images and the cameras that made them!"
Navarrete has been a freelance photographer internationally since 2003 as well as a collector of vintage cameras and historic photographs. He will handle contracts with camera show exhibitors.

Joint management of the camera section will fall to Moore, who has led a lifetime devoted to photography, both as a collector and photographer. He retired last year after 23 years as Senior Curator of Photography and Photography Archivist at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, VA.  But he continues to teach digital photography as an Adjunct Professor at Christopher Newport University.

The pair said the Camera Show will welcome photographers, collectors, and aficionados with a full range of cameras (digital and analog; antique, vintage, and contemporary), lenses, flash, lighting equipment, tripods, filters, screens etc..

For more information see the web site for the shows: AntiquePhotoShow.com