Aug 24, 2017: DMM announces Arlington Market Expansion


A weekend Fall Festival in Rosslyn, Arlington, VA, was announced recently by Michael Berman, President of Diverse Markets Management (DMM). The "Harvest Fest" will include "our second area night market 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 27, and a 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 28 market as part of a Rosslyn Harvest Fest celebration sponsored by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District," Berman said.

The Fall Festival markets will be held on "the beautiful new plaza of the Central Place development, 1800 N Lynn Street.," he continued. The event is the first arts market event to occur at Central Place Plaza, Rosslyn's newest outdoor public plaza between N. Lynn Street and N. Moore Street above the Rosslyn Metro station, which serves the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. The event will feature art, live music, food, and a beer garden both days.

"We are excited about this event," said Berman, "With all of the development going on in Rosslyn we think we're going to attract nearby residents and workers who want to see what Central Place is all about. We expect to attract hundreds of shoppers and patrons eager to find unique crafts, gifts and specialty food items.

"We're also proud that our work with area Business Improvement Districts continues to expand," Berman continued, "and I'd like to thank Sophie Barral, Senior Events Manager at Rosslyn BID, for initiating and overseeing our involvement in this event."

Applications and information are now available here.

DMM also works for the Crystal City BID in Arlington and Berman also commented "our SPARKET - A Creative Market on Crystal Drive between S 18th and 20th Streets in Crystal City will resume 11 am to 2 pm Thursday, September 7." Fall SPARKET continues every Thursday through November 16, running each lunch hour along with a weekly food truck gathering, which "has added a great synergy this year."


from The Flea Market at Eastern Market (FMEM) on Capitol Hill will anchor the season four roll out of "SPARKET - A Creative Markett," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 4, in Crystal City, Arlington, VA. Among thos


After suffering two straight rain outs, one a complete event cancellation, MarketSW, 4th and M Streets, SW., D.C.'s first night market, looks good to go tomorrow in its regular 4 to 10 pm time slot. Now in its third year and recently expanded from a monthly seasonal event to twice a month, we'll run on the second and fourth Friday, through September, Berman said.

"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.

Good weather is also forecast for Sunday's Flea Market at Eastern Market, 10am to 5 pm. on 7th Street SE between C Street and Pennsylvania Ave.SE on Capitol Hill.
Berman said information and exhibitor applications for all DMM-managed markets can be found at


Berman also announced that DMM will be among the sponsors for "Hard Hats at Hine," an exclusive look at the new development at 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and a showcase of the businesses, both old and new, that create the experience of the Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) corridor. The event is 6 to 9 pm Thursday, September 7 and will include beer and wine and tastings from neighborhood restaurants. It will also offer opportunities to tour the commercial and residential spaces of 700 Penn, live music, photo booth, and more!
Berman, who is on the EMMS board of directors, said DMM Director of Communications Tom Rall, founder of the popular Flea Market at Eastern Market in 1984, which expanded, in l992, to the former Hine Junior High School playground and parking lot where the 700 Penn development is about to open, will be among the businesses represented.
Information and tickets for the event can be purchased here.
DMM recently executed a 3-year license with 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 school site.