Oct 12, 2005: featured at International Event


Washington, DC, October 12, 2005-- Eastern Market will play host to two events with an international flavor later this month.

The first will be the unveiling of a commemorative plaque honoring the centennial death of its architect, Adolf Cluss, at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at the main market entrance on Seventh Street, SE.

The event will also celebrate the bicentennial of the founding of the first Eastern Market (a few blocks away from the present building) by President Thomas Jefferson. Among the featured guests and activities will be Mayor Williams and the Lord Mayor of Heillbronn, Germany, the birthplace of Cluss; a Marine Corp band, and an art display by Eastern market artists depicting the building.

The second will be visits by market managers from around the world on Saturday, October 29 during the Project for Public Spaces 6th "Great Markets, Great Cities" International Public Market Conference.

This three-day triennial conference provides a forum for market managers, local government officials, urban planners and developers, community groups, economic development consultants and others to learn about and discuss the important role public markets play in revitalizing towns and cities -- as well as to examine the global trends that are facing markets today. Throughout the day Eastern Market will be a stop among several tours of area markets.

Additionally, The Flea Market at Eastern Market is a proud sponsor of the conferences party to be held at 7.30pm at Eastern Market hosted by Market 5 Gallery.

You too could "Celebrate Halloween style at Eastern Market", with  drinks, buffet dinner and "the best jazz in town" by the Market 5 Jazz Band.  Tickets $60/head or $40/head for PPS conference delegates. Limited availability. Please contact Isla Meynell at 212- 620- 5660 or isla@pps.org to pre-book. (Tickets will not be available on the door.)

For further information about the 2005 International Public Markets Conference please visit www.pps.org/markets/markets_news/6th_markets/

Eastern Market Friends and Neighbors

Michele Newman, proprietor of Newmans Custom Frames and Newman Gallery, asked us to announce that she has for rent a commercial storefront at 511 11th St SE. The 1,000 square foot first floor space is set between her shop and Two Lions Antiques and was formally occupied by Eka Himawan, of Java Antiques, then and now a Flea Market at Eastern Market exhibitor of Indonesian Furniture.

"Since Eka left to go back to graduate school, I've often thought that another business which incubated at the market might want to expand here," Newman said. Michele can be reached at 202-544-7577 and through her web site: www.newmangallery.com/

Eastern Market in the News

Described as "a neighborhood institution" Eastern Market was listed as one of the "10 Best Washington Shopping Centers" in the online guide, "10best", which claims to list trusted advice, whose lists reflect unbiased recommendations, for travelers. Among the other 10 were Tysons Galleria and other large area malls. To see the whole list: www.10best.com/Washington/Shopping/Shopping_Centers/

Southern Living magazine also listed The Flea Market Eastern Market as one of its four "favorite flea markets" nationwide in a recent online article. It advised readers to "Look for: original paintings and photographs, plates, vases and other table top items."