Meatpacking MKT Modernizes Street Festivals for a New Generation of New Yorkers
Hi All! I’m back from my travels! And I am happy to share this press release from Pop Up New York about this Saturday’s Meatpacking MKT! Read on! ~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City
NEW YORK, NY – July 22, 2015 – August 1, Pop Up New York is giving New Yorkers and visitors a new kind of street experience with Meatpacking MKT. Taking over 9th Avenue from 14th – 17th Street, Meatpacking MTK aims to bring culture to city dwellers who are no longer satisfied by traditional street fairs. Meatpacking MKT will run from 11am to 6pm and offer visitors a chance to experience the best of New York’s artisanal food, handcrafted goods, most sought after food trucks, and stunning visual artists.
“My intent with Meatpacking MKT was to get away from the traditional ‘tube sock and sausage’ street fairs and create something that truly captures New York’s unique personality,” says Evan Berman, managing director for Pop Up New York. “By handpicking our vendors based on quality, distinctiveness, and broad appeal, we’re able to put together a new experience that offers something for everyone.”
Handpicked vendors include Paper Crane Heart, a jewelry company using fine Japanese paper, acrylic paint, natural woods, and upcycled materials, Maya’s Jam, jams that are made from scratch using locally grown ingredients without any preservative or additives, and UTA Brauser, a stunning visual artist who draws inspiration from activism, fashion and new media to portray the human character. Specialty food and beverages will also line 9th Avenue and include Manhattan Pretzels, a beautiful selection of creative pastries, and Kaleb’s Kola, a carbonated beverage company using fair trade cane sugar and kola nuts directly from Africa. Meatpacking MKT’s impressive roster of vendors will be joined by Pounds & Ounces NYC Pub, a neighborhood favorite, to build out a biergarten and hydrate visitors.
Beyond revolutionizing street festivals, Pop Up New York is working to better the community by partnering with local non-profits. Meatpacking MKT has partnered with Chelsea Visiting Neighbors, a charity organization that aims to assist senior citizens in their day-to-day life. Several vendors, including Manhattan Pretzels and Maya’s Jam, work directly with Entrepreneur Space and Hot Bread Kitchen respectively; two organizations that help entrepreneurs enter the expensive food service industry by providing space for rent at a discounted rate.
“Helping the community has always been important to me and its one of the principles Pop Up New York was built upon,” continues Berman. “Being able to give back to the city I love while providing a full day of culture to fellow residents is a dream come true.”
Saturday, August 1, 2015
11AM – 6PM
9th Avenue from 14th – 17th Street, Manhattan
About Pop Up New York Pop Up New York, a subsidiary of Todd Berman’s Clearview Festival Productions, is a start-up event and festival company, specializing in single day cultural experiences. Started, and run, by young entrepreneurs, Pop Up New York seeks to bring New Yorkers one-of-a-kind events while simultaneously helping local start-ups reach a broader audience. Passionate about giving back, Pop Up New York partners with non-profit organizations for every event to benefit its local community.