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Vendy Plaza is a new outdoor market series that, every Sunday this summer, brings together Vendy Award finalists and local food vendors to East Harlem’s La Marqueta. 


You can expect a curation of Vendy-Award finalists and freshly discovered local vendors serving a variety of foods, such as wood-fired pizzas, Luke's Lobster sandwiches, authentic Lechonera pork from the Bronx, and Solber Pupusas. Vendy Plaza will also feature a NY Craft Beer Garden featuring a weekly rotation of local breweries, and live music bringing to life the culture of El Barrio. 


Vendy Plaza is run by the Street Vendor Project, a 501c nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of street vendors across the city through community building and political reform. Vendy Plaza was born from the long-term, city-backed plan to revitalize La Marqueta in East Harlem and create revenue opportunities for small food vendors as well as bring new and exciting food options to upper Manhattan. As a small non-profit, we rely on volunteers to help create change and momentum, and we cannot do it without you!

You will also receive a Taste Pass to the event as a thank you for your time. A Taste Pass will allow you to try food from 3 different vendors, and get a beer/cider/wine from our bar! 


We are looking for volunteers for two shifts: Morning (10am - 2:30pm) and Afternoon (2:30pm - 7:30pm). You can sign up using Volunteer Spot. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot. VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact and we can sign you up manually.


Please arrive at your shift on time, wearing comfortable clothes and shoes as there will be standing and heavy lifting involved. There are also other tasks and roles if you cannot do heavy lifting. Otherwise, all you need to do is show up with a big smile and lots of enthusiasm - its a lot of fun being part of Vendy Plaza! 

Thank you again for your time - we hope to see you at Vendy Plaza soon!