VENDY PLAZA IS BACK FOR THE 2016 SEASON!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT LA MARQUETA
EVERY SUNDAY MAY 1 - October 16 (RAIN OR SHINE)
Vendy Plaza is an outdoor market series that brings together Vendy Award finalists and emerging local food vendors to East Harlem’s La Marqueta.
Join us on Sundays for live music, celebrating the culture of El Barrio, live kitchen demos, and a bar featuring a wide range of beers and wine!
Vendy Plaza is located underneath the elevated Metro North tracks so we are open rain or shine!
Vendy Plaza is located along Park Avenue between 115th & 116th Street, under the Metro North Tracks.
By Subway: 6 Local train to 116th Street (one block over) OR 2/3 trains to 116th Street
By Bus: The M102, M116, and M15 have bus stop locations walkable to Vendy Plaza
Presented in partnership with La Marqueta Retoña and the Office of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
TELEPHONE: (347) 644-8363
Vendy Plaza features a large rotation of food vendors, most of whom are brand new businesses.
Vendors for Sunday, October 2nd include:
Puerto Rican-style fresh fruit ices
Indigenous Mexican cuisine
Traditional Mexican - vegetarian tacos
Jarred desserts, BBQ wings, corn bread & chili
LA FRITANGA DE LANI
Sweet & savory empandas
Roasted pork served with a machete!
POP WITH US
Interested in vending at Vendy Plaza? Looking for an outlet to distribute your food product? Have a great recipe you've always wanted we want to try on the public? We have space available and want to hear from you.
With support from Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, all spots are offered free of charge. For any additional questions about vending at Vendy Plaza, please write to VendyPlaza@gmail.com.
Vendy Plaza features an outdoor beer garden for you to enjoy delicious craft brews and wine with all the great food!
Guests must be at least 21 years old to enjoy alcoholic beverages. All beverages must stay within the confines of the Plaza.
MUSIC AND ART
All music and art at Vendy Plaza is coordinated by La Marqueta Retoña, an initiative to revive the social and cultural elements of this historical site through the arts, music and community activities.
Each week we will have a live band playing from 3-6pm - come and join the fun!
The neighborhood of Spanish Harlem, also known as East Harlem or "El Barrio", covers the area between Fifth Avenue and the East River from 96th to 142nd St.
One of the most historically and culturally important and relevant sites in El Barrio is the traditional market place known as "La Marqueta." In its heyday in the 1950’s and 1960’s, more than 500 vendors operated out of La Marqueta, which served as an important social and economic venue for all Hispanics living in New York City. The New York Times once called it "the most visible symbol of the neighborhood."
Commercial and social activity at La Marqueta has significantly dwindled over the years, mainly due to the widespread availability of the traditional and specialty products that were once only to be found from vendors located at La Marqueta.
The revitalization of La Marqueta is developing in tune with the cultural and economic shifts occurring in El Barrio and its surrounding neighborhoods. Vendy Plaza is honored to be part of this revitalization.