City of Merchants
New Amsterdam Market
City of Merchants
Saturday, May 22 2010
$25 Friends of the Market
$35 General Admission
$50 (includes admission an a one year "Friends of the Market" membership, total value $60)
$100 Event Patrons
advance purchase required: buy tickets now
City of Merchants is a fundraiser for New Amsterdam Market celebrating the independent businesses who are restoring the health and vitality of our communities, urban and rural. This event will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 22 at the New York Marble Cemetery, a hidden garden of the 19th century. That morning, we will also hold a special market of wild botanicals at the same Marble Cemetery location. Wild Botanicals takes place rain or shine; the afternoon fundraiser rain date is Sunday, May 23
Saturday May 22, Rain or Shine
11:00am - 1:00pm
A focused display of wild botanicals harvested with care by Nova Kim and Les Hook, renowned gatherers from Fairlee, Vermont and founders of the Wild Food Gatherers Guild. This is a rare opportunity to meet Nova, Les, and other Guild members and learn about the importance of wild foods to our diets and to the preservation of open lands and forests.
Though nature is always unpredictable, the gatherers expect to bring wild watercress, wild ginger, cattail hearts, wood nettles, wild angelica, pepperwort, pine buds, morels, pheasant backs, and more.
Admission is $5, payable in cash at the Merchant's Gate; (afternoon fundraiser ticket holders admitted at no charge).
Exhibition, Spirits, Light Refreshment
Saturday May 22 - Rain Date Sunday May 23
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Support New Amsterdam Market by joining us for garden sandwiches; iced tisanes; kombucha; spirits; ice-cream; and other light refreshments infused with the taste of spring herbs and wild gathered botanicals. Purveyors and Chefs include Green Brown Orange; Chef Darren Pettigrew; McEnroe Organic Farm; Marlow and Daughters; Saxelby Cheesemongers; Kombucha Brooklyn; Mother-In-Law Kimchee; The Bent Spoon of Princeton, New Jersey; Jimmy's No. 43; Premium Wines; and more.
The afternoon will also feature an exhibition and silent auction of mercantile paper-works by Robert Warner, Master Printer.
A Toast to the City of Merchants
A Gathering of Unique Experiences
Launches May 22
On Saturday May 22 we will also launch our celebrated online auction of unique experiential items donated by New Amsterdam Market purveyors and supporters. More details coming soon!
New York Marble Cemetery
41 1/2 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|