Eastern Market celebrated 150 years of fresh food, fun and community Nov. 11 and 12. Starting with Novemberfest, a party in Eastern Market (with a special Eastern Market brew from Atlas Brewery) the event continued with concerts, special demonstrations and games. Adolf Cluss, the architect who designed the original market building, put in an appearance as did Ms. Tara Hoot, with a special Drag Queen Story hour Sunday morning.
The official anniversary was marked at noon with a ringing of the bell by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D). Traditionally, the ringing of a bell signalled the opening of a market. This ringing, Allen said, heralds the next 150 years for ours.
The ceremony was also attended by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and DC Department of General Services (DGS) Director Delano Hunter; DGS manages the market for the city and Delano read remarks on behalf of Mayor Muriel Bowser (D).
Check out photos from the weekend below!
Did you miss this weekend’s festivities? Don’t worry, Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) assures us there will be more opportunities to celebrate the cornerstone of the Hill! Check their website for future events www.easternmarketmainstreet.org or watch our page for details.