FOX 5 Immersion Coverage of Eastern Market Today Kicks off “Rediscover Eastern Market Weekend”
by Larry Janezich
FOX 5 broadcast live from Eastern Market this morning, as part of their summer Zip Trip series which puts their Good Day DC team into a different location each Friday to showcase local restaurants, schools, and businesses.
According to John Stokes, Department of General Services (DGS) Communications Director, DGS and Eastern Market were looking for a way to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of the reopening of Eastern Market after the disastrous fire in April, 2007. Stokes said that a connection with FOX 5 lead to a collaboration to showcase the Market today. Eastern Market Manager Barry Margeson brought in some of the regular Eastern Market vendors whose products can be made on site as well as local non-profit groups to enliven the site.
Commemoration of the reopening will continue through the weekend, and Eastern Market invites all community stakeholders and residents to join them for the “Rediscover Eastern Market’”Weekend Celebration from June 7th-9th.
For a schedule of events, see here:
To volunteer to help manage the event on Saturday and Sunday, see here: