"Greensboro, NC, July 10, 2015 – On Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00, The City Market will hold the third of six open-air, urban markets this year to be held through October. July’s market will have the theme of Transit. Features and activities:
· Elsewhere will host pop up sports games
· CVA will build racecars with the kids
· Cycle Works will display motorcycles.
· A PART bus. May involve a game with prizes.
· Open Streets will provide information on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety.
· GTCC will show info about their new aviation programs at their campus built in part with grants from the National Aviation Consortium.
· The Transit Alliance of the Piedmont and the Greensboro Transit Authority with information about public transit programs are available and what public transit is needed.
· Recycled Bike Art is will sell beautiful pieces made from bike parts.
In its third season, The City Market brings local music, artisans and food trucks to downtown Greensboro, with monthly themes representing distinctive aspects of the area. The City Market spotlights about 65 local vendors presenting what they’ve handmade, grown, or locally-sourced in the Triad. New this year at City Market, is a featured restaurant of the month, which presents a special dish that includes ingredients from local farmers. On July 16, the The Worx restaurant is featured as they change concept and become The Worx at South End.
Welcoming to families and pets, The City Market is free, with live music, interactive entertainment, and with activities for kids, held at the Railyard on Barnhardt Street, off South Elm Street. “The City Market is about building and celebrating community,” said Nick Loflin, owner of Running with Horses Events, which established and presents the monthly event. The City Market uses curators to ensure all goods are of local origin and special in some way. “It doesn’t get any more local than this,” Loflin said.
The City Market can also as a testing ground for new businesses. “Building first-hand relationships with the community is key for local entrepreneurs. We’ve seen transitional businesses that have participated in past City Markets, like Vida Pour Tea and Kirkwood Clay,
become actual brick and mortar businesses. They’ve told us that the connections made and the feedback received at this event are invaluable,” added Loflin.
A portion of the event proceeds go to the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), a local non-profit assisting the homeless. Upcoming City Market dates, themes and headline music acts include: August 20 “Skool,” September 17 “Folk,”and October 15 “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My.”
The City Market is organized by Running with Horses LLC with support from Triad Local First and other local sponsors. In the past two seasons it has hosted some 40,000 patrons, 500 vendors and raised close to $4,000 for local non-profits. More than 100 volunteers lend a hand to make The City Market a success. If interested on volunteering, vending or learning more about The City Market:
- A Press Release