A New Flea Market Is Coming to Central Square
New England Open Markets and the Central Square Business Association are bringing a new open air market to Cambridge on June 25. Central Flea is inspired by the flea markets of Brooklyn and designed to celebrate urban diversity.
The market will feature Afro-centric artists, local makers and entrepreneurs, vintage and antique dealers, an assortment of food trucks, and live music. There will also be free painting and planting sessions by Paint Nite during the day. You can expect to see Boston favorites like Bon Me, the Bacon Truck, and 1369 Coffee House among the group of over 150 vendors at the event.
“We wanted to make it 100 percent authentic to Central Square,” said Michael Monestime, executive director of the CBSA, in a statement. “We wanted something for everybody—regardless of age, race or class.” Embracing Central Square’s identity was a crucial part of developing the market for both the CBSA and NEOM. “We hope the Central Flea gives them an outlet much closer to home, in the cultural epicenter of Central Square,” said Chris Masci, executive director of NEOM.
As of right now, the market is only on for June 25, but it will be back Sundays July 9 – October 29 pending city approval. Given the chance, it looks like this will become a Central Square summer fixture.
June 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 95 Prospect Street, newenglandopenmarkets.com.