Our Social Mission:  Supporting 4,000+ local public school children.

About

Our Mission

Grand Bazaar NYC's mission is to be THE weekly market for New York City. Where the best independent antique/vintage dealers, artists, designers, craft-makers, artisanal food purveyors offer their one-of-a-kind, rare, and limited edition goods to New Yorkers and international visitors.
 
The purpose of the market is to be the funding source for four public schools in the surrounding neighborhood. Profits from the market benefit over 4,000 school children by providing them with art enrichment programs, books, supplies, teaching assistants, sports and chess programs.

Part of Grand Bazaar NYC's mission is to keep New York City creative and authentic. Therefore it provides selected vendors with much needed affordable retail space, and a positive and vibrant shopping environment to call "home". 

History

The market has a rich history. It is one of the oldest, if not the oldest active market in NYC. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children. The Parents Associations from schools: PS 87, The Computer School, PS 334 (Anderson Program), and M.S. M247 Dual Language Middle School are the Grand Bazaar’s custodians. All profits raised from vendor rents make a world difference to the schools as they are used for art enrichment programs, in addition to classroom teaching assistants, books, supplies, chess, sports programs as well as other activities that enhance the child’s experiences in a public school setting.

The original market had its humble beginnings in 1982 when a group of parents wanted to supplement the fund raising for the school with a weekend “yard sale.” The market became wildly successful and GreenFlea Market was created in 1985 to ensure the continuity of the operations of the market as parents and students “aged out" of the schools. The GreenFlea Market has seen many changes over the past 30+ years. In the summer of 2016 the market changed its name to “Grand Bazaar NYC” to reflect the current times, and to set a new and exciting direction going forward. 

Today Grand Bazaar NYC is also the largest weekly curated market in NYC, that is open all year-round, with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. 

How To Support Us

  • Come visit the market and feel good about shopping from local merchants and artisans. 
  • Connect with us on Social Media and sign-up for our newsletter.  
  • Help spread the word about the market and its social good mission.  
  • Donate directly to the children. 
  • Become a sponsor, contact us. 

NOTE:  If you are a potential vendor please first fill out our Vendor Application before contacting us. Thank you!
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