The New Amsterdam Market will return to South Street Seaport on Sunday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open-air market, which was last held in June 2008 (its first appearance was in October 2005), will be open one Sunday a month through the end of the year. The market, which is the brainchild of Robert LaValva, has drawn legions of food fiends in the past, thanks to a roster of vendors including Saxelby Cheesemongers, Marlow & Sons, Sullivan Street Bakery, and a score of local farmers. Originally designed to recreate the 19th-century public market, New Amsterdam will inaugurate its new season, fittingly, on Harbor Day, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s trip across the Atlantic.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 12, 2009