Boston, MA – May 3, 2023 – The Boston Seaport is the place to be this summer with the return of its open-air Seaport Summer Market. The market will offer a wide array of products from a mix of nearly 130 vendors – the majority of which are women and minority–owned and local. This year, the market will also feature an expanded line up of seasonal dining options. Also in the neighborhood, Boston’s first retail incubator The Current will introduce a roster of exciting new brands as part of its 12th season.
Expanded Seaport Summer Market Returns
Following the wildly successful Holiday Market at Snowport and last year’s inaugural Seaport Summer Market, Boston Seaport by WS Development and The Makers Show are partnering again to bring back the Seaport Summer Market. Taking place over six consecutive summer weekends, the Seaport Summer Market will be an open-air shopping destination celebrating local entrepreneurship, craftsmanship and art, and will feature over 80 vendors each weekend from a rotating collection of nearly 130 vendors throughout the season. Rounding out the experience will be an expanded outdoor food and beverage area, a pop-up from Boston Children’s Museum, and games for people of all ages to enjoy.
Shoppers will be delighted by the diverse mix of returning and new artisans showcasing a range of products including clothing, jewelry, skincare, home décor and goods, pet accessories, original artwork, packaged food, and much more. Select new vendors include hand printed accessories by Shara Porter; upcycled quality children’s clothing stitched by Peace House Studio; Mind’s Eye Collective handmade eco-minded jewelry; Mayfly upcycled art and clothing; non-toxic natural candles and beauty jars by Sacred Flame; gluten-free and vegan sweet treats from Jennifer Lee’s, and playful black and white ink drawings from Ink by Olivia.
Guests will also be able to indulge in the market’s expanded line-up of dining options, as well as in great wines from 90+ Cellars and classic farm-fresh cider from Downeast Cider House, who will present a custom flavor exclusive to the Seaport Summer Market. The designated outdoor dining area will include artisan grilled cheese from Cheese Louise; empanadas by The Nada Cart; North East of the Border’s authentic Mexican food; Gogi on the Block’s Korean fusion bowls; Onebitesweet featuring Turkish pastry and gourmet cookies; gourmet ice cream by Blanche’s; sweet treats by Lizzie’s Bakery; and savory and sweet crepes by The Frenchman’s Goods.
Further creating a space for the whole family, the market will feature an exciting outdoor extension of the Boston Children’s Museum called Dinos in Space, complete with lawn games. There will also be a live rotating DJ spinning summer favorites, alongside family-friendly programming, including an instrument petting zoo from Fort Point Artists Community (FPAC) as well as creative and sensory activities for children provided by The Maker’s Club.
The Seaport Summer Market is free and will be open to the public from 11am to 7pm daily on May 13–14, May 20–21, May 27–28, June 3–4, June 10–11, and June 17–18 (rain date June 24–25). A welcome destination for families and dogs alike, the Seaport Summer Market will be conveniently located at 88 Seaport Boulevard. Link to more details here.
New Stores at The Current
Boston Seaport by WS Development announces the 12th season of its retail incubator, The Current. This Spring-Summer round will showcase five new businesses including actor and producer Mark Wahlberg’s sport utility gear brand Municipal; custom fragrance experience Olfactory; premium Made in USA eyewear from Randolph; meaningful and soul-boosting jewelry brand Hart; and high-quality handmade footwear from Inkerman. Four additional businesses will return from the previous season including Project Paulie; Baked by Melissa; Brave Daughters; and Lifebloom.
The 12th season of The Current will run May 11 through September 2 and is located at 100 Seaport Boulevard, adjacent to Seaport Common. Shops will be open seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 11am to 7pm, and Saturday and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.
About The Makers Show
Bringing over a decade of New York City holiday market-making and retail experience, Founders Julie Feltman and Tiziana Indelicato created The Makers Show (TMS) as a mixed-use retail market platform rooted in social justice. Promising a commitment to promoting equity and community investment through local marketplaces, TMS believes in keeping resources in local economies by using sustainable materials as well as amplifying businesses owned by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and other underrepresented groups. And of course, helping consumers shop local. TMS creates immersive and festive marketplaces that engage, enchant and inspire. @themakersshow; www.
About Boston Seaport
Culture, industry and community converge making Boston’s Seaport district a dynamic and vibrant area that has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting neighborhoods and destinations in the country. Seaport is currently Boston’s single largest development project. WS Development is transforming 33 acres of waterfront land with a carefully selected mix of residential, hotel, office, retail, entertainment, civic and cultural uses, and public open space across the district. Combining the best of historic and modern-day Boston, Seaport is the destination for fashion, culture, arts, dining and entertainment, and technology and life sciences, expanding Boston’s position as one of the top cities in the world for innovation, science, and quality of life. For more information visit www.bostonseaport.xyz, follow Boston Seaport on Facebook, and @SeaportBos on Instagram and Twitter.
About WS Development
Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class experiences, designed with our customers, tenants and partners in mind. Established in 1990, WS is one of few vertically-integrated real estate companies that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 22 million square feet of existing space and an additional nine million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit www.wsdevelopment.com, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.
Photo Courtesy of Boston Seaport by WS Development; Lindsay Ahern
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