Meatpacking Celebrates 5 Years of Open Market
Epic Indoor Party: Meatpacking District Celebrates 5 Years of Open Market”
March 8, 2018
It’s that time of year again. What always promises to be a deliciously decadent evening is back! Endless food, shopping, live DJ and VIP guests.
The Meatpacking District Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back their fundraiser to Highline Stages to celebrate local businesses in the community.
This unique venue allows guests to stroll through the many booths occupied by participating businesses in the Meatpacking District. Food tastings and cocktails from 25+ area restaurants and bars, sample sales shopping from high-end retailers, entry into the silent auction, and music by Coco Breezy. It’s the unofficial kickoff to the spring season! Don’t miss it!!!!
Early Bird Tickets Available 1/29 for Open Market:
The Meatpacking District’s Epic Indoor Block Party
The 5th annual celebration of the neighborhood will have Foodies and Fashionistas leaving sated and well dressed!
NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 25, 2018) — The Meatpacking District Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce that their annual ‘indoor block party’ and fundraiser, Open Market, will return to Highline Stages on March 8, 2018 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm to celebrate the local business community. For the first time in the event’s five-year history, tickets may be purchased early at significantly reduced rates. From January 29, 2018 – February 9, 2018, ‘early-bird’ General Admission tickets will be available for $115 as well as VIP tickets for $300.
Dubbed the unofficial kickoff to the spring season, visitors and locals alike can enjoy every aspect of the iconic neighborhood, all under one roof. The dual-level venue allows guests to leisurely stroll through participating businesses, booth to booth, shopping their favorite brands and indulging in endless bites and sips.
The unforgettable evening includes food tastings and bespoke cocktails from 25+ area restaurants and bars, sample sale shopping from high-end retailers, entry into the silent auction, and music by Coco and Breezy. For the ultimate night out, VIP tickets offer early access to shop the sample sales, an exclusive hospitality experience by Soho House, a buy-it-now option for the silent auction, a gift bag filled will brand products, and guaranteed access to the VIP after party at TAO Downtown.
The Meatpacking BID is proud to have four district icons serve as co-chairs for Open Market: Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman of DVF; Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory; Gary Kline, Co-Owner and CEO of Highline Stages; and Mazdack Rassi, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Milk. In addition, they will be joined by a host committee that includes a who’s who of the Meatpacking District and its supporters.
Open Market brings together all the dynamic and varied businesses that make the district one of the unique neighborhoods in Manhattan. Dozens of brands spanning the hospitality, fashion, art, and technology industries will participate in the evening’s festivities, including:
Food & Drink: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Santina, Corkbuzz, Megu, Sixpoint, The Standard Biergarten, Bagatelle, Bodega Negra, Fig & Olive, Catch, La Sirena, TAO Downtown, Sherry B Dessert Studio, Soho House, Bubby’s, STK Downtown and more!
Fashion & Retail: Theory, Rag & Bone, DVF, Alice & Olivia, Helmut Lang, Lilla P, The Kooples, Trina Turk/Mr Turk and more!
Technology & Lifestyle: Samsung, Lexus, Caudalie, Kikkerland, Chelsea Market Baskets, and more
After the conclusion of the ‘early-bird’ ticketing period on February 10, 2018, General Admission tickets will be $150 and include a $25 shopping credit, and VIP tickets will be $350 and include a $50 shopping credit. Shopping credit is valid during Open Market only. Please visit openmarketnyc.com to purchase all tickets.
Open Market raises funds that go towards the sanitation and beautification of the district – the betterment of a beloved neighborhood. 100% of the proceeds go to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association (MPIA), the non- profit business alliance of the area and will be specifically earmarked for the capital upgrade of the district’s streetscape, called the 14th Street Master Plan.
For more information, please visit openmarketnyc.com.
About the Meatpacking District:
The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is the not-for-profit business alliance of the area whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. The BID runs a robust array of hyper-local marketing initiatives and events programming along with a public relations campaign to support the economic health of the neighborhood. As the Meatpacking District community continues to reinvent itself year-in and year-out, the Meatpacking BID seeks to revitalize and reinvigorate right alongside all of the innovators that call the Meatpacking District home. For more information, please visit, meatpacking-district.com.