Buy Black NB hosting Market on Old Second Street April 16 – Buy Black NB hosting market in Fall River to support Black-owned local businesses

Mar 18, 2022 | Arts & Culture, Community, Viva Downtown

Kristina Fontes

The Herald News


FALL RIVER — After much success in 2021, Buy Black NB is holding its first pop-up vendor market of 2022 right here in the city.

Buy Black NB is a New Bedford-based community resource supporting Black-owned businesses across the SouthCoast. Formed during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Buy Black NB has put together a directory of more than 200 Black-owned businesses in the SouthCoast, and that number continues to grow. They hosted nine vendor pop-ups in 2021, and now those markets are expanding.

Starting with Fall River.

On Saturday, April 16, there will be a pop-up vendor market on Old Second Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a diverse group of local vendors offering handmade goods, art, and various forms of entertainment.

“There was something so special about our first market season in 2021,” Buy Black NB founder Justina Perry, of New Bedford, said in a press release. “April 16 kicks off a full schedule of events planned for 2022.”

As the market is taking place during Easter time, there will be Easter Bunny photos with Ever After Storybook Entertainment.

“It’s Easter weekend so we’ll have vendors with products like Easter baskets, desserts and spring apparel looking to build relationships with new customers,” said Perry. “We are looking forward to hosting this event in Fall River!”

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