Since becoming a public park in 2011, the site of the former Teas Nursery has attracted a lot of attention. But not until recently has activity at Evelyn's Park grown to a level of citywide interest. That's because last month, friends of the Evelyn's Park Conservancy organized the first in a regular series of "Pop-Up in the Park" markets.
On Saturday, the five-acre greenspace was filled with a curated selection of 25 vendors selling jewelry, art works, clothing and artisan foods. And to keep the throng happily watered and fed, seven food trucks made the scene including Bernie's Burger Bus, Golden Girl and It's a Wrap.
The markets are held the fourth Saturday of each month. The next one is scheduled for March 22. Markets will continue through April but will take a break during the late spring and summer months.
Proceeds from the market go to the conservancy, which participates in the public/private initiative that established Evelyn's Park. Organizers of the market include Evelyn's Park events chair Debbie Lapin, Esther Freedman, Peta Rubenstein, Patricia King-Ritter, Suzi Steiger and Meredith Baker Schlanger.