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New Pop-Up Market Surprises

New pop-up market with food trucks, artisans and more has quietly become a hit in the park

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4 Ecofab Arts glass flowers at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
Ecofab Arts glass flowers at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
12 Guests enjoying lunch at the picnic tables at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event February 2014
Guests enjoying lunch at the picnic tables at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
10 Bashe Joselevitz of Bashe's Artisanal Pastries at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event February 2014
Bashe Joselevitz of Bashe's Artisanal Pastries at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
8 Susannah Virginia Griffin of Griffin Gallery at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event February 2014
Susannah Virginia Griffin of Griffin Gallery at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
3 Tara Sondock of REissued at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park
Tara Sondock of REissued at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
7 Lots of kids were out to enjoy the beautiful day at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
Lots of kids were out to enjoy the beautiful day at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
6 Yoni Gerber, from left Tracey Gerber and Tobey Gerber at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
Yoni Gerber, Tracey Gerber and Tobey Gerber at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
2 Lynne Mandiola of Zayzak Designs at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
Lynne Mandiola of Zayzak Designs at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
Patricia King-Ritter with Naomi Freedman at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
Patricia King-Ritter with Naomi Freedman at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
J Peace Designs at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
J Peace Designs at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event. Photo by Kristi Coffey
4 Ecofab Arts glass flowers at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
12 Guests enjoying lunch at the picnic tables at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event February 2014
10 Bashe Joselevitz of Bashe's Artisanal Pastries at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event February 2014
8 Susannah Virginia Griffin of Griffin Gallery at Evelyn's Park's Pop-Up event February 2014
3 Tara Sondock of REissued at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park
7 Lots of kids were out to enjoy the beautiful day at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
6 Yoni Gerber, from left Tracey Gerber and Tobey Gerber at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
2 Lynne Mandiola of Zayzak Designs at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
Patricia King-Ritter with Naomi Freedman at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014
J Peace Designs at Evelyn's Park Pop-Up event in the Park February 2014

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.

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