Washington Park Farmer’s Market set for Every Saturday in August and September
This Saturday, August 3rd begins the grand opening of the Washington Park Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday of August and September will host an array of local vendors from 10 am to 2 pm. The market will be set up along Knox Street Mall, which most people know as the walkway across from the unofficial dog park. The farmers market is set to host fresh produce, hot foods, crafts and much more while creating an opportunity to support and buy local. If you are interested in vending for any of the nine Saturdays, please contact Scott Abraham for more information at (518)595-8109 or [email protected]. Please note for Larkfest on Sept 21st, the Farmer’s Market will be on Lark Street.
Prior to the farmers market, Lark Street Yoga will be hosting yoga classes in the park from 9 am to 10 am. Yoga will be set up on the grass between the Moses Memorial Fountain (tulip bed area) and Knox Street Mall. The classes are donation-based ($5-10) with instructor Alyssa Ladzinski, whose been teaching for about a year at Lake Street Yoga. The classes will be beginner-friendly/all levels Vinyasa, working on gentle flexibility and mobility. Alyssa has words of encouragement for those who’ve never tried yoga before, “Practice will be fun, welcoming and inclusive to all walks of life. You’ll be surprised by what your body and mind are capable of and how a simple yoga practice can set a positive tone for your day.” Please note for the previously scheduled event, Latin Fest on Aug 24th, yoga will be moved to Hudson Park. You can preregister online here or sign up the day of. Bring a yoga mat/blanket and bottled water.
Washington Park has a rich history of unique events that to this day continues to bring communities together with the Farmer’s Market and Yoga being no different. Be sure to follow Nippertown on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the many events in Washington Park and in the Capital Region.