Mission, Goals, Values & History

Grand Bazaar NYC is the oldest, largest,
and most diverse curated weekly shopping market
in New York City.

Our Mission:

Creating original experiences and Win-Win-Win opportunities for independent local merchants, consumers, partners, and benefiting public school children.

Our Goals:

Create NYC’s most distinctive markets and experiences that reflect the city’s originality and diversity. Authentic and creative places to discover and shop from talented emerging artisans, up-and-coming food entrepreneurs, and reputable independent vintage and antique dealers showcasing one-of-a-kind, rare and limited-edition goods.

Curate authentic and diverse merchants and experiences that can’t be found elsewhere. Working with all stakeholders and team members to deliver mutually positive and purposeful outcomes: financially, environmentally, and personally.

Keep our city creative and vibrant by supporting local independent merchants, providing them with much needed affordable retail spaces, and engaging and positive shopping environments.

Be the funding source for the four benefiting public schools, servicing over 2,000 children, by passing on 100% of our profits to the school’s Parent Associations. Thus providing the schools with much-needed funds for various enrichment programs: books, supplies, teaching assistants, and sports and chess programs.

Our Values:

Excellence: Always doing what is right and needs to be done, even when no one is looking.

Service: Doing what is required and whenever possible do the impossible. Always creating positive outcomes and experiences for our customers (vendors), attendees, service providers, partners, schools, and team members.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Thinking big and working passionately to create experiences and outcomes that others wish they had done.

Teamwork: Working together makes everyone better and stronger, creating more positive and sustainable outcomes.

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Our History

The Grand Bazaar NYC (originally GreenFlea Market) was launched by a group of parents as a simple yard sale to raise funds for their children’s schools around 1979, making it the oldest (flea) market in New York City.

Today, we’re the only purpose-driven market that donates 100% of its profits to four public schools, funding arts, enrichment, and classroom essentials for over 2,000 children. The Parent Associations of P.S. 87, The Computer School, P.S. 334 Anderson School, and M.S. 247 Dual Language Middle School are the Grand Bazaar’s custodians.

In 2016 the market changed its name to “Grand Bazaar NYC” to better reflect its diverse offerings, and to set a new and exciting path forward.

Today, Grand Bazaar NYC is the oldest, largest, and most diverse curated weekly market in New York City. It’s purpose-driven providing much needed affordable retail space to local independent artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage and antique dealers, and artisanal food entrepreneurs, while passing on 100% of its profits to four local public schools, benefitting over 2,000 children. The Bazaar is open all year-round, with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, and during peak season over 200 vendors set-up shop.


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