Cure for the Common City

10 September 2013

The second Garfield Night Market was held on September 6, 2013 with more vendors (including 9 Garfield-based vendors), a bigger crowd and more lanterns! Miss it? Take a stroll through the Night Market in the video below, see photos from September’s market on the Facebook page, and come to the October 4th Night Market!


7 August 2013

The Garfield Night Market kicked off last Friday night and was a big success. The market had 29 vendors, six of whom were from Garfield, which — though we’ve set it as our goal to have more and more Garfield-based vendors sell at future Night Markets — we were very proud of for our first market. Paper lanterns floated over N. Pacific Avenue and attracted a diverse crowd, including families, to eat food, peruse vendors’ handmade goods, and enjoy a great summer evening in Garfield.

The next market will be held on September 6th — find out more about it at

27 June 2013

Our sincere thanks to the great folks at Bar Marco, PGH Taco Truck, and to everyone who came out to make our Garfield Night Market fundraiser at Bar Marco’s No Menu Monday a success! We are still waiting for a final tally from Monday’s fundraiser, but the money raised for the Night Market will go a long way toward reaching our first-year funding goals and getting the Garfield Night Market set up for year two!

Below: a photo of the fundraiser in progress from Bar Marco’s very own Bobby Frye and two little Vine clips from the evening!


24 June 2013

We got some of the lanterns we’ll be using to light the first-ever Garfield Night Market on August 2nd. To help us get there, come out tonight to our fundraiser, from 5-10 at Bar Marco! More here.

See you there! And thanks!

19 June 2013

The kind people at The Union Hall Times focused the latest issue of their newsletter on the Garfield Night Market, which the profits from next Monday’s No Menu Monday at Bar Marco (from 5-10 PM!) will support. UHT’s Alaina Webber interviewed cityLAB’s Sara Blumenstein about the Night Market, cityLAB’s 6% Place experiment, and some of Sara’s favorite Pittsburgh things. Read the UHT interview in full here, and our thanks to Alaina and her team for the great coverage highlighting the Garfield Night Market!

17 June 2013

No Menu Monday
Monday, June 24th, 5-10 PM
Bar Marco, 2216 Penn Avenue

Come out next Monday, enjoy some tacos from Pittsburgh Taco Truck, and help get the Garfield Night Market up and running!

All profits from June 24th’s No Menu Monday (which will run from 5-10 PM at Bar Marco) will go towards the Garfield Night Market, which is launching on August 2nd. Your support will help aspiring Garfield food vendors get the licenses and permits they need to jump-start their own businesses—so come enjoy some delicious food and help a new generation of Pittsburgh food entrepreneurs get off the ground!

Cheers from cityLAB, the Garfield Night Market planning committee, and our partners at the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation!

13 June 2013

We’re happy to announce that, working with our Night Market planning committee and our partners at the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, we’ve got a launch date for the Garfield Night Market: our first Night Market will be on August 2nd, 2013. Interested in being a vendor, volunteer, or performer? Fill our survey at And email garfieldnightmarket (at) with other inquiries.

1 April 2013

Have you heard the news? cityLAB and the 6% Place Advisory Committee are organizing a night market in Garfield to begin this summer and we are looking for vendors, volunteers, performers, and sponsors.

Read the article from the April issue of the Bloomfield-Garfield Bulletin below and then sign up here if you’re interested in being a part of the Night Market.