A monthly community market celebrating the food, arts and culture of New Brunswick and its diverse Latino community

Upcoming Events

Oct 27
Mercado Esperanza
12:00 pm - 6:00 pmDetails

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Mercado Esperanza

¡Hola! ¿Tienes un negocio pequeño o una idea de negocio que quieres sacar adelante? ¡Te invitamos a la orientación con Rising Tide Capital para que aprendas sobre la clase comunitaria de negocios! Miércoles 23 de octubre de 6pm-7:30pm. Muchas personas ya han participado ¡Usted puede ser el próximo!

Hello! do you have a small business or a business idea that you want to get ahead? We invite you to the orientation with Rising Tide Capital to learn about the Community Business Class! Wednesday October 23rd from 6pm-7:30pm. Many people have already participated, you can be next!
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Facebook live 5:30pm raffle, a las 5:30 pm hoy sorteo en facebook live . ... See MoreSee Less

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Anuncio de fecha para el sorteo de tarjeta de consumo de $20, $30 y $50 para nuestro ultimo mercado mercado de 2019 , announcing the date for the raffle of $20 $30 and $50 gift cards for the last mercado of 2019 . ... See MoreSee Less

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Mercado Esperanza

Para continuar celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana Mi Pueblo Lindo celebrará un Festival Cultural Latino el 6 de octubre a la 1pm en 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ, Te invitamos a venir y disfrutar de esta experiencia única e inolvidable. Además, nos complace anunciar que participará el Grupo de Danza Folklorica La Sagrada Familia. De la misma manera, Víctor Hernández, miembro del Mercado Esperanza, estará allí vendiendo juguetes. ¡No te lo puedes perder!

To continue celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month Mi Pueblo Lindo will hold a Latin Cultural Festival on October 6 at 1pm at 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ. We invite you to come and enjoy this unique and unforgettable experience. Also, we are pleased to announce that the Folklorica Dance Group La Sagrada Familia will be participating. In the same way, Victor Hernandez, a member of the Mercado Esperanza will be there selling toys. You can't miss it!
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Visit Mercado Esperanza

The Mercado Esperanza is a showcase for local New Brunswick vendors and a fun family event in the style of a Latin American plaza. Come visit us to taste, see, and hear New Brunswick’s diverse Latino culture!

Our market events at Joyce Kilmer Park feature local food and craft vendors, entertainers, musicians, artists, and more! The Mercado is a place of community and has something for everyone. The Mercado runs monthly from spring to fall on Sunday afternoons (see upcoming events for more details). There is parking available both at Joyce Kilmer Park and on surrounding streets nearby.

Know that when you shop at a Mercado event, your purchases directly support local micro-enterprises, with 100% of the profits going to our vendors.

Whether you are visiting our community for the first time or have been a longtime resident, we look forward to welcoming you at the Mercado Esperanza!

Our Vendors

Do you want to vend at our next Mercado?

The Mercado Esperanza supports local, emerging entrepreneurs who want to generate income as they share their talents and products with the community. Our main sales opportunity is our monthly Mercado from April through October, but regular vendors may also have access to additional sales opportunities throughout the year.

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About the Mercado

The Mercado Esperanza is a community-led initiative sponsored by Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and coLAB Arts. Building on previous work in the areas of healthy food access, neighborhood development, and creative placemaking, the three partners embarked on a planning process in 2016 – with support from the Kresge Foundation’s FreshLo initiative – to determine how to integrate and scale up these efforts for greater community impact.

The Mercado Esperanza was born in late 2017 after a year of planning and dialogue with local residents and other stakeholders, and embarked on the first full season in 2018. Along the way, the Friends of the Mercado group was created with resident leaders from New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Esperanza Neighborhood Project to act as a project steering committee. They, together with our core vendors group, continue to give direction to the project and work alongside organizational staff to continually make our collective vision of the Mercado Esperanza a reality: a vibrant community gathering place, a springboard for local entrepreneurial success, and a creative cultural celebration.

Thank you to Our Partners & Sponsors