Twilight Market a Success Despite Rainy Forecast

July 14 Market Pic

There are wonderful things happening in downtown Gloversville and 2017 is going to put a spotlight on them like never before!

The Twilight Market season started off with a bang on Friday night in downtown Gloversville. Despite the stormy forecast, community members headed downtown to enjoy live music, fresh food, artisan goods and more. Activities were spread throughout downtown including the Farmers Market Pavilion, Micropolis Art Gallery, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, and the Glove Theater.

“We are really encouraged by the amount of people that came out for the Twilight Market,” said Jennifer Jennings, Downtown Development Specialist. “The weather in August will be sunny and warm and we will be able to have the market as intended along North Main Street. “Our goal is to bring people downtown for a wonderful evening out, to walk up and down North Main Street and see our City as vibrant and fun.”

Event organizers estimate that around 450 people attended the activities across the three venues during the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Twilight Market. Numbers are expected to increase as the Twilight Market season progresses.

“The Twilight Market highlights what makes downtown Gloversville a great place to live, work, and live,” said Ron Peters, President and CEO of Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, a key organizer of the event. “Downtown activities draw foot traffic, foot traffic draws businesses, and businesses draw residents. Events like the Twilight Market showcase Gloversville as a place people want to be and we are excited for what the future holds.”

The next Twilight Market will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme of the August market will be Glove City Day and will feature historic walking tours, Glove City trivia, an ice cream social, the Downtown BID sponsored Kid’s Chalk Contest, live music, famers market, and more.

Event sponsors include Key Partner, Nathan Littauer Hospital, major sponsor, Fulton County Board of Realtors, and friends of the market, Fulmont Community Church, Micropolis Cooperative, Inc., NBT Bank, Patriot Federal Bank, Shannon Rose Design, and WEST & Company CPAs PC.

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It’s raining, it’s pouring…but we’re still going!

 

Rain Day_3

We’ve been getting quite a few phone calls and messages this morning asking about whether or not the Twilight Market will still be held if it rains out today. Great news…

We’re still on!

Join us at the Farmers Market Pavilion between Bleecker and Elm Streets in Gloversville.

The Twilight Market will still be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, July 14th – we’ve just moved the location a little.

  • Farmers Market – The vendors (including fresh food, artisans, and prepared food vendors) will be under the Farmers Market Pavilion between Bleecker and Elm Streets.
  • Music – Live music will be under the Farmers Market Pavilion between Bleecker and Elm Streets.
  • Movie – The FREE movie will still be held at the Glove Theater starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kids’ activities (including face painting) – Mohawk Harvest Cooperative is the main hub for kids’ activities.

A section of Elm Street will be closed to traffic allowing everyone to easily travel from one spot to another.

We hope to see you tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – it’s going to be so much fun!

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Market opens this Friday!

There are wonderful things happening in downtown Gloversville and 2017 is going to put a spotlight on them like never before!

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist are proud to announce the launch of the Twilight Market, a monthly event in the heart of downtown Gloversville. The first ever Twilight Market will be held this Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. along North Main Street in Gloversville. The Twilight Market will feature a small farmers market, live music, children’s activities, and more.

Market Map_July

Vendors present on July 14, 2017 include:

The Twilight Market will be held three times over the course of the summer on July 14, August 11, and September 8. Vendors joining the market later in the season include:

All vendors are producer-only and from New York State; many are located within a 50-mile radius of Gloversville.

 Twilight Market events for July 14, 2017 include:

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This is it!

twilight-marketAre you ready for the first-ever Twilight Market on July 14th?

We are! In just under a month, the Twilight market will welcome friends, families, and neighbors to North Main Street in Gloversville for an amazing night out. Wondering about the details? Here’s your introduction!

What is the Twilight Market?

The Twilight Market is a family-friendly downtown event held once-per-month during the summer in downtown Gloversville. It will feature free activities including live music, kids crafts and, in July and September, free movies at the Glove Theater. The Market will also have a farmers market featuring local produce, artisan goods, and prepared food.

When is it held?

The Twilight Market runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following Fridays:

Where is the Twilight Market held?

The Twilight Market will be on North Main Street in Gloversville, NY from Four Corners to Castiglione Park.

Market Map

Market Map

Farmers Market
[North Main from Fulton to Church]

The first block of North Main St. will be closed to traffic on Twilight Market evenings in order to host the farmers market. Traffic will be able to access the remainder of North Main St. entering at Fremont Street and exiting at Church Street.

Castiglione Park

Activities
[Castiglione Park]

Community groups, activities, and live music will be held at Castiglione Park. The Park will be the hub of Twilight Market activity and a great place to eat dinner, listen to local bands, and spend time with friends.

glove stage

Movies
[Glove Theater]

The Glove Theater will host free family-friendly movies twice during the Twilight market season. While tickets are free, space will be limited so please plan ahead.

  • July 14th – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • September 8th – The Secret Life of Pets

Who will be at the farmers market?

We have a great group of vendors for this year’s Twilight Market! They include local farms and artisans along with other New York State producers. The market is producer-only, which means that everything for sale has been grown, produced, or created by the people there. This guarantees great quality and that the money you spend stays locally.

A full (and expanding) list of vendors can be found here.

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