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Opening Reception: Haymarket, The Soul of the City

September 21, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Opening Reception: Haymarket, The Soul of the City

Don't miss the opening reception for Haymarket: The Soul of the City. This event is a special opportunity to view the exhibition while enjoying refreshments from some of Haymarket's favorite vendors.

Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market, has weathered economic downturns, the advent of the supermarket, and massive construction projects from the Central Artery to the Big Dig. The market is a reflection of the city’s changing population, and today includes Halal butchers, artisanal cheesemongers, Cambodian fruit sellers, and workers from South America and Asia.

Haymarket: The Soul of the City presents images by photographer Justin H. Goodstein, as well videos featuring the sights, sounds, and voices of Haymarket that reflect the stories of long-time vendors and more recent immigrants who have created a diverse cross-section of cultures at the site. Interviews conducted by Historic New England’s Ken Turino document the market’s history, special holiday foods, and specific challenges facing the market today.

In association with Historic New England, the Haymarket Pushcart Association (HPA), and photographer Justin H. Goodstein.

Image: Courtesy of Historic New England, photography by Justin Goodstein.