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PONCE CITY MARKET’S NAUGHTY V. NICE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR RETURNS FOR 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/3/19

Revelry from the Grinch, Visits with Santa, a Menorah Lighting Celebration,

the King of Pops’ Tree Elves Holiday Forest & More

This holiday season, the ‘Naughty v. Nice’ Holiday Spectacular will return to Ponce City Market for merriment throughout the community hub!

Make your list, and check it twice – Santa Claus (and The Grinch) are coming to town! The Naughty and Nice duo will take up residence at Ponce City Market and spread mischief and merriment at special events and festivities all season long. Beginning Friday, November 29, bring a camera to snap photos with the mean one and the jolly man in the red suit, and write letters to the Grinch at the South Pole and Santa at the North Pole post box stations.

Free and open to the public, photo opportunities with Santa and the Grinch can be reserved onsite. A digital line will allow you to wander PCM to grab a bite to eat or do some holiday shopping while waiting. Once you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation text with the number of guests “in line” in front of you and another text 15 minutes before your turn. Please note, you will not be able to sign up in the digital line until you are on the premises.

Outside, The Yard will transform into a winter wonderland complete with the King of Pops’ Tree Elves Holiday Forest, a menorah lighting celebration and more. Featuring a lush, winding forest of trees for purchase, The Yard will welcome you to choose a tree to take home or place an order for the King of Pops Tree Elves to deliver the green prize right to your doorstep. The Tree Elves can even pick up trees for easy recycling after the holidays.

On The Roof, Skate the Sky and festive igloos will return for another year. Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue and overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine and Old Fourth Ward, the Rooftop Terrace will feature a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink. Available by reservation only, the private igloos will be located alongside the ice skating rink for guests 21 and up to explore. Plus, food and drink will be available to enjoy in the cozy hangouts, which can be booked in two-hour increments for $150 (up to 8 people). Ice skating is $15 for adults and $8 for children (5-12 years old). For more details and igloo reservations, please visit The Roof’s website.

Additional details about Ponce City Market’s lineup of holiday celebrations and events will be announced later this fall!

PONCE CITY MARKET HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/27/19

Choose a Pumpkin at King of Pops’ PumpKing Patch, Trick or Treat Around the Market, Have a Wicked Good Time at Skyline Park’s Halloween Party & More!

This Halloween season, Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market will celebrate all season long with haunting holiday festivities, bewitching decor, ghoulish goodies and spellbinding sweet treats for the whole family. The lineup features a pumpkin patch on The Yard, trick-or-treating at restaurants and shops, spooky sights around every corner and other scary-good fun. Events will include:

  • Sleepy Hollow Performances from Serenbe Playhouse (October 12 & 19) – With six sold-out seasons and recognition as one of the ‘Top Five Halloween Plays in the Country’ by American Theatre Magazine, Serenbe Playhouse is bringing back their favorite fright fest, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, this fall. To celebrate, the cast will be doing short performances of the classic American ghost story in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market from 1-3pm on Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 19. 

 

  • King of Pops PumpKING Patch & Harvest Bar on The Yard (Now Open) – The Yard at Ponce City Market has teamed up with King of Pops to transform into a pumpkin patch and Harvest Bar! Pumpkins of all sizes are available for purchase through Halloween, and the Harvest Bar is serving Halloween pops as well as over 12 fall craft beers from breweries across the Southeast and a Fall-a-Rita Boozy Slushie. Plus, from 3-8pm on Sunday, October 27, King of Pops is throwing a spooky Halloween party complete with balloon animals, pumpkins, face painting and a buy one pop, get one free offer for kids in costume. The Patch is open from 4-8pm during the week and noon-8pm on weekends.

 

  • Binders Pumpkin Painting Parties (Saturdays & Sundays) – From 2-5pm every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the spooky holiday, Binders Art Supplies and Frames will be hosting Pumpkin Painting Parties at the PumpKING Patch. This family-friendly activity is free to participate with the purchase of a pumpkin.

 

  • Halloween Drag Queen Story Hour at Posman Books (October 20) – Drag Queen Brent Star will read a slightly scary story or two to children at this Halloween Story Hour from 3-4pm. Free and open to the public, the event welcomes all ages!

 

  • The Roof’s “Neon Nightmare” Halloween Party (October 26) –  Something wicked is coming to The Roof at Ponce City Market on Saturday, October 26 from 7pm to midnight. Inspired by glitch art, neon trends and slasher movies of the 80s, Skyline Park will transform into a party like you’ve never seen before, complete with DJs, a dance party, frightful sights and a costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes. Tickets can be purchased here

 

  • Doggies on the BeltLine Costume Parade (October 27) – Join Ponce City Market and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a doggone good time at the annual Doggies on the BeltLine costume dog parade on Sunday, October 27 from 1-3pm. The celebration will kick off at The Shed at Ponce City Market, where precious pooches and their humans can enjoy Halloween goodies before heading down the Eastside Trail to  Park Tavern for a costume contest and cocktails. Tickets to participate can be purchased here.

 

  • Trick-or-Treat at PCM (October 31) – The annual Trick-or-Treat at Ponce City Market returns Thursday, October 31 from 4-8pm. During the free and open to the public event, restaurants and shops will hand out over 1,000 pounds of candy to kids in costume!

2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/9/19

COCO + MISCHA––ATLANTA’S VINTAGE CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & DECOR SHOP AT PONCE CITY MARKET––ANNOUNCES TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

Event Will Feature Free & Ticketed Panel Discussions, Classes, Styling Sessions & More Covering Conscious Consumerism, Slow Fashion & Sustainability

Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6; Standard & VIP Tickets Available Here

COCO + MISCHA, Atlanta’s vintage and slow fashion clothing, handmade accessories and home decor shop located at Ponce City Market, announces tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Slow Fashion Symposium. Held Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6 at Ponce City Market, the second annual, multi-day community gathering is designed to inspire, encourage and educate about the merits of slow fashion and sustainability advocacy. The symposium is being curated by Melissa Gallagher, an expert in slow fashion and owner of COCO + MISCHA.

Standard and VIP ticket options are now available online, including an early bird ticket option while supplies last. In an effort to make the symposium accessible to all, free events will also be featured throughout the weekend. Speakers will include the below, with more to come:

Elizabeth L. Cline, author The Conscious Closet
Adrienne Antonson, designer & founder of State The Label
Michelle Norris, owner Tropico Photo, artist
Rochelle Porter, owner & designer Rochelle Porter
Amanda Greeley, owner & designer Thelma
Duquette Johnston, founder & designer Club Duquette
Jordan Soderholm, Fashion Director Able
Madolyn Ropell, slow fashion advocate & influencer, @gentlewomanoftheroad
Olivia Hargrove, vintage style influencer & seller, @themetalromantic

Please visit www.slowfashionsymposium.com for a full lineup of participating brands and events, including the following highlighted events and discussions (subject to change):

Where It Begins – For anyone who’s refining their path and defining their style, this discussion will cover how shoppers can begin building a wardrobe to withstand the test of time and passing of trends, no matter their budget, as well as how to navigate gaps in a wardrobe and when to splurge or save.

Progressive Pop-Up Party – This free event will invite attendees to meet sustainable designers popping up throughout Ponce City Market, shop sample sales and try on brands typically available online only.

Panel Discussion: Sustainability = Inclusivity – An engaging discussion about embracing all sizes, races and budgets to achieve a truly sustainable initiative.

In Good Company Market – Citizen Supply, the curated, artisan shop located inside Ponce City Market, will present a marketplace of handmade, vintage and local small businesses. The free event will be located at the Shed on the BeltLine with easy access for attendees to visit between panel discussions.

Q&A with author Elizabeth L. Cline – Attendees can join a ticketed discussion with author Elizabeth L. Cline about her new book The Conscious Closet and her journey to conscious consumerism, such as tackling a wardrobe overhaul in a sustainable way. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Amour Vert In-Store Celebration Event Recap – June 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/18/19

Thursday, June 27th

Just in time for summer shopping, Atlantans and visitors alike gathered at the Amour Vert store at Ponce City Market for a special event featuring Machete jewelry on Thursday, June 27th. Based out of San Francisco, the coveted brand is known for their sustainable, versatile and thoughtfully designed clothes and accessories. Guests mixed and mingled, enjoyed complimentary Cathead Vodka cocktails, City Winery wine made by winemaker, Travis Green, bites by Ocean Catering Co., and were the first to explore the Spring and Summer collection. Guests also learned that with every purchase of an Amour Vert tee, the effortlessly sustainable company will plant a tree in North America with their trusted partner American Forest. To date, Amour Vert has planted over 220,000 trees. For more information, visit Amour Vert’s Atlanta flagship store at Ponce City Market on online at  https://amourvert.com.

Fireworks in Fourth Ward and Ponce City Roof Fourth of July Rooftop Bash 2019

Date: Thursday, July 4th

Time: 5 pm

About: In partnership with Old Fourth Ward Business Association, Ponce City Market is hosting the second annual “Fireworks in Fourth Ward” to celebrate the Fourth of July. Free and open to the public, the community event will be held across the street from Ponce City Market at Historic Fourth Ward Park from 5pm to 11pm. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or enjoy bites from local vendors and food trucks, and King of Pops and Queen of Cream will also be serving frozen desserts. Local favorites including New Realm Brewing Company and Old Fourth Distillery will provide libations; wine, margaritas and a vodka punch will also be available for purchase (no outside alcohol is allowed). All beverage proceeds will directly benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association, whose mission is to create a safe and sustainable community environment for businesses and residents alike. In the park, there will be live music from local Atlanta band Sucker Punch, covering hits from the 90’s and 00’s. Once the sun sets, the evening will culminate in a grand fireworks show, and DJ Q-Tip will be spinning a soundtrack coordinated with the display. The Fourth of July fireworks show can also be seen from The Roof at Ponce City Market during their annual Fourth of July celebration. The kid-friendly event begins at 5pm and will have live entertainment, a DJ and activities for kids. There will be two ticket levels – VIP access and General Admission – for adults, and tickets for children will be offered at a lower price point. While space is available, guests can purchase walk-up tickets on July 4 for the evening fireworks show.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-of-july-rooftop-bash-tickets-62433655745

2019 ATLANTA DESIGN FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/19

PONCE CITY MARKET & WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICT TO BE AMONG ATLANTA DESIGN FESTIVAL’S 2019 FEATURED DESIGN DISTRICTS

From June 1-9, Community Destinations to Host Design Discussions, Workshops, a Live Podcast Taping & More

Ponce City Market and Westside Provisions District – both from Atlanta-based real estate investment and management company Jamestown – are partnering with Atlanta Design Festival (presented by MA! Design is Human) to serve as featured Design Districts during the 13th annual city-wide festival held from June 1-9, 2019. Furthering Jamestown’s design-forward approach to innovative development and mission to promote community involvement, the two community destinations will host design-related events, including book signings, design gatherings and classes, speaker sessions and more, throughout the nine-day festival.

Ponce City Market:

Design Week Book Fair at Posman Books (June 1-9, Normal Hours) – During the duration of Atlanta Design Festival, the family-owned, independent bookstore will be highlighting books that focus on all aspects of design. Looking for something specific? Come by to find a new source of inspiration.

‘Time to Dine: The Art of Restaurant Design’ Discussion with MODA (June 1, 2-4pm) – As part of the Food by Design series, Ponce City Market and Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) are bringing together some of the city’s top restaurant designers for a rapid-fire discussion, in conjunction with Atlanta Design Festival. Moderated by Doug Henderson, Co-owner of Switch Modern, the free event will take place at The Plaza at Ponce City Market and feature panelists from some of Atlanta’s leading restaurant design firms, who will talk about the role of design in creating an environment that enables and enhances the dining experience. Panelists will include John Bencich of Square Feet Studio, Smith Hanes of Smith Hanes Studio, Dan Maas of ai3, Skylar Morgan of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design and Tim Nichols of NO Architecture. After the discussion, attendees will be invited to visit restaurants designed by panelists and housed within Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. Please see here to register and learn more.

‘Sew Happy Color with Katie Kortman’ Class at Topstitch (June 1, 10am-4pm) – Topstitch – Atlanta’s premiere sewing destination for the aspiring garment sewer – is hosting Katie Kortman, an accomplished artist, sewist, teacher and textile designer, to lead a wardrobe color theory lecture as well as a full-day workshop to design and paint fabric, which will then be used to sew the Topstitch Essential Top or Dress. Participation is $225 for the lecture and workshop, or $45 for the lecture only. Tickets can be purchased here.

Anthropologie Summer Entertaining Soiree (June 2, 11am-1pm) – Join Anthropologie’s Home Stylist Naila Long for an insider’s tour of Anthropologie’s rapidly growing home assortment and Design Center while enjoying sips and snacks. Guests will learn and experience how Anthropologie is a true destination for creating an inspirational space through expansive collections featuring custom furniture, artisanal styles and artist collaborations. Free and open to the public, the event encourages guest to reserve tickets in advance here.

‘Sew Happy Color with Katie Kortman’ – Paint Your Clutch (June 2, 10am-2pm) – Katie Kortman is coming to Topstitch to show us all how to infuse color and happiness into our me-made wardrobe. An accomplished artist, sewist, teacher and textile designer, Katie is going to demonstrate designing and painting on a plain fabric ground. This is a two-part workshop whereby attendees will design and paint fabric and then use it to sew the Topstitch Essential Clutch. Participants will receive free admission to Katie’s Friday Night “Wardrobe Color Theory” event on May 31 before painting and sewing on Sunday, June 2. Please see here for more info and to reserve a spot in the class ($160 per person).

‘How Designing a Podcast Works’ Discussion with Stuff Media (June 3, 6-8pm) – Building a story is a lot like building a house. Join podcast hosts and producers of iHeartMedia and HowStuffWorks as they explore the process of turning an idea into an award-winning show. The event will be held at The Plaza at Ponce City Market.

Gensler Experience Pop-Up (June 4-8) – Join Gensler – an integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm with global clients – at The Plaza at Ponce City Market for an immersive experience exploring the minds of designers and the inspiration behind the places where we live, work and play. From galleries and pop-ups to panel discussions and podcasts, learn how Gensler is shaping the future of cities, in Atlanta and beyond. The community will be able to share ideas and think differently about design throughout the experience open all week long during Atlanta Design Festival. For more on specific events hosted by Gensler, please see here.

‘Plating 101: The Principles of Perfect Culinary Plate’ Presentation at Williams Sonoma (June 4, 6-8pm) – The perfect plating presentation is the foundation of culinary decadence. Williams Sonoma at Ponce City Market is hosting a plating technique class with local Atlanta Chef Alexander Blackman, aka “The Bearded Chef,” to teach attendees the 101s of plating. Tickets ($10 General Admission; $35 VIP) can be purchased here. VIP guests will be gifted a de Buyers Round Mold set, and all participants will receive 10 percent off purchases the night of the class.

Design Talks: Pauline Wiersema (June 4, 6-8pm) – Held at General Assembly, the Design Talk features Pauline Wiersema and is free and open to the public. Pauline, founder of Wiersema! and cum laude graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven (2018), is an interdisciplinary designer, specialized in making campaigns in combination with interactive installations and experiences. With A Fool Around she gives lectures and acts as a creative tutor to help companies and institutions ‘fool up’ their game. She does illustrative work for newspapers, magazines and digital platforms aimed at informing their audience. Attendees can register for the event here.

‘Understanding The New Rules of Luxury: A Living Room Discussion’ at Cobbler Union (June 5, 2:30-3:30pm) – Cobbler Union Founder Daniel Porcelli and Director of Marketing Sara Kuykendall will discuss the seismic shifts currently underway in the luxury retail space forcing brands to adapt to rapidly-changing consumer behavior and market dynamics. Located at the bespoke shoemaking company’s flagship store at Ponce City Market, the discussion is free and open to the public, and attendees can RSVP here.

UX Design & Data Science Talent Showcase (June 5, 5-7pm) – Interested in hiring or mentoring tech talent? Curious to learn how General Assembly is supporting tech sector growth in Atlanta and view GA’s graduate portfolios and capstone projects? Come enjoy some refreshments and mingle while you discover your next potential team member at this exclusive event. General Assembly welcomes hiring managers, recruiters and anyone hiring Data Scientists or User Experience (UX) Designers to meet expert-trained, job-ready candidates. Think of this as a reverse career fair, where you can see students’ final projects and talk individually with them. This is open house style, so come whenever you can and stay as long as you’d like – drinks are on General Assembly! RSVP here.

Plant(care) 101 Workshop at The Victorian at Citizen Supply (June 5, 7-9pm) – Those looking to spruce up their space with a houseplant can dive into the basics of plant care at The Victorian’s workshop covering tips on repotting, soil types, light levels, watering, propagation and more. Attendees can attend the workshop for $15, and the Victorian’s team will walk everyone through how to properly repot a plant using one of their handmade soil mixes. For those who want a hands-on experience, they can purchase a plant and a planter to repot in the class before taking it home. Tickets can be purchased here (password: plantcare).

Design Talks: Ingrid Van der Wacht, MALL, Gehl Architects and Dashel Helmets (June 6, 6-9pm) – Join General Assembly for a Design Talk featuring Ingrid Van der Wacht, Jennifer Bonner of MALL, Matthew Lister of Gehl Architects and Catherine Bedford Dashel Helmets. For more on each speaker and to RSVP, please click here.

‘The Design of the Summer Cocktail’ Workshop at Citizen Supply’s Likewise (June 7, 6-9pm) – Likewise’s Bar Director Ben Richardson (of Cocktail Commons and Staplehouse) will walk attendees through the design, pours and shakes behind a few favorite, refreshing summer drinks. Participants will learn the ins and outs, whys and hows of crafting top-notch cocktails while sipping creations and make a few new friends. Tickets ($18) are available here.

‘Sourdough 101’ Class at Root Baking Co. (June 7, 6-9pm) – Root Baking Co’s hands-on lesson is designed to teach beginners how to bake at home with a sourdough starter, covering how to train up a lively starter from scratch, how to mix, ferment, shape and bake a loaf, and how to best utilize home ovens to produce crusty results. Root will provide drinks and snacks from their kitchen, and guests will take home a fresh sourdough loaf, active starter, freshly-milled whole wheat flour, an info packet and a replicable formula. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online here.

‘Charcuterie 101: The Perfect Party Platter’ Class at Williams Sonoma (June 7, 6-8pm) – Williams Sonoma at Ponce City Market is hosting a charcuterie 101 class to teach participants how to design the perfect party platter. Learn how to select the proper size board, what items to include and how to assemble a masterpiece charcuterie board. General Admission tickets are $25 and include a Williams Sonoma Open Kitchen Acacia Board; VIP tickets are $50 and include a Premium Olivewood Board. Plus, attendees will receive 10 percent off their purchase the night of the class. Tickets can be purchased here.

‘The Shape of the A: Designing Tomorrow’s Atlanta Today’ Discussion (June 8, 5-7:30pm) – Quick Quick invites Atlanta’s creatives and entrepreneurs to attend conversation among leaders imagining and crafting the city’s future. Free and open to the public, the panel will feature voices from the worlds of fashion, advertising and branding, retail, architecture and of course, print. Snacks and drinks will be available. As always, guests to Ponce City Market can find the latest periodicals and magazines highlighting design in fashion, interiors, architecture, culture, tech, music, food and drink at Quick Quick.

‘Ridiculous History’ Live Podcast Recording with Stuff Media (June 8, 3-5pm) – History is beautiful, brutal and often, ridiculous. Ridiculous History hosts Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown dive deep into some of the most bizarre stories of people, places and events throughout the span of human civilization, and they’re joining up with Atlanta Design Festival to create a special live episode of the podcast. The public is invited to join the guys at General Assembly as they explore the strange story of Ponce City Market’s first life as a Sears headquarters during this special episode. Ridiculous History is from Stuff Media – the world’s leading for-profit publisher of podcasts – whose headquarters are located at Ponce City Market.

Westside Provisions District:

Lee Ledbetter Book Signing at Hudson Grace (June 3, 5-7pm) – The preeminent purveyor of timeless décor, Hudson Grace, is hosting a book signing in their Westside Provisions District space on Monday, June 3 from 5pm to 7pm with New Orleans architect and designer Lee Ledbetter. Lee will be in the space to mingle amongst cocktails and sign copies of his new book, The Art of Place: Architecture and Interiors. The event is free and open to the public; attendance can be reserved by emailing atlanta@hudsongracesf.com.

Room & Board Presents Developing Atlanta: Thoughtful Development for a Sustainable Future (June 4, 5:30-7pm) – Join Room & Board for a panel discussion presented by CityLab where they will discuss Atlanta’s development, the economic impact of thoughtful design on communities and sustainability and what Atlanta is doing right and wrong. Moderated by Mark Byrnes, Senior Associate Editor at CityLab, the panel will feature Tim Keane, Commissioner, Planning and Community Development, City of Atlanta, Georgia; Kristi Rooks, Founder, Thoughtwell; and Nathan Hedges, Director of Development for Atlanta, The Allen Morris Co. The event is free and open to the public.

Peg Risom Presents The Block Island Collection at Design Within Reach (June 5, 10am-12pm) – Design Within Reach is celebrating an exciting new design from midcentury Danish master Jens Risom: The Block Island Outdoor Collection. In 1967, Risom built his family’s vacation home on Block Island, Rhode Island. For a secluded walking trail that ran adjacent to the property, he drew plans for outdoor furniture meant to provide a place for passersby to rest and enjoy their surroundings, a labor of love for his neighbors, which fell by the wayside until Risom died at age 100 in 2016. Design Within Reach is honored to bring the Block Island Collection to life as an homage to Risom and the setting that inspired him. Join DWR – along with Jens’ daughter Peg Risom – to celebrate the Block Island Collection and Risom’s legacy as a pioneer in introducing Danish modern furniture to the United States. The event is tailored towards trade and DWR contact clients; attendance can be reserved by emailing John Waymire at jwaymire@dwr.com.

CEU at Design Within Reach: Technology and Design in Natural Stone (June 6, 12-1:30pm) – Design Within Reach is hosting continuing education seminar “Technology and Design in Natural Stone,” led by Alison Mullins, Brand Ambassador with decorative natural stone company Antolini Italy. This intermediate-level CEU course will update architects and designers on the latest developments in the natural stone industry, with an eye toward meeting design goals – including new finishes, advances in stone fabrication, best practices in sustainability and a review of award-winning projects using natural stone. Snacks and beverages will be served. Attendance can be reserved by May 31 by emailing John Waymire at jwaymire@dwr.com.

Founded by MA! Architecture in 2007, the festival provides a valuable world-class showcase for leading international designers, brands and companies. Over nine days, visitors will be able to explore the rich variety of talents being produced today through a range of showroom events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, installations and tours. For tickets and further information, visit www.atlantadesignfestival.net.

FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19

PONCE CITY MARKET TEAMS UP WITH MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA TO PRESENT FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES

Series Will Feature Talks with Leading Designers, Local Chefs & Farmers & Cover Food, Design, Urban Agriculture & More

Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is collaborating with Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) to present Food by Design, an upcoming series of events and panel discussions covering food, urban agriculture, design, culture and more.

Food by Design will be hosted at The Plaza, Ponce City Market’s BeltLine-adjacent, glass structure. The free events will be open to the public, and all except the Dinner by Design conversation will coincide with the Ponce City Farmers Market held weekly on Tuesdays. Following Food by Design events, attendees are invited to peruse the market’s selection of locally grown produce, products from artisanal food makers and tastes from guest chefs.

Kicking off on Tuesday, May 14, the ongoing series will include:

Food for Thought: Innovation in Urban Agriculture – Tuesday, May 14 at 6pm
Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, who will incorporate local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100 percent of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of the Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.

Please see here to register and learn more.

Dinner by Design: A Discussion About Restaurant Design – Saturday, June 1 at 2pm
Held in conjunction with Atlanta Design Festival, Ponce City Market and MODA are bringing together some of the city’s top restaurant designers for a rapid-fire discussion on June 1 at The Plaza at Ponce City Market. Moderated by Doug Henderson, Co-owner of Switch Modern, the event will feature panelists from some of Atlanta’s leading restaurant design firms, who will talk about the role of design in creating an environment that enables and enhances the dining experience. Panelists will include John Bencich of Square Feet Studio, Smith Hanes of Smith Hanes Studio, Dan Maas of ai3, Skylar Morgan of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design and Tim Nichols of NO Architecture.

After the discussion, attendees will be invited to visit restaurants designed by panelists and housed within Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. Please see here to register and learn more.

Talk With Your Mouth Full: Poetry & Stories About Food – September 10 at 6pm
MODA and Ponce City Market are teaming up with Ryan J and Nate Mask, the award-winning, spoken-word artists who tour as “Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway,” to curate a food-focused poetry slam and storytelling session. The event will highlight Atlanta poets and storytellers, and feature an open-mic portion, inviting guests to share their stories about food. Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway have performed in over 45 cities from coast to coast. In 2018, Ryan and Nate were members of the National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champion Art Amok Slam Team, and both are members of the Art Amok and Java Slam teams. Please see here to register and learn more.

Later this year, MODA and Ponce City Market will host a special Food by Design supper club, where guests can enjoy a seated dinner and discussion highlighting diversity and inclusion in Atlanta’s food scene. Additional details to be announced.

For more information about the upcoming Food by Design series, please visit www.museumofdesign.org.

PONCE CITY FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Opening Day: Tuesday, April 9th

Ponce City Farmers Market runs Tuesday, April 9th through October 29th

Ponce City Farmers Market (PCFM), the weekly producer-only market held at Ponce City Market, is excited to share opening day activations, season offerings, community partners and more to kick off the 2019 season! Featuring fresh produce and goods from farmers and food makers, the market offers an outdoor shopping experience and hangout with good vibes.

Located at the Shed by the entrance to the Atlanta BeltLine, PCFM will be open each Tuesday from April 9 through October 29. Hosted from 4-8pm, it will feature live music and educational chef demonstrations, alongside offerings from local farmers and food artisans.

On opening day (Tuesday, April 9), there will be a pasta ribbon cutting at 4:30pm; pasta-making demos from Bellina Alimentari and So Good Pasta; a Kind Bar pop-up; a TurnTable Yoga class with a live DJ, hosted by fitness app Activvley and CorePower Yoga; SNAP/EBT sign-up with Wholesome Wave Georgia; and reusable snack bag sewing from 5:30-7:30pm with sewing studio and shop Topstitch.

Subsequent markets throughout the season will feature tarot readings from Modern Mystic, weekly “Locally Sewn” craft classes from Topstitch, TurnTable Yoga on the first Tuesday of the month and pop-ups from restaurants at Ponce City Market. The Ponce de Leon Public Library serves as a weekly community partner, hosting fun kids activities, library card sign-ups and books available for check-out.

This season’s vendors include the following:
Cosmos Organic Farm
Cultured South
Dana Burmeister
David’s Seedy Bars
Dickey Farms
Formaggio
Franklin Farms
Happy Camper
Herb’N Eden
Honey Next Door
Levity Farms
Mercier Orchards
OMM YEAH!
Pearson Farm
Proof Bakeshop
Raw Head Bread
Rosanna’s Dairy-Free
So Good Pasta
Val’s Kale Chips
Vanilla Crepes LLC
Watsonia Farms

Each vendor accepts cash and credit, and SNAP/EBT dollars are accepted at qualifying vendors. The Ponce City Farmers Market will also double the dollar amount of any SNAP swiped. Guests may access the market via the Atlanta BeltLine or Ponce City Market, and complimentary parking for guests of PCFM is available through ParkMobile, as users can enter code “FARMERS2019” for one free hour of parking in Zone 22200.