Union Market & Its 5th Street Folly

A folly in Northeast DC?!  Well, at least this one’s fun and festive!  From Friday, November 14through Sunday, November 16, Union Market is hosting a weekend-long street party complete with signature fashion and food-oriented gatherings.  It’s called Fifth Street Folly, and this one’s a fair for the whole family.unionmarket

In addition to some magical mayhem in the market itself, expect a pop-up from Boston based skincare shop, Follain, and a clothesline art sale (with works on paper by a wide variety of DC artists and students) from a curation called Hanging On A Line.  There will be live music, face painting, balloon art…

Here the down and dirty details:
What: Union Market’s curated retail series and shopping event

When: November 14 from 1pm-6pm | November 15 from 10am-6pm | November 16 from 10am-5pm

Where: Maurice Electric Warehouse, 500 Penn Street, NE, DC
About: Thread is Union Market’s free shopping affair, featuring an array of carefully curated fashion vendors. The Maurice Electric Warehouse space will transform into a bazaar-like journey through the best of on trend fashion. The market continues to recruit a variety of local and national fashion creatives – and for the first time ever – will welcome mobile vendors to this November’s line-up.
And these special separate events:

What: Pop-up beer garden by DC brewery Bluejacket & foodie favorite, Red Apron
When: November 14 – November 16 from 4pm-7pm
Where: Lot on Penn Ave. NE, between 4th St. NE and 5th St. NE
About: Bluejacket will launch its first ever pop-up beer garden. Beer Director Greg Engert will be on hand to showcase eight of Bluejacket’s signature beers, brewed exclusively in their Navy Yard breweryRed Apron will serve up a selection of Nathan Anda’s famous frankshttp://bluejacketdc.com/

EMPORIYUM (ticketed)
What: A two-day marketplace with a tasty selection of over 60 Mid-Atlanic food artisans
When: November 15 from 11am-4pm & November 16 from 11am-3pm
Where: Maurice Electric Warehouse, 500 Penn Street, NE, DC
About: One of Baltimore’s best events is coming to DC. The emporiYUM food festival introduces passionate foodies to a handpicked selection of both local and national artisans. Mid-Atlantic favorites such as Erik Bruner-Yang (Toki Underground, Maketto), Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen), Bryan Voltaggio (Volt), and Luke’s Lobster welcome a roster of visitors including East Side King, Momofuku Milk Bar, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Black Seed Bagels, Bittermilk, Quin Candy, Butter & Scotch, Bellocq Tea, and many more. The list of participants is updated daily on The Emporiyum’s website, www.theemporiyum.com.

What: Gilt merchandise, accessories, home goods and more at up to 90% off retail
When: November 14 from 3pm-11pm & November 15 from 3pm-11pm
Where: Dock 5 @ Union Market, 1309 5th Street, NE, DC
About: Gilt’s biannual sale is coming to Union Market. This Sale will feature all of your favorite designers at a discounted price and a John Varvatos pop-up within the space. For tickets, please visit www.giltcity.com/dc/gcwarehouseaugdc.