Saturday, September 19, 2020

St. Brigid is now hosting a flea market on Saturdays

The St. Brigid-St. Emeric parish is now hosting a flea market on the first and third Saturdays of the month (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)... starting today... This had been in the works for earlier this year, but the start date was pushed back for obvious reasons. The entrance to the (former) St. Brigid schoolyard is on Avenue B between Seventh Street and Eighth Street.

In February 2019, the Archdiocese of New York announced that St. Brigid School would cease operations at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, a move that blindsided students, parents and faculty alike. 

Founded in 1856, the Saint Brigid School was one of seven city Catholic schools marked for closure by the Archdiocese. 

To date, the Archdiocese has not stated its plans for the space. Mary Help of Christians hosted a weekend flea market before the property was sold for what became Steiner East Village.

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