Community leader gives flea market a unique twist
(Binghamton, N.Y.) Summer is coming to an end here in Broome County, which means it’s time for Support Black Businesses 607’s annual Black ‘Fly’ Market. As the tagline for the event reads, it’s “Like a flea market, but flyer”.
The Black Fly Market is an event located in the center of the city in which black business owners come together to set up their vending tables, giving the community an opportunity to come out and support multiple black businesses at once.
The Organizer of Support Black Businesses 607, Sulaiminah Burns, says the purpose of the Fly Market is to give black businesses more exposure and representation in the community.
Terri Weathers, owner and operator of “Living and Dying with Intention”, is a vendor at the market who enjoys the event every year.
“It is a really great experience. It is a connection with the community and with the people that I really want to reach out to,” Weathers said. “The Black Fly Market really fosters the sense of community. Sulaiminah Burns has done a great job getting fantastic black owned businesses going in the area.”
The event takes place the third Saturday of each month for three consecutive months. The first took place Saturday, August 21st, the next one will be September 18th, and the last takes place Saturday, October 16th. Each is 4 to 7 p.m. at 30 Collier Street in Binghamton, NY.
To become a vendor at this years market, Please email Sulaiminahburns@gmail.com for more information. Payments and donations can be sent to PayPal.me/SulaiminahBurns
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