Renovation of La Placita and Harlem Night Market Inauguration

Jose M. Serrano

December 17, 2021

La Placita Ribbon cutting

On Friday, December 17th, Senator Serrano joined NYCEDC and his colleagues in government to cut the ribbon for the recently renovated La Placita, a community events space at La Marqueta in East Harlem. This event also marked the start of the Harlem Night Market, showcasing the rich cultural diversity of East Harlem.

The $10 million space features a stage, bleachers, exhibition areas for artists, and upgraded facilities for the public. This was the first event held at La Placita since 2019.

"La Placita is a local gem, serving as a destination for East Harlem residents to gather and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the neighborhood," said Senator Serrano. "These latest improvements will make La Placita even more welcoming, and I encourage New Yorkers to come and experience it for themselves. Many thanks to NYCEDC for their commitment to revitalizing this treasured community space."