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The Maxwell Street Foundation maintains a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago on the second Sunday of the month, April through October.  Sunday October 8th concluded our 2017 season.  The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) who run markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility and viability of the Maxwell Street Market as the longest-standing and official open-air market created by city ordinance in 1912.

The Maxwell Street Foundation looks forward to Sundays in 2018 when Maxwell Street fans can visit our table at the Market on April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, and October 14 for a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  In the interim, you can shop for these items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, and tell us your Maxwell Street stories at SUBMIT YOUR STORY.

THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET CONTINUES TO OPERATE EVERY SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ON DESPLAINES AVENUE BETWEEN TAYLOR AND POLK STREETS , 7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM, where you can find bargains, authentic street food, and unique gift and food items on every Sunday of the year. There is limited FREE parking on Desplaines Ave. from Harrison to Polk, and on Desplaines Ave. from Taylor to Roosevelt.  For more information contact cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/maxwell_street_market.html.

The mission of the Maxwell Street Foundation is to preserve and interpret the history of Chicago’s Maxwell Street neighborhood and its Market for future generations.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax deductible.  SUPPORT OUR MISSION!