Broadway Cares Sets a Date for 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
Broadway swag will fill Times Square this September.
The 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will take place in Times Square, Shubert Alley, and along West 44th Street on Sunday, September 27.
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is a free outdoor market where theater fans have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind show-biz memorabilia, meet Broadway stars, and bid throughout the day on exclusive Broadway items from props and costume pieces to backstage experiences.
The event will run from 10am-7pm in the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets, along West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and in the Broadway Flea Market's first home in Shubert Alley. New silent auctions start every 30 minutes throughout the day and the live auction begins at 5pm.
Shows and organizations participating in the flea market, packages to be offered in the grand auction, and stars set to appear at the autograph table and photo booth will be announced in September.
Last year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an all-time high of $713,986. Since 1987, the annual event has raised a total of $11 million.
"The money from every item bought or bid on," said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, "goes toward helping ensure that those battling HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses receive lifesaving medication and health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. When Broadway fans come together, they truly make a difference."