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Seaport Square Update 05/16/23

Boston Seaport by WS Development, In Partnership with Black Owned Bos., Heralds the Return of Seaport X Black Owned Bos. Market

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market returns to the Seaport neighborhood for its fourth year with a record of over 60 vendors for the market’s 2023 season. Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market was named the Best Retail Pop Up of 2021 by Boston Magazine for its eclectic collection and innovative ways to support local businesses owned by traditionally underrepresented groups. This season’s market debuts on May 21 and represents the  ongoing successful collaboration between WS Development, Boston Seaport and Black Owned Bos.

The open-air market will feature a different theme each month: May 21 (Flower Power), June 25 (Music), July 23 (Fun in the Sun), August 20 (ZaZ Fest), September 24 (Back to School) and October 8 (Fall Fest). The market is open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Seaport Common (85 Northern Avenue) and is free to the public. Each month, special themed activities  will vary as well, including a family-friendly Tot Spot Playspace, games provided by The Little Cocoa Bean Co., beverages by Progressive Wine Co., food from Caribbean Latin fusion ZaZ Restaurant, live music by DJ Slick Vick & KNSZWRTH, along with  entertainment and giveaways unifying the theme.  

Celebrating local entrepreneurship, craftsmanship and art, the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market will feature over 30 vendors each weekend from a rotating collection of over 60 vendors throughout the season. All vendors featured at the market are members of Black Owned Bos.’ distinguished local network and each will have their own tented area to showcase their wares. Newcomers to the line-up include: handcrafted scented candles from Lumiere Rene Candle Co; cotton and silk headwraps from Tafari Wraps, a Fort Point business; stylish eyewear from Niraji; all-natural hair care products from Helen Dawn Haircare; artisan earrings from Airi Jewelry; and couples-matching swimwear from Bae Beaux.  

A number of vendors return to the lineup this season, after participating in both past Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Markets and The Holiday Market at Snowport, including Ankhara By Luciana home décor and designs; House of Art and Craft handmade scented goods; GP Organics organic skincare products; women’s clothing brand iLoveFGC; Nussli118 plant-based foods; and lifestyle brand BLACK LABEL.  

“We are excited to continue growing our partnership with Black Owned Bos. and are humbled that this year marks our largest market yet! We are proud to welcome such a talented array of Black entrepreneurs and artisans to the neighborhood,” says Emily Soukas, Associate Director, Community & Partnerships, WS Development Seaport. 

“This season of the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. will be our best yet! Our goal for this season is to create a destination experience where people look forward to something new each month and can spend the day with us eating, shopping, and discovering their new, favorite retail brands,” said Jae'da Turner, Founder and Managing Director of Black Owned Bos. 

A selection of participating Black-owned businesses is listed below.  

748 Wood Designs 

Adorn Me Africa 

Airi Jewelry 

Ankhara By Luciana Home Décor & Designs 

Bae Beaux 


Boogie Down Baby 

CrownBox Gifts 

Elevated Queen Essentials 

Emerald City Plant Shop 

Happy Beans Roaster 

Helen Dawn Haircare 

Hope Design 

House MVP 



Krio Skincare 

Lexi Nails & Beauty 

Little Cocoa Bean Co. 

Luminere Rene Candles Co. 

Maxine Lorenzo Designs 


Phia Art 

Preciously Polished Jewelry 

Still Cute Vintage  

Stinky’s Kittems & Doggie Too 

Tafari Wraps 

Tokens of Light 

True 9 Accessories 

Unplugged Essentials 

ZNT Arts 

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