The annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, benefiting Broadway Cares, will be held in the New York City theatre district September 25. The day-long, outdoor celebration begins at 10 AM and continues through 7 PM.
Fan-favorite tables from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, theatre owners and producing organizations, unions, guilds, marketing groups, ticket agencies, concessionaires, and fan clubs will line West 44th and West 45th Streets.
The silent auction will be held in Shubert Alley, and the live auction in the Times Square pedestrian plaza between 45th and 46th Streets. Online pre-bidding will begin in early September.
Theatre fans will have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind mementos and autographed collectibles and bid on Broadway props, costume pieces, opening-night theatre packages, and more.
Additional details will be announced; a few extra online features will be included in this year’s edition. Final logistics will follow all CDC, state, and local COVID-19 safety protocols in effect at the time of the event.
Every dollar donated will help ensure a safety net of services for those in the performing arts and help provide access to lifesaving medications, counseling, healthy meals, housing, and more to those across the country living with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other debilitating illnesses.
The annual event had its humble beginnings more than three decades ago with two tables set up by cast members of A Chorus Line outside their stage door in Shubert Alley. Last year’s in-person return, which coincided with the reopening of Broadway, raised $753,321. Since 1987, the 35 editions of the event have raised more than $15 million.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and other critical illnesses across the United States.