Broadway Cares Annual Flea Market & Grand Auction Will Return This October


Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ announced that the much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will once again return to the streets of New York City’s Theater District on Sunday, October 3, 2021. The fall return will mark the first major in-person event to resume in the Theater District since the pandemic shut down the industry in March 2020. The day-long, outdoor celebration for everyone who loves theater is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Theatre fans will have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind showbiz memorabilia and bid on exclusive Broadway items including props, costume pieces and opening night theater packages. Some online features first introduced during last year’s virtual event will be included in this hybrid edition, allowing theater fans from around the world to join the festivities.

Details for the 35th edition of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, including participating tables, auction lots and special guests, will be announced late this summer. The event will run from 10 am to 6 pm Eastern, with specific timings announced after Labor Day. Final logistics will follow all CDC, state and local COVID-19 safety protocols in effect at the time of the event.

Every dollar donated during the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will help those across the country affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses receive healthy meals, lifesaving medication, emergency financial assistance, housing, counseling and more. Last year’s virtual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $316,282. Since 1987, the 34 editions of this beloved annual event have raised more than $15 million.

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is supported by Broadway Cares corporate sponsor The New York Times.