Day at the Market

Day at the Market is an outreach and engagement program launched in 2016 at the Northeast Market.

Baltimore is home to the oldest operating public market system in the United States. The Northeast Market, located 2101 E. Monument Street, was established in 1885 and sits adjacent to the East Baltimore campus. The market is home to over 30 vendors and serves hundreds of people daily, making it the perfect venue to bridge the gap between the local community and Johns Hopkins University.

Faculty, staff, students and researchers from the Schools of Nursing, Public Health and Medicine, gather twice a month to share health and wellness information with those that may lack access to resources. Market visitors have an opportunity to receive free health screenings, speak to physicians and learn about various topics, including nutrition and healthy eating. Through this program, we hope to be a better partner with the east Baltimore community.

Our collaboration with the University of Maryland Baltimore, enabled us to expand the program to Lexington Market (located within one block of the University) where we continue to bring health, nutrition, and exercise resources to the patrons and visitors. Our hope is that the individuals we interact with will receive pertinent educational materials, answers to questions from experts, and services or resources that will help them make positive behavioral changes for their health.

Day at the Market is hosted at the Northeast Market located 2101 E. Monument Street on the second and last Wednesday of each month and at Lexington Market located 400 W. Lexington Street on the third Wednesday of each month.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Barbara Bates-Hopkins at or 410-502-5651.

Baltimore Public Markets Website

Message from Lexington Market