Black Friday “Really, Really Free Market” Offers Alternative to Consumerism

A flea market where everything is free–known as the “Really, Really Free Market”–is being organized for Grand Rapids on what is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

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This month’s Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) in Grand Rapids will take place on November 28 on the biggest shopping day of the year. Organizers hope that in the spirit of “Buy Nothing Day” the event will encourage people to build community rather than commerce:

“Instead of spending a hectic day at the mall, why not spend it with others, becoming a community.

Be a part of Buy Nothing Day, a tradition that is practiced throughout the country on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Bring anything you don’t need, leave with things you do!

Things to share:

Skills, talents, food, goods, art, anything.”

This RRFM will be hosted at The Division Avenue Arts Co-Operative (The DAAC) at 115 S. Division from 1pm to 5pm.

Author: mediamouse

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