An official Path Through History Site! This former burial ground has seamlessly transitioned from a town square into a vibrant city park. Opened in 1839 and redesigned in 1872 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to accommodate more visitors, the park has served as home base for countless community events and festivals, from the first Labor Day parade in 1882 and workers` in the 1930s, to the popular Greenmarket today. What began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown to 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers in season to sell their product. As Greenmarket's flagship market, the seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and much more. A TasteNY attraction.