Known as one of the most important landmarks of Old Fourth Ward, Ponce City Market has become a notable place for the Atlanta community to meet, eat, shop and play.
If you haven't spent very much time at Ponce City Market, mark your calendar for one of the events happening at many of the shops, restaurants and studios this summer.
With its location situated conveniently between Old Fourth Ward and the Atlanta BeltLine, you can easily walk or bike to Ponce City Market from Midtown, Virginia-Highland or Poncey-Highland to attend one of these unique classes or events.
Learn all about the history of Ponce City Market with an educational walking tour.
This guided tour will take you through Ponce City Market, where you will get a behind-the-scenes look at historic spaces inside the building not often seen by the public. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes with closed toes — this tour involves a lot of walking and stair climbing. Proceeds from the Ponce City Market tour will benefit The Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy.
Slow Food Reading at the Table Book Club. 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 14. Free. Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Suite N-131, Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 800-540-1796. www.mercatodibellina.com.
Find out how to celebrate local food, learn about sustainable living and how to eat holistically by attending the Slow Food Book Club on June 14. Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market hosts Slow Food Atlanta's Reading at the Table to help excite and educate the Atlanta community about the local slow food movement.
Foodie Photography. 6:30-8 p.m. June 15. $28 per person. Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Suite N-131, Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 800-540-1796. www.mercatodibellina.com.
If you love to look at what you eat (and what other people eat), the Foodie Photography class will take your iPhone skills to the next level. You'll learn everything you need to know in order to take professional-looking food photos, including lighting, angles and editing, all while tasting delicious treats.
Yoga on the Shed. 7 -8 p.m. June 22. Free. CorePower Yoga at Ponce City Market. 650 North Ave. NE, Suite S-111, Atlanta, Ga. 30326. 404-889-8940. www.corepoweryoga.com.
Get your yoga on at a free CorePower Yoga class happening on June 22 on the Shed at Ponce City Market. Just bring your mat, a water bottle and a willingness to feel more connected to your community while you get in tune with your body.
Pastured Poultry. 6-8 p.m. July 11. $32 per person. Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Suite N-131, Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 800-540-1796. www.mercatodibellina.com.
Join White Oak Pastures and learn how eating pastured poultry can benefit both your health and the quality of life for chickens. While you find out about the values of pastured poultry, you'll watch Chef Gizzy demonstrate how to prepare and cook a whole chicken.
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser. 6- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 through Aug. 23. $160 per person. Binders Art at Ponce City Market. 650 North Ave. NE, Suite S-102, Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 404-682-6999.www.bindersart.com.
If you've ever wanted to write letters, invitations and cards using the elegant script of days long ago, you'll love the Copperplate Calligraphy class offered at Binders Art at Ponce City Market. There's no experience necessary to sign up for this six-week course, where you will learn how to draw beautiful letters under guided instruction and gain a calming, meditative practice as you master the art of calligraphy.
3 Wine 3 Cheese 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 20. $28 per person. Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Suite N-131, Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 800-540-1796. www.mercatodibellina.com.
Explore the exciting and varied combinations of wine and cheese at this delicious evening that's sure to whet your palate. Follow along with the experts at Bellina Alimentari as they take you on an interactive journey of artisan cheeses and Italian wines.
Pasta Making Class. 6-7:30 p.m. July 26. $45 per person. Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Suite N-131, Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 800-540-1796. www.mercatodibellina.com
Discover how to make pasta the old-fashioned way in this one-day intensive class. Find yourself up to your elbows in noodles at this hands-on, interactive class where you will learn how to create (and eat!) your own homemade pasta.
Looking for a bite to eat after the event? Find out which restaurants and food stalls are open in Ponce City Market.