PHOTOS: The Sidney Street Market drew in a massive crowd opening evening

The Sidney Street Market opened for the season on Thursday, May 18. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
Beacon Avenue was closed to traffic Thursday evening for the season opening of the Sidney Street Market. The market, which runs every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 until Aug. 31, is family friendly and even four-legged friends are welcome. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
With over 150 vendors, there is much to do and see and even taste. An abundance of samples are available including anything from horseradish, to gin, to hot soups. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
A performer from the Sidney Street Market posted at Beacon Avenue and Second Street dancing with tie-dye sheets that flow in the wind. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
Taking a selfie with the “Dorian” statue is a market must. Here three friends take photos of each other as Dorian breaks his statue-like pose to wave to the camera. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
A group of performers new to the market this year, Bill and the Kids, drew quite a large crowd with their jazz music. Drishti Balaiah, 9, sings while her brother Shreyas, 11, plays keyboard. The group was started by bass player Bill Kent, 68, last October and saxophonist Earl Hagen, 83, jumped on board. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)

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