Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and NYC is getting it’s first-ever Latin Night Market just in time to celebrate. Tonight, Friday, September 22, a one-of-a-kind market honoring Latin & Caribbean food will takeover Dyckman, between Dyckman Plaza & Inwood Park.
It’s the first food and culture festival dedicated to the Latin & Hispanic diaspora on this scale in NYC. Beyond exploring some beautiful bites and flavors, visitors can enjoy live music, family-friendly activities, art installations, raffles, giveaways, and more!
The preliminary vendor list includes: Aguas frescas Tlaxcalita, Chocolicious NYC, Downeast Lobstah, El Comal, Flamboyan Kitchen, Henko Ceviche, Iberica Chips, Jasmine Roti factory, Kelvins Kitchen, La Braza, Maluli’s kitchen, Mia’s Cocina, Treat Yourself Jerk, among others.
After chowing down, you can let the music move you with live performances spanning a variety of genres from salsa to reggae, and rumba to Latin pop.
The Latin Night Market will be graced by special guests such as Council Member Carmen De La Rosa, U.S. representative Adriano ESpaillat, Borough President Mark Levine, and Assembly Men MaNny de Los Santos.
No tickets are required. Entry is completely free. You simply must RSVP. From there, you’ll be automatically entered into the raffles and giveaways.
Though it’s currently just an annual affair, Latin Night Market hopes to become a monthly event by 2024.
Last night, NYC honored Hispanic Heritage Month by lighting the Empire State Building in a rotation of countries’ flag colors. Stay tuned for more Hispanic Heritage Month happenings to come.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023; 4pm to 10pm
Where: Dyckman St between Dyckman Plaza and Inwood Park