Like Smorgasburg, except better. The Queens Night Market, now in its sixth season, will finally return starting June 19!
One of the best parts about spring is the abundance of outdoor markets and food trucks, and the Queens International Night Market is just one of those awesome events.
Last year, the Queens Night Market was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic, but they just shared on their Instagram yesterday that the fan favorite market will return to Meadows Corona Park starting June 19th.
This family-friendly experience will feature nearly 60 independent vendors selling all sorts of food, merchandise, and art. Live music and performances can be expected with a lineup soon to follow.
This year, the market will open every Saturday as of June 19th at reduced capacity. Since it will be operating at reduced capacity, there will be timed and ticketed entry to support vendors and waive their participation fee. Entry times will be listed on each ticket and are limited to a 90-minute window for visitors to enjoy the market. Their website shared that once all capacity restrictions have been lifted, the market will once again be open and free to all.
It’s recommended to purchase tickets in advance for $5, however, if any tickets aren’t sold for a night they will be $8 at the door. Children under 12 are free.
20% of any net ticket proceeds will be given “to causes that promote racial equity and to COVID relief and recovery efforts,” shared the Queens Night Market Instagram.
Some exciting vendors you can expect to see include Don Ceviche, Dosa Mama, C Bao, Twisted Potato, Caribbean Street Eats, Joey Bats Cafe, Sams Fried Ice Cream and much more.
The best part about it all? The price cap on almost all food options is $5 (with several $6 exceptions)! According to the founder of QNM, John Wang,
“The whole point of the Queens Night Market is to serve the broadest possible community, to embrace diversity in ethnicity, in socioeconomic status, in age – in you-name-it. We believe affordability is absolutely critical to achieving this, and that’s why we refuse to let go of the price cap, despite the burden it imposes on the business model.”
Another huge perk about the event is beer and wine will be available for purchase and patrons over 21 will be permitted to consume alcohol throughout the entire event grounds.
This grassroots phenomenon has turned into an NYC must see and it’s long-awaited return is cause for celebration!
You can find more information on the official website.
Where: New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
When: Saturdays from June 19-October 30
featured image: @queensnightmarket via Instagram
Don’t forget to check out the return of Popular Queens Night Market OUTPOST At Rockefeller Center
Also published on Medium.