QUEENS— Flushing residents are getting their first-ever night market.
Night markets, popular in many Asian countries, offer the opportunity to shop in the evening for crafts as well as food and drinks from local vendors.
The first pilot “Flushing Night Out” will take place on July 16, followed by another event on Aug. 21. Both will be held at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd. from 6 - 11 p.m.
“Flushing Night Out seeks to promote local food and fashion entrepreneurs as well as provide live music and entertainment reflecting the country’s most diverse and dynamic community,” said Simon Gerson, president of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.
The events will feature a number of local vendors including Oh! Nougat, which offers handmade Taiwanese sweets, NY Makgeolli selling Korean rice wine, T-Swirl, making Asian crepes, Panda Café offering bubble tea and shaved ice and Peach and Lily, selling Korean cosmetics.
The market will also boast live music and performances by local artists.
“One of the unique features of Flushing Night Out is the goal of establishing a community space where people of all backgrounds can gather to hang out with friends, neighbors and family members,” the organizers said.