Last month, night market fan John Wang launched an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to raise $100K for the Queens International Night Market. His dream was big, 100 vendors selling food from around the globe outside the New York Hall of Science on Saturday nights from April through October. With only $14K in donations, none of which made to Wang (the Kickstarter model is all or nothing, after all), it looked like the market wouldn't happen. But, Wang was able to find some other funds, says Gothamist. The result will be a night market on April 25 with about 25 vendors, which organizers call "culturally authentic" and represents "many different cultures and regions." Hopefully, it will include some newcomers to the market scene like Thai food from Elmhurst or chili-laced noodles from Flushing. The team hopes the first event will help build momentum for future night markets.
Queens International Night Market Is a Go, But Much Smaller Than Planned
On April 25, vendors hawking recipes from around the globe will gather in Corona.