In just two years, the Queens Night Market has become a popular summertime destination for international eats. The market's been on hiatus for the past few weeks, but will return for a special October residency in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park at the New York Hall of Science beginning this weekend.
For the Saturday evening markets, founder John Wang has secured over 40 food vendors plus an additional dozen offering artisan jewelry and vintage items, beauty products and folk art. From the beginning, Wang has emphasized diversity, affordability, and accessibility. To that end, vendors span countries and continents and there's been a historical price cap where no food item costs more than $5. For October, Wang's experimenting with a $6 price cap, but assures visitors that "90% of the food will remain at or below the $5 price cap."
Autumn vendors include a cornucopia of cuisines, like mac n cheese, artisanal twinkies, bubble tea, duck buns, Trinidadian shark sandwiches, jerk chicken, Chilean street food and takoyaki.
The Market will pop up Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to midnight on October 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, with a special Halloween-theme on the final night. As always, public transportation is encouraged over driving.