• Citizens support will ensure the popular $5/$6 price cap on all food items will remain in place this yearby subsidizing the fees vendors would normally pay
  • Queens Night Market is planning a series of small business seminars for the sixth year in partnership with the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens Economic Development Corporation, and Citizens

The Queens Night Market returns for its eighth season to the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday nights, starting April 15th, 2023

Over its first seven seasons, the Queens Night Market has welcomed over two million visitors, helped launch approximately 350 brand new businesses in New York, and represented over 90 countries through its vendors and their food. In 2022, the event averaged over 15,000 attendees each Saturday night. 

Thanks to a major sponsorship from Citizens, the popular $5/$6 price cap on all food items will remain in place this year. Additionally, the event is significantly reducing all vendor fees for food and merchandise vendors for the entire season.

John Wang, founder of the event, said, “With so many food events happening throughout this city at any given time, it’s probably hard to differentiate one from another. But we still believe that affordability is the single greatest equalizer, which is why we’ve been obsessively focused on it from day one. With the cost inflation that food vendors are facing, the only way we were able to economically justify not raising the price cap this year is because Citizens stepped up to the plate in a big, big way, subsidizing the fees vendors would normally pay. We’re incredibly, ineffably grateful for the support.”

“As part of the Queens community, Citizens is proud to support small businesses, our neighbors and visitors, all of whom have made the Queens Night Market a symbol of resilience and growth in New York,” said Nuno Dos Santos, Retail Banking Director at Citizens. “The partnership between Citizens and the Queens Night Market will make this year the best yet by ensuring access and affordability for vendors and guests alike.”  

As with the last several years, Queens Night Market will sell a limited number of tickets for two “sneak preview” events (April 15th and April 22nd) to alleviate traffic, capacity issues, and any disruption to the surrounding community. This strategy has been very effective in addressing these concerns, which emerged on opening night of the first two years. Admission to all subsequent events will be free.  Sneak preview tickets will be available for purchase starting in March.  

2023 Vendors & Vendor Application:

The Queens Night Market has officially opened vendor applications for its 2023 season and has received approximately 300 applications so far this year. Interested vendors should apply online by following this link https://bit.ly/2023-QNM-Vendor, or directing questions to: vendor@queensnightmarket.com .

This season will feature Burmese palatas, Turkish gözleme, Ethiopian sega wat and chechebsa, Singaporean mee pok and chai tow kway, Peruvian ceviche and arroz chaufa, Trinidadian curry crab and dumplings and shark sandwiches, Colombian arepas, Romanian-Hungarian chimney cakes, Haitian diri ak djon djon, Indonesian kue pancong and tahu pong, Hong Kongese soy sauce noodles, Filipino balut, diniguan, and lugaw, Persian crispy rice, Japanese ramen, Brazilian esfiha and churrasco, Mexican tacos and picaditas, Sichuan ice jelly, Indian tandoori BBQ, Tibetan momos and shogo bhakleb, Cambodian fish amok, Portuguese pastéis de nata, Sudanese sambuxas and aswad salad, Venezuelan cachapas, Afghan mantu and shor nakhud, Salvadoran pupusas, Taiwanese popcorn chicken, Jamaican jerk chicken, and many, many more. 

The event also hosts plenty of art/merchandise vendors, and the season will include vintage apparel, hand-poured candles, travel photography, crochet toys, stationery, small batch soap, henna, vintage brooches and ads, international handcrafts, NYC-themed apparel, gourmet dog treats, handmade jewelry, ceramics, and local art.

A preliminary list of confirmed food vendors is appended to this press release.

Small Business Seminars:

Queens Night Market is planning a series of small business seminars for the sixth year in partnership with Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., Queens Economic Development Corporation, and Citizens. 

The seminars will cover a range of topics such as business plans, branding and marketing, operational efficiency, social media and technology, and obtaining permits. The seminars will also cover Queens Night Market-specific topics and feature guest speakers, expert panels, networking, and Q&A opportunities.

The seminars to be held next month will be hybrid in-person/virtual at attendees’ discretion with links to follow shortly.

“I’m so pleased we are once again working with the Queens Night Market and our other outstanding partners to hold these informative small business seminars,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “Small businesses across Queens experienced historic setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic aftershocks, and it is critical that we give our small business owners the opportunity to network and learn the skills needed to grow their businesses. I look forward to these upcoming seminars and the return of the Queens Night Market, an amazing attraction that will open for the season in April.”

Website: queensnightmarket.com

Facebook: facebook.com/QueensNightMarket

Instagram: instagram.com/queensnightmarket

Twitter: twitter.com/QnsNightMarket

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Confirmed 2023 Queens Night Market Food Vendors

Los Almendros – Salvadoran Pupusas

Anda Café – Bubble Tea & Shaved Ice

Arepalicious – Colombian Arepas

Ay Cachapas – Venezuelan Cachapas

La Braza – Roasted Corn & Skewers

Brazilicious – Brazilian Steak Sandwiches & Pão de Queijo

Bstro – Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Burmese Bites – Burmese Palatas

C Bao – Asian Duck and Pork Buns

Cambodianow – Cambodian Fish Amok

Caribbean Street Eats – Trinidadian Shark Sandwiches

DiLena’s Dolcini – Cannoli and Boozy Gummy Bears

Don Ceviche – Peruvian Ceviche and Arroz Chaufa

The Dough Club – Mochi Donuts

Emeye Ethiopian Cuisine – Ethiopian Sega Wat & Chechebsa

Enfes NYC – Turkish Gözleme

Go Green Yaks! – Tibean Shogo Bhakleb & Tsel Bhakleb

Grilla in Manila – Filipino Choribuger, Dinuguan & Balut

Hong Kong Street Food 

Janie’s – Pie-Crust Cookies

Joey Bats Café – Portuguese Pastéis de Nata

Joon – Persian Crispy Rice 

Lion City Coffee – Singaporean Mee Pok & Chai Tow Kway

Menya Jiro – Japanese Ramen

Mama Food – Squid Skewers

Mister Bocadillos – Brazilian Esfiha & Churrasco

Moon Man – Indonesian Kue Pancong

Nansense – Afghan Mantu & Shor Nakhud

Nomad Dumplings – Tibetan Momos

Sam’s Fried Ice Cream

Sambuxa NYC – Sudanese Sambuxa & Aswad Salad

Sholay! – Indian Tandoori BBQ

Sichuan Ice Jelly

Tacos El Guero – Mexican Tacos & Picaditas

Tada Noodles – Korean Jjajangmyeon

Treat Yourself Jerk Chicken

Trini Treats – Trinidadian Curry Crab and Dumplings & Doubles

Twisted Potato – Fried Potato Twists

Twistercake Bakery – Romanian/Hungarian Chimney Cakes 

Warung Jancook – Indonesian Sate, Tahu Pong & Ote Ote