Created to be one of the large-scale open-air markets in New York, Harlem’s Uptown Night Market is making a comeback under the Arches of Harlem for the delight of food lovers. Started its activities this Thursday, April 14, the monthly event was designed to support local makers, artisans and performers. This year, Harlem Uptown Night Market has new participants to join throughout the season, the organizers said in a press release. The next is scheduled for May 12th at W 133th St and 12th Ave.
The event was created by MASC Hospitality Group and it is produced in partnership with West Harlem Development Corporation, CB9 Manhattan, Harlem Pride and Harlem Late Night Jazz.
In the first edition of the event, the Uptown Night Market hosted vendors including Downeast Lobstah, Tacos El Guero, HangryDog, Treat Yourself Jerk, Mama Silog, Arepa Baby, and The Bronx Burger Company, Booze Scoops, Twister Cakes, Butta’s Bakery, Sam’s Fried Ice Cream, and Maryland Chicken among others.
Besides enjoying the good food served, the attendees could explore art, jewelry and other items that were available to shop from local vendors including Eastside Creations, Akijo Designs, Dejha B Coloring, For The CultureNY LLC, Harlem Hoopz, Moon Sage & Soul, Ariance Jewelry, and Everything Brand LLC.
The concept of Harlem’s Uptown Night Market is to celebrate everything that Harlem can offer, from its flavors to the art to the city-wide environment.
The organizers said Harlem’s Uptown Night Market will showcase a variety of musical performances, ranging from jazz to hip hop, to dj battles. Performances took place on the main stage from opening to closing, along with special performances from local artists each month.
““We are going to add visual art and illustration to the mix. We are adding more activation— which is more like fun games to have. Turning it into more like a festival,” Marco Shalma, the founder of MASC Hospitality Group, told AM New York Metro.
For more information and to RSVP for the opening night, visit uptownnightmarket.com.