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July 4, 2017 > Night Market offers diversity through food and art

Night Market offers diversity through food and art

Submitted By Ria Abellera

Enjoy a night of celebrating the cultural diversity of the Bay Area through food, art, and handmade goods when the Bay Area Night Market returns Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. The first year of the market drew over 5,000 people. With such a great response, the night market has returned with changes to improve on last years event and create a better experience.

The 2nd annual Bay Area Night Market will be at its new location at the NewPark Mall (lot in front of Burlington) and will host over 35 vendors offering multi-cultural food and handmade goods. From tacos to boba, explore global flavors from over 25 cultural food vendors. An artisan square of merchants will be selling one-of-a-kind finds. Adults and children can play at a classic arcade and sing the night away at the karaoke lounge. At the Kids Zone, children can literally bounce off the walls at the bounce house and inflatable obstacle course. A face painter will create magical faces at no charge on Saturday from 4 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.

2017 vendors include AliciaÕs Tamales Los Mayas, Bombzies BBQ, Chick n Chill, Creative Sips, Cross Hatch Eatery, Curry Up Now, Desserts by Nicolen V, El Gran Tacos Locos, Fat Beast, Golden Eats, Mae MaeÕs Kitchen (Saturday only), MeyerÕs Fine Foods, Out of the Cave, Ritas Italian Ice, San Pabloy, SmokeÕs Poutinerie (Saturday only), Tea Lyfe, VanÕs Bakery, Yummi BBQ (Friday only), Poki Time (Friday only), Munchy Box, Koi Palace, Happy Lemon, Crumbwich, Nana BearÕs Donuts, Junk Mail Musubi, Amigu Roomies, At Peace and Harmony, Bowl of Light Wellness, Chocolat Bella, Farm Fresh to You, HinkleÕs Honey, Paper Sweetly, Smokehouse Woods, and World of Gift and Souvenirs.

The Bay Area Night Market strives to bring the community together and offer opportunities to give back. This year, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Asian American Donor Program (AADP). AADP is a local non-profit organization that conducts donor registration drives to benefit those who suffer from blood disorders.

The night market will be open from 4 p.m. Ð 11 p.m. on both dates. However, entry gates will close at 10 p.m. to allow attendees time to enjoy the event and avoid overcrowding in the last hour. It is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance since tickets at the door will be limited and the box office may close early depending on capacity limitations.

Tickets online are $5 for a single day and $9 for two days. Tickets at the door are $7 for a single day and $13 for two days. Children 8 and under are free. Ticket purchase includes entry and use of arcade, karaoke, and other fun activities. Tickets and more information can be found at www.thebayareanightmarket.com.

Bay Area Night Market
Saturday & Sunday, Jul 7 & 8
4 p.m. Ð 11 p.m.
NewPark Mall
2086 Newpark Mall, Newark
(lot in front of Burlington)
www.thebayareanightmarket.com
Admission:
In advance: $5 single day, $9 two days
At the door: $7 single day, $13 two days
Kids 8 and under: free

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