It all started a mild evening last October. Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood shutdown at sundown and made way for the city’s first street food bizarre celebrating Philly’s best in ethic and regional cuisine. Now the Night Market is taking over Germantown Avenue with live entertainment, local beer, and gourmet food trucks a-plenty.
The third installment of Night Market will include music from the New Orleans-style UCC Royal Brass Band, the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble as well as the famous Doc Gibbs and his band. Food trucks in attendance will include Vendy Award winner, Sweetbox Cupcakes as well as a plethora of Night Market veterans. In the beer garden spirit, Earth Bread + Brewery and McMenamin will be outdoors serving cold drafts to wash down all that local goodness.
Night Market is hosted by The Food Trust, a local nonprofit group founded 19 years ago with a goal of providing healthy food to the entirety of Philadelphia. The organization works with communities, policymakers, and schools to promote affordable nutrition to children and families in low-income neighborhoods. Providing food education to parents and children by partnering with schools, their reach extends to over 50,000 individuals in Philadelphia. The Food Trust also works to bring healthy food to corner stores and under-served areas, operate farmers’ markets that accept food stamps, and improve food in local schools.
Mt. Airy’s Night Market is also sponsored by Mt. Airy, USA, a non-profit seeking to revitalize the Mt. Airy neighborhood with community development that is responsive to local needs. Programming includes youth programs, real estate development, and small business support with the goal of improving the quality of life for Mt. Airy residents and businesses.
Mt. Airy is a stunning hidden gem of a neighborhood, that in addition to being the location of the 1777 Battle of Germantown, also features some of the most beautiful Victorian and colonial-revival architecture in Philadelphia. If you’ve never been, this installment of Night Market is the perfect excuse to sample some top-notch street food and take in a little bit of history.
WHEN: Thursday, August 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Night Market Philadelphia
Germantown Avenue, between Sedgewick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue