The first Night Market of the 2016 season is upon us and it is happening this evening in Roxborough. Ridge Avenue will be closed off from Fountain Street to Monastery Avenue as dozens of food trucks, beer vendors and musicians descend on the area.
And with this Nigh Market, the Food Trust is going all out to make it as easy as possible to get there. There will be valet parking at Roxborough Hospital, shuttle buses from Wissahickon and Ivy Ridge train stations and five bus lines getting people close to the action.
The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with new vendors like Bombay Local Pizza, My Four Suns Korean Fusion and
Viva Empanada. The next two Night Markets have also been announced. On Thursday, June 23 the roving market will be in the Callowhill neighborhood and on September 1st will head to West Philadelphia.
Roxborough Night Market Program (PDF)
Night Market [Food Trust]
The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row
It’s officially May in Philadelphia, and that means we’re about to embark on a month with a summer’s worth of festivals crammed into the three weekends before Memorial Day weekend. For the eaters and drinkers among us, there’s no shortage of beer festivals, cider fests, Kentucky derby block parties and — wait for it — even a goat race. Happy spring, Philly.
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For the past five years, Night Market, the Food Trust’s festival that pops up in different neighborhoods throughout the warmer months, has been all about stuffing your face. I mean, there’s usually so much to choose from, how could you not? But this year, they’ve worked in some food for the soul (their words, not mine): To kick off Night Market season, which will start in Roxborough this time around, there will be a Night Market yoga class. So you can at least get your sweat on before you eat your weight in pizza and ice cream and samosas and whatever else you can get your hands on. AMEN to that. Read more »
Awesometown | via Postgreen Homes
Heading Night Market at Frankford & Girard on October 1? It’s the final one of the season, and to make it even more special, Postgreen Homes is offering up their second unconventional open house party at their nearby mixed-income Awesometown development, called “Made in Awesometown.”
Though not officially affiliated with the Food Trust’s popular outdoor food truck festival, Postgreen’s Chad Ludeman described it as “a bit of a pre-game [of Night Market] to see some cool local stuff while getting free drinks and snacks.” Sounds good to us.
“I guess an unwritten rule of our brand is to do everything a bit different or with a twist,” said Ludeman. “Open houses are normal and often boring, so we try to make them a bit more interesting and fun.”
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Tonight is Night Market, folks. Returning once more to West Philly, the party will be descending on Lancaster Avenue for several hours of food trucks, beer and live music shared with tens of thousands of your closest friends. And while we have previously offered general advice for making the most out of your Night Market experiences, here’s some very specific intel on what’s going to be happening tonight.
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Pat Croce’s former estate | Photos by Herb Engelsberg and Michael Brock
Want to prep for Thursday’s Night Market food truck scene and scope out a Main Line estate with a fascinating backstory? There’s an open house for that.
Here’s the deal, the Juliann Lange Team and the Michael Sivel Team are co-hosting a “festival style” open house at the former estate of one Pat Croce, according to an e-mail sent out this affternoon. Yes, Pat Croce, everyone’s favorite pirate enthusiast, explorer, and former president of the
future Camden Philadelphia 76ers.
The open house will feature three of Philly’s top food trucks, including SpOt Burgers, Little Babies Ice Cream and Sweetbox Cupcakes. SpOt Burgers won’t be at Night Market, so that’s like an added bonus to going to the open house.
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Night Market in Old City.
Since Thursday is essentially Friday, there is nothing stopping you from hitting the town once work lets out. But if the ever-nearing weekend isn’t quite enough to get you up and out the door, perhaps these updates on the newest installment of the Food Trust’s Night Market will help to nudge you in the right direction.
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Night Market moves west on South Street.
Night Market hits South Street between Broad and 18th Streets tonight. As always, there will be tens of thousands of people and plenty of lines. There will also be tons of food, plenty of drinks and did we mention the lines? But that’s OK, because the people watching is great, the bites are worth a bit of a wait and if you follow our advice, you will enjoy Night Market.
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Photo courtesy Tug Haines for The Food Trust
One of the best things about summer (and fall) in Philly? Night Market–those massive, one-night-only neighborhood food truck festivals that have been known to attract tens of thousands of people. So you can imagine how happy we were to see the official 2015 Night Market schedule come down this morning.
There are going to be four this year–three brand new locations and one old favorite (that isn’t Chinatown).
So you wanna know where they’re going to be?
If you’re too eager to wait for the next Night Market, you can check out the new Flight Market at the Lincoln Financial Field. The event takes place on Sunday, April 19 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Sponsored by The Food Trust, the event will have food trucks a flea market, as well as entertainment for the kids and live music.
You can purchase your tickets now for a discounted $12 right here. On April 1, the ticket price goes up to $15.
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