Happy Family Night Market is a first of its kind event that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education. Inspired by the vibrant open air bazaars in Asia and the multicultural evolution of America, our event features a food & film festival, educational workshops & panel discussions, public art installations & an art marketplace, and live & electronic music.
All programs serve the mission by deepening knowledge of and engagement with Asian heritage, challenging preconceived / colonial notions of Asia, and supporting emerging Asian artists, scholars, and social entrepreneurs. Our inaugural event was held on July 14, 2018 at 99 Scott, and drew nearly 2000+ attendees and participants.
Happy Family Night Market is an annual event. To learn more and subscribe to our newsletter, visit happyfamilymkt.com. HFNM is a sponsored project of NYFA, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. Contributions on behalf of HFNM must be made payable to New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). To donate online, visit our project listing on NYFA's website.
2018 Edible Brooklyn
2018 The New York Times T Magazine
2018 Bushwick Daily
2018 AM New York
2018 Document Journal
2018 Heritage Radio
Happy Family Night Market was founded in 2018 by Angeline Gragasin and Phoebe Tran. Our first event was a DIY endeavor, hosted at a 5000-sq ft warehouse venue in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. After the unexpected success of our inaugural event, we spent the fall of 2018 developing a long-term vision and strategic plan, which included redefining our mission and values, and recruiting a new core team to help us program and produce the event.
Our ultimate goal is to uplift and engage with Asian communities worldwide; to become a key platform for the research, preservation, and distribution of the art, culture, and cuisine of the Asian diaspora. Through diverse, interdisciplinary, and experiential programming, we hope to establish ourselves as community leader, and to progress and deepen a shared understanding of the Asian diaspora for generations to come.
The 2nd annual Happy Family Night Market is scheduled for July 13, 2019 at NYC's Abrons Arts Center. For more information on how to contribute or participate, subscribe to our newsletter at happyfamilymkt.com.