It’s summer in NYC. Are you ready to experience the incredible variety of the city’s culture and cuisine? All you have to do is head out from the One Manhattan Square condos and explore the surrounding neighborhood. You’ll find exciting art galleries, world-class museums, and eateries frequented by those in the know. And, for the second year running, those seeking a singular cultural experience and fantastic food can head to the Chinatown Night Market by Think!Chinatown.
Chinatown is one of Manhattan’s oldest and most dynamic neighborhoods. Since the mid-1800s, this vibrant area has been an integral part of the fabric of New York City as both a home to the Chinese community and a must-visit destination for all New Yorkers and visitors. And now, the Chinatown Night Market brings the best of Chinatown to the Forsyth Plaza near the iconic Manhattan Bridge.
Every Friday this summer, from 8-11 p.m., prepare to be dazzled by this collection of Chinatown’s food, art, and music. Only a few minutes from One Manhattan Square on the Lower East Side, it’s the ideal location for a night out with friends and family. Bring your appetite, and get ready to indulge in this special summer event.
Let’s take a look at some of the vendors who will be participating in the Chinatown Night Market this year.
Imagine a night out in Kowloon in Hong Kong: neon lights flashing, groups of revelers crowding the sidewalk. You’re ready to head home but need a treat to make your night complete. Enter the egg waffle, the Belgian waffle’s more bulbous and more delicious cousin. When you’re at the Chinatown Night Market, you can order this tasty dessert with myriad flavors and topping combos from Xiang Mini Cake, a Chinatown staple since 2010.
If you’d like something a little more savory, look no further than Meat Asia BBQ. Charcoal-fired meat skewers become edible works of art when created with techniques and flavors from around Asia. These mouthwatering barbecued creations on a stick are not only delectable, but they’re portable — meaning you can easily peruse the rest of the market as you enjoy your meal.
And this efficient method of eating really pays off here, as there is a lot to see and do. Learn about the traditional method of ornamental paper cutting, whether you simply peruse some of the stunning decorations or become the subject of a delicate cut-paper portrait yourself. Take a look at, and maybe purchase, some other local handicrafts, ranging from straw statuettes to one-of-a-kind illustrations to uniquely sculptured dough figurines.
Wind down the night with a quick walk home to One Manhattan Square, knowing the market was just an appetizer to everything nearby Chinatown offers. And keep in mind that you can visit the area any time you desire.
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