Eat and Drink Bronx Night Market to host food, beverage vendors in Fordham Plaza Organizers call the monthly, open-air festival an “effort to bring awareness of just how amazing our borough is.” The Bronx Night Market will feature more than 35 food and beverage vendors, including empanada caterer Empanology. Photo Credit: Empanology By Nicole Levy firstname.lastname@example.org @AubernaLevy Updated May 19, 2018 4:05 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Queens won’t be the only borough with a night market come June. Billed as a “global food celebration,” the first-ever Bronx Night Market will assemble more than 35 food and beverage vendors representing the city’s diverse culinary offerings in Fordham Plaza at the end of June. The monthly, open-air festival — a collaboration between quarterly magazine Edible Bronx, Bronx-based creative agency Blox and the Fordham BID — will also feature local merchants and live performances, according to the event website. The market, organizers said, is an “effort to bring awareness of just how amazing our borough is, and how much there is to offer by way of food, drink, culture, and performers.” More than half the vendors serving up international eats will be Bronx-based businesses. Those include: Empanology, a catering company making Puerto Rican-style empanadas with creative fillings like chicken truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and summer squash; Tripla Panna Ice Cream, a fledgling ice creamery scooping out of the Mottley Kitchen cafe in Mott Haven; and Millie Peartree Fish Fry & Soul Food, a Southern kitchen serving up catfish strips and fried shrimp on the Grand Concourse. “We choose vendors based on the menu, business practices and of course, THE FOOD,” said organizers, who are still in the process of soliciting participants. Empanology founder Jason Alicea, who will be serving at least four savory pockets and one sweet one, calls the food scene in the Bronx “super underappreciated” and said he is especially looking forward to the market’s debut because his business opens its first brick-and-mortar shop the following weekend in Mott Haven. Like the Queens International Night Market, the boogie down borough’s version will also highlight local artisans and merchants, such as The Bronxer founder and photographer Alex Rivera, painter Christy Ayala and The Lit. Bar owner Noëlle Santos. Entry to the event is free, and all vendors are setting their own prices. Supplying a live soundtrack for the night market’s debut in June are local singer-songwriter The Bryan Durieux Project, Brooklyn-based fusion band Consumata and DJ Sabronxura. The festival, kicking off at 4 p.m. on June 30, will recur on the last Saturday of every month through October. Night markets began as a phenomenon in Asia, where the arrival of electricity gave locals the chance to sells their goods outdoors after the scorching daylight hours. In 2015, Queen International Night Market founder John Wong modeled his project in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on the night markets he had grown up visiting in Taiwan. By Nicole Levy email@example.com @AubernaLevy Nicole has been on the food and drink beat at amNY.com since May 2017. She previously worked at DNAinfo and POLITICO New York. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.