Happy Family Night Market
An annual event that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education.



Happy Family Night Market is an annual event that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education.

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We aim to grow into a non-profit organization that works to deepen knowledge of and engagement with Asian heritage, challenge preconceived / colonial notions of Asia, and support emerging Asian artists, scholars, chefs and social entrepreneurs. 

To get involved, email info(at)happyfamilymkt.com

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Inspired by the vibrant open air bazaars in Asia and the multicultural evolution of America, the food festival is a place where stories of migration, assimilation, and tradition are told through the lens of food.

HFNM is committed to discovering and supporting doc, narrative, and hybrid films from an international and intergenerational community of emerging and established filmmakers.

What makes Asian art Asian? And what makes public art public? We invite eight artists to explore their heritage, memory, identity, and culture from a diversity of perspectives.

A space for artists, publishers, and small businesses to share their work. A hub of informal commerce that promotes exchange, experimentation, and mobility within and beyond the Asian community.

This year’s newly established music festival features an eclectic lineup of independent artists. Music is presented on 2 different stages at the Abrons Arts Center — the outdoor Ampitheater, and the Experimental Theater.

2019 topics of discussion include solidarity and appropriation in pop culture, the evolution of Asian cuisines in America, and the centering question of this year’s event: “WHAT IS ASIA?”

Education and research form the core of HFNM. Workshops engage in challenging topics, lost traditions, and shared histories of the Asian diaspora through dialogue and interactive learning.


Enjoy an evening of completely improvised comedy by the Upright Citizen Brigade’s own Asian Super Team. ASIAN AF (Asian As F***) is the premier Asian American variety show at the UCB Theatre.