Happy Family Night Market is an annual event that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education.
We aim to grow into a non-profit organization that will work 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.
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 a community leader, and to progress and deepen a shared understanding of the Asian diaspora for generations to come.
Happy Family Night Market values diversity, accessibility, collaboration, transparency, interdisciplinarity, and sustainability. Education and research form the core of Happy Family Night Market.
We are currently a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971, and one of the oldest and most reputable fiscal sponsors in the country.
Happy Family Night Market was founded in 2018 by Phoebe Tran and Angeline Gragasin. Our first event was a DIY endeavor, hosted at 99 Scott, a 5000-sq ft warehouse venue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. 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.