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Seattle's Chinatown-International District Night Market - August 9, 16 & 23, 2008

What Social Event
When Aug. 09, 2008 05:00 PM to
Aug. 23, 2008 11:00 PM
Where Hing Hay Park - 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Contact Name Mish Lin
Contact Email mish@cidbia.org
Contact Phone 206.382.1197
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The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is excited to announce the schedule for the 2008 Chinatown-International District Night Markets,
August 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 5 PM to 11 PM. The Market is held at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave South and South King Street

Each evening features local vendors offering shoppers tempting foods, gifts, art and other must have accessories.   Shop in the heart of the Chinatown ID,
enjoy ongoing entertainment, games and movies at dusk. Experience the sites, the sounds and sizzles of the Night Market. 

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

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   Participating Vendors:

   · Jade Garden    · Henry's Bento
   · Shinka Tea     · Beard Papa's     · Rice N Roll
   · LA Cafe     · Ann Made Jewelry
   · WILD     · New Star Restaurant
   · Cowboy's Roaster

   · Deng's Studio / International Model Toys

   · 2 Easy Chops  · Beadsha · Palace Decor & Gifts

   · The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors

   · Hollywood Music
    ... and more !!


   Entertainment Program

  August 9 – International Dance Night

  Evening activities include:

  • Violeta Parra - Chilean Folk Dance group

  • Numerous cultural dance performances

  • Group games hosted by Wilderness Innercity

    Leadership Development Program (WILD)

  • Movie: “Transformers”

 

  August 16 – Martial Arts Night

  Evening activities include:

  • Lion Dance

  • Kiddy Kung Fu demonstration

  • Martial arts demonstrations

  • Musical performance by “Chime Band”

  • Movie: “Hero”

  

  August 23 – Sports Night: A Tribute to the Olympics

  Evening activities include:

  • Night Market Olympic Relay Races and awards ceremony

  • Sports team demonstration

  • Movie: “Shaolin Soccer”

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ABOUT NIGHT MARKET
Originated in Asia, night markets are open air street markets that are filled with a mixture of vendors selling delicious food items, beverages, clothing and consumer goods. When looking for “cheap eats”, night markets are the first places that come to mind. Small bites of food items, also known as “xiaochi” in Chinese, are served at good prices as carry-out or at small tables with stools for seating. In some of the countries, for example, Taiwan, night markets have become an essential part of people’s night life where they can enjoy a variety of experiences in shopping, eating, games and entertainment all in one place. These markets are crowded with folks at all ages, operated daily beginning around 6pm and ending around 1 or 2am most nights.

Nowadays the lively atmosphere and the unique culture of night markets have also been brought to various areas in North America such as San Francisco, Richmond/Vancouver, BC and now Seattle.

Financial and Community Support: The Chinatown International District is a program presented by the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA). The 2008 Night Market is sponsored by Snoqualmie Casino, with additional support from the City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development and Department of Neighborhoods.  This event is also produced in partnership with International District Housing Alliance (IDHA), Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle Chinese Times, Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce/ Ambassadors, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Development Authority (SCIDPDA). 

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