DC's first annual Asian-inspired street festival on November 6 highlights food and culture from dozens of area vendors
Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2021) -- Inspired by the bustling open-air night markets of East and Southeast Asia, Peter Chang of DC's No Kings Collective creative agency and Events DC are teaming up to create the first annual REDEYE Night Market on November 6 in Washington, DC. REDEYE will occupy four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 3rd through 7th Streets NW and bring together over 50 treasured local vendors to showcase an array of food and beverages like one might find at a night market abroad, including Filipino pastries, Taiwanese shaved ice, bao and Korean fried chicken. In addition to sampling signature dishes from celebrated local restaurants including Incheon, Tiger Fork, Maketto, China Chilcano, Thip Khao, Nihao, attendees will enjoy cultural and musical performances throughout the evening. Admission is free of charge with food and beverages available for purchase.
The REDEYE, set for 4 pm to 11 pm, is intended to serve as a celebration of Washington, DC’s rich AAPI community and to acknowledge the challenges and economic disenfranchisement that impacted small businesses across the nation in the past year.
“This past year was especially challenging for the AAPI community, as well as for the food industry. The REDEYE is a celebration of what we are overcoming together," says Chang.
“The REDEYE Night Market is an incredible opportunity to celebrate our city’s diversity and showcase DC’s dynamic hospitality offerings,” said Greg O’Dell, president and CEO of Events DC. “We are thrilled to bring together residents, visitors and the AAPI community for an exceptional experience of authentic cuisine and culture from some of DC’s most well-known restaurateurs and performers.”
For details and a list of participants and performances, please visit: https://theredeye.nokingscollective.com/
The REDEYE Night Market will be held in accordance with all health and safety protocols as outlined by the Executive Office of the Mayor and DC Department of Health.
ABOUT THE REDEYE
The REDEYE Night Market is the first annual, family friendly night festival, inspired by the night markets of East and Southeast Asia. The event will feature 50+ small businesses on November 6 from 4pm to midnight. Entry to The REDEYE is free, and there are opportunities to purchase goods and food from featured vendors.
ABOUT NO KINGS COLLECTIVE
No Kings Collective has been “hustling since 2009,” and as an art collective, it embodies the creative energy, versatility, and community of DC. The group’s large-scale murals can be found throughout the city, and its events and interventions create unexpected public encounters that blend design and culture in extraordinary ways. The collective is a design-build studio, creative agency and events production company, all rolled into one.
Founded in 2009 by Brandon Hill and Peter Chang, the collective has worked with a family of handpicked artists, designers, and brands that share their vision. They help their collaborators deliver a get-it-done, DIY, art-centric, design-savvy, multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, adaptable, niche, custom, force-multiplying, over-the-top authentic experience.
Their work spans all 4 quadrants of the District and nationally/internationally as well including projects in Maryland, Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Paris, New York, Utah, and recently Nashville.
ABOUT EVENTS DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, The Fields at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKFields.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena, all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. Find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC), and Instagram (@EventsDC).
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