Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saturday's Squirrel Hill Night Market draws inspiration from Asia.

Squirrel Hill will be holding its first Night Market on Saturday, August 29. Its inspiration from East Asia, organizer Alec Rieger of NextGen:Pgh tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The idea of a nighttime open bazaar was inspired by the night market scene in Asia. Mr. Rieger had his first taste of it in Thailand. “An entire street was transformed into a wonderful, wonderful night market where you could find jewelry, art, food,” he said. “The next morning it was all gone, and it went back to being a regular street.”
NextGen:Pgh also plans a Chinese New Year parade through Squirrel Hill in February 2016. The Night Market will be held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, on a strip of Murray Ave. between Forbes Ave. and Bartlett St. that will be closed to vehicular traffic.