Sunnyside Shines & Queens Night Market to Host Outdoor Market in Sunnyside

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The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, in collaboration with Queens Night Market, is launching a new outdoor holiday shopping market in the heart of Sunnyside this holiday season. The Holiday Market will take place in Bliss Plaza at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard (under the elevated 7-train) and be held every Saturday and Sunday (12-6 p.m.) from November 24th through December 16th.

The Bliss Plaza Holiday Market will include over 30 rotating vendors each day, including local businesses, entrepreneurs, and craftspeople offering gift items ranging from 3-D printed jewelry, fine ceramics, artisanal candles, handmade swaddlers and other baby gifts, popular food vendors selling Burmese palatas, Romanian-Hungarian chimney cakes, and empanadas, and much more. A list of currently confirmed vendors is below. The concrete viaduct above Bliss Plaza provides shelter from the elements, and Sunnyside Shines is providing patio heaters to make the market even more welcoming and comfortable for vendors and shoppers.

The Holiday Market is part of Sunnyside Shines’ district holiday programming, which will also include a holiday shopping ‘passport’ full of coupons to neighborhood businesses, and a free trolley bus on November 24th and December 8th to transport visitors around Sunnyside. The trolley bus route will include a stop at Big Six Towers in neighboring Woodside, allowing nearly 1,000 families living in the complex easy access to the Holiday Market and Sunnyside’s holiday shopping and dining scene. Sunnyside Shines Executive Director Jaime-Faye Bean notes that the organization’s holiday programming highlights Sunnyside as a destination. “Sunnyside is a great for food and fun, and our holiday shopping coupon book will allow market-goers to do all of their holiday shopping locally, and then enjoy dinner, drinks, or a manicure at one of our outstanding neighborhood merchants.” John Wang, founder of the Queens Night Market, said, “We’re always looking to activate public spaces in a way that is mutually beneficial for entrepreneurs and the surrounding community. We had a great series of summer markets in Sunnyside, and are looking forward to collaborating on a successful holiday market at the same venue.”

Applications for the Bliss Plaza Holiday Market are being accepted on a rolling basis; the online application can be accessed at:

Art/Merchandise Vendors:

Adriana Boutique y Accesorios – Mexican Silver

Amuse Pooch – Gourmet Dog Treats

The August Tree – Curated Gifts and Novelties

Beyond the Lens Photography – Multimedia Prints

Bobo Balloon – LED Balloons & Bunny Hats

Bright & Blue Designs – Stationery Products

Candlez for a Cause – Soy Candles

Chaotic Rainbows Jewelry – Steampunk Jewelry

Corazon Handcrafts and Gifts – Mexican Handcrafts

Crochet Olé NY – Crocheted Accessories

Cuestiondegustos – Stationery

Extra Helpings – Handmade Home Goods

Handmade by Love Clau – Guatemalan Accessories

Joolree by D – Sterling Silver Jewelry

Joyeria Angélica Maria – Handmade Jewelry

Kevin Stanton Woodworking – Wooden Housewares

Kookie Bunny Co. – Kpop Merchandise & Plushies

La Strega Buona – Aromatherapy

Limited Toys NYC – Action Figures & Collectibles

Lois Frederick – Handmade Totes & Headwraps

Lovuna – Scarves, Beanies & Totes

Marikit Designs – Hair Accessories & Jewelry

Ombrato – Japanese Lifestyle Products

Pointy Pen Cards – Greeting Cards

Polite Hostility – Witty T-shirts

Potter’s Jewelry – Ceramic Jewelry

Proud NYC – NYC-themed Apparel & Gifts

Queens Thread – Queens-themed Clothing

RNK Ceramics – Handmade Ceramics

S Designs – Handmade Leather Bags

SewDamnKawaii – Geek Fashion

Sheila Ross Art and Ceramics – Functional & Decorative Ceramics

Teresa Barbecho – Ecuadorian Handcrafts

Treestar – Handmade Soaps & Lotions

Treelights4me – LED Paintings

Theobucket – Vintage Brooches and Ephemera

Tyler Gunther – Humorous Art Prints

Food Vendors:

Burmese Bites – Burmese Palata & Noodles

C Baos – Asian Baos and Buns

Grace Kelli Cupcakes – Vegan Cookies & Cupcakes

German Bratwurst Pavilion – Traditional German Bratwurst

Hellgate Farm – Gourmet Hot Sauce & Condiments

Memphis Seoul – Korean-inspired Sliders

Stuffed – Chicken & Waffle Bowls

Sweet & Salty – Colombian Empanadas

Sweet Suga Mama’s – Rum Cake Bites

TwisterCake – Romanian/Hungarian Chimney Cakes

Whammees – Egg Waffle Sandwiches


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