We are a small, diverse, majority female-operated team that's passionate about creating fun and informed experiences for the "love-to-eat" community. We aim to showcase the vibrancy of the Bronx and its convergence with food and culture and create valuable opportunities for more micro-businesses and young entrepreneurs.
The idea is simple—curate a space for a diverse group of vendors to sell freshly made, delicious food, have local artists present their craft and create a platform for local entertainers to perform. Make it safe, affordable, approachable, and family-friendly. Simple, right?! Fordham Plaza proved to be the ideal location for our monthly celebrations: it is centrally located, easily accessible, and surrounded by a robust and supportive community hungry for activations. Founder Marco Shalma aligned our mission to improve commerce and aid in community initiatives with the guidance of Wilma Alonso, Director of the Fordham Road BID.
To our delight, it was a success! The little market that could quickly turn into the big market that does. We set a new standard for events in the borough, creating a safe, open-air, family-friendly event with programming, live music, activities, yard games, and a craft beer garden touting an impressive line-up of New York State craft breweries.
The attention we’ve garnered allowed us to cultivate relationships and share the progressive way we do business with New York City organizations such as NYBG, City Parks Foundation, New York Road Runners, CUNY, and DOT. At just four years old, Bronx Night Market has become one of the most recognized brands in the Bronx and greater NY area. We are humbled, honored, and are ready to take on what’s to come while continuing to evolve and create unforgettable experiences.