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Photo via Facebook/Queens International Night Market
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The Queens International Night Market will move to Jamaica beginning Sept. 5

After a successful season in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens International Night Market will bring its mix of merchandise, art, food and performances to Jamaica on Sept. 5.

The market, which debuted in April, had to relocate because of the U.S. Open slated to take place from Aug. 31 through Sept. 13 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

John Wang, the market organizer, secured the new location at a parking lot on 168th street between 90th and Jamaica avenues. The fair takes place on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight and offers patrons more than 50 choices for food, art, merchandise and musical and dance performances until Oct. 31.

“The move will give us the chance to play an important role in the transformation of Downtown Jamaica,” Wang said in a Facebook post. “It is a great opportunity to expand our reach and continue our mission of creating a shared community space that can foster social change and positively impact neighborhoods by highlighting cultures and celebrating diversity all across Queens and NYC.”

The food options at the market represent the diversity of the borough and attendees can pick up Brazilian, Caribbean, Romanian, Hungarian and Burmese cuisine among others, purchase jewelry and other crafts from local vendors and listen to music from groups like the Au Privave Jazz Quartet.

Many of the vendors at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park location will also be present in Jamaica but Wang is looking to add local vendors to the market. The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation will offer attendees discounted parking across the street.

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