NYC’s Smorgasburg, Queens Night Market announce 2022 opening dates

March 23, 2022

2018 Smorgasburg; Photo by Scott Lynch

Two foodie favorites are returning to New York City and New Jersey next month. Open-air food markets Smorgasburg and the Queens Night Market have announced opening dates for the 2022 season. Now in its 12th season, Smorgasburg’s opening weekend kicks off April 1 near the World Trade Center, with a new Jersey City location operating on Saturdays and the old standby Prospect Park spot on Sundays. The flagship riverside location in Williamsburg will be opening in June due to renovations at Marsha P. Johnson State Park. And Queens Night Market is back at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays starting April 16 as part of a special sneak peek, with free admission starting on May 7.

2021 Queens Night Market; Photo by Storm Garner

This year’s Smorgasburg season features familiar faces among the vendors, but also a handful of newcomers. Included among the new members are Smashed NYC, a popular burger joint with locations in Fort Greene and the Lower East Side, and Kinoko, a New Orleans-style plant-based sushi vendor.

Smorgasburg’s hours of operation for its World Trade Center location are Fridays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, Saturdays in Jersey City from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays in Prospect Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In its second year, Jersey City’s Smorgasburg location will shift down the block with better views and easier access to Smorgasbar, a 300-seat outdoor beer garden with incredible Hudson River and Manhattan skyline views.

This year customers can order from any Smorgasburg vendors through UberEats for pickup or delivery. For more information and to see a full list of vendors, visit

The Queens Night Market will also be returning for its seventh season next month at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. On every Saturday starting April 16, the market will be open from 5 p.m to 12 a.m.

This year’s vendor roster carries on the night market’s goal of curating traditional foods and cuisines from all around the world, ranging anywhere from Indonesian kue pancong to Venezuelan cachapas.

“There’s so much to worry about these days. We’re still grappling with the pandemic, there’s an unsettling rise in hate crimes, and there’s the terrifying threat of a world war breaking out any day,” John Wang, founder of the Queens Night Market, said. “Amidst all that bad, hopefully, the return of the Queens Night Market will represent some good, albeit small, news for New Yorkers.”

To prevent traffic and capacity issues that have been experienced on past opening nights, the Queens Night Market is selling a limited number of $5 tickets for April 16 and the following April 23, which can be purchased here. The market will be free and open to the public starting May 7.


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