The 2012 Mt. Airy Night Market again attracted thousands of people to Northwest Philadelphia. This was the second year for the Night Market in Mt. Airy. This year included more gourmet food trucks, live music stage and the addition of craft vendors. Reporter Jana Shea will have a full report on the Night Market, which will include reaction from the vendors, local retailers, and visitors.
Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA) and The Food Trust produced the event at a cost of nearly $30 thousand dollar. MAUSA Executive Director Anuj Gupta didn’t have a crowd estimate, but said The Food Trust would release its estimate later. Philadelphia Police told NewsWorks that last night’s crowd between 7000-8000.
The event closed down Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy from Carpenter Lane to E. Mt. Airy Avenue from 3:00-11:30 p.m.
Many thanks to the several hundred people who visited the NewsWorks table this year. NewsWorks was one of this year’s Night Market sponsors. Other sponsors included: The William Penn Foundation, B-101, East River Bank, Edward Jones Investing, Lankenau Medical Center, Chevrolet, WXPN, PNC Bank, Intech, Sweat Fitness & Frames, TD Bank, Philadelphia Weekly, Energy Works, Einstein Health Care, New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, New Courtland, ACME, Electrical Wizardry, Green Mountain Energy, Penns Wood Winery, Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia Distilling, Penn Medicine-Penn Cardiology Chestnut Hill, Yelp, Verizon, M> (Metro PCS), NU Millenium Sound, and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
The video below shows how one vendor used a projector to attract attention. The video appears on the side of the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church. Philadelphia illustrator, Justin Gray designed the graphics for the digital light projection as advertisement for Little Baby’s Ice Cream. He has also recently designed a coloring book for the company.