TSA UW Night Market 2016
Photo courtesy of Tuan Nguyen Photography.
The UW Night Market is an annual event held by the Taiwanese Student Association on the University of Washington Seattle campus, on Red Square. This year will be our 16th year holding it since its creation in 2001. The attendance numbers have risen every year, and we need your help to meet the accommodations we need to meet to make this the safest and most enjoyable Night Market for everyone!
What is Night Market?
Night markets (夜市) are a big part of Taiwanese culture! They're bright and vibrant street markets that open after dark and offer all sorts of things -- food, clothing, massages, games, and gadgets! People of all ages gather in night markets to play games and grab some delicious food. You haven't really experienced Taiwan until you've been to a night market!
The UW Night Market is our rendition of a Taiwanese night market, brought to life in Seattle! Because the Taiwanese Student Association is passionate about bringing Taiwanese culture to Seattle, we try to bring the most authentic night market experience as possible. Last year, we hit a record in food vendors, and also had entertainment and games going on throughout the evening. We're working to expand Night Market even further and sell various knick-knacks, as well as improve the condition of Night Market to make it more professional and enjoyable for everyone.
Brochures from last year's Night Market.
Why do we need your help?
Night Market is a huge event that grows incredibly fast. Last year, we had an attendance of 7,000 people, and we expect the crowd to grow. As the attendance grows, so does our need for accommodations. We need your help to expand Night Market so it's not as crowded, and more safe for everyone. With great events comes great responsibility -- and we are required by the school and by law that we follow certain regulations. For Night Market, that includes hiring security personnel, buying fire safety equipment, providing first aid stations for accidents, and more.
TSA Booth: ~$2,000
Selling, General & Administrative Cost: ~$5,500
TOTAL PROJECTED COST: ~$42,000
Photo courtesy of Tuan Nguyen Photography.
Help us reach our goal and make UW Night Market 2016 a bigger and better event for everyone!
We would like to extend an ENORMOUS thank you to everyone who helped us reach our fundraising goal of $9500! We have already blown past it and are still going strong! It is because of you guys - our friends, our families, our teachers, and our supporters – that we were able to make Night Market as huge of a success as it was this year! We’ve already received tons of positive feedback on our Quad expansion as well as many areas that we can continue to improve, and none of it would have happened without YOU! From the Taiwanese sausage, to the industrial ovens, to the entire entertainment mainstage, each ounce of support has made it all possible. We were able to show the greater Seattle community how yummy and awesome Taiwanese night markets are, and because this is our 16th year, we can finally consider ourselves a Seattle community tradition, too. Again, thank you! If you want to check out some behind the scenes looks at how we put on our Night Market, follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
-Your 2015-2016 TSA Officers
Elaine and Gregory L
Ying Kit Lo Lo
HSIU HUA SHEN
Yi Sheng Yu
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Make an Impact
Bubble Tea Fan
Thank you for showing your support. Every gift counts and we are really glad for you to be a part of UW Night Market this year.
Your gift will help fuel 2 officers' meals to provide them with the energy to work throughout the day of the event, from 7am to 2am the next day.
I Can't Wait!
Your gift will help us bring more honey buckets and hand washing stations onto the expanding Quad area to serve the growing attendees.
Keep it Green
Your gift will help us bring more trash and recycling bins onto campus, and help raise awareness of the importance of recycling in an event that produces a lot of waste like this. Thank you for keeping the Earth clean and green with us!
Your gift of $250 will help us bring seating areas for friends and families on the expanded Quad area. With the new tables and chairs, you will be able to sit down and enjoy your food under the cherry blossom trees.
Authentic Taiwanese 100%
Help us order and transport our signature authentic Taiwanese sausages straight from Los Angeles! This is a traditional Taiwanese delicacy that TSA serves every year at our booth, and it's always a crowd favorite.
Deluxe Fan Package
Help us bring our entertainment headliners, Lions Ambitions and Clara C, to UW campus! With your help, we will be able to pay for their lodging and plane tickets to Seattle, and bring your favorite artists to life.
Night Market Star
This amount covers our costs for a brand new stage that we can provide for our entertainment. The new stage will have a more stable platform, better lighting and sound systems to bring you an exceptional experience for Night Market this year.