Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation will host the seventh Chinatown night market event on Thursday October 12, 2017 7-11 PM, starting at 10th and Race Street. In addition to local restaurants and businesses, over 60 vendors are expected to participate. The event is being hosted by PCDC, re-branded as “Yè Shì,” which are traditional nighttime street festivals in Asia. In past years, PCDC has partnered with The Food Trust to host the event.Not only will guests enjoy sampling from food and alcohol vendors, but they can also enjoy music and traditional Chinese dance performances, as well as acts by local talents from the. Yè Shì also gives guests the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts at 10th and Vine streets.For this event, PCDC partners with small businesses and nonprofit organizations to boost the local economy while celebrating Asian culture and heritage. With an annual flow of 20,000 visitors per year, the Ye Shi draws more visitors to Chinatown and sheds light on the diverse business community. In past years, over one-third of participating small businesses were owned by minorities and/or women. For a list of the 2017 food vendors, please go to http://yeshinightmarket.com/food. This year’s supporters include AARP, AARP: Fraud Watch, Green Mountain Energy, Inspire, Breslow Partners, DJ Ronnie D, Keystone Fire Protection Company, and local community members.