At 2019 Nightmarket, the Taiwanese Cultural Organization Brought the Traditional Taiwanese Street Market to Wellesley

March 13, 2019

On March 8, members of the Wellesley community and beyond gathered in Tishman Commons for the annual Wellesley Taiwanese Cultural Organization (TCO) Nightmarket. Inspired by the spirit and excitement of the traditional Taiwanese nighttime street market, the event celebrates Taiwanese culture and food. This year featured a catered feast from Boston Taiwanese fusion restaurant Blue Asia—including rice balls, fried chicken, shaved ice, scallion pancakes, and boba—as well as games, a photo booth, and performances by student groups Wellesley Wushu and Wellesley Aiko. The main event was followed by a karaoke night in Punch’s Alley.

Students take a photo in a frame cut out.

Students pose for a Nightmarket-themed photo at TCO’s photo booth. Photo: Miranda Yang '21

Students sit around plates of food, smiling.

Lucille Tsao ’21, Hanamei Shao ’21, and Sarina Sun '21enjoy the wide variety of Taiwanese food and drinks provided by Boston restaurants Blue Asia and Tea-Do. Photo: Miranda Yang '21

Students play Japanese drums.

Student members of Aiko, Wellesley’s taiko (Japanese percussion) group, were among the performers. Photo: Miranda Yang '21