Event Name: Passport to Taiwan Festival x Bubble Tea
Event Location: 8th Avenue between 16 and 17 Streets
Event Date: Sept 21st, 2019
Event Time: 11AM-6PM
Event Purpose: To Promote Culture and Diet from Taiwan!
Two years ago, New Yorkers stormed into the first ever Festival with Bubble Tea at Times Square after New York Times published the article on Bubble Tea calling it as “blobs” and referred the tea as “exotic” despite this national drink of Taiwan has been in New York for almost two decades.
Last year, we setup a pop-up with a group of artists for the world’s first ever pop-up for bubble tea. That attracted thousands of New Yorkers to immerse in the art installations made for the drink.
This year, we are combing the festival with the art installations, set to take place on 9/21 @ Chelsea (8th Avenue between 16 and 17 streets).
Visitors will get to sample bubble tea from major and boutique vendors in addition to update social media photos with in Lab B’s giant Bubble teacup and ball pit.
Come out for:
* Bubble Tea themed souvenirs such as earrings, pens and cell phone cases.
* Gigantic Bubble Tea Inflatable and ball pit
* Night Market Style Food
* Creative Market featuring Arts & Crafts
* Arts and culture workshops
* Learn about Taiwan, the birthplace of Bubble Tea!
This year, we are also teaming up with JapanFes, get your Konanmon and Bubble Tea together!
Bubble tea is an interesting beverage that is often made up of black or oolong tea, milk or fruit flavors, a sweetener, and a chewy texture found in Taiwanese cuisine called QQ (what you may think of as the 'bubbles' in bubble tea). Most often, the QQ takes the form of tapioca pearls.
This one of a kind Ice Cream Popsicle combines Brown Sugar Bubble Tea with Ice Cream. It is said that there is a bubble in every bite. The Popsicle is sold out everywhere but it is included in as part of the tasting ticket. Don't miss out!
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