Tonight, you should… go to a Monday night market under the string lights


Who doesn’t love a good farmers market? Now there are two at The Streets in Downtown Long Beach: the Friday Farmer’s Market and, in case you haven’t heard, a “Monday Night Market Under the Stars,” or, if we’re being realistic, under the string lights.

Live music, fresh produce, crafts, food, and more add up to create the ambiance of a romantic evening stroll. No, that’s not normally how you’d picture your weekly trip to buy groceries, but why not? Clearly, you’re doing it all wrong.

“We want to be able to serve those residents and guests that can’t join us during the day on Friday with an evening opportunity for their weekly grocery shopping that also includes entertainment and dining options,” said Tony Shooshani, Managing Director and Owner of The Streets when the market launched in August.

Another great thing: Namaste Day is the theme for this Monday’s market and will be for every first Monday of the months following; there’ll be a free yoga class with Yoga 108 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Giving us a moment’s pause: Is this an appropriate setting for active wear?

Monday Night Market runs from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Streets; Promenade North between Fourth and Fifth streets. For more info, check out

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.