Photos: Mardi Gras theme makes it to monthly Night ‘Marklet’ in Cambodia Town

Organizers and vendors of Night ‘Marklet,’ a collaborative event that takes place in Cambodia Town, hosted its third celebration this year, this time with a theme of Mardi Gras.

This vendor event takes place on the first Sunday of each month at the MAYE Center on the corner of Anaheim Street and Dawson Avenue. This month, a handful of vendors offered things like papaya salads, Southern food, desserts, sugar cane juice, seafood and soaps.

Don Pin, a business navigator for the United Cambodian Community, said that he and the partnering groups leading this event hope to continue adding more vendors each month. He encourages people who are starting a new business to join this monthly event.

“They can always come and test it out here,” Pin said.

May Lin, left, and Tk Le, eat outside during the third Night “Marklet’ event at the MAYE Center in Long Beach on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Photo by Crystal Niebla.

Live DJing takes place during the third Night “Marklet’ event at the MAYE Center in Long Beach on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Photo by Crystal Niebla.

Derrick Edwards juices sugar cane during the third Night “Marklet’ event at the MAYE Center in Long Beach on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Photo by Crystal Niebla.

Derrick Edwards juices sugar cane during the third Night “Marklet’ event at the MAYE Center in Long Beach on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Photo by Crystal Niebla.

A customer stops by a table representing the United Cambodian Community during the third Night “Marklet’ event in Long Beach on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Photo by Crystal Niebla.

A girl sits for a photo on a stack of hay during the third Night “Marklet’ event at the MAYE Center in Long Beach on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Photo by Crystal Niebla.

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Crystal Niebla is the West Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of her grant-funded position with the Post. If you want to support Crystal's work, you can donate to her Report For America position at lbpost.com/support.
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