Monday, April 18, 2011

Hester Street Fair

 The Hester Street Fair which had it's inaugural season last year is back!  Opening day is Saturday May 7th, located at Hester and Essex Street.  The first weekend is going to be held in collaboration with the Lower East Side Food Festival a joint venture with the LES BID and the New Museum's Festival of Ideas.  The New Museums Festival of Idea's is going to also have a day long food festival which I will post about after Passover has passed over! 

The good folks at the New Museum invited me to their press conference announcing the event and it looks like it's going to be a very exiting week (well 4 days) of activities, events and lots of really interesting speakers.  The festival is May 4-8th so mark it in your calendars!   Of particular interest to foodies is May 7th when not only can you can see your favorite vendors at the Hester Street Fair after a Winter off, but you can also wander around the Lower East Side Food Festival.  Which will be held in the Sara Roosevelt park between Rivington and Houston, Forsyth and Chrystie streets.

Like I said in addition to food there will be a lot of other things happening that week and it should be very fun, for sure check out the Festival's web site, of particular interest to me is the conference, where a lot of Architects , Mayors and other visonary folks will be speaking and taking part in conferences and workshops. 

Here's the blurb from the site to wet your apetite:

A conference of symposia, lectures, and workshops with visionaries and leaders— including exemplary mayors, forecasters, architects, artists, economists, and technology experts—addressing the Festival themes: The Heterogeneous City; The Networked City; The Reconfigured City; and The Sustainable City. Events take place at The Cooper Union, New York University, and the New Museum, Wednesday to Saturday, May 4-7.

Much more on this later...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to all the food and buying some new hair scarves.

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