Annual Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival
Sunday, June 16
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
6th Avenue at 48th – 49th Streets
The Taste of Jewish Culture Annual Street Festival is a signature event that brings together thousands of foodies and dozens of purveyors of delicious food for a day of eating, learning, and celebrating in New York. The festival features dozens of diverse food vendors, music, engaging activities for kids, and much more!
About the Workmen’s Circle
The Workmen’s Circle powers progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. For over a century we have provided this 360-degree approach to Jewish identity-building. Through contemporary cultural programs, joyful holiday celebrations, strategic social justice campaigns, vibrant Yiddish language classes, interactive educational experiences and more, we connect Jewish adults, kids and families of all affiliations with their cultural heritage, working to build a better and more beautiful world for all.
The following is from last year’s posting so’s to help give you an idea as to what to expect:
(New York, N.Y.)—The Workmen’s Circle fourth annual “Taste of Jewish Culture” Street Festival, illustrating that “Diversity is Delicious,” returns this Father’s Day, featuring dozens of food purveyors putting their original ethnic spins on traditional Jewish foods, on Sunday, June 17 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sixth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets (rain or shine). The festival will include music, dance, and family-friendly activities, including arts-and-crafts.
Participants to date include: Bonsai Kakigori; Rebecca’s Cake Pops; Danny Macaroons; La Newyorkina; Krafted by Karli; What’s the Dillaz; Harlem Seafood Soul; Ben’s Kosher Deli; Zabari Catering; P.O.P. Cake Shop; Sylvia Fallas “Cooking for my People”; Paprika Kosher; Breads Bakery; Raw BK Organic Kitchen; Zola Bakes; Mysttik Masaala; Wandering Que; Gluten Free.Sy, and StuFFfed.
Among the global mashups of the day will be: Bonsai Kakigori’s Land of Milk and Honey kakigori; La Newyorkina’s babka ice cream sandwiches; What’s the Dillaz’s brisket quesadillas; and Krafted by Karli’s sweet potato and beet latke. And adding some pizazz, the Workmen’s Circle will be spritzing up egg creams all day – in fact, all dads can stop by to get a free egg cream.
Food won’t be the only thing on the menu: the festival will feature performances by New York Klezmer Series All Stars, and dancing demonstrations by Cantor Sarah Myerson.
The Workmen’s Circle is a social justice organization powering progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multi-generational education, and transformational activism. Launched by the Workmen’s Circle in 2014, the festival is part of the non-profit’s year-round Taste of Jewish Culture event series, which includes hands-on workshops, walking tours, tastings, film screenings, and book discussions. Festivals have drawn upwards of 15,000 attendees each year.