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Sep
12
Thu
2019
2019 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC
Sep 12 – Sep 22 all-day

2019 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC

September 12 – 22, 2019

The festivities are held along Mulberry Street from Canal to Houston Streets, as well as on Hester and Grand Streets between Mott and Baxter Streets.

This festival has always been a favorite of yours truly as well as of so many other New Yorkers.

Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Food, games, rides, concessions, entertainment, parade, and religious procession at this well-loved festival in Little Italy. Indoor and outdoor dining at 35 of Little Italy’s most famous Italian restaurants. More than 300 licensed street vendors selling international foods, and souvenirs.

The street festivities – including parades, entertainment, food stands and a cannoli-eating contest – are capped on with a celebratory Mass and candlelit procession as the Statue of the Saint is carried from its permanent home in Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street.

BTW, if you’re a merchant interested in participating at the festival then have a look at Mort & Ray’s website to learn about applications, costs and such.

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Additional details will come along as we near the initial date of the festival.

Have a look at our posting from a previous year (2017) on the eve of the final day of that year’s festival.

Have a look at some youtube videos shared online:

2018 Feast of San Gennaro “Blessing of the Stands” in Little Italy, Manhattan, NYC

Published by ActionKid

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Little Italy, NYC – San Gennaro Feast 2017 | NYC Street Feast

Published by Manny Explores

Sep
15
Sun
2019
7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019
Sep 15 all-day

7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue

Your favorite market is back for its 7th season with a Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and June 30.  LIC Flea & Food will be bringing you the best in international food, vintage and handcrafted items. Shop local while you sip on craft brews from our Beer Garden.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our special events/LIC Flea weekends:

Grand Opening
Saturday & Sunday,
June 29 & 30

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Night Market
Thursday, July 4
12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

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Wine & Tunes Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
September 14 & 15

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
October 5 & 6

Fig Fest at National Lighthouse Museum
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fig Fest at National Lighthouse Museum

Sunday, September 15, 2019
4:00 – 8:00 pm

In front of National Lighthouse Museum
200 The Promenade At Lighthouse Point
St. George, (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry)
Staten Island

This year the September 15th annual gathering of local fig growers in the Staten Island region will meet at the National Lighthouse Museum. This event offers local fig growers and fig aficionados an opportunity to gather, display their figs, cuttings, and fig products, and to discuss growing an propagating fig plants with other like minded individuals.

They’re  requesting a $5 donation to help defray the cost of this event.

At the time of this writing, the best we could do in as far as verification is this page here…

Sep
21
Sat
2019
27th Annual London Terrace Street Fair – 2019
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

27th Annual London Terrace Street Fair

September 21, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

West 24th St between 9th and 10th Avenue

Look below for their official flyer

The 27th Annual London Street Fair is coming up on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  We like to call ourselves “The Best Little Street Fair in Manhattan”.  It is not your usual commercially run fair.

There will be a myriad of vendors: artists selling their own work, dealers of antiques, clothing, jewelry, furniture, clothing, collectibles of all sorts, records/CDs/DVDs, comic books, tchotchkes (big and small), and a children’s face painter from 12 noon-3pm.  Adults are welcome for face painting as well, there is nothing like a grown man with cat whiskers and glitter.

The street fair will start at 10am and run till 5pm, and is on 24th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue.  Don’t forget the date either, Saturday September 21, 2019.  It is a neighborhood gathering, with families and friends spending time together beneath a canopy of trees, as the leaves are starting to change color.  We consider it our way of welcoming the Autumn season.  Those visiting New York from all over the world show up to see the neighborly hospitality that West Chelsea has to offer.

So, don’t think twice or make other plans.  This is the place to be, and all are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

London Terrace Tenants Association
www.LTTA.info

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood 2019
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm

17 East 18th Street, NYC

For the 7th year, the event will showcase some of Gramercy’s top restaurants for New York City to enjoy. TOGN was started to promote local businesses and introduce residents of NYC to the wonderful array of food that Gramercy has to offer. As in previous years, net proceeds from this event will go to benefit healthy meal programs at local public schools, including PS 40 and School of the Future. In addition, all leftover food will go to feed the homeless via the Bowery Mission.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza Returns in 2019
Sep 28 all-day

Bronx Night Market Returns in 2019

Select Saturdays from late May to late October, 2019

Fordham Plaza in the Bronx
2413 Third Ave, Bronx, NY

Free to Attend

Be sure to visit the official site, as well, for more information as well as to keep in tune with any cancellations and such.

Upcoming 2019 Friday Dates:

Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 31
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 26

The Bronx Market is back again this year and they’re promising a whole new level of experiences featuring more dates, more food and more performances that, according to them, “will challenge your idea of a food festival.”

On hand will be over 40 vendors serving up food and beverages from such international faire as Latin American, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Food vendors will be offering items under $7 and on the opening night there’ll be performances by “”R&B/ Soul singer Caszoul, DJ-turned-hip hop artist Calvin Price, and Bangladeshi-born Mati whose music blends Bengali and English.””

 

Sep
29
Sun
2019
NYHC Fall Event to Feature Hands-on MultiCrafts Demos and Popup Market @ Grand Bazaar
Sep 29 all-day
NYHC Fall Event to Feature Hands-on MultiCrafts Demos and Popup Market @ Grand Bazaar | New York | New York | United States

New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) Joins Grand Bazaar For “Hands-On!” Multi Crafts Demonstrations & Pop-Up Market

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Unique Fall shopping experience will feature live demos and a juried selection of one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted, locally made, artisanal crafts and accessories.

The New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) — formerly known as the Etsy NY Street Team — in partnership with the Grand Bazaar NYC — will welcome Fall with hands-on, multi crafts demonstrations and a pop-up market. This unique shopping experience of live outdoor craft demos and a dynamic handcrafted product showcase of the NYHC’s local talent, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the popular shopping destination located at 100 West 77 Street and Columbus Avenue.

“Grand Bazaar NYC firmly believes in supporting local artists, designers and craft-makers, which helps keep our city vibrant and creative,” said Marc Seago, Executive Director at Grand Bazaar NYC. “We’re thrilled that the NY Handmade Collective will once again be joining us for this exciting Fall shopping experience.”

Shoppers will discover a diverse selection of outstanding, one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted merchandise created by over 40 talented, multi-disciplined artisans and designers from the New York metropolitan area. The vast array of exceptional goods will run the gamut from fine art, eye-catching stationery, unusual jewelry, distinctive fashions, home decor and amazing skincare products to items for children and pets.

“This season’s new and improved market offers a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, shop and watch the hands-on creation of unique products from our cadre of diverse, talented local artisans,” said Andi B. O’Connor, co-organizer. “Situated within the long-established Upper West Side market that is the Grand Bazaar NYC, the NYHC Show will highlight the value of quality handmade crafts in today’s society when so much is mass-produced and disposable.”

The Importance of Handmade

Recently NYHC surveyed over 200 artisans to gather impressions and data on the importance of quality handmade products. At this season’s show, NYHC will have a table with information and materials on this subject, staffed by members who can answer visitors’ questions. For example,creators of handcrafted goods are part of a community dedicated to connecting with customers and bringing back the personal touch that is so rare in today’s digital global marketplace.

Other survey findings:

Handmade products tend to be of higher quality, singular and authentic, reflecting rich cultures and traditions and an eco-friendly, sustainable, environmental awareness that is present in these artisans’ practices and processes. Handcrafted items also nurture creativity and individuality and perpetuate the art of crafting. In addition, handmade products are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and well-made. As a result, they tend to be more valuable and durable than mass-produced, disposable items.

About NYHC:

Founded in 2007 and representing one of the oldest, largest and most professionally organized teams of local active sellers on Etsy, Inc., the NYHC has cultivated a long-established, local presence in the NYC metro area by hosting a number of successful and highly curated in-person markets, workshops and events: Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, Crafts in Chelsea, and Celebrate Brooklyn, to name a few. NYHC is also known for its all-volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and marketing of online selling opportunities on behalf of its members through its wide-ranging press outreach, expansive social media presence, informative blogs and beautiful website.

About Grand Bazaar NYC:

Open year-round and located at 100 West 77th St and Columbus Avenue, Grand Bazaar NYC is one of the oldest and largest weekly curated markets in this city with over 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. It is the only market with a social mission for the exclusive purpose of raising much-needed funding for the four neighboring public schools, benefitting over 4,000 children.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019
Oct 5 all-day

7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue

Your favorite market is back for its 7th season with a Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and June 30.  LIC Flea & Food will be bringing you the best in international food, vintage and handcrafted items. Shop local while you sip on craft brews from our Beer Garden.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our special events/LIC Flea weekends:

Grand Opening
Saturday & Sunday,
June 29 & 30

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Night Market
Thursday, July 4
12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

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Wine & Tunes Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
September 14 & 15

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
October 5 & 6

Oct
6
Sun
2019
7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019
Oct 6 all-day

7th Season of LIC Flea & Food 2019

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue

Your favorite market is back for its 7th season with a Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and June 30.  LIC Flea & Food will be bringing you the best in international food, vintage and handcrafted items. Shop local while you sip on craft brews from our Beer Garden.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our special events/LIC Flea weekends:

Grand Opening
Saturday & Sunday,
June 29 & 30

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Night Market
Thursday, July 4
12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

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Wine & Tunes Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
September 14 & 15

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday,
October 5 & 6

Lower East Side Pickle Day 2019
Oct 6 all-day
Lower East Side Pickle Day 2019 @ New York | New York | United States

World’s Largest Pickle Festival:

Lower East Side Pickle Day

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Taking place on three blocks along Orchard Street within the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

On hand there’ll be live DJs, a face painter and balloon animals for the kiddies, giant games, carnival rides, giveaways along with the over 20 picklers and items from 30 local eateries. As well, there’s a home pickling contest and more!

Visit the official site for additional details…

Also, have a look at this related video from a previous year’s celebration:

Mark Your Calendar For the Pickle Festival | Best Products

Published by BestProducts.com

Oct
10
Thu
2019
New York Butoh Institute in association with Theater for the New City present New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 @ Theater for the New City
Oct 10 – Oct 27 all-day

New York Butoh Institute
in association with
Theater for the New City
present

New York Butoh Institute Festival 19

October 10-27, 2019

at Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute’s founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The bold butoh performances being presented during the festival will feature 14 female dancers from Japan, Colombia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, and the U.S. One of the pieces, Hijikata, Mon Amour, will be performed by Vangeline as an homage to butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. A highlight of the piece will be the costume Vangeline will wear: an exact replica of the bold red costume Tatsumi Hijikata wore in his legendary butoh performance of Tatsumi Hijikata and The Japanese-Revolt of the Flesh in 1968.

Thanks to a loan from the Tatsumi Hijikata Archives and a Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Festival is able to showcase the replica of this iconic costume worn by Tatsumi Hijikata in Revolt of the Flesh. Hijikata’s costume remains a totem for butoh-it holds secrets of the avant-garde art form.

Much like butoh itself, it was born at the confluence of East and West. This costume chronicles the evolution of postmodern art in Japan. The Festival will close with a short film of Tatsumi Hijikata in his 1968 solo, and a lecture with costume expert Todd Thomas who recreated the costume, and who will discuss his process, shedding light on how the original costume was designed and constructed. Prior to and during the presentation, the replica will be on display for audience members to see.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm. Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.

Artists Featured:

Eri Chian (Osaka, Japan); Mari Osanai, (Aomori, Japan), Tove-Elena Nicolaysen (Chile/Norway), Salome Kokoladze (Georgia), Sindy Butz (Germany), Katherine Adamenko (USA), Madelyn Sher (USA), Angela Newsham (Hawai-USA), Melissa Lohman (Italy), Margherita Tisato (Italy), Yazmin Gonzalez (USA), Vangeline, (France), Lauren Farber (USA) and Brenda Polo (Colombia).

VANGELINE THEATER/NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post- World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century. www.vangeline.com

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. Her work has been heralded in publications such as The New York Times (“captivating”), Los Angeles
Times, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) and LA Weekly, to name a few. More recently her solo “Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse” received critical acclaim from the Ballet Review.

Vangeline is a 2018 NYFA/ NYSCA Artist Fellow in Choreography. She is also the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance’s Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award. Film projects include a starring role alongside actors James Franco and Winona Ryder in the 2012 feature film The Letter, written and directed by Jay Anania, She has performed with/for Grammy Award-winning artists SKRILLEX and Esperanza Spalding. She is the author of a forthcoming book about butoh and looks forward to curating the second New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 this October.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming, and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of Between Life and Death, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellent in every theatrical discipline. TNC is the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza Returns in 2019
Oct 26 all-day

Bronx Night Market Returns in 2019

Select Saturdays from late May to late October, 2019

Fordham Plaza in the Bronx
2413 Third Ave, Bronx, NY

Free to Attend

Be sure to visit the official site, as well, for more information as well as to keep in tune with any cancellations and such.

Upcoming 2019 Friday Dates:

Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 31
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 26

The Bronx Market is back again this year and they’re promising a whole new level of experiences featuring more dates, more food and more performances that, according to them, “will challenge your idea of a food festival.”

On hand will be over 40 vendors serving up food and beverages from such international faire as Latin American, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Food vendors will be offering items under $7 and on the opening night there’ll be performances by “”R&B/ Soul singer Caszoul, DJ-turned-hip hop artist Calvin Price, and Bangladeshi-born Mati whose music blends Bengali and English.””