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The 9th Avenue International Food Festival
May 16th & 17th 2015
Rain or Shine
Saturday and Sunday
9th Avenue (42nd – 57th Streets)
Here is that grand Food Fest to end All Food Fests!
The very one tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands look forward to every single year!
NYC Honey Week
September 8-13, 2015
A weeklong, citywide festival celebrating the honeybee. Honey Week 2015 merges the educational, the entertaining, and the downright delicious. From beekeeping classes to honey-themed dinners, apiary tours to honey tastings, cooking classes to kids’ workshops, the festival flits from neighborhood to neighborhood, drawing deep from apicultural traditions and New York City’s cultural traditions alike. The week culminates in the fourth annual daylong Honey Fest at Rockaway Boardwalk on Saturday, September 12, a free, family-friendly extravaganza featuring art, food, music, kids’ arts and crafts, the Bee Marketplace, and, of course, honey galore!
Bastille Day 2016 Festival
Sunday, July 10
Noon – 5:00 pm
60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue
Join them for a fun afternoon of French food, culture, and entertainment! For over ten years, Bastille Day on 60th Street, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), has been the largest public celebration in New York commemorating France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.
Highlights this year include a very special performance by An American in Paris cast members, a live screening of the 2016 UEFA European Championship Final, an exclusive champagne & chocolate tasting in their beautiful Skyroom, and talented performers making their Bastille Day main stage debut.
Keep in mind that yours truly, New Yorkled, has been to this festival twice long ago. Gotta mention how crowded it was. I mean, wall to wall or rather building to building people. Took maybe fifteen minutes to get from one corner to another. BUT, what a blast it was! I totally enjoyed the energy! You just might as well. 🙂
Grand Central Terminal Creates Intimate Shopping Experience For 2016 Holiday Fair
November 14 – December 24, 2016
New York’s Finest Indoor Holiday Shopping Market Returns Nov. 14 for Six Weeks
New York, NY — Oct. 17, 2016 — Shoppers of New York City’s longest running indoor holiday market will see a new look and get a more intimate shopping experience this year when The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns Monday, Nov. 14. For almost six weeks, half of Vanderbilt Hall will bring holiday cheer to visitors as 40 artisans sell art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.
For the first time during the holiday season at Grand Central, visitors will be able to take advantage of both dining and shopping options in Vanderbilt Hall. With the critically acclaimed Great Northern Food Hall on the west side, shoppers can now whet their appetites at one of the four Nordic-inspired food pavilions and bar before walking the aisles of the Holiday Fair.
Grand Central continues to highlight unique and local craftsmanship as it has done since 1993 even as the Holiday Fair undergoes changes this year. Fair organizers have made a concerted effort to present vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally sourced materials or a socially conscious business model. Several favorites return this year and will be joined by six new vendors.
- Andrea Geer Designs – Designer and artist Andrea Geer makes her Grand Central Holiday Fair debut with a unique and playful take on clothing. She uses her own original paintings and digitally prints those images onto fabric and leather to create a unique clothing and accessories line. The Rochester, NY–based artist has won numerous awards and was featured in a documentary, “Tailor Made,” about the the origins of the clothing manufacturing industry in her hometown.
- The Blue Hound Jewelry – The Blue Hound is a collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories for men and women handmade in limited production in New York City. The company’s focus is mainly metalwork, including mixed metals of silver and 14k gold, with the occasional use of precious stone. The well-rounded collection includes necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks, earrings, rings, and cuffs, as well as household items, such as bookmarks, key rings, and letter openers.
- Hardwood Creations – This California-based artisan makes woodworking a functional artform, crafting pieces that are meant to be looked at and put to use around the home. The range of items include lamps, chess sets, cutting boards and other games, furniture and kitchenware.
- Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio – Inspired by a Taglit Birthright trip to Israel in 2010, Joy Stember returned home and went on a new journey to create contemporary Judaica that captures the landscape, culture, and history that she fell in love with while in Israel. Using pewter of heirloom quality, she crafts mezuzahs, candle holders, menorahs, seder plates, and other objects.
- Mariella de Leeuw – Designer Mariella de Leeuw infuses the color, form and textiles from her native Amsterdam into her clothing line for women and children, with all pieces made in the USA. A portion of the company’s profits go to support a variety of causes, including The Humane Society, Save the Children, and Wounded Warrior Project.
The Holiday Fair runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 24. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the following days and times: closed Thanksgiving, and open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24.
43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™
Sunday, September 24, 2017
‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ will be this year’s theme for the Fair which’ll be taking place within the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.
According to the official site: “It’s the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! The 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival will be held on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Vendor Applications are available for a limited time!”
Yours truly tried to look for any article from the original year of the fair but the best I was able to come up with was a NY Times article from 1975 titled, ‘2 Camels Help Brooklyn Mark Atlantic Antic Day‘ wherein there was talk of a camels being part of the celebration; and another from 1977 titled ‘Accent Is on Antic In Atlantic Avenue‘ which mentions quite a bit of the festivities taking place at the annual fest.
According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the event brings in over 1 million visitors every year. Wow! That’s quite a number.
Be sure, as well, to visit the official Atlantic Antic website here…
We’re looking forward ourselves to attending this year’s big Brooklyn happening! Here’s to Brooklyn!
Here below would be the official press release:
The ‘Mother of all Street Fairs’ Returns This Fall with Something for Everyone
Brooklyn, NY September 14, 2017- Celebrating its 43rd year, the Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival, produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), returns on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 12p.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The largest street festival in Brooklyn goes along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, stretching over 10 blocks and spanning through four neighborhoods; Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights,and Downtown Brooklyn.
‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ is highlighted as this year’s theme at the signature event to promote the beautiful Brooklyn communities the festival runs through. From the Atlantic Avenue local businesses to the stunning scenery in between, Atlantic Avenue showcases what Brooklyn has to offer. This year’s ‘ The Pulse of Brooklyn’ Fall promotion welcomes back visitors after the festival to shop, dine and explore Atlantic Avenue. Festival goers can enjoy special promotions, giveaways and offers from October 1st to the 16th from local merchants. For a full list of discounts and offers,
please visit http://atlanticave.org
NYU Langone Health will return as this year’s Kids Zone Sponsor where attendees will be greeted with more family fun entertainment. Activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, book readings, and face painters will be among the many attractions within the festival for kids of all ages. It’s a one of a kind event where more than 500 vendors, 100 local merchants and 12 live entertainment stages come together to celebrate the longstanding tradition as we welcome the first days of the Fall season.
The addition of new attractions at this year’s Atlantic Antic™ festival include the Chef One 14th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest on this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage,
corner of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. As 48 professional and amateur eaters compete to devour locally made dumplings in the fastest time,
visitors will want to be sure to come and watch this spectacle.
The celebration continues through Atlantic Avenue with performances from 12 live entertainment stages. This year’s stages’ line up include performances of all genres from R&B Soul to an all female drumming performance. Weill Cornell Medicine returns as this year’s Community Stage Sponsor featuring the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Partners, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Jazz Ensemble and much more. For the full list of performances and schedules of the Atlantic Antic ™ Main Stage and the Community Stage, please visit http://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/schedule/
The 43rd Atlantic Antic™ Festival sponsors include NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, Weill Cornell Medicine, Crunch Fitness, Emblem Health, Advantage Care Physicians, St. Francis College, Geico, Avery Hall Investments, City MD, TF Cornerstone, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Dodge YMCA, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include NY Daily News, Topi, Metro NY, BRIC, Brooklyn Magazine, 92.3 AMP Radio, 1010 WINS, WCBS-FM 101.1,, Fresh 102.7, TGI Office Automation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
NTD.TV and Epoch Media Group.
For a full list of sponsors, please visit www.atlanticave.org .
Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POWWOW
Friday through Sunday, Jul 27 – 29, 2018
“”New York City’s oldest and largest Powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over forty Indian Nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.””
DAY PASS: $10 adult; $5 child (ages 12 & under)
WEEKEND PASS: $16 adult; $7 child (ages 12 & under)
Farm Members are FREE
Ninth (9th) Avenue International Food Festival NYC
May 18 – 19, 2019
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine!
Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street
The largest and oldest food festival of its kind that’s been taking place for well over 40 years will be back this year and remember, it’s one of the most highly anticipated item of its kind…so expect huge crowds! Huge…!
“”Their Mission at the Ninth Avenue Association, is to promote the individual merchant and to produce quality events, and promotions, that generate business for all participants and foster a strong and unified sense of community.
Each member of the Ninth Avenue Association, knows and understands the level of quality that is expected when working on any of our events, and or promotions.””