Showing posts with label street festivals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label street festivals. Show all posts

Friday, September 9, 2022

The 10th Street Block Festival takes place tomorrow (Saturday!)

The 10th Street Block Festival returns tomorrow (Sept. 10!) ... on 10th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

This is one of the best block events around... you can find antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing (no tube socks or tube steaks!) and music... all on a lovely tree-lined block. 

If our counting is accurate, this marks the 51st edition of the Block Festival. 

Also! We've heard that the 9th Street A-1 Block Association Block Party returns on Sept. 17.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Today in street fairs

The annual Third Avenue Festival hosted by the Cooper Square Committee takes place today on... Third Avenue! Between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Meanwhile, the toilet tippers were out early...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Now on lower 2nd Avenue: The Lower 2nd Avenue Summer Festival



The Lower Second Avenue Summer Festival is underway... until 6 p.m. on Second Avenue between 14th Street and Ninth Street.

EVG Lower Second Avenue Summer Festival correspondent Steven notes a fairly generic assemblage of street festival vendors and food...



Not to mention the Jerk Off the Grill station...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A street festival for your Saturday


[Photo by Vinny & O]

Vendors and other volunteers are prepping for the Cooper Square Committee's annual Third Avenue Festival, which takes place today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As noted in previous years, this is one of the better street fairs.



Aside from some of the usual stuff (see photo below), the festival features a variety of live performances from a stage at St. Mark's Place at Third Avenue. The acts include Kate Brunotts, Chanese Elifé, the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Bill Popp and the Tapes and Cherry Sol.



With all this, Third Avenue is closed from Sixth Street to 14th Street.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!



The VERY FIRST street fair of 2019 — aka the Astor Place Festival — is underway now on Astor Place between Lafayette and Broadway... all your favorites are here, from mozzarella sticks to Bob Marley "One Love" silk posters ...



Thanks to Vinny & O for the photos!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Today, on 3rd Avenue, a street festival



Indeed. From 14th Street to Sixth Street.

At this hour, belts were the only thing available for purchase...



Other vendors were still setting up the tents and putting together the mannequins...



... and firing up the deep fryers...



The Cooper Square Committee is today's street festival (avenue festival?) host.

And as far as street festivals go, this is one of the better ones...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!


[Photo by Vinny & O]

The Lower 2nd Avenue Spring Festival is underway, from 14th Street to 10th Street... bring your dollars...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!



This one is called Pride on Astor... taking place on Astor Place from Lafayette to Broadway.

Here's a description via the Facebook event page:

Experience the 20+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 50+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more.

There's also a variety of butter for the corn...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!



Just after 8 a.m., the NYPD put up the barricades on Third Avenue at 14th Street ... to block traffic as crews begin setting up for!



It's the annual Third Avenue Festival sponsored by the Cooper Square Committee... and one of the better sessional street fairs, as far as seasonal street fairs go.

At this hour, the various vendors were just setting up...so [in a rather apologetic tone] no sneak previews today...



The festival is noon to 5 p.m., from 14th Street south to St. Mark's Place.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A note about 14th Street today



An EVG reader passes along a gridlock alert for drivers, passengers and crosstown bus passengers (well, anyone) on 14th Street ... there is the Second Avenue Street Festival going on until 5 p.m. today, which is causing some gridlock action as the top photo shows.

Oh, and the L is down for the weekend. (2019 preview!)


As for the Street Festival, there is a better-than-usual selection of street meat...





...and beware of the lousy Beyonce bootlegs...



Street Festival photos by Steven

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Second Avenue Street Fair is tomorrow (Saturday!)



As far as street fairs/festivals go around here, the annual one hosted by Middle Collegiate Church is a good one, with the community spirit absent in those just with the funnel cakes and tube socks.

Via the EVG inbox...

Join us for our annual Second Avenue Street Fair on Saturday, May 6, 12-5pm! Children and families can enjoy activities like a bounce-house, tie-dye t-shirt making, sidewalk chalk, bubble station, Japanese calligraphy, and more!

From 1-5pm, hear live music on the Middle Church stage featuring celebrated East Village musicians, including the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir and Village Chorus for Children & Youth. Voter registration and election information will also be available on our block. It’s an all-day party with Middle Church, filled with art, justice and music — you won’t want to miss it!

And this is not the first street festival of the season... that happened on April 9 with the Astor Place Festival ... and there was the Broadway Festival on April 15 on Broadway from 14th Street down to Eighth Street...


[Photo of what you missed on April 15]

H/T EVG reader Marjorie

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!



Rocktober is kicking off in fine fashion ... with a street fair/festival on Third Avenue from Astor Place to 114th Street 14th Street.

EVG deputized Street Fair correspondent OlympiasEpiriot shared the above photo.

As noted last week, the de Blasio administration is proposing changes to the city’s street fairs to make them less tube socky and generic.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Report: de Blasio administration looking to make street fairs less generic, more local


[EVG file photo from either 2015, 2014, 2013...]

Let's just jump right into Politico's story:

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is proposing changes to the city’s street fairs intended to end the corporate flavor of many of the festivals, addressing a long-standing complaint from civic groups and elected officials that the fairs are a costly headache and do little to benefit the communities where they’re held.

Under proposed rules scheduled for a public hearing on October 13, at least fifty percent of vendors participating in a street fair would have to be businesses with locations inside the same community board where the event is being held. That proposal marks a major change that could remake the character of the roughly 200 street fairs the city currently allows each year.

The proposed changes must undergo a period of public comment before being approved. If that happens, then street fairgoers may find more than tube socks and tube steaks during High Street Festival Season next year.

Read the whole article here.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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The sausage truck was rolling in early this morning for the [Generic] street fair/festival of mozz sticks today on Fourth Avenue between East 14th Street to Ninth Street or so.

Workers were still setting up for the day...



So I uploaded this post courtesy of the new @LinkkNYC kiosk on Fourth Avenue at 12th Street while waiting to shop...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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The 2016 Street Fair/Festival continues today with another Street Fair/Festival on Second Avenue. (Just like last week.)

Unfortunately, as always, we arrived too soon. So browsing was difficult because there was still traffic zipping down the Avenue ...



By the time we strolled a few blocks to the south, though, the barricades went up and the traffic was stopped... affording the opportunity to bike down the middle of the Avenue just like any other day...



We only spotted one food option so far: sweet corn on the cob (Have you ever seen a restaurant with a Sweet Corn on a Cobb Salad?)...





Officially, this is the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council-St. Stephen Our Lady of Scapular Co-Sponsored Fair.

Second Avenue is closed from 14th Street to Sixth Street. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

P.S.

It's fine to bring your pets, but please keep them on a leash so they don't get away...


[Photo further down 2nd Ave. by Vinny & O]

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!



The 2016 Street Fair/Festival season kicks off in high style today with the Second Avenue Festival along Second Avenue between East 14th Street and East Fourth Street...



Security is tight this year...



As always, we were on the scene too early, and there were several awkward moments where we thought the vendors setting up for the day might ask us for help...(Sorry, can't lift anything: tight hip flexors!)



As for the food options, so far we can exclusively reveal empanadas ...



... and Germany well be well-represented...(And Christmas in May! You threw away your trees too early!)



ATTENTION BRATWURST PAVILLION....


[Photo by Steven]

If you can't make it today, then don't despair: The Third Avenue Festival is next Saturday.

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