Today was opening day for the Hester Street Fair which featured a Lower Feast Side Food Festival in conjunction with the other events going on for the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, which wrapped further west on the Lower East Side around the Bowery. In a slender space at the intersection of Hester Streets and Essex Streets was a varied collection of crafts vendors with adorable stuffed toys, handmade purses, terrariums, and bath and beauty products as well as some terrific food vendors. Bringing a bright ray of sunshine into the lives of New Yorkers after a particularly brutal winter this year, people came out with dogs, strollers, babies, and friends to chat with the merchants, pick up some things, and enjoy a sunshine-filled day outdoors.
La NewYorkina‘s friendly face and delicious Mexican-inspired ice pops started off the market on a terrific note.
One of the more interesting things to see to day was this demonstration of sorbet making by the guys from Rogue24, which is winding down its preview in New York City this weekend. This is watermelon juice mixed with liquid nitrogen.
The Hester Street Fair will be open on Saturdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through October 30, 2011.