Coming Up Sunday: Lower East Side Pickle Day

Lower East Side Pickle Day is coming up this Sunday on Orchard Street.  This year, the Lower East Side BID is folding the event into its DayLife street festival franchise, which was started this past summer to reinvigorate foot traffic in the neighborhood’s legendary but struggling shopping district.

Guss’ Pickles, which fled to Brooklyn three years ago, will be back for the big event, along with the Pickle Guys,  Rick’s Picks and many others.  There will also be a Halloween costume contest, a home pickling contest, ping pong and street hoops sponsored by Basketball City and, apparently, some rapping grandmas and DJ’s in front of Tammany Hall.   Pickle Day takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on Orchard, between East Houston and Delancey. Click through for the complete lineup. 

Activities:

Halloween costume contest!  Check in at the LES BID table (located on Orchard between Stanton and E. Houston) to enter between 2-3pm. Winner announced at 4:15pm in the Performance Area (Orchard between Delancey and Rivington). Prizes include a chocolate gift basket from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, a $100 gift certificate to Galli Restaurant and an LES t-shirt!
Home Pickling Contest, Drop off submissions at the BID table (located on Orchard between Stanton and E. Houston)
DJ Lessons and spin art sponsored by Scratch Academy, 12-5pm
Ping Pong and Street Hoops provided by Basketball City, 12-5pm
Badminton, 12-5pm
Urban Croquet, 12-5pm
Fitness demonstrations by David Barton Gym, 12-5pm
Kids face-painting and balloon animals, 1-4pm in the Performance Area
Ballroom Dancing, 1-3pm in the Performance Area
Fantasy Grandma, rapping grannies, 3:35-4:15pm in the Performance Area
Belly Dancing instruction and performance, 3-3:45pm & 4:15-5pm in the Performance Area

 

Pickle Vendors:

Arirang Kimchee
Adamah
Brooklyn Brine
Divine Brine
Eat Me Sweetly
Guss’ Pickles
Horman’s Best Pickles
McClure’s
Picklena
The Pickle Guys
Rick’s Picks
Sour Puss Pickles

 

Food Vendors:

AsiaDog, 66 Kenmare Street

Bare Knuckle Chili

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, 187 Orchard Street

Brooklyn Taco, Essex Market, 120 Essex Street

Galli, 45 Mercer Street

Georgia’s East Side BBQ, 192 Orchard Street

Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza, 144 Orchard Street

Ha’Chi, 185 Orchard Street

The Hummus Shop, 101 Ludlow Street

Lost Weekend NYC, 45 Orchard Street

Mac Truck, various locations

The Meatball Shop, 84 Stanton Street

Melt Bakery, 132 Orchard Street

Mexicue, 106 Forsyth

Mission Chinese,  154 Orchard Street

Neuman’s Catering, 203 Chrystie Street

Ni Japanese Deli, Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street

Nor’East Clam Shack, 77 Delancey Street

Perfect Picnic, 123 Ludlow Street

Pop Karma, 95 Orchard Street

Pushcart Coffee, 221 E. Broadway

Roasting Plant, 81 Orchard Street

Saro Bistro, 102 Norfolk Street

Saxelby Cheesemongers, Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street

Souvlaki GR, 116 Stanton Street

Spur Tree, 76 Orchard Street

Tache Artisan Chocolates, 254 Broome Street

Tiengarden, 170 Allen Street

Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street

 

Retail by:

Affordable art by Artist Alliance

By Robert James, 74 Orchard Street

GritNGlory, 186 Orchard Street

The Hoodie Shop, 181 Orchard Street

Maraya Cigar, 87 Orchard Street

MissInna Consignment, 190 Orchard Street

Nick & Son Clothing, 161 Orchard Street

Affordable art by Recession Art, 9 Clinton Street

Revolution Now, 162 Allen Street

Skunkfunk, 181 Orchard Street

Volang, 147 Orchard Street

Victor Osborne, 160 Orchard Street

Yaf Sparkle, 158 Orchard Street

 

Entertainment Line-Up:

12:30 – 1:30 Tim Martell, Scratch DJ Academy

1:30 – 2:45 Deja

2:45 – 4:00 DJ Kai Song

4:00 – 5:00 Chi Duly