Essex Market Food Fest, Science Fair at the Lowline Lab This Weekend

The Lowline Lab in the Essex Street Market. Photo courtesy of The Lowline.

The Lowline Lab in the Essex Street Market. Photo courtesy of The Lowline.

There are two big events happening at The Lowline Lab this coming weekend. It will be one of your last chances to visit the exhibition in the Essex Street Market before the prototype for the underground park closes at the end of this month.

On Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., there will be a Science & Sustainability Fair. There will be interactive workshops on the water cycle conducted by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, a scavenger hunt, a hands-on worm bin from the LES Ecology Center, explainers on how the Lowline’s green landscape was created and sustained, a session on the oyster reintroduction project in New York Harbor and even a workshop on eating insects! More info here.

And then on Sunday, the Winter DayLife Festival comes to the Lowline Lab, featuring the merchants of the Essex Street Market. Participating vendors include: Formaggio Essex, Puebla Mexican Food, Pain D’Avignon, Tra La La Juice, Lower East Side Girls Club, Osaka Grub, Arancini Bros., Porto Rico Coffee, Saxelby Cheesemongers and Ni Japanese Deli. The festival takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Here’s the invite.

The Lowline Lab has been open since October of 2015. While it’s closing Feb. 26, the Lowline team is ramping up preparations for the real deal — a 60,000 square foot park in the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Station under Delancey Street. They are in the midst of conducting public engagement sessions and raising money after the city gave its conditional approval for the project last year.