As usual, it was packed at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Day festival yesterday. Unusually warm October weather brought out the masses for the Lower East Partnership’s most popular event. Here are some of the scenes from Pickle Day, which took place on Orchard Street, between Delancey Street and East Houston Street.
Here’s a reminder about Lower East Side Pickle Day, which will be taking over Orchard Street Sunday from noon-5 p.m. The blocks between Delancey and East Houston streets will be filled with pickle purveyors such as the Pickle Guys, Guss’ Pickles and Rick’s Picks. Plus other local vendors will be taking part, including: Saxelby Cheesemongers, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, Melt Bakery and Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery. Click here for more details.
What’s wrong with this photo? Unless pickle impersonators were roaming the Lower East Side a century ago, we think someone’s been having fun with Photoshop. It’s a sure sign that LES Pickle Day is right around the corner.
If pickles aren’t your thing, there will be plenty of other Lower East Side-vendors represented. They include Melt Bakery, Roni-Sue Chocolates, Claw Daddy’s, Ni Japanese Deli, Sweet Buttons Desserts, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Arancini Brothers, Georgia’s BBQ, Grey Lady, Pop Karma, The Meatball Shop and Sweet Sugar Sunshine.
Live music will be provided by Louie & Chan.
Check out more details on the official Pickle Day website, and have a look at this wacky video from the Pickle Mascot.
Hurricane Sandy wind modeling from the National Weather Service this afternoon.
In advance of incoming Hurricane Sandy, dubbed “Frankenstorm” for its gigantic proportions and ever-changing variables, the LES Business Improvement District has postponed Sunday’s planned LES Pickle Day, while citywide, officials are beginning to consider measures such as shutting down the subway system in defense.
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.
On Sunday, NYC International Pickle Day celebrates its 10th anniversary on the Lower East Side. A short time ago, we received an updated list of vendors from the New York Food Museum, which co-sponsors the big event with the LES Business Improvement District and Greenmarket NYC. Yesterday, Grub Street reported Guss’ Pickles, which moved to Brooklyn earlier this year, would not be taking part. However, Nancy Ralph, director of the Food Museum, told us the “other Guss'” will be represented. Confused?