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“Apples on Orchard” This Sunday

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We've barely had a chance to recover from the International Pickle Festival. Now it's time for another food festival, "Apples on Orchard." Here's the release from the LES Business Improvement District:

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Ever
wonder how Orchard Street got it's name? Well, for much of New York
City's early history, Orchard Street was just that, a path into a
lovely apple orchard, owned by a family named Delancey.  This Sunday, October 18th, you can go apple picking again right where it all started. From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and Mark Miller Gallery will host our second annual Apples on Orchard: New York City Apple Day.

There
will be a real, working cider press. exhibitions, music and
arts-and-crafts for the kids, walking tours for the adults, and many
more fun activities! In line with the borough's Go Green initiatives, a
variety of organizations will be on hand to give tips on how to green
your everyday lives. But the highlight of the festival is the wide sampling of apple-themed treats. In addition, there will be special retail and restaurant offerings from nearby stores and cultural havens.

This year's Apple Day participants include: Apple Growers' Association of New York, An Choi, Café Katja, Greenmarket, Jeffrey's Meat Market, LES Ecology Center, Makeup Mania, Mastihashop, Mead Orchards, Red Jacket Orchards, Roasting Plant, Roni-Sue's Chocolates, Tropical Salon, US Grown Premium Apple Juice Corporation …and more!

It all happens Sunday on Orchard, between Broome and Grand.

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