(Video) Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns Sept. 25


Lower East Side Pickle Day is coming back to Orchard Street Sept. 25.  Just yesterday, the organizers at the LES Partnership put out a fun promotional video to get you in the mood for the big event (see it at the end of this post). Here are some of the main details in the pun-filled press release:

Brace yourselves as Orchard Street between East Houston and Delancey Street is once again transformed into the region’s largest pickle party, overflowing with more picklers than ever before! Got an ache? Doctor Pickle has the cure! From Messy Brine to Grillo’s Pickles; Crooked Carrot to the LES’s own The Pickle Guys; Pickle Day will be so packed with picklers that your pucker will frankly not know what to do with itself! This peck of picklers will of course be accompanied by the best in LES restaurants and shops including Wassail, Ice & Vice, Sam’s Spring Roll and a number of new Essex Street Market additions which include Osaka Grub, Arancini Bros, and everyone’s favorite pickle cheese dog purveyors: Saxelby Cheesemongers! The nearly 30 restaurants to choose from will also offer an array of pickle free options for the picky non-pickle people in your group. Local hotspot Louie & Chan will be bringing the beats with their stage full of DJs. If eating your way through Orchard Street still isn’t enough, there will be a number of GIANT games such as Jenga, Checkers and pickle cornhole so you can play the day away. Think your personalized pickles are the fairest of them all? Show us what you’re made of by entering into our home pickling contest with celebrity judges including Pickle Day’s favorite @foodbabyny! And last but not least, Pickle Day will offer a sneak peak at the forthcoming major motion picture, The Pickle Recipe. Don’t miss out on the LES’s largest event!

Here’s the Facebook invite.

Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns October 4

Photos: Pickle Day 2013 on Orchard Street

Before the day is over, we wanted to put up some photos from yesterday’s Lower East Side Pickle Day. 

L.E.S. Pickle Day Cancelled

Not too surprising but, another unfortunate cancellation has been sent our way — our friends at the LES BID have just written to say that Pickle Day, previously re-scheduled last Sunday to this Sunday, has been officially cancelled.

They write: (We are) reaching out now to let you know that after much back and forth we have decided that we have been left with no choice but to cancel Pickle Day. As you know and have lived through, our area was hit very hard… We all know how difficult it would be to try and pull an event together without guarantees of power and with all this spotty cell phone service. Coming to this decision has been extremely difficult for us as we’ve had to weigh out all possible scenarios and outcomes (not to mention how sad we are about having to do this!).