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It's Opening Weekend At The Hester Street Fair On The LES

April 11, 2017 - Gothamist

It's Opening Weekend At The Hester Street Fair On The LES
BY NELL CASEY IN FOOD ON APR 11, 2017 1:19 PM

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It's the return of outdoor market season, with two big eat-and-drinking fests—Smorgasburg and LIC Food & Flea—both in full swing. This Saturday, Manhattan's Hester Street Fair also makes its 2017 debut, returning for its eighth season in Seward Park at Essex Street.

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Hester Street Fair Returns in April With Dude’s Day and Girl Power Weekend

March 7, 2017 - Bedford + Bowery

Hester just posted the calendar for its eighth season, which starts April 15, and it looks like there’s some fun in store.

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Protest T-Shirt Show

February 22, 2017 - Office Magazine

Hosted by the Hester Street Fair in their new space at 142 Henry Street, The Protest T-Shirt Show features work by a number of NYC artists, including Curtis Kulig, Venus X, and India Menuez (

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Snag a Protest T-Shirt Designed By a Local Artist at This Presidents Day Party

February 17, 2017 - Bedford + Bowery

The Protest T-Shirt Show will offer plenty of new items for your Social Justice Warrior wardrobe.

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Is Cleo Wade the Millennial Oprah?

December 13, 2016 - New York Magazine

On a humid Saturday last summer, a young woman with a halo of curls put on a white cotton dress and set up a booth at the Hester Street Fair in downtown Manhattan. She wasn’t selling artisanal jerky or hand-painted pottery — what she had on offer instead, as advertised by a bright-blue sign propped against a vase of yellow flowers, was “peaceful and loving conversation.” A banner above her head read ARE YOU OK? “Honestly, it was inspired by Lucy from Peanuts,” recalls Cleo Wade. “She’s an icon.”

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10 awesome under-the-radar holiday markets

November 30, 2016 - Time Out

veryone knows about Hester Street Fair’s alfresco food-powered bazaar, but did you know the creators operate a holiday market at South Street Seaport? Shops goods from some of NYC’s best independent designers and artists through Christmas Eve.

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Snag This Rick Ross Christmas Card at Hester Street Fair’s Holiday Market

November 23, 2016 - Bedford + Bowery

The Hester Street Fair folded up its tents last month, but this weekend it’ll pop back up near the South Street Seaport– with bells on!

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Hester Street Fair Opens Holiday Market at the Seaport, Looking Forward to Season #8

December 3, 2016 - The Lo Down

The Hester Street Fair wrapped its seventh season on the Lower East Side last month. But the gang has big plans for the off-season, beginning with today’s kickoff of a holiday market at the South Street Seaport.

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Seaport 2016

December 1, 2016 - Downtown Express

SHOP ’TILL YOU DROP… Keeping in the holiday buy, buy, buy spirit, the HHC has lined up some of the city’s top indie artists, designers and moguls for a unique shopping experience: The Hester Street Fair Holiday Market. From clever children’s reads (Home Grown Books) to silly socks (Jimmy Lion), to fash-forward sneakers (Triesti), to chocolate to die for (Eat Chic Chocolates), you’re sure to find something for someone to wrap up for everyone. The street shops stay open daily, 11 a.m.–8 p.m., through Christmas Eve.

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This is What Happens at a Fake Katz’s Deli in Miami Beach

December 1, 2016 - Forward

Created by New York artist Laila Gohar and producer Nikki Cohen, “Katz’s Miami Beach” is part of NADA, one of the indie alternatives to this week’s massive Art Basel fair. The deli occupies part of NADA’s Gift Shop, which New York’s Hester Street Fair was tapped to curate.

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A Katz’s Knockoff Popped Up at Miami Art Week, With a Hilarious Wall of Fame

December 1, 2016 - Bedford + Bowery

Remember when Max Fish bizarrely popped up at Art Basel? Now a version of its Lower East Side neighbor, Katz’s, has done the same thing. No, this isn’t one of the delicatessen’s artistic dalliances. It’s actually a bootleg Katz’s—a “reappropriation,” if you will— where portraits of art-world big-ups hang on the Wall of Fame.

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Party Like a VIP: Your Fantasy Art Basel Miami Beach Itinerary

November 29, 2016 - The Observer

Hester Street Fair Pop-up Gift Shop at the Deauville Beach Resort, 5-7 p.m.
Conveniently, Art Basel occurs just a few weeks before Christmas, which makes it the perfect time to stock up on gifts for your loved ones. The Lower East Side’s Hester Street Fair has long been a go-to for purveyors of unique foods, clothing and gift items, and organizers are planning the first ever Miami pop-up with items from Jimmy Lion, Shelter Serra, Print All Over Me and many more.

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Around Town Sept 30 - Oct 6

September 29, 2016 - New York Times

Come with an empty stomach and clear priorities: Among the restaurants taking part are indulgent gems like Melt Bakery, Babu Ji and Red Hook Lobster Pound.

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Casual Art Fair

October 1, 2016 - Art Lovers New York

this is a one day pop-up for cutting edge art, works in progress, new visions & hands-on skills !!

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Eckhaus Latta and Dev Hynes Take Fashion Week for a Walk in the Park

September 11, 2016 - W Magazine

The designers handed out sandalwood fans to their usual crowd and cast of friends for a show at Seward Park.

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Eckhaus Latta Ready to Wear

September 10, 2016 - Vogue

Held on a steamy morning in the Lower East Side’s Seward Park (home to the Hester Street Fair), the show was staged just a stone’s throw from Eckhaus Latta’s studio. Despite the sort of mild fracas that comes with putting on a fashion show in a well-trafficked New York City park, once things were underway, the effect was an overwhelmingly placid one.

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Shiseido and Dick Page Bring the Red to Chinatown

September 10, 2016 - Vogue

Shiseido transformed Hester Street Fair into an all-red Japanese open market

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Shiseido's Dick Page Explains the key to a Perfect Lip: Attitude

September 10, 2016 - Hollywood Reporter

Pop-up experience at Hester Street Fair was awash in everyone’s favorite power color

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Heat Wave Beauty

September 10, 2016 - Elle

The best part about Fashion Week: You run into industry legends on the street. That happened yesterday, when makeup artist Dick Page roamed the Hester Street Fair in downtown Manhattan.

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The Grub Street Food Fest Returns October 1

September 7, 2016 - Grub Street

For the seventh year running, Grub Street will take over the Hester Street Fair for our annual eating-and-drinking extravaganza. As of now, there are more than 50 vendors signed up — with more being added each day — and it truly is a celebration of the variety that makes the city’s eating scene so incredible.

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Wings, Wings, Wings (and Beer)

August 5, 2016 - Gothamist

The Hester Street Fair observes Jamaican Independence Day on Saturday with all-day music from Rockers NYC, Deadly Dragon, Queen Majesty, and Damon Degraff and plenty of dominoes to go around.

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The Vendy Awards Reveal Finalists

July 28, 2016 - Total Food

Excited to announce so many of our vendors made it to the finalist list of the Vendy Awards this year!

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Leo DiCaprio Was the Wolf of Hester Street This Weekend

July 18, 2016 - Bedford + Bowery

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream– even Leo DiCaprio, apparently. Everyone’s favorite bear-attack survivor stopped by the Hester Street Fair’s Ice Cream Social on Saturday afternoon.

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The five best free things to do in NYC over the next seven days

July 13, 2016 - Time Out NY

Thank goodness Hester Street Fair is here to help New Yorkers celebrate with a smorgasbord of fresh batches of local and unique frozen treats!

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Hester Street Fair Hosts an Ice Cream Social on Saturday

July 13, 2016 - The Lo Down

If you’ve looked ahead to the weekend weather forecast, you already know we’re going to see 90 degrees on Saturday. This means the timing could not be more perfect for the Hester Street Fair’s Ice Cream Social.

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Get Your Licks In at This Weekend’s Super-Chill Ice Cream Festivals

July 15, 2016 - Bedford + Bowery

At Hester Street Fair’s annual ice cream bazaar, a $10 tasting ticket gets you tastes from all the vendors, including Ice & Vice, J-Rock’s Excellent Ice Cream, Mikey Likes It, Noona’s, and more.

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So Much Ice Cream This Weekend It's Like Whoa

July 15, 2016 - Gothamist

Hester Street Fair's throwing an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, with folks like Ice & Vice, Mikey Likes It, Noona's and others.

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How To Win The Bryant Park Movie Nights

June 27, 2016 - Gothamist

The food line-up is particularly strong this year, highlighted by the excellent Black Tap Burger, which you can actually just walk up to and buy without having to wait three hours behind all those milkshake-snapchatters who clog up the restaurants proper.

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“Beats & Eats” Coming to Hester Street Fair Tomorrow

June 10, 2016 - The Lo Down

The Hester Street Fair tomorrow is teaming up with Grub Street for “Beats & Eats.” Throughout the day, there will be DJ sets, lots of local food and beer!

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Photos: Chicharron Tortas And Bernie Mini Doughnuts At The Hester Street Fair

May 15, 2016 - Gothamist

If you're weary of the crushing crowds and non-stop selfies at Smorgasburg, Hester Street is an excellent low(er)-key way to spend a couple of summertime Saturday hours.

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The Hester Street Fair Returns This Saturday

May 12, 2016 - Grub Street

Good news: One of New York’s loveliest outdoor markets, the Hester Street Fair, kicks off its seventh season on May 14.

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Hester Street Fair reopens on Saturday!

May 10, 2016 - Time Out NY

Guess what reopens on Saturday 14? Hester Street Fair! This season, the long-awaited flea will feature 60 curated vendors, hawking everything from art, fashion and food.

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Make shoes and eat Japanese fried chicken at Hester Street Fair

May 10, 2016 - Metro US

The annual Lower East Side market returns this Saturday. Much of the real estate goes to local designers, artists and boutiques, but there’s plenty of food as well.

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Hester Street Fair Returns This Saturday With Japanese Fried Chicken

May 9, 2016 - Gothamist

Sunny skies herald the arrival of yet another seasonal food and goods market with the return of the Hester Street Fair to the Lower East Side for its annual Saturday encampments.

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Hester Street Fair Returns With Jerk Chicken, a ‘Plant Doctor,’ and More

May 9, 2016 - Bedford + Bowery

Among this year’s additions on the noshing side of things: West Village spot EN Japanese Brasserie will be doing fried chicken, Lower East Side newcomer Scarr’s will be serving up pizza, its Orchard Street neighbor Spur Tree will be charcoal-grilling jerk chicken and other Jamaican specialties.

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