Friday, June 10, 2011

This Weekend on the LES: Eggrolls, Egg Creams, Badminton, Ping Pong and more...

As summer begins and the temperatures rise, the Lower East Side is bubbling with activities you won't find anywhere else. This Sunday, June 12, the LES offers an only-in-New-York array of free activities to keep you well fed and entertained all day.

From 12 to 4pm, check out the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams festival hosted by the Eldridge St. Museum. Located in and around a restored 19th-century Jewish Synagogue in the heart of Chinatown, this one-of-a-kind event blends Chinese and Jewish food and culture. If you're interested in mah jongg, Chinese opera and acrobatics, crafts, synagogue tours, folk art, or language lessons, don't miss this cross-cultural block party.

Photo Courtesy Museum at Eldridge Street

Photo Courtesy Museum at Eldridge Street
 Next, walk a couple blocks east to the Hester Street Fair. Established in 1895 as a pushcart market, the Hester Street Fair has evolved into a Lower East Side summer treasure combining food, crafts, and vintage goods. This Sunday they'll also host their first Summer Sunday Picnic with 20 food vendors, picnic tables, live music, badminton, ping pong and more. Open from 11:00-6:00 PM, check out Hester Street Fair's website for a full list of food vendors and activities.

Photo courtesy Hester Street Fair

Wonder City Coffee and Donut Bar
Photo Courtesy Hester Street Fair

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