UPDATE: Lower East Side Pickle Day 2012 has officially been canceled. Here’s the announcement:
Hurricane Sandy certainly soured the LES, so until we can get back up and running, we’ve decided to cancel Pickle Day. Residents and business owners need this time to focus on their individual recovery, and all of us at the LES BID will be offering every assistance. Please support local businesses and community members — they make the LES the place to be even when the power’s out…
Sunday, Nov. 4 is Lower East Side Pickle Day 2012, a celebration of the rich history of pickle vendors in New York City’s LES.
The festival is three blocks long, taking place on Orchard Street between Delancey to E. Houston. Hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pickle Day, a LES DayLife free neighborhood event, features a large assortment of pickle vendors as well as a variety of activities:
Halloween costume contest! Check in at the LES BID table (located on Orchard between Stanton and E. Houston) to enter between 2-3pm. Winner announced at 4:15pm in the Performance Area (Orchard between Delancey and Rivington). Prizes include a chocolate gift basket from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, a $100 gift certificate to Galli Restaurantand an LES t-shirt!
Home Pickling Contest, Drop off submissions at the BID table (located on Orchard between Stanton and E. Houston)
DJ Lessons and spin art sponsored by Scratch Academy, 12-5pm
Ping Pong and Street Hoops provided by Basketball City, 12-5pm
Urban Croquet, 12-5pm
Fitness demonstrations by David Barton Gym, 12-5pm
Kids face-painting and balloon animals, 1-4pm in the Performance Area
Ballroom Dancing, 1-3pm in the Performance Area
Fantasy Grandma, rapping grannies, 3:35-4:15pm in the Performance Area
Belly Dancing instruction and performance, 3-3:45pm & 4:15-5pm in the Performance Area