Celebrate the beginning of October with these two New York City food events:
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to present CHEERS NY, a first-of-its-kind craft beverage festival and trade show in Industry City, Brooklyn on October 2nd to 4th. Sample tastings from New York State beer, wine, spirits, and cider producers, eat your way through the Brooklyn Eats marketplace, and enjoy drinks at the outdoor beer hall. There will be two separate tasting sessions on Saturday, and one session on Sunday. Sessions are three hours each, with unlimited tastings. At the end of the session, the floor will be closed and guests can continue to enjoy drinks at the outdoor beer hall or visit the Brooklyn Eats Marketplace.The outdoor beer hall will be open throughout the festival for those that would like to purchase regular drinks and food. Brooklyn EatsMarketplace will showcase Brooklyn-made food producers with samples and packaged goods available for purchase.
The price of your CHEERS NY ticket includes one tasting session, entrance to the outdoor beer hall and Brooklyn Eats Marketplace. Grab your friends and come enjoy all that New York State has to offer. CHEERS NY is produced in partnership with the State of New York through Empire State Development Corporation and the Taste NY program. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development across the borough and serves as an advocate for its member businesses. Its mission is to promote a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn.
Lower East Side Pickle Day will be barreling back through the LES on Sunday October 4th for a day guaranteed to turn brine dunk tank dreams into reality soaked scenarios with three full blocks of pickle fun for everyone! Orchard Street will be bustling with over 15 picklers, and over 30 restauranteurs serving up pickle themed delicacies, pickle trivia, a home pickling contest, and a clairvoyant professing pickle-pertaining fortune futures. From 12-5pm you’ll enjoy streets full of pushcarts showcasing the best of the LES from restaurants such as Russ and Daughters, Mission Cantina, and Blue Ribbon Sushi alongside premier pickle pushers such as The Pickle Guys, Rick’s Picks, and Guss’. In addition to all signs pointing towards brine, dance the day away thanks to DJs presented by the 303 and Louie & Chan. Pickle Day also promises a full range of activities including bocce ball, face painting, a pin the pickle parlor game, pickle pooch parade (BYOPP) and yes indeed the much anticipated, never duplicated, brine dunk tank.
The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) has a long history of supporting the Lower East Side’s local economy. After working for over 40 years as various business associations, what is now known as the LES BID, a non-profit economic development organization, was founded in its current capacity in 1992. The organization, a public/private partnership, is composed of property owners, merchants, residents and government representatives that work collaboratively to promote the Lower East Side through a variety of constantly evolving programs and dynamic initiatives. Operational funds come from a variety of sources including assessments paid by property owners, government grants and revenue currently derived from parking operations.