Who doesn’t like a street fair? May 1-4 The New Museum is taking over a chunk of the Lower East to throw the IDEAS City Festival. The Festival is going to happen rain or shine m it’s free and it includes lots of Food. The Hester Street Fair folks are curating the food, highlighting the talents of local artisanal food producers as well as the talents of many local restaurant chefs.
Because this festival is being thrown by The New Museum, it’s not going to be just about corn dogs and spun sugar on a stick. The overall idea is that if you come to the festival you can learn how to be a better food citizen. Sounds kind of Maoist to me, but hey I love a good demonstration and am always up for tasting free samples. Mother-In-Law’s Kimchi will be showing us how to make – yes you guessed it: Kimichi.
Hot Bread Kitchen, which has a local stand at the Union Square green market will be there with their Breaducation station. Not really sure what that is, but I do know that Hot Bread Kitchen has the best selection of breads representing the cultures and countries of the many immigrant women who they help. If you can’t get to one of their retail locations and want some hand-made Tortilla or M’smen or any of their wonderful breads you can order them online here.
Oh, and if you are jonesing for more after the festival from 6- Midnight you can hang out at CITY Grit: Canteen at the Old School Cafeteria, 233 Mott Street, between Prince and Spring Streets. Chef Sarah Simmons, creates a culinary salon offering special sandwiches for IDEAS CITY.