Date Announced for 2011 Apple Day on the Lower East Side
Mark your calendars, iPhones, iPads, and, er, Palm Pilots – a date has been announced for the annual New York City Apple day. Sunday, September 18 at 11 am. As in previous years, this smallish block party will assume positions along Orchard Street between Broome and Grand.
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Apples on this day won’t keep gentrification at bay. Nevertheless, full event details are below. Note the Apple Day National Apple Pie Eating Championship! Flashbacks of Stand by Me, anyone?
WHAT: NYC Apple Day will feature activities for kids of all ages, and, of course, foods from many culinary venues (all getting into the apple spirit and incorporating the ingredient into their cuisine). As part of the day’s activities, the Apple Day National Apple Pie Eating Championship will be held at 2p.m. Aspiring competitors may view complete rules and sign up to participate in the competition at www.CompetitiveEaters.com.
WHO: Participants include APL, BabyCakes, Boubouki, Café Grumpy, Café Katja, Dora, Fatta Cuckoo, Georgia’s East Side BBQ, Interstate Food & Liquor, Melt Bakery, Mortgage Apple Cakes, Red Jacket Orchards, Roasting Plant, Roni-Sue’s Chocolate, The Sweet Life, and many others. A number of community organizations will also participate, including City Running tours, Henry Street Settlement, Mark Miller Gallery, and the New Museum. The event is free and open to the public.
WHERE: Orchard Street (between Broome and Grand) in the heart of the Lower East Side.
WHEN: Sunday, September 18th, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.