Participants Announced for Orchard Street “Day Life” Street Festival

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Nightlife all but killed the Orchard Street pedestrian mall. No two ways about it. So the Lower East Side BID organized and proposed a  new “street fair” called “Day Life” to help inject life into the weekly tradition. The pilot for this new initiative, which the board hopes to have in place by autumn, will be held on June 3. The hype machine is already in full gear, evidenced by the release of an early list of vendor participants (reproduced below).

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Photo Credit: Dub Studios

Participating Food Vendors to date:

A Casa Fox, 173 Orchard Street
Brooklyn Taco, Essex Market, 120 Essex Street
Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard Street
Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza, 144 Orchard Street
Melt Bakery, 132 Orchard Street
Mission Chinese, Coming soon to 154 Orchard Street
SHI Eurasia, 143a Orchard Street

Retails Vendors to date:

Any Old Iron, 149 Orchard Street
Ben Freedman Gents, 137 Orchard Street
Corrente, 179 Orchard Street
Daha Vintage, 175 Orchard Street
David Owens Vintage, 154 Orchard Street
Epaulet, 144 Orchard Street
MissInna Consignment, 190 Orchard Street
Nick & Sons Clothing, 161 Orchard Street
The Hoodie Shop, 181 Orchard Street
Volang, 147 Orchard Street

As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, the target demographic for Day Life doesn’t seem too representative of the entire neighborhood population. Seems more the scene for foodies and fashionistas who desire everything artisanal. These sentiments were echoed by many readers, two of whom responded with the following comments:

As a young resident of the area for nearly 8 years, I am not opposed to any plan that would involve cleaning that stretch of Orchard St. up a little bit..however, why must everything be turned in a “Festival” of sorts? the streets are already overrun all weekend, and any sort of peace and quiet we have down here is cherished. I really don’t know about this…

And…

What else do you except from the BID?  They always seem like they just landed here from Greenwich, Connecticut.

How do you feel about Day Life? Weigh in!

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