Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns to Orchard Street on October 15
The date is set. The renowned Lower East Side Pickle Day is slated to return to Orchard Street on October 15. As always, the event will occupy the three-block pedestrian mall between Delancey and East Houston Streets.
Banners advertising the forthcoming Pickle Day – the seventeenth go-round – were recently attached to light poles along Orchard Street.
Once again, the street will be transformed into a pickle bazaar for five hours (noon to 5pm). More than twenty pickle vendors will participate, plus pushcart setups by local restaurants and boutiques, live music, activities, and maybe some astro-turf.
The neighborhood tradition of Pickle Day is sponsored by the Lower East Side Partnership. Until four years ago, it was traditionally held on Orchard Street between Broome and Grand. But that was when Guss’ Pickles was still around and the event wasn’t the “foodie” destination it is today.