Archive for May, 2009

Food festivals

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Dave Cook in the Times names five “especially tempting” international food fairs this summer. Read the story for sumptuous details.

  • Indonesian Food Bazaar, 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, May 31, behind Masjid al-Hikmah, 48-01 31st Ave (48th St), Astoria, Queens
  • Philippine Independence Day Festival, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, June 7, Madison Avenue between 24th and 26th Sts
  • Swedish Midsummer Festival, 5 to 8 pm Friday, June 19, Robert F. Wagner Jr. park, near Battery Place
  • Rakhaing Thingyan Burmese New Year Water Festival, 11 am to 4 pm Sunday, July 12, JHS 56 schoolyard, Madison and Montgomery Streets, Lower East Side
  • Myanmar Baptist Church Fun Fair, noon to 6 pm the second or third Saturday in August, 143-55 84th Drive (near 143rd St), Briarwood, Queens

Neighborhood Faces

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Dan Ziskie has taken some nice photos in Chinatown. The New York Times has put up a slideshow, Neighborhood Faces.