LOWER EAST SIDE — The popular Hester Street Fair will return next week for a fourth year with a host of new vendors hawking everything from Thai street food to vintage clothes.
The popular street festival opens on Saturday, April 27, at the corner of Hester and Essex streets, the historic home of the city’s largest pushcarts market, whose vendors inspired the fair.
New to the festival's lineup of 22 vendors are Khao Man Gai, which offers authentic Thai street food, and Chinese Mirch, which mixes Indian herbs with Cantonese, Hakka and Szechuan-style cooking. The festival also welcomes back returning favorites like Daisy Duke’s, Luke's Lobster, and Oaxaca Taqueria.
The fair will also feature more than 40 pop-up vintage shops, including Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage, which will roll out its '70s-style camper to sell throwback indie styles.
“The Hester Street Fair started off as a passion project. We imagined a space where friends and neighbors in the creative community could have a place to find an audience,” said co-creater SuChin Pak, who lives nearby. “It has grown beyond our wildest expectations.”
The market will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 27 through September 26. For more information visit www.hesterstreetfair.com.