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Oktoberfest Beer Garden and Heated Tents Come to South Street Seaport

By Irene Plagianos | October 9, 2013 12:26pm
 A new "Fall Festival" is slated to start on Oct. 9 at the South Street Seaport.
Landbrot Fall Festival at the Seaport
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Oktoberfest has arrived at the Seaport.

A selection of German beers, brats, pretzels and other Deutschland treats from West Village German bar and bakery Landbrot are now being served up in a temporary beer garden along Fulton Street, complete with heated tents.

The Oktoberfest, which will last until Oct. 31, is part of Seaport owner Howard Hughes Corporation’s fall festival for their larger See/Change effort, a program of events and pop-up shops to help revitalize the storm-battered neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.

The Brooklyn Flea curated SmorgasBar — an outdoor beer garden and food court that was part of the summer See/Change — closed last week, but some of their food vendors, including Pizza Moto and Fonda, will remain through October in the stalls along Front Street.

Along with the Oktoberfest, Howard Hughes's fall festival will also feature a weekly greenmarket, run by Youthmarket, a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth and supplied by local farmers. Youthmarket will open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 23, at 19 Fulton St.

The festival will also bring a series of events to the Seaport, including live music, DJs and pumpkin-carving demos.

The beer garden is slated to be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.