DAYLIFE Coming to Orchard Street – June 3

Posted on: June 1st, 2012 at 11:27 am by

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Orchard Street’s pedestrian mall is coming back to life this Sunday, June 3.

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Corner of Delancey and Orchard 1930s Courtesy of the Tenement Museum

The Lower East Side BID and Dub Studio Architects, brought together in a partnership through Design NYC, are hosting an updated pedestrian mall called DayLife that it hopes will become a weekly event come fall. Orchard Street is being transformed into an URBAN BACKYARD complete with food, music, fashion, culture, ping-pong and more.

In case you need more intrigue, a Harvard professor has revamped the pushcart and everyone from Russ and Daughters to these peeps will be there as vendors:

Participating Food Vendors to date:

A Casa Fox, 173 Orchard Street
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, 187 Orchard Street
Brooklyn Taco, Essex Market, 120 Essex Street
Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard Street
Cocktail Bodega, coming soon to 205 Chrystie Street
Georgia’s East Side BBQ, 192 Orchard Street
Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza, 144 Orchard Street
‘intoteca, 98 Rivington Street
Christian Vautier Le Concept, 254 Broome Street
The Meatball Shop, 84 Stanton Street
Melt Bakery, 132 Orchard Street
Mexicue, 106 Forsyth Street
Mission Chinese, Coming soon to 154 Orchard Street
Pushcart Coffee, 221 E. Broadway
Roasting Plant, 81 Orchard Street
Russ and Daughters, 179 E. Houston Street
SHI Eurasia, 143a Orchard Street
Sons of Essex, 133 Essex Street
Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street

Retail Vendors to date:

Any Old Iron, 149 Orchard Street
Ben Freedman Gents, 137 Orchard Street
By Robert James, 74 Orchard Street
Cohen’s Fashion Optical, 117 Orchard Street
Corrente, 179 Orchard Street
Daha Vintage, 175 Orchard Street
David Owens Vintage, 154 Orchard Street
Epaulet, 144 Orchard Street
Feltraiger, 158 Allen Street
Grit and Glory, 186 Orchard Street
Lisa Fiorentino Hair & Vintage, 101 Delancey Street
The Hoodie Shop, 181 Orchard Street
MastihaShop, 145 Orchard Street
MissInna Consignment, 190 Orchard Street
Nick & Sons Clothing, 161 Orchard Street
Skunkfunk, 181 Orchard Street
TRE Truck, NYC’s first mobile skateboarding truck
Victor Osborne, 160 Orchard Street
Volang, 147 Orchard Street

There will also be a ton of entertainment:

AndrewAndrew Hosts Performances By:

Ryan Cabrera
Jared Evan
Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe
Crown & Asante

Beats By:

DJ Cougarskin
DJ Equal
DJ Kalkutta
DJ Krunk Pony
DJ Louie XIV
DJ Kai
Silver Medallion

Activities from:

Scratch DJ Academy DJ lessons
David Barton Gym Work-out Demonstrations
SPiN Ping Pong

From East Houston to Delancey, Orchard will be covered in ASTROTURF. It’s a one-of-kind day – there will even be a skate ramp and an 8 year old DJ.

This could become the kind of old meets new event needed to preserve the history of this great neighborhood amidst the change that has happened in the last few years. What do you think?

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Orchard St. 1898

Written by Allison B. Siegel

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