Hester Street Fair is Expanding into Seward Park with ‘Promenade’

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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Amidst its fifth season, the Hester Street Fair is soon expanding its footprint to include the adjacent parkspace. Seward Park, deemed the first playground built in New York City (1903).

The annexed space is dubbed the Promenade, and will include an additional 30 vendors, and seating beneath the tree canopy. That means you’ll no longer be able to enjoy the benches and relative quiet in this spot on summertime weekends.

The Hester Street Promenade debuts on May 31. It’ll certainly alleviate the some of the claustrophobia of being sandwiched between two fences.

“We’ve always thought the area around Schiff Fountain was a beautiful yet underutilized part of the neighborhood,” co-found SuChin Pak noted in a press release. “The trickiest part of our market has been the size…we are always looking for more space! So, we’re thrilled to be working with the Parks Department to create a fun and vibrant space for Lower East Side residents and visitors to enjoy.”

The Hester Street Fair runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 26.

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