Ninth Ave. between 42nd & 57th Sts.
Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, free, 12 noon – 5:00
One of the best street fairs of the season, the thirty-eighth annual Ninth Ave. International Food Festival takes place today and tomorrow, featuring booths selling local ethnic food, jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and more, along with children’s activities and live performances. Among the three dozen participating restaurants and bars are Talent Thai II, Southern Hospitality, Rudy’s, Poseidon Bakery, the Delta Grill, Kyotofu, Hallo Berlin Express, Chimichurri Grill, Rachel’s, City Sandwich, Breeze, Bali Nusa Indah, Uncle Nick’s, McCoy’s, Empanada Mama, Vintage, Stecchino, and others, offering delights from England, Brazil, Italy, Poland, Greece, Argentina, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and other parts of the world. Live music and entertainment will include belly dancers, high steppers, Celtic dancers, the music of Scotland, and local bands.