Go See : Jewish Food Festival

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For D’s Art Takes GO SEE, Divvya Nirula brings you a viewer’s review of events from around the globe. Dance, art, theatre, music – we have it all, and more. Today, we discover Jewish Food Festival.

The ‘Taste of Jewish Culture’ is an annual street festival, in it’s 5th edition this year. This is a signature event of the Workmen’s Circle or Der Arbeter Ring. This organisation was set up more than 100 years ago in order to protect the Jewish emigrants from Eastern Europe, who had crossed the Atlantic and reached the United States. It has been the centre of progressive Jewish culture and social action. The festival have drawn upwards of 15,000 attendees each year.

3 reasons to GO SEE “Jewish Food Festival”

  1. The theme “Diversity is Delicious” highlights the many contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to our world cuisine and our community.
  2. The festival is popular for it’s mashup dishes. Some of the popular ones are Babka Ice Cream, Salmon Po’ Boy, Reuben Quesadillas, Yemeni Tacos and Jewish Themed Cake Pops. Some of the highlights for the festival will be “Cooking for my People”, Ben’s Kosher Deli, Bonsai Kakigori, Breads Bakery, Danny Macaroons and Zola Bakes
  3. There will be performances by Aaron Alexander & NY Klezmer Series All-Stars with dance leader Sarah Myerson (12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15). A special performance by the Fiddler on the Roof cast presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (1:00pm). Last but not the least, Interactive “Instant Yiddish” with Kolya Borodulin (2:00 & 3:00)

Some tips for when you GO SEE “Jewish Food Festival”


The festival is from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Admission Is free.

You can use the subway. B, D, F, or M train to the 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center stop. You can also take Take the N, Q, or R train to the 49th Street stop.

There will be engaging activities for kids as well. Some of the highlights are cooking demonstrations in Yiddish and designing their own soda jerk hats!

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