Posts Tagged ‘Oktoberfest’

Queens bakery offers 1934 pricing this weekend

Queens bakery offers 1934 pricing this weekendHere’s a tasty tidbit to lure you to Queens this weekend.  To mark its 80th anniversary, Rudy’s Bakery and Café on Seneca Avenue, the oldest German bakery in Ridgewood, is offering baked goods at 1934 prices. The celebration on Saturday, October 25th, from 12 Noon to 5pm, coincides with Ridgewood’s “Seneca Avenue Oktoberfest Stroll”.

For 80 cents apiece, you can try miniature Jelly Donuts, Linzer Tarts, Black Forest Cake, Cheese and Cherry Strudel, and Danish.  There will also be complimentary hourly tastings, a German Band, and for the kids, Pumpkin Decorating and a Pop-Up Library.

Ridgewood (Queens) has been called the “New Williamsburg” and is the largest historical district in New York.  Firmly traditional, Rudy’s Bakery and Café also incorporates the touch of former café at MOMA pasty chef Cristina Nastasi. Those seeking gluten-free and vegan treats will not be disappointed.

Rudy's Chocolate Cake PopsRudy’s began in 1934, during the Great Depression when Ridgewood was home to mostly German immigrants who worked in the breweries and knitting factories nearby. Most had come following World War I and were generally from Gottscheer, a region of Slovenia populated by Germans who had migrated after the war. The German residents were followed in the mid-20th century by Irish, Italian, Romanian and Yugoslavian immigrants. Today the area remains multicultural with populations from Puerto Rico, Poland, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  905 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385, (718) 821-5890

September Street Fairs, Parades and Concerts in NYC

Fall weather means the return of street fairs, outdoor music, and parades to the city.  Here, in one place, we compile a listing of some of the most interesting ones happening throughout the city this month.  Plan your travels accordingly as street closures mean slow going in places.

92 Street Y Lexington Avenue Festival – food, music, activities and family entertainment, along one mile of Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side.  Try rock climbing courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders (86th Street), food offerings from around the world, dance and entertainment at the main stage (85th Street), activities for the younger ones at the 92Y KidCentral area (84th Street), and much more.

Sunday, September 15, 12pm-5pm
Lexington Avenue from 96th to 79th Street, Manhattan

www.92y.org/streetfest

87th Annual Feast of San GennaroItalian specialties, parades, music in Little Italy, Manhattan

Through Sunday September 22, 2013, into the late hours

Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston St
www.sangennaro.org

A spate of localized neighborhood fairs pop up over the next two weeks.  All basically offer American and international merchandise and food, art, crafts, antiques, merchandise, crowds and entertainment. Bring cash and a spirit of fun as you meander through the streets and enjoy the roasted corn, fried dough, sock stands, street art, and more.

  • Broadway Autumn Fair, Manhattan
    Saturday, September 21, 10am-6pm
    on Broadway from Waverly Place – 14th St.
  • Jerome Avenue Festival, Bronx
    Saturday, September 21, 12Noon -6pm
    on Jerome Avenue from Moshulu Parkway to Gun Hill Road
  • Bleecker Street Festival, Manhattan
    Saturday, September 21, until 6pm
    on Bleecker Street from 8th to 7th Avenues
  • Broadway Astoria Festival, Queens
    Sunday, September 22, until 6pm
    on Broadway from Steinway Street to Crescent Street
  • Grand Central Fall Fest, Manhattan
    Friday, September 27, until 6pm
    on 41st Street from Lexington Ave. – 3rd Ave.
  • Sixth Avenue Fair, Manhattan
    Saturday, September 28, until 6pm
    on 6th Avenue from 42nd St.- 56th St.
  • Forest Hills Austin Street Festival, Queens
    Sunday, September 29, until 6pm
    on Austin Street from 69th to 72nd Road

Two slightly different events in Staten Island will appeal to art and music lovers:

Staten Island Museum’s 63rd Annual Fence Show – a neighborhood art exhibition and sale.

Saturday, September 21, 11am – 5pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (Front Lawn)

The St. Luke’s Subway Series presents a free outdoor music concert by the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.

Saturday, September 28, 2pm
Snug Harbor, Richmond County Savings Foundations’ Tuscan Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

Also not to be missed is the colorful oompah-ness of the Steuben Day Parade in Manhattan, with its music, dance, costumes and floats celebrating more than three centuries of German–American friendship.  Tickets available for $15 for Grand Stand seats, www.SteubenGrandStand.eventbrite.com.

German-American Steuben Parade of New York

Saturday, September 21 – 12 Noon
Fifth Avenue, 68th Street to 86th Street
Grand Stand at 79th Street

As part of the celebration, kick off Oktoberfest in Central Park at 1:30pm at Rumsey Playfield, entrance at 72nd Street. Enjoy brews and entertainment featuring “Die Schlauberger,” “Spitze!” and other bands.  Tickets: $20 at www.SteubenOktoberfest.eventbrite.com.