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Lower East Side Cider Fest

“For one night only, New York cider takes over the Essex Street Market, the city’s most historic public market and perfect setting to show off cider’s ability to elevate every culinary experience.
$25 gets you samples of 100+ ciders plus specialty bites. Ciders will also be available to purchase by-the-glass and to take home. 

Bringing the farmers to the market, this after dark market experience puts the spotlight on owner-operated businesses with deep character and roots, from the apple growers and cider makers making a rare appearance in the city, to the everyday merchants at Essex Street Market offering a variety of tasty flavors.

This is an especially timely event, as Essex Street Market merchants will transition to the new Essex Crossing development come spring, when the pre-war market will be demolished. Come party in a quintessentially old school NYC place before it’s gone!

Let’s seize the moment to toast the new and old, emerging and historic, diverse and delicious tastes of New York. Admission includes cider-friendly snacks from half a dozen Essex Street Market Vendors, live music, and samples from more than 25 orchard-based cider makers.”

Cider makers in attendance:

  • Angry Orchard

  • Bad Seed Cider

  • Big Apple Hard Cider”

  • Brooklyn Cider House

  • Descendant Cider Company

  • Diner Brew Co.

  • Doc’s Draft Cider

  • Embark Craft Ciderworks

  • Eve’s Cidery

  • Graft Cider

  • Hardscrabble Cider

  • Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

  • Kings Highway Fine Cider

  • Kite & String Cider

  • Metal House Cider

  • Naked Flock

  • New York Cider Company

  • Nine Pin Ciderworks

  • Orchard Hill Cider Mill

  • Original Sin Cider

  • Pennings Farm Cidery

  • Rootstock Ciderworks

  • Scrumpy Ewe Cider

  • Slyboro Cider House

  • South Hill Cider

  • Steampunk Cider

  • Treasury Cider

  • Wayside Cider

  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Food from:

  • Formaggio

  • Ni

  • Nordic Preserves

  • Pain D’Avignon

  • Peasant Stock

  • Puebla Mexican Food

  • Tra La La

This event, part of Cider Week NYC (November 2 – 11) benefits the New York Cider Association, a not-for-profit trade organization with the twin objectives of improving New York Cider’s market position and strengthening the viability of the New York Cider industry.

essex street market 
120 essex street, new york, ny

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Entry Cost:$25

Earlier Event: May 6
Apple Blossom Day
Later Event: November 11
Bushwick Cider Festival and Market