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Hester Street Fair

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Brasil Fest

I went for the Brasil Fest. As we enter the area there were checking I.D. And placing a green... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
New York City, New York
via mobile
A Bit of Fun in Chinatown

I read about the Hester Street Fair in Timeout Magazine and it seemed appealing, especially since I... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Warren F
Syracuse, New York, United States
via mobile
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30 Jul 2018
“ Brasil Fest”
15 Apr 2018
“A Bit of Fun in Chinatown”
Daily Candy: "Some of our favorite fashion and food vendors". Hester Street Fair is the place to go on the Lower East Side of NYC for good vintage clothes, jewelry, bikes, furniture, crafts, art, flowers and much more. Come by and see why the NY...more
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Hester and Essex Street, New York City, NY 10002
Lower East Side
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I went for the Brasil Fest. As we enter the area there were checking I.D. And placing a green wrist tag on people to be able to buy alcoholic beverages. Nice. The area is not too large, it’s enclosed, if one suffers of claustrophobia don’t...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

All this hype for not much going on. You're better off to just stay over in Chinatown and Little Italy and visit the shops there.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I read about the Hester Street Fair in Timeout Magazine and it seemed appealing, especially since I wanted to try something different on this trip to NYC. The Fair was much better on paper than in person: only about 20 vendors and that includes the...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high? It’s not a “street” fair; about half the size of a basketball court with approximately only 20 stalls in the whole area. In 10 mins of browsing its all over. I had planned a whole day and had to...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice perk for the neighborhood. The local artisans and food vendors seem to have a following. It is relatively small scale, maybe 15 vendors total. We made it a destination and it wasn't worth the cab ride.

Thank Irondad
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in the area so we decided to check it out. Hester Street Fair is very small. When we went, there were about 8-10 vendors and most of them were selling goods rather than food. We did not check the website...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This was a nice little stop off for us as we were strolling around the LES with foodie stalls and benches on the site so we could rest awhile (or more importantly hubby and teens could sit while I browsed. There were jewellery stalls,food and...More

Thank shalovesny
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A nice little market and festival to get the day started. Had a lobster taco on my way through the loop. Very small, but enjoyable. A good way to start the day.

Thank bkcbrau
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Hester Street Fair is held on Saturdays 11:00 until 6:00. During my vacation I went to a little bit of trouble to get there because I love New York Street Fairs! There was hardly anything there and it was so small. It didn't even take...More

Thank leah w
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Stopped by here in October after reading about it online. Expected many more vendors, so it was disappointing. There were only about a dozen, if that, inside what looked like a school yard. We were done seeing it in 15 minutes. We ended up getting...More

Thank PattyLongIsland
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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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