If you loved the movie Crossing Delancey and would have had no hesitation about hooking up with Peter Riegert just because he sold pickles, this is the event for you. The folks at the Lower East Side Business Improvement District are dedicated to revitalizing the Orchard Street shopping district while preserving its unique and diverse character. To this end, they put on the annual LES Pickle Day, involving three blocks packed with games, face painting, live music, food and fashion vendors, Cat Bingo, and, yes, pickles. There will be a huge assortment of sweet and sour, plus a home-pickling contest. Several terrific restaurants on the stretch are creating special pickle-themed menus. This may really be the street fair with something for everyone. As they say, it’s kind of a big dill.
Sun., Oct. 19, noon, 2014