at Sixth Annual New York City International Pickle Day

09/17/06 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Orchard St. btw. Broome & Grand Sts., Lower East Side, Manhattan Map
212-226-9010 Ages: Free

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Cucumbers are not alone on Pickle Day--pickling traditions from diverse American traditions and from the immigrant communities of India, Germany, Poland, China, Japan, Scandinavia, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, Africa will come alive through stories, exhibits and free samples when New York's old pickle district hosts its Sixth Annual New York City International Pickle Day. Pickle adventurers will see that pickles can be radishes, tomatoes, okra, cabbage, fish, meat, carrots, beans, onions, eggs, limes, mangos, peaches, beets--any food preserved in brine. This year's event will also feature music, cooking and home-canning demonstrations, children's activities and neighborhood walking tours. Co-sponsored by the NY Food Museum and the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, the free multi-cultural event is also sponsored this year by Whole Foods Market and