Food Festival part one

We’re halfway through the 9th Ave International Food Festival, and it’s been lovely weather so far. Sure, there’s plenty of “knick-​knack” stalls, , and of course MozzArepas™, but if you can get past them dozens of restaurants along 9th Ave have got stalls going, and most of the bars have seating overflowing out onto the street.

Of course, you have to brave the sea of people:

The crowds at the food festival

Lots of crews slaving away serving up food for everyone:

Staff cooking at the food festival

Some live entertainment:

Performers on the stage at the food festival

A lot of local community groups have stalls going:

The W 45th-46th St Block Association stall at the food festival
The W 47th-48th St Block Association stall at the food festival
The Clinton Community Garden stall at the food festival
The Hell's Kitchen Farm Project stall at the food festival

The kids section is up between 53rd & 54th with at least five jumping castles, and two of these guys:

An inflatable waving clown at the food festival

Meanwhile further down the Citibike docks have found a new purpose in life as seating:

People sitting on the Citibike docks on 9th Ave

Basically the whole festival can be summed up as “diets”

Baked goods for sale at the food festival

Look forward to more crowds tomorrow!