After a Late Start, Hester Street Fair Stretches Out Its Season
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After a Late Start, Hester Street Fair Stretches Out Its Season

After a tumultuous summer, the Lower East Side’s most popular outdoor market, Hester Street Fair, is extending its season into November. Weekends full of vintage shopping, performances, and even a Halloween celebration lie ahead.

“Because we had to reduce our capacity by 75 percent, I didn’t want to keep having to turn new businesses away,” says Janine Ciccone, a producer of Hester Street Fair. “That entirely goes against the point of Hester Street Fair. She and her fellow organizers are working on new tent organization and heating lamps in preparation for colder months.

Because of the pandemic, the weekend fair opened virtually, at first, and didn’t transition to outdoor events until mid-August. Normally, Sundays at the Seward Park lot are reserved for special…

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