Today, I stumbled upon the Lexington Avenue Spring Jubilee running from 34th to 23rd street. It made the walk to Madison Square Park a bit more entertaining, and I dig the bazaar-style smells, wares, and people. Plus, one of these days I might actually by one of those gypsy free-flowing dresses. If not for now, it's good to know they're around, just in case. I did buy a couple of eats that I'd been jonesin' for since the last time I ran into one of these, but somehow the flavors & textures weren't what I was hoping for. Bummer. But the tacos are usually a hit as well as the corn and fruit smoothies.
According to one article I found, NYC street fairs originated in the 60s and 70s. They sell all kinds of food stuffs, cotton-y dresses, cheap jewelry, music, posters, magnets, and you name it. Usually the same things are sold in each fair, so variety can be limited. But it also gives you a chance to find something you might have wanted and missed out on the last one you stumbled upon.
For a listing of NYC street fairs, check out these links.
Bon appétit & enjoy the sunny days!