Cider Week in New York City is now upon us (November 6 – 15). There are going to be tastings and dinners all over the city featuring some of the best ciders you can find. You can view the full schedule of events here.
I’d love to attend as many Cider Week events as Possible, but this year our time is kinda limited. It’s almost as if I recently had a life-changing (in a good way) experience which is cutting into the time I can devote to cider!
The one event I’m definitely planning to stop by is the Lower East Side Cider Festival taking place this Sunday. Sounds like fun:
Bring the Orchards back to Orchard Street!
Join us for our inaugural festival—free and open to the public— showcasing cider makers and apple growers from the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and NYC who will be pouring samples along-side restaurants like Back Forty, Huertas, Mission Cantina, Northern Spy, The Queens Kickshaw, Wassail and more serving cider-friendly dishes like basque sausage, oysters and grilled cheese to highlight the pairing qualities of cider.
In addition, the festival will feature a community cider press with rare and unique cider apples provided by Steve Wood, legendary grower and cidermaker of Farnum Hill Ciders
There’s plenty of events for all tastes, but here’s CiderPlex’s personal picks for Cider Week
SUN, NOV 8
12PM – 4PM
LOWER EAST CIDER FESTIVAL
@Orchard Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan
TUE, NOV 10
CIDER CHAT: SO YOU WANT TO START A CIDERY
“Meet the brains behind three recently launched local startups and hear how they made the leap without orchards of their own.”
SAT, NOV 14
CIDER SALON AT JIMMY’S NO. 43
“We’ll be welcoming a full array of cider makers, special pours, writers and more for drop-in events all day long as we close out Cider Week NYC. Co-curated by the United States of Cider, Cider Salon will welcome many cider ‘celebrities.’ Tasting areas will be set up throughout Jimmy’s No. 43 as we welcome many premier NY State cider makers to the Cider Salon.”
SUN, NOV 15
CIDER CHAT: WILD APPLES WITH ANDY BRENNAN OF AARON BURR CIDERY
“Andy Brennan will share what he has learned from his time spent foraging on many different sites all over the lower Hudson Valley. Talk includes taste of ciders.”