How did it all begin?
Pickle day is a literal slice of history. The Lower East Side streets used to be lined with pushcarts, peddling their goods and wares throughout this immigrant-rich neighborhood. Today these stories are told through our local Tenement Museum but history comes alive at the Lower East Side Partnership's annual Pickle Day celebration! We recreate the original pushcart market that previously positioned the Lower East Side as 'The Bargain District.' Today's market is full of contemporary, local restaurants paired alongside picklers - like The Pickle Guys - that put this neighborhood on the map, pickle-wise!
Who is Pickle Day for?
Pickle day is for everyone! Whether you're a pickle-loving toddler or a granny with a gherkin, Pickle Day is quintessential New York and the perfect fall festival for dills of all ages! We line Orchard with three full blocks of the best in Lower East Side restaurants and boutiques – packed with giant games, a face painter, live DJs, balloon animals, carnival games, and giveaways galore! Come on down to enjoy all things pickled with 20+ picklers, 30 local eateries, specialty ice cream surprises, pickles on a stick, and our giant talking pickle mascot!