Last Saturday could not have been a more perfect, balmy day to mark the opening of the 2013 season of the Hester Street Fair.
The outdoor market is tucked away in the historic Lower East Side, an homage to the pushcart market that thrived there at the turn of the century. While the Hester Street Fair has certainly become a food destination, there are also plenty of great shops to peruse once your bellies are full. The array vintage and handmade goods shops sell everything from acid washed jean jackets to handmade jewelry and handmade unicorn headgear.
The Hester Street Fair will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of October at the corner of Hester and Essex streets (map) in the Lower East Side.