The Workmen’s Circle Taste of Jewish Culture:
Street Snacks and Music on Madison Avenue
On Sunday, July 27th, The Workmen’s Circle will host the the inaugural “Taste of Jewish Culture” festival. Elevating the typical, Summer street fair, the TOJC will take place from 10am to 6pm on Madison Avenue between 47th and 48th Street. The festival is free and open to the public.
The Workmen’s Circle, along with festival producer Noah Arenstein (Scharf & Zoyer, Real Cheap Eats) has assembled an impressive array of Jewish foods from around the world. Fusing classic Jewish delicacies with new-school, local food producers illustrates the continuity and strong bonds that food cultivates within Jewish communities, from the old country to New York City.
Food vendors include:
In addition, products from artisans including NY Shuk, Gefilteria and Brooklyn Sesame, among others, will be on sale along with cookbooks and other items. Laura Silver, author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food, will also be speaking while the ladies of Beyond Bubbie, an online group that preserves classic recipes, will roam the crowd.
Throughout the day, The Workmen’s Circle stage will feature music from Howard Leshaw's Yiddish Swing Band, which combines American dance rhythms and style with lively Klezmer and Yiddish melodies, plus the jazz and klezmer fusion of Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue as well as singer Rebecca Skolnick.