Winter Begins, Street Food Culture, Cheese and Dairy Fest, + Meet George Washington
Head uptown for a more local tree lighting ceremony as the Upper West Side and Lincoln Square neighborhood come together to officially welcome the holiday season. Hosted by Lincoln Square's Business Improvement District, there will be live music, food available from nearby restaurants, kids activities, and good cheer for all.
Join our friends from Turnstile Tours for a panel discussion about the history and culture of food carts and trucks in NYC. The talk will take place at the Museum at Eldridge Street in the heart of the old Lower East Side where many pushcart vendors got their start. Turnstile founder Cindy VandenBosch will be joined by Veronica Julien of Veronica's Kitchen cart, Jack Beller from Worksman Cycles, Adam Sobel from the Cinnamon Snail, and Matt Shapiro from the Street Vendor Project.
Things are about to get very cheesy. Head out to Flushing Town Hall for an evening of sampling and learning about the best cheese producers and chefs in the northeast. Creameries from New York to Vermont will be represented with their cheddars, goat cheeses, and more. Dishes will be prepared by notable chefs and expect to pair your curds with local ciders, wines, and beers.
George Washington bid an emotional adieu to his troops on December 4, 1783 at Fraunces Tavern (a stop on our Hamilton Happy Hour tour). Over 200 years later, you can hear it happen again at the same location thanks to a reenactment by actor Ian Kahn (who played Washington on the TV show Turn). Tickets to the event (and admission to the museum) are only $1 for this event but space is limited so get there early.