Features 6,000 Hudson Valley Apples, Local Apple Ciders and Applejack Cocktails,
Apple Pies, Cider-Brined Turkey Legs and
WHAT & WHO
Pier A Harbor House, Lower Manhattan’s premier waterfront dining and drinks destination, today announces its second annual Applefest, which salutes New York State’s apple harvest. The event, which is New York City’s largest apple festival, features 6,000 orchard-fresh apples from the Hudson Valley. Six apple varietals— Cortland, Empire, Gala, Golden Supreme, Honeycrisp and Macoun —will showcase this Edenic fruit’s diverse aromatic and flavor possibilities.
The bounty of juicy Empire State apples is complemented by apple fare, including caramel apples, freshly baked apple pies, cider-brined turkey legs, grilled local sausages and other fall favorites. They are joined by local apple libations, including a range of New York State sparkling ciders,Applejack cocktails, spiced hot apple ciders and Hudson Valley wines. In addition to a farmer’s market and live bluegrass music, Applefest also offers family-friendly activities such as a children’s costume competition.
Admission to Applefest is free of charge, with all food items and beverages available for purchase.
Applefest also promotes the Big Apple Crunch, which encourages New Yorkers across the state to eat locally grown apples. This year, it is attempting to break its record of rallying 1,000,000 apple crunchers to take a bite at the same time on Food Day, October 24. A non-profit initiative, its goal is to raise awareness about the importance of supporting local New York farmers, creating better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and making it more affordable to eat fresh, local food for health and for the environment.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pier A Harbor House
22 Battery Place
New York City