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Snag This Rick Ross Christmas Card at Hester Street Fair’s Holiday Market

il_570xN.900198098_hzsdThe Hester Street Fair folded up its tents last month, but this weekend it’ll pop back up near the South Street Seaport– with bells on! The folks behind the seasonal bazaar are opening their holiday market on Black Friday. Trust us, it’ll be way better than macing someone for a Nintendo Classic.

Here’s a rundown of what’ll be on offer, directly from the organizers.
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A Visit to iPic, the South Street Seaport’s New Luxury Dine-In Theater

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

As you know, we’re about to get two new dine-in cinemas via the soon-to-open Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn and the forthcoming Nitehawk Prospect Park. But wait, make that three new dine-ins: iPic, a Florida-based chain, just opened a location at the South Street Seaport, right next to Smorgasburg.

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Photos: Smorgasburg Opens Seaport Smorg, With Coney Island to Follow

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Outdoor noshing season is officially in full swing, what with the opening of Riis Park Beach Bazaar and now two of Smorgasburg’s satellite smorgs. The Williamsburg and Fort Greene institution’s Seaport location opened today, and a Coney Island outpost opens Saturday.

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SugarCube, South Street Seaport’s Sweet Attempt At DIY

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(Photo: Nicole Disser)

“I like to think of it as rising from the ashes of Kent Avenue,” Drew Briggie of 100m records explained, twice actually, once when I met up with him last Friday night, and again in a follow-up interview this week.

Drew was talking about the SugarCube, the second iteration of an inflatable rectangular igloo of sorts that made its second annual debut on the South Street Seaport at the start of December. The cube is open to the public, with programming curated by 100m Records scheduled through the end of January. “It might go until March if they let us, we’ll see,” Drew said when I stopped by last Friday to take a look at the place and check out the show featuring Relations and Savants. Each Friday at the SugarCube there’s a free show featuring bands and DJs, and the event is made boozy with either a bar or BYOB policy.

“We’re trying to keep most of the acts local,” Drew explained.

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‘Out to See’ Brings Makers, Artists, Bands and Ice Skating to the Seaport

"It's not that heavy" by Rachel Higgins.

“It’s not that heavy” by Rachel Higgins.

Thought the outdoor market season was over just because Williamsburg Flea and Hester Street Fair have folded their tents? Not a chance. Slip into that Cosby sweater (sorry, Hannibal) because the folks behind Made in the Lower East Side are putting their pop-up powers to work in one of their most ambitious projects to date: a festival that will bring a slew of makers, artisans, artists, bands, and even an ice skating rink to the South Street Seaport over the course of four weekends in November.
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Seaport Music Festival

The festival’s 13th installment, located at Fulton and Water Streets while Pier 17 is redeveloped, will take place Friday nights from July 11 through August 29, and will include performances by Big-Ups (whose frontman we spoke to back in January) Tropicalismo-influenced Boogarins (an Other Music Recordings artist), Black Bananas (featuring Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux), Brooklyn indie-pop outfit Snowmine, Pitchfork darling Torres, and more. Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, Jul 11
PROTOMARTYR, ALVVAYS
7PM

Friday, Jul 18
CALVIN LOVE, LAS ROSAS

Friday, Jul 25
TORRES
7PM

Friday, Aug 1
SNOWMINE, THE CASKET GIRLS
7PM

Friday, Aug 8
BLACK BANANAS, SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ
7PM

Friday, Aug 15
BOOGARINS, JACCO GARDNER
7PM

Friday, Aug 22
DEAD GAZE

Friday, Aug 29
JOANNA GRUESOME, BIG UPS
7PM

More: Seaport Music Festival’s Free Outdoor Shows: Big Ups, Black Bananas and More

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Downtown Manhattan Is Getting Another Beach – With Shuffleboard!

unnamedIf you’re planning to head to any of the Seaport Music Fesival shows, here’s extra incentive to make the short trip from the Lower East Side to the Seaport: the Alliance for Downtown New York is launching a “Game On!” festival that will bring a slew of programming to the East River waterfront. As part of the fest, which runs from June 26 through Labor Day, they’re bringing in several tons of sand and creating a beach where you can sit in lounge chairs and play shuffleboard (which should spare you the trek to Smorgasburg’s new shuffleboard courts at Jones Beach).
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