Taking in the Ninth Avenue Food Festival

  • (Photo by Henry Wang)
The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, which calls itself the “oldest and largest continuous food festival in New York City,” was held on May 19-20 on the stretch of Ninth Avenue from 42nd to 57th streets.

Rain on Saturday held the visitors down to about 22,000, but on Sunday attendance climbed to about 64,000, according to organizers. In addition to a range of vendors offering everything from Jamaican jerk to craft beers, there were children’s rides, games, face-painting, and musicians on hand to entertain. Artists and merchants also sold their wares.

Photographer Adi Talwar on Sunday led a number of community and ethnic media reporters on a photo walk organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. You can view some of the photos taken by Henry Wang, Mohsin Zaheer, Tequila Minsky, Maria Rocha-Buschel, Mücahit Oktay and Rong Xiaoqing in the slideshow above.

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