Friday, June 26, 2015

Trip to Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

Revisiting my catalog entry for a foray I took last year into the hasidic section of Williamsburg I found some images that i hadn't yet processed. The hasidim living there are mostly of the Satmar sect, which also populates Kyrias Joel in upstate New York. But their allegiances are to different competing chief rabbis who happen to be brothers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jewish Food Fair (part 2)

More pics from the street fair of this past Sunday.

Getting ready to judge the egg cream contest:

Frank London, klezmer trumpeter:

Dancin' to the beat:

Wishing she could still dance:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jewish Food Fair

This Sunday Sixth Avenue was a huge street fair. Generally I find them quite boring because they're mostly block after block of repetitive food stalls and cheap jewelry and t-shirt vendors. But there was one block on Sixth Avenue, between 46th and 47th street that was dedicated to Jewish food - old style and new age. I arrived there with a full stomach, but after listening to Frank London's Klezmer Brass All Stars and singer Eleanor Reissa, after watching people from the crowd dancing, and after smelling all that food I had to have a pastrami sandwich and some rugalach. Once my stomach was sated I got down to business.

Eleanor Reissa singing yiddish song favorites:

People enjoying the music:

Discussing the finer points of making a pastrami sandwich: