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Festival of Ideas Will Bring Street Vendors to the Bowery

On May 4, the Bowery will be taken over by The Festival of Ideas, a major collaborative art and design initiative spearheaded by the New Museum. There's a lot of wacky stuff planned for the four day fest — outdoor shopping, t-shirt silk-screening lessons, giant neon glow worms — and naturally some food vendors. The list includes: People's Pops, Café Habana, Kombucha Brooklyn and Meatless Monday, to name a few.

The team from Freemans will also be setting up a soup canteen, using locally sourced ingredients, and the leftover scraps will be given away so that you can use them in a compost garden, if you like. The street fest will run along Bowery from Houston to Spring Street, and down Rivington and Stanton Streets. Check out Racked for more on the shopping options and the street plan, and Curbed for the juicy details on those giant neon worms. There will also be more info on the vendors and other exciting activities on the event's website, which goes live tomorrow.
Update: Freemans owner William Tigertt says he has no knowledge of the soup canteen. He's getting in touch with the New Museum now to work it out.
Update: The Compost Canteen is in Salon94 the art gallery located halfway down the alley. Freemans & Freemans Sporting Club will do a promotion (to be decided) along with the festival, but they won't be running a soup kitchen.
· Coming This May: A Big, Arty Bowery Street Festival [Racked NY]
· Neon Worms, Festival of Ideas to Take Over the Bowery in May [Curbed NY]


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