Our friends in New York City -- and we're truly using the collective "our" there, as in many of the people we know -- visit our city throughout the year, though, anecdotally, it seems as if pilot season sees a lot of travel.
But we want more NYC, and we got it this summer outside of the typical springtime pilot stretch: Hester Street Fair, that famous flea-and-everything market that spreads next to, you guessed it, Hester Street in Manhattan, paid Hollywood a visit this summer.
And like pilot season, those visits are winding down: There are just two more Hesters to go in Hollywood, and they come one after the other.
First up, on Saturday, Aug. 18? An indie craft market with over 140 vendors selling their quirkiest, sweetest wares. It isn't simply about the crafts, though; Hester is full of food. They do, in fact, have a photo up of an ice cream sandwich made with churros as a temptation for the Aug. 18. We don't mind saying that we stared at that photo for several minutes.
Then, on Saturday, Aug. 25? It's indie music time at the fair; two stages'll be set up along the Argyle/Hollywood nexus that the festival has been occupying.
Oh, and can we say before we go? This thing is free. More cash for churro-sweet cookie sandwiches, in our book.
Thanks for visiting LA, NYC. Come back next summer, will you, if we don't catch you in the pilots? Cool.