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Sunday, Oct. 26th: 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival

What: 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival
When: Sunday, Oct 26th
Time: 3 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Free

The Drink is celebrating all things apples and fall at our 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival this Sunday, Oct. 26th. Timed this year to coincide with NYC Cider Week, we’re not only pouring ciders from all over the state, region, and the world, we’re serving apple pie, bobbing for apples (and whiskey!), hosting live Americana music, and topping the night with square dancing.

We’ve got some awesome bands playing, including the Kings County Ramblers, Deadhorse Bay, and Sean Walsh of the National Reserve. The amazing Don Coy (just look at this pic! old man in a white hat/white/pants/red shirt/bolo tie combo is killer) is calling squares from 8:30 – 10, but be sure to show up earlier in the day to sign up, as space for dancers is limited. Bob for apples while you wait, and wash down your fruit with our signature whiskey chaser at the trough.
We’re partnering with Gowanus pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds to give you four kinds of apple pie (salted caramel apple, sweet potato apple crumble, apple pear rose & black currant apple), and pairing cider with cheeses from Saxelby Cheese (a highlight: Slyboro raw sheep’s milk cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm with Slyboro Ciderhouse’s Hidden Star sparkling hard cider, which was used to wash the rind of the Slyboro cheese, plus Liberty apples, which was used to make the cider).

And in addition to serving cider on tap and in pours from the bottle, we’ll also be doing cider flights, like our Hopped Cider flight featuring Doc’s Dry Hopped Hard Cider, Harvest Moon’s Heritage Hops Hard Cider, and Naked Flock’s Citra Hopped Cider). Our list of cidermakers we’ll serving on Sunday, and throughout cider week, include Aaron Burr (NY), Slyboro (NY), Orchard Hill (NY), Eve’s Cidery (NY), Docs (NY), Sovereign (NY), Naked Flock (NY), Harvest Moon (NY), Harpoon (VT), Castanon (Spain), Enlightenment Wines (NY), Aspall (England), JK Scrumpy (MI), Crispin (CA).

Clearly, we love cider, and we’re excited to show the breadth of styles and flavors in craft cider, both on Sunday and throughout the week. We’ll be continuing our on tap and by the glass/bottle list until next Friday, Oct. 31st.


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Sunday, Oct. 7th: Gala Gala Hey! (an apple festival)

WHAT: Gala Gala Hey! An apple festival hosted with The Bored Vegetarian and Pie Stand.

WHEN: Sunday, October 7th

TIME: 2 pm – 10 pm (see below for a full schedule of events

COST: Free

Apples! Fall! We love them, so we’re throwing a big ol’ party to celebrate all things apple: apples pies, apple cider, apple brandy, apple pairings, bobbing for apples, songs about apples(?), Apple Paltrow masks (?!) and the return of our famous hot wassail. We’ll be offering a free apple pie making demo, listening to some great live Old-Timey tunes (think lots of fiddle and banjo), and capping things off with the triumphant return of square dancing! Don’t worry, we’ll be teaching beginners how to square dance.

We’re hosting this party with our lovely friends from The Bored Vegetarian and Pie Stand. Music by Flanagan Smith and friends. Square dancing by caller Kristin Andreassen and musicians Eli West and Stephanie Coleman.

Pie Stand will be baking up five varieties for Gala Gala Hey! Keep in mind that you can PRE-ORDER WHOLE PIES, just email Kate: kate@pie-school.com.

An excellent Pie Stand pie

Pie varieties available for pre-order

  • Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie
  • Whiskey Crumble Apple Pie
  • Honey-Ginger Apple Pie
  • Brandied Apple Cardamom Pie
  • Good Old Fashioned Perfectly Plain Apple Pie

Schedule of events

3 pm: Apple pie baking demo by Pie Stand
5 pm: Old timey music by Flanagan Smith
6 pm: Open old time music jam
8 pm: Square Dancing

Bobbing for apples, apple snacks, and apple snacks all day. Check back here for a full menu of food and drink.

About Pie Stand

The lovely Kate Lebo of Pie Stand and one of her excellent pies

Pie Stand is a semi-regular, semi-secret pie social hosted by Kate Lebo, an award-winning baker and poet from Seattle, Washington. The premise is simple: Kate makes a seasonal selection of the best pie you’ve ever had. You stop by for a slice, a drink, and a chat–or you can order a whole pie ahead of time by e-mailing kate@pie-school.com. Kate’s the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie (forthcoming in fall 2013), and she runs Pie School, a cliche-busting pastry academy whose mission is to make pie as easy as it’s supposed to be. More info at http://www.pie-school.com/.

About The Bored Vegetarian

The Bored Vegetarian is Bethany. This vegetarian Tumblr is combination of her recipes, adventures in food, and experiments in photography. She says it is also “a way to push myself (and hopefully you!) to try new recipes, new flavors and new textures. Food shound be fun and exciting, not boring. This blog is about that.” You can find her at http://theboredvegetarian.tumblr.com/.

About Flanagan Smith

Flanagan Smith is a musician, actor, playwright, director and fan of Woody Guthrie. Smith spent several years researching and writing a play about Woody Guthrie. Research took him across the country from the New York Island to Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma to Topanga Canyon, California. Smith interviewed Nora Guthrie & Pete Seeger, met Harold Leventhal and Fred Hellerman, played shows with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and spent hours at the Woody Guthrie Archives in NYC, pouring over Woody’s unpublished works. Currently, he is working on a full length studio album with members of Wye Oak, Arbouretum & the Baltimore Afro-beat society. His website is http://www.flanagansmith.com/.

About our square dance leaders

Eli West left his musical main squeeze, Cahalen Morrison, to join Stephanie Coleman and Kristin Andreassen every Monday night at Lowland’s (543 3rd Ave.) weekly old-time jam in Gowanus. After just one week of melodious mayhem, they realized they needed to take the show northward, to Williamsburg. Collectively, they are a force beyond containment, and nary an idle toe remains dormant when these three get cookin’. Speaking of cookin’, they take the apple out of Appalachian music and whip it up into a pie of warm, gooey, old-timey goodness.

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