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The South Street Seaport's first ever Out To See Festival commences this weekend, and it's here to replace the sad lack of Dossier Outpost in your life. For the first four weekends in November, there'll be band showcases, art exhibitions, a "makers' gallery," an artisan market, and the return of the South Street Seaport's ice rink.
The festival, like many other events that have popped up at the Seaport in the last two years, is an effort to "drive the neighborhood forward as it goes through a stage of transition," one of the organizers told Bedford + Bowery. "It got wiped out during Sandy, and the Fulton Fish Market closed and then the New Amsterdam Market closed. We're trying to help rebuild the identity down there."
While the rink won't be open for visitors until the temperature drops a bit (opening day is November 15th), visitors for the first two weeks can expect to shop handmade wares by Etsy New York members (Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm), catch concerts by bands like Batfog, Relations Band, and Glass Rifle (Saturdays, 3pm to 4pm), and drop by Wednesday happy hours with local makers (5:30pm). Head over to the official site to see the full schedule.
· 'Out to See' Brings Makers, Artists, Bands, and Ice Skating to the Seaport [Bedford + Bowery]
· Out To See [Official site]
· South Street Seaport [Racked NY]