Outdoor-market alert: Hester Nights kicks off tonight

Another sign of summer's approach, the Thursday evening alfresco soiree pops up at the Eventi hotel.

Hester Nights at the Eventi Hotel plaza

Hester Nights at the Eventi Hotel plaza Photograph: Filip Wolak

There are certain warm-weather traditions we look forward to every year: the reopening of beaches and Governors Island, alfresco music performances and, of course, seasonal markets. This includes gastronome-palooza Hester Nights, the Thursday evening iteration of SuChin Pak's Hester Fair, which kicks off tonight (Eventi, 851 Sixth Ave between 29th and 30th Sts; 5–10pm).

You can snack on Thai street food from Khao Man Gai, made-to-order pies from Ludlow Pizza, Vietnamese sandwiches from Foodfreaks Banh Mi, and Peruvian empanadas and alfajores from Jessy's Pastries. On July 6 and 13, the event will also host musicians from the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

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