Taste NY Holiday Market

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
All Museum Galleries

Celebrate the holiday season at the New York State Museum’s 5th Annual Taste NY Holiday Market! Stroll through the halls of the Museum while shopping and sampling “made in New York” food and beverages from dozens of vendors, including hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, cheese, chocolate, apple and maple products, and other edible goodies.

A cooking demonstration will be held in the afternoon and living historians in period attire will share recipes from the past. Be sure to visit the Chocolate Dipping Fountain presented by Price Chopper/Market 32 and We Do Fondue!

For more information, please call 518-474-5877

Schedule of Events

Living Historians

Location: Throughout the Galleries

  • Lavada Nahon – Culinary Historian: Enjoy learning about the diverse foodways of New Netherland and early New York. Explore how the lives and cultures of the Dutch mixed with those of the English, enslaved Africans, French, Germans, Jews, and others to create a vibrant foundation found nowhere else in colonial America.
  • Second Regiment of the Albany County Militia – Colonial Foodways: Explore 18th century food in both the military and the home front. Enjoy everything from beer to bread and learn how our founding mothers and fathers ate during the American Revolution
  • Chocolate History: Enjoy historic foodways at their sweetest! Explore the importance of chocolate in the 18th century through hands-on engagement. Discover the historical uses of chocolate as energy drink, a breakfast food, and, finally, a pleasurable treat. Explore the material culture behind the making of chocolate and take the opportunity to discuss the different ways 18th-century New Yorkers enjoyed one of our favorite guilty pleasures.


Cooking Demo with Chef Michael Lapi

Focusing on fresh ingredients from local farms in the Mohawk Valley, Chef Lapi will cook up a recipe perfect for holiday entertaining.
Location: Adirondack Photo Mural


The E-Block Band

Take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy the R&B/Soul sounds of the E-Block band!


Also, be sure to stop by the 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting celebration presented by the NYS State Office of General Services on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the Empire State Plaza. For more information, please call 518-473-0559 or visit https://empirestateplaza.ny.gov/

Taste NY Market
Participating Vendors:
Albany Distilling Co
Barber's Farm Distillery
Bender Busy Bee Honey
Black Button Distillery
Brookview Station Winery
Goold Orchard
Busted Grapes
Crossroads Brewing Co
Damin Farm
Devil Dave's Bloody Mary Sticks
Fort Orange Brewing
Grandpa Pete's Sauce
Helderberg Meadworks
Hidden Hollow Maple Farm
Honest Weight Food Co-op
La Empanada Llama
Lakeland Winery
Nine Pin Cider
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Old Tavern Farm Winery
Our Daily Eats
Pazdar Beverage
R & G Cheese
Saratoga Chocolate Co
Spacey Tracy’s pickles
State 11 Distillery/Olde York Farm
Sundae's Best
Sundog Cider
Sweets & Treats
Tina's Wingin' It
Thousand Island Winery
We Do Fondue
Worldling's Pleasure
Yankee Distillers
Price Chopper/Market 32
We Do Fondue