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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 6th 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.           

Living historians in period attire will share recipes from the past and visitors will learn something new during a fun cooking demonstration. Chocolate dipping fountain compliments of Price Chopper and We Do Fondue.

For more information, please call (518) 474-5877.

Schedule of Events: Living Historians 
Adirondack Hall
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

The 2nd Albany County Militia Regiment will invite visitors to participate in demonstrations of colonial activities that depict 18th century cooking and beer making practices. 

Culinary historian Lavada Nahon will showcase colonial cooking depicting 17th, 18th, and 19th century culinary skills. A display table with reproduction cooking and dining equipage, recipe books, and simple kitchen tools will allow visitors to learn about the development of New York State’s rich culinary legacy.

Culinary historian Paul Supley will teach the process of making 18th century drinking chocolate! Learn about the use of chocolate in New York State during the colonial period with photographs, historical artifacts, and reproductions. A chocolate demonstration will explain the history behind the beverage and its connection with New York’s history.


Cooking Demonstration by Chef Lapi
1pm in Adirondack Hall
The holidays are a great reason to make soups and sauces from a variety of broths and stocks. Chef Lapi will talk about the importance of home-made bone broth and stocks.


Also, be sure to stop by the 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting celebration presented by the NYS State Office of General Services on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Empire State Plaza. For more information, please call (518) 473-0559 or visit

Taste NY Market
Participating Vendors:

Albany Distilling Company
Barber’s Farm Distillery
Bender Busy Bee Honey
Big Don’s Hotdogs
Black Button Distilling
Busted Grapes Winery
East Hill Creamery
Frog Alley Brewing
Fort Orange Brewing
Goodway Gourmet Bakery
Greenfield’s Forever
Grandma’s Apple Cheesecake
Grandpa Pete’s Sauce
Gusto Della Vita Olive Oil
Helderberg Meadworks
Hidden Hollow Maple Farm
Lakeland Winery
New York State Museum Shop
Nine Pin Cider
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Old Tavern Farm Winery
Pazdar Winery
R&G Cheese
Saratoga Chocolates
Scenti Misk Middle Eastern Desserts
Send Me Waffles
Spacey Tracey Pickles
Sundae’s Best
Sundog Cider
Sweets & Treats
Thousand Island Winery
Tina’s Wingin’ It
Worldling’s Pleasure

Price Chopper/Market 32
We Do Fondue