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 4th 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.

Be sure to visit the Chocolate Dipping Fountain presented by We Do Fondue and Price Chopper. 

Stop by the 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting celebration presented by the State Office of General Services on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Empire State Plaza. For more information, please call (518) 473-0559 or visit www.ogs.ny.gov


Activity Schedule

11 a.m.–Noon
Suffrage Cookbooks
Ashley Hopkins-Benton, Senior Historian and Curator, Social History
Votes for Women in West Hall Gallery

11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Salvation Army Donut Girl Display
Salvation Army
A Spirit of Sacrifice in South Hall Gallery

11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Living Historians

  • 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
  • Crailo State Historic Site – Dutch Holiday Traditions
    Who is St. Nicholas? Explore the roots of some of our most time-honored holiday traditions! Explore the Dutch origins of Santa Claus and the tempting holiday treats available to Dutch New Yorkers.

Music by The Golden Notes  
Adirondack Photo Mural

1–2 p.m.
World War I Food Rations
James Jenkins, Museum Instructor
A Spirit of Sacrifice in South Hall Gallery

1–2 p.m.
Suffrage Cookbooks
Ashley Hopkins-Benton, Senior Historian and Curator, Social History
Votes for Women in West Hall Gallery

2–3 p.m.
Cooking Demo with Chef Michael Lapi
Adirondack Photo Mural

3–4 p.m.  
Erie Canal Food Production
James Jenkins, Museum Instructor
Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal in Exhibition Gallery

Taste NY Market

Participating Vendors

Albany Distilling Co
Barber's Farm Distillery
Bender Busy Bee Honey
Busted Grapes
Damin Farm
Fort Orange
Goold Orchard Brookview
    Station Winery
Grandpa Pete's Sauce
Heldeberg Meadsworks
Hidden Hollow Maple Farm
Honest Weight
La Empanada Llama
Lake George Brew House
Lakeland Winery
Nine Pin Cider
Pazdar Winery
R & G Cheese
Sundaes Best Hot Fudge
Sundog Cider
Sweets & Treats
Thousand Island Winery
Upstate Distilling Co.
We Do Fondue
Worldlings Pleasures