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Mela in Neerob's neighborhood

DaveCook Jul 6, 2011 09:19 AM

Sunday, June 10, 2011, 11:00-5:00
Waterbury Ave. between Havemeyer and Zerega Aves., Parkchester, Bronx

Last year a "Bangladeshi block party" was held in July on Starling Ave., home to Neerob and several other Bangladeshi businesses; I wasn't able to stop by. This year's festival, even closer to the subway, is labeled a Boishakhee mela -- a New Year festival -- which in Bangladesh would take place in mid-April. Perhaps, as with the Burmese water festival, which in Manhattan isn't held until hot weather arrives, climatic conditions are important to the spirit of the event. Some like it hot.

I know nothing about the participants or the food, but this seems a promising occasion to take a flyer.

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Neerob
2109 Starling Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

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    JFores RE: DaveCook Jul 6, 2011 10:05 AM

    Thank you so much for posting this!

    1. CitySpoonful RE: DaveCook Jul 7, 2011 01:03 PM

      Thanks, Dave! I was just Googling around to try to find more info on this. I'll add to our calendar for our readers (with a credit to you for the tip off).

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        squid kun RE: CitySpoonful Jul 7, 2011 09:29 PM

        > I'll add to our calendar for our readers

        Or, even better, just link Dave's own calendar (http://www.eatingintranslation.com/st... ), well known around here as an invaluable resource.

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          CitySpoonful RE: squid kun Jul 8, 2011 03:27 AM

          Good point -- I added a direct link to Dave's calendar for "more info."

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        JFores RE: DaveCook Jul 7, 2011 10:11 PM

        I'll be there for sure.

        1. CitySpoonful RE: DaveCook Jul 12, 2011 11:08 AM

          Did anyone check this out, in the end? Any interesting or particularly good foods? Very curious.

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            DaveCook RE: CitySpoonful Jul 12, 2011 10:17 PM

            I tweeted my findings, a blank, early on, so followers could make fuller use of their afternoons. For my part, the best I came up with -- apart from two blended helados at the Salsa Street Party, back in East Harlem -- was a source for camel meat.

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              Steve R RE: DaveCook Jul 13, 2011 10:47 AM

              Until now, I was pissed that I couldnt get there. Spent a great afternoon in Williamsburg at the annual Giglio event instead.

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