I GREW UP THINKING that cider meant only the slightly sweet, spicy, and warm apple cider that I had around Thanksgiving. It wasn’t until I moved to England when I was 20 that I realized there was even such a thing as hard cider.
And it’s hard cider that gets its own week of celebration for the first time this year in New York. These restaurants and bars in the city and in the Hudson Valley will be featuring local ciders on their menus. There will be events every day of the week throughout the city with a focus on either cider or apples in general, so even if you don’t drink, you can still tuck into some apple pie or other apple-based goodness. Check the website for complete listings and to buy tickets, but here are some highlights, one for each day of the event.