Enjoy special dishes and prix-fixe menus at Thai restaurants in NYC this week in honor of the Thai New Year, called Songkran. Thai Restaurant Week is through April 29, ending with a street fair in Queens.
Participating Thai restaurants include Spice locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, where a special Lemongrass Seafood Combo is being offered.
Thai Restaurant Week is sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Click here for the complete list of participating restaurants and the dishes being offered. Make reservations directly with the restaurant of your choice.
Songkran Festival Street Fair is noon to 6pm Saturday, April 29th, in Little Thailand, on Woodside Avenue between 75th and 77th Street, Queens
- Thai cultural performances
- Muay Thai showcase
- A Beer Garden by Chang
- Cooking demonstrations by Pinto Garden Restaurant’s executive chef
- Cooking competition
- Thai street food booths
- Artisanal umbrella painting
- Dance workshops
- An art exhibition by Thai Artists in New York
- A special exhibition celebrating the life and work of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
- Water blessing Ceremony
Songkran coincides with the Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar, and is traditionally celebrated April 13 to 15. In Thailand it is celebrated with people sprinkling and splashing water on each other in the streets, but that’s unlikely to happen on the streets of NYC.
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