Sikh Day Parade
Saturday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Celebrate Vaisakhi, the ancient harvest festival in Punjab, with 50,000 brightly turbaned Sikhs parading down Broadway. Festivities culminate in free food for all 50,000, including vegetarian curries, rice, and fresh naan. Parade starts at Broadway and 41st Street and ends at 24th Street and Madison Square Park; (map); event website
Palmer Wine Pairing Dinner in the Hamptons
Saturday, April 25, 7 to 10 p.m.
Palmer Vineyards winemaker Miguel Martin is teaming with chef Bryan Naylor at OSO at the Southampton Inn for an impressive, 8-course tasting menu. Organized around particular local ingredients: cheese (Catapano Farm goat ricotta with Long Island duck prosciutto and a Cabernet Franc reduction), potatoes (pureed in a croquette with caviar and chive oil, paired with Palmer sparkling wine), scallop (seared Peconic Bay scallop with corn emulsion, and bacon drippings paired with the 2007 Palmer chardonnay reserve), in addition to a striped bass course, lobster course, striped bass course, beef course, and dessert of cheesecake augmented with Wickham’s Farm strawberry broth. Dinner $75/person plus tax and gratuity. 91 Hill Street, Southampton NY 11968 (map); Call for reservations at 631-283-1166; event menu
Crawfish Boil at Flatbush Farm
Sunday, April 26, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Suck and shuck at a patio crawfish boil, Louisiana-style. Served with corn, potatoes, among other Southern Creole delights. Flatbush Farm, 76-78 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn (nr. Flatbush Avenue, map); 718-622-3276; event website
Cherry Blossom Menu at EN Japanese Brasserie
Sunday, April 26 through Saturday, May 9 Enjoy hanami, or the ephemeral season of cherry blossoms, with a sakura kaiseki menu as the restaurant showcases these delicate blooms. Dinner $85/person. EN Japanese Brasserie, 435 Hudson Street (b/n Morton and Leroy Streets, map); 212-647-9196; event website
Friday, April 24 Maiden Lane between South and Water Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 8th Avenue between 14th and 23rd Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Greenpoint between Queens Boulevard and 44th Street; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 3rd Avenue between 23rd and 34th Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Broadway between 96th and 110th Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenue; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Crawfish Boil for NOLA 2009
Saturday, May 16, 4 to 8 p.m. Crawfish with fixin's, including all-you-can-drink beer and Hurricanes. Tickets $60/person, on sale here. Proceeds to benefit the Make It Right Foundation. SolarONE at Stuyvesant Cove Park, 2420 FDR Drive Service Road East (nr. 22nd Street; map); event website