NYC Events for the Weekend (and Beyond)


Buy baked goods for a good cause. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Friday (May 13th)

Baked Goods for a Good Cause
Friday May 13th, 9:00am-6:00pm
If you ever needed an excuse to eat a cookie, this is a pretty good one. It's a fundraiser for pediatric cancer, and all proceeds will benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer. Can't make it? You can still make a donation here. No entry fee, pay per cookie. 10 W. 25th Street; event website

Saturday (May 14th)

Farm Sanctuary's 25th Annual Farm Gala
Saturday May 14th, 5:00-11:30pm
This year's annual Farm Gala includes a vegan dinner prepared by chef David Lee. $350. Cipriani, 55 Wall Street; event website

Monday (May 16th)

Wellness in the Schools Benefit
Monday May 16th, 6:30-10:00pm
Restaurants participating in this fundraiser for Wellness in the Schools, promoting healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness in the city's public schools, include L'Artusi, Babbo, Barbuto, Boqueria, Commerce, Craft, Dovetail, Egg, Fatty Crab, Gramercy Tavern, Perilla, and many more. $200.10 Desbrosses Street; event website

Wednesday (May 18th)

Food Truck Frenzy
Wednesday May 18th, 12:00-3:00pm
Think food just tastes better off a truck? Zagat is hosting a block party featuring the city's best meals on wheels. Ticket price gets you four bites. $15. 21st and 22nd Streets between 10th and 11th Ave; event website

Getting to Green
Wednesday May 18th, 4:30-9:30pm
In an effort to keep our city a little more earth-friendly this event will focus on the importance of locally grown food, and where you can grow it. $65. The Lighthouse International, 59th Street; event website

Baking in Brooklyn
Wednesday May 18th, 8:00-10:00pm
Get the basics of baking breads, pretzels and pastries down at this workshop. $5. 79 N 11th Street; event website


Crawfish Boil
Saturday May 21st, 4:00-8:00pm
Nothing says summer like a crawfish boil. Eat yours over corn and potatoes then wash it down with Six Point Beer. $100. Stuyvesant Cove Park; event website

Food Truck Rally
Sunday May 22nd, 11:00am-5:00pm
Support the NYC Food Truck Association and get a taste of your favorite mobile eateries including Red Hook Lobster and Taim. Free entry, pay per dish. Grand Army Plaza; event website

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