NYC Events For The Weekend And Beyond

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Sample all kinds of cider at the New Amsterdam Market this weekend. [Photograph: Scott McIntyre for Farnum Hill Cider]

Thursday (October 13)

A Cheers To Burgers And Beers: NYC Food Film Festival
Thursday October 13th, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kickoff the NYC Food Film Fest right! Watch movies starring burgers while feasting on grass-fed burgers from Burger Maker. You can drink some craft beers, and chat it up with notable brewers and chefs while you're at it. $65, VIP screening $95. Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St, New York, NY; event website

Friday (October 14)

Ultimate Blast 2011: Cocktails, Spirits & Wine
Friday October 14th, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Try fantastic wines, cocktails from renowned mixologists, and liquors from around the world all in this one event. In addition, celebrity authors will be conducting book signings and live bands will be playing throughout the night. VIP tickets $175, GA tickets $125. New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, Broadway Ballroom, Times Square; event website

Saturday (October 15)

The 2nd Annual Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival
Saturday October 15th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All of the proceeds from this bake sale, with goods donated from Babycakes, Salties, the Treats Truck, and home bakers, will go to the City Reliquary. And while you satisfy your sweet tooth, see NYC's home bakers duke it out in a baking competition to determine whose treats are the tastiest! corner of Havemeyer and Metropolitan, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Village Voice "Brooklyn Pour" Craft Beer Festival
Saturday October 15th, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sample beer from over 50 local and east coast breweries, including The Alchemist, BOMB Lager, and Brooklyn Brew Shop, munch on food from the city's top restaurants, and learn more about the craft brew movement from the professionals. VIP guests can enjoy a private tasting, surprise guests, and a special gift bag! VIP $60, GA $40. Skylight One Hanson, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Back Forty Beer and Oyster Fest
Saturday October 15th, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Back Forty is bringing you Chef Peter Hoffman's favorite assortment of shucked oysters, and all the craft beer and appetizers, like as Goat and Yucca Fritters with Spicy Chutney, that you can consume! $25, tickets for pay-as-you-go oysters sold at door. Back Forty, 190 Ave. B (at 12th St.), New York, NY; event website

Sunday (October 16)

New Amsterdam Market presents A Hard Cider Revival
Sunday October 16th, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The New Amsterdam Market is celebrating Cider Week with a craft cider bar, provided by Marlow and Sons, where you can taste different ciders and snack on matched tapas. You can also buy cider from the regular market vendors, such as Bellwether Hard Cider and Breezy Hill Orchard, along with other seasonal fare. Early Admission: 10 tastes for $45, GA: 5 tastes for $20, 10 tastes for $35; additional tastes $5. New Amsterdam Market, South St. between Beekman St. and Peck Slip, New York, NY; event website

5th Annual Craig Murphy Fellowship Fundraiser
Sunday October 16th, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Support the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and the Craig Murphy Fellowship Program--a cause that works to bring healthy food to low-income citizens, in memory of community activist Craig Murphy. Witness a hummus cook-off, partake in some karaoke, and win great raffle prizes ranging from $20 to $1,500 in value! Raffle $5 each, and donations accepted. Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Monday (October 17)

Perilla And Blind Tiger Tasting Menu
Monday October 17th
Enjoy a 5-course paired dinner created by Chefs Harold Dieterle and Garret McMahan in collaboration with The Blind Tiger's Dave Broderick. The menu will include Cheddar Beer Soup with Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Wheat Pale Ale and Ginger-Sassafras Braised Short Ribs with Stone Sublimely Self Righteous IPA. $95 excluding tax and gratuity. Perilla Restaurant, 9 Jones Street (btw. West 4 and Bleecker Sts.), New York, NY 10014; event website

Tuesday (October 18)

City Harvest Releases Dining Guide App To Coincide With Bid Against Hunger
Tuesday October 18th
City Harvest's mobile restaurant guide, Great Food, Good Hearts, will be available to download for free starting on October 18th. There will also be a donation feature so users can give to City Harvest.; event website

Bid Against Hunger
Tuesday October 18th, 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m
This City Harvest event includes tastings from different NYC restaurants and a live auction with fantastic prizes, such as an exclusive wine class at Le Bernardin or a fully catered event of your choosing by Chef Marc Murphy! Proceeds go to City Harvest, a food rescue organization working to feed the city's hungry. Ticket prices range depending on package. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., New York, NY; event website

Wednesday (October 19)

Edible Magazines' Edible Escape
Wednesday October 18th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m
Edible Magazine presents a grand tasting that will take you to travel destinations around the world, to experience the various regional cuisines. Visit locations such as Spain, Greece, and Finger Lakes Wine Country to sample the food and drink these places have to offer. Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St., New York, NY; event website

Ongoing

Mad. Sq. Eats
September 23rd - October 21st, daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m
Be sure to visit this great fall market before it ends! Some featured vendors include Roberta's Pizza, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Asiadog. Worth Square on the west side of Madison Square Park between 5th Ave. and Broadway, and 24th and 25th St., NY; event website

NYC Food Film Festival
October 13th - October 16th, times vary for different events
Guests will watch various food-centric films and get to sample the foods that they see on screen at the NYC Food Film Festival. The 3-day long fest features the following events: A Cheers To Burgers And Beers, Edible Adventure #3: Mistura + More, The Tribeca Taco Takedown, The Food Porn* Party, Di Fara Pizza Lunch, and Farm To Film To Table. Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., New York, NY; event website

Austrian Pop-Up Store
October 5th - October 19th, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturdays till 10 p.m.
Submerge yourself in authentic Austrian culture at this ongoing pop-up store, which includes orchestral music, art exhibits, and Austrian cuisine. Sacher tort, wiener melange, and grober brauner are just some of the traditional eats being served at the cafe. On October 19th there will be Taste of Austria dinner featuring Kurt Gutenbrunner, Edi Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban. Most events are free. Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St, New York, NY; event website

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