Thursday (December 1)
Talk & Taste: Stir-Frying To The Sky's Edge With Grace Young
Thursday December 1, 6:30 p.m.
See Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying To The Sky's Edge, speaking with food historian Anne Mendelson about the cultural significance of stir-frying among Chinese immigrants. Also, there will be a stir-frying demonstration! 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY; event website
Friday (December 2)
Nolita Mart: Singha Beer And SlantShack Jerky Tasting
Friday December 2nd, 7 p.m. - 9.p.m.
Try some delicious beer and jerky at the Nolita Mart and Espresso Bar. 156 Mott Street, New York, NY; event website
Saturday (December 3)
Gowanus Canal Conservatory Winter Festival
Saturday December 3rd, 6:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Gowanus Canal Conservatory, a non-profit working for the restoration of the Gowanus Canal, invites you to join in a celebration of good local eats, drinks, and music! Lot 2 will provide a 3-course dinner, featuring items like chicken and sausage gumbo, and brewers Butternut and Captain Lawrence will supply the beer. All proceeds will go towards the conservatory's cause. $60, $40, concert only $15. Build It Green NYC, 69 9th St., New York, NY; event website
Sunday (December 4)
Vegan Holiday Shop-Up
Sunday December 4th,
Check out the city's only all vegan pop-up market, featuring some great local shops and restaurants! Enjoy tasty eats from vendors like Brooklyn Brine, Eagle St. Rooftop Farm and Black & Blanco, and shop around for jewelry, clothing, candles, and other fun artisinal creations. Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St., Brooklyn, NY; event website
Monday (December 5)
Melissa Clark Interview At The NY Public Library
Monday December 5th, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Melissa Clark, the author of Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Recipes You Can't Wait to Make, will be interviewed by Frank Bruni at the NY Public Library this Monday. New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; event website
Tuesday (December 6)
Chef Jonathan Waxman Hosts Lemon: NYC
Tuesday December 6th, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Chef Jonathan Waxman, of Barbuto, is putting on a fundraiser to benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. Tom Colicchio, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and other renowned chefs will join Waxman in creating a 4 course family style meal for guests. Leading dancers from the NYC Ballet will be performing. $1000. Industria Super Studio, New York, NY; event website
Brooklyn Brewery: The Director's Cut
Tuesday December 6th, 7:30 p.m.
Don't miss out on this exclusive event combining great film, beer, and food from Saul Bolton. Guests will enjoy paired dishes like tuna tartar with citrus, chili, cilantro, and Evo and sauteed Maine skate wing with braised red cabbage and apples. $90 in advance, $105 day of. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Thursday (December 8)
5th Annual Crush Champagne Gala
Thursday December 8th, five time slots between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Get some ideas for your holiday festivities with a tasting of 20 different sparkling wines, such as Dom Pérignon 2002, Krug Vintage 2000, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and more! Free with RSVP. Crush Wine & Spirits, 153 E 57th St., New York, NY; event website; RSVP
Le Parker Meridien Gingerbread Display
Thursday December 1st - Friday January 6th
Feast your eyes on a gingerbread paradise, provided by local restaurants and bakeries. It's $1 to vote for your favorite, and to be in the running for a 5-night stay at the Parker Palm Springs. All proceeds go to City Harvest. Le Parker Meridien 56th Street atrium, 119 W 56th St. New York, NY; event website
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Thursday December 1st - Saturday December 24th, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Check out this year's rendition of the 7th annual Columbus Circle holiday market! There will be assorted handcrafted gifts and decorations, artisan truffles and other treats from local vendors, and of course, gingerbread houses. Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Central Park West (at 59th St.); event website
A Slice Of Brooklyn Christmas Lights And Cannoli Tour
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays in December, 7 p.m.
When asked about the best Christmas display in the boroughs, A Slice of Brooklyn says "Rockefeller Center? Fuhgettaboudit!" This holiday season, take a guided bus tour through Dyker Heights to appreciate the festive lights, and the authentic Italian eats from Mona Lisa Pastry Shop & Cafe. Adults $55, children under 12 $45. Departs from 4th Avenue between 13th & 14th St.; event website
Aquavit Holiday Smörgåsbord
every Saturday in December & Christmas Eve, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Aquavit will be hosting its holiday Julbord brunch every Saturday this month! There will be a special menu including dishes like julskinka (Christmas ham) and pepparkakor (ginger snaps), and a complimentary glass of hot spiced wine. $65. Restaurant Aquavit, 65 East 55th Street, New York, NY; event website