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Friday (September 14)

Small Bites Big Sips
Friday September 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A tasting and pairing class with wines from Paumanok Winery, an award-winning Long Island winery. $100. 13 Worth Street, 3rd Floor, New York NY; event website

Lobster & Beer Lovers Cruise
Friday September 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sail around the Hudson with frosty Sixpoint beers and all you can eat lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, and lobster BLTs from Red Hook Lobster Pound. Boarding is at 6:30 sharp. $90. Clipper City Tall Ship, East Side of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport at the end of Fulton Street on the East River; event website

Saturday (September 15)

The 8th Annual Vendy Awards
Saturday September 15th, 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The city's biggest street food celebration is back again on Governors Island. Stop by to sample food from over 20 of the city's best street vendors. You can learn more about the finalists in our previous coverage. $95 general admission; $145 early entry VIP. Governors Island; event website

Wong Whole Hog Fest
Saturday September 15th, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The West Village's Wong celebrates their first anniversary by hosting a whole hog roast. There will be a specially priced drinks list for the occasion. Tickets are available via email: inquiries@wongnewyork.com. $30. 7 Cornelia Street, New York NY; event website

Freaktoberfest
Saturday September 15th, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
35 breweries will be on hand to mark the seasonal release of Coney Island Freaktoberfest beer. Enjoy all you can drink of some of the best craft beers to live music in Greenwood Park. $60. Greenwood Park Beer Garden, 555 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Sunday (September 16)

2011 Vintage Riesling Launch at New Amsterdam Market
Sunday September 16th, 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The newest Rieslings from the Finger Lakes region debut at New Amsterdam Market. South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip, New York NY; event website

Baguette Making at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Sunday September 16th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Master baker Melissa Weller, who's behind Roberta's breads, teaches this baguette making class. $65. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Monday (September 17)

Thai Street Food Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Monday September 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thailand is famous for its delicious street food. This class at The Brooklyn Kitchen teaches you how to make authentic Thai street snacks. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

A Night to Honor Our Friends: Dinner at Hearth for the 'A Life Story' Foundation
Monday September 17th, 7 p.m.
Hearth is hosting a fundraiser dinner for A Life Story Foundation, which raises awareness about Lou Gehrig's disease, in support of two family friends of Chef Marco Canora recently diagnosed with ALS. Chef Canora will be joined by April Bloomfield, Seamus Mullen, Carlor Mirachi, and Claudia Fleming for a five course meal, the profits of which will be donated to A Life Story. $250. Hearth Restaurant, 403 East 12th Street, New York, NY; 646-602-1300; Email HonorOurFriends@gmail.com for reservations.

Tuesday (September 18)

Cider Salon to Showcase Regional Hard Ciders
Tuesday September 18th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Over a dozen regional cider makers gather for this public hard cider tasting at the Astor Center. $30. 399 Lafayette Street, New York NY; event website

Make Sausage the Old-Fashioned Way at an Italian Butcher Shop
Tuesday, September 18th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn how to make Italian sausage from Michael Rella, owner of Peter's Meat Market on Arthur Avenue. You'll shop for meat at Hunts Point Meat Market and learn all about sausage stuffing from one of the city's pros. $40. Hunts Point, The Bronx, NY; event website

Wednesday (September 19)

Marc Murphy and Share Our Strength Present Encore Screening of Hunger Hits Home
Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Marc Murphy and Food Network celebrities like Ted Allen present the Food Network documentary Hunger Hits Home, with a panel discussion about childhood hunger in America. Post-discussion meet and greet to follow with Brooklyn Brewery beer and Southern Wine & Spirits wine. $100. Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY; event website

Thursday (September 20)

A Cook's Tour of Chinatown
Thursday September 20th, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Chef Russell Moss leads this tour of Chinatown. $28. Southwest corner of Grand and Elizabeth Streets, New York NY; event website

Cocktails: A Global History
Thursday September 20th, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
A history, tasting, and mixing lesson lead by Joseph Carlin, the writer of Cocktails: A Global History. $32. 200 Hudson Street, New York NY; event website

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