NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Saturday, August 31

Pesta Rakyat
August 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An Indonesian food bazaar that will be first-come, first-served. Be sure to arrive early to avoid the lines and food getting sold out. Free to enter, pay per item. 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY.

Bedford and Bowery Bazaar
August 31, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On the Lower East Side, north Brooklyn restaurateurs, brewers, and artists will be putting on the first annual Bedford and Bowery Bazaar. Brooklyn Brewery will be providing free beer at 6:30 Hester and Essex Streets, New York, NY; event website

Jeni's and Diane Von Furstenberg Ice Cream Giveaway
August 31, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, collaborating with Diane Von Furstenberg's new pop-up near the High Line, will be handing out free ice cream pops. They'll be swirled with smoked paprika-pineapple sauce and cocoa nibs before being dipped in dark chocolate and topped with macadamia nuts. Also going on Sunday, at the same time. 440 W. 14th Street, New York, NY.

Sunday, September 1

Brazilian Day
September 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A celebration of all things Brazilian, including, of course, Brazilian food. 25 blocks will be filled with vendors selling authentic Brazilian food. 42nd St to 56th St, 7th Ave to Madison Ave; event website

Friday, September 6

Robert Newton as Chef in Residence at Rock Center Café
September 6, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
From September 6th to 20th, chef Rob Newton will be heading up a pop-up edition of his restaurant Seersucker at Rockefeller Center. He'll be cooking a seasonal Southern summer menu, featuring such items as fried green tomatoes, pan-fried catfish, and bourbon cream popsicles. Reservations via Open Table; 20 W 50th Street, New York, NY; event website

Saturday, September 7

The 10 Beaujolais Crus
September 7, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
An hour of interactive wine tasting and 30 minutes of Q and A with Momofuku's beverage director and master sommelier candidate Jordan Salcito. This class—the final in a three part series—will consist of tasting magnums from each cru. $75. 15 W 56th Street, New York, NY; event website

4th Annual Pig Island
September 7, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The event will feature the city's best chefs, brewers, vintners, and farmers, all coming together over live music and great food and drink to celebrate heritage pork. This year Pig Island will be traveling to Red Hook, with a portion of proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief. $75, week of event $85. 1 Beard Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Vendy Awards
September 7, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Come out to taste and support the food trucks vying for the title of the best street vendor of the year. The event is in support of the Street Vendor Project, a non-profit that provides legal support to immigrant vendors. $95. 123 William Street, Brooklyn, NY;

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