Hapa Kitchen BBQ at BKLYNYard
Saturday, June 6, 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an Asian-inspired meat and soy barbecue along the Gowanus Canal. Cathy Erway of Hapa Kitchen will be mixing Greenmarket ingredients to create summer yum: Vietnamese pork meatballs, buffalo tofu skewers, curried potato salad, and more! Desserts by the Treats Truck. Beats by DJ's Finger on the Pulse. Tickets are $7 a person and include a main with three sides; alcohol will be available for purchase. BKLYNYard, 400 Carroll Street, Gowanus Brooklyn (b/n Bond and Nevins Streets, map); event website
Saturday, June 6, 12 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 12 to 8 p.m. As part of its Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas program, BAM is hosting a Souk, or open-air marketplace, with the food, art, and crafts of over 150 merchants and artisans. Celebrate the tastes and sounds of New York's local Muslim communities. Free. GGMC parking lot adjacent to BAM, Fort Greene Brooklyn (nr. Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, map); event website
5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Renegade Craft Fair features the works of over 300 indie crafters, including Cake Spy who will be on-hand from Seattle to sell her super-sweet art, stationary, and gifts, as well as Meow Meow Tweet with handmade soaps made of usually edible ingredients like fennel, orange, and oats. While there, grab some grub from Urban Rustic, Lefty’s, and the Treats Truck. Free admission. McCarren Park, Williamsburg Brooklyn (nr. Bedford Ave and North 12th Street, map); event website
Philippine Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In pork-tastic fashion, celebrate the Philippines' independence from Spain with chicharron bulaklak, deep-fried “pork ruffle fat," all manners of shrimp, rice, and taro. Top it off with sweet treats like fried banana and halo-halo. Free admission; food available for purchase. The parade starts at Madison Avenue and 41st Street, culminating in a street fair at Madison Square Park (map); event website via Eating in Translation
Paella Cooking Contest
Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the balmy weather at the new Water Taxi Beach as chefs from the city's Spanish restaurants offer their paellas for an audience vote. Wine will be served. Tickets $25/person. Proceeds benefit Action Against Hunger and the culinary studies program at New York City Technical College in Brooklyn. South Street Seaport (nr. Fulton and Pearl Streets, map); event website
Brooklyn Beer Experiment
Sunday, June 7, 1 to 5 p.m. Taste beer-infused creations of over 25 amateur chefs and sample the best home-brewed beers Brooklyn has to offer. Advance tickets $18/person. The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus Brooklyn (b/n 2nd and 3rd Avenues, map); event website
Food, Inc. Screening
Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. (doors open) At the Brooklyn screening of Food, Inc., take part in the debate about American food production and heed the call for change. Enjoy pre-movie munchies from Roebling Tea Room, Sweet Deliverance, Nunu Chocolates, and McClure's Pickles, along with a pre-show open bar courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Following the film, Brooklyn Based editor Annaliese Griffin will moderate a Q&A with Food, Inc.'s director Robert Kenner. Tickets $24/person, limited to 150 seats. Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus Brooklyn (b/n 2nd and 3rd Avenues, map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs.
Friday, June 5 West Broadway between Barclay and Chambers Street; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 Bleecker Street between 7th and 8th Avenues; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2nd Avenue between 14th and 23rd Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 7
2nd Avenue between 66th and 86th Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
International Immigrants Foundation Fest: 6th Avenue between 37th and 57th Streets; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Queens Pride Festival and Parade: 37th Road between 73rd and 77th Streets, Queens; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, June 8
Taste of Times Square: West 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue; 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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