Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest
Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. The 94th annual contest is doubly intense this year as defending champion Joey Chestnut seeks to keep his title against Takeru Kobayashi, six-time winner. For those staying at home, you can also watch it live on ESPN. The record to beat? Fifty nine hot dogs. Free admission, but get there early for a good view. Nathan's Famous, 1310 Surf Avenue at Stillwell Avenue, Coney Island (map); event website
Blaue Gans PIG OUT!
Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join this Austrian joint for their second annual all-you-can-eat feast with whole roasted pig, sausages, salads, and a Viennese Cake Bar. Tickets $35/person. 139 Duane St. (between Church Street and West Broadway) (map); event website
Pig Roast and Camp Out at Queens County Farm
Saturday, July 4-Sunday, July 5, 5 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. Marlow & Daughter's Tom Mylan roasting a whole pig to accompany pulled pork sandwiches, and pies and other yummies from Sweet Deliverance. With a DJ, old school games like flashlight tag, and a farm-fresh breakfast the next morning, this is one tasty sleepover. FYI, it's BYOT (bring your own tent). Tickets $80/person. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park (map); event website
Wine Film Festival at Enoteca on Court
Sundays June 28-July 26, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy outdoor screenings of wine-themed films on Sundays this summer in Enoteca on Court's garden. If you love Keanu, "A Walk in the Clouds" will screen July 26. 347 Court Street, Brooklyn; (map); event website
Ommegang Brewery Presents Fight Club!
Monday, July 6, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Taste four craft ales paired with cheese at The Bell House. Additionally, Ommegang pints will be $3 all night! . $10/person. The Bell House, 149 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Gowanus Brooklyn (map); event website
Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
Tuesday, July 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. At the city's only non-park free concert series, City Winery sells its first wines made in New York in accompaniment with the weekly barbecue. There's live music, a wine and beer garden, and Thunder Pickles from the organic Katchkie Farm. Free admission. City Winery parking lot, 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs.
Saturday, July 4 The Great July 4th Festival: Water St b/n Broad and Fulton Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sixth Avenue Festival: 6th Avenue b/n 14th and 23rd Streets; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stone Street Fourth of July Celebration: Stone St b/n Coenties Alley and Hanover Square; 12 p.m.–11 p.m.
Woodside Festival: Woodside Ave b/n Roosevelt Avenue and 63rd Street, Woodside Queens; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, July 5 Lexington Avenue Festival: Lexington Ave b/n 34th and 42nd Streets; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
USO Avenue of the Americas Summerfest: Sixth Avenue between 42nd and 56th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
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