3rd Annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival
Saturday, August 8, 2 to 6 p.m. Head out to Long Island this weekend, where fifty craft brewers will gather at Martha Clara Vineyard to highlight the Island's locally made beer. Local favorites Blue Point Brewing Co., John Harvard's Brew House, and others will be there, along with more national breweries such as Dogfish Head. Needless to say, there'll be plenty of choices with which to wash down the Maple Tree Barbecue. Don't forget to catch the cooking with beer demos led by Long Island chefs. General Admission (in advance) $50/person, or VIP $75/person. Martha Clara Vineyard, Jamesport (map); event website
The Mangalitsa Pig Dinner
Monday, August 10, 6:30 p.m. Don't miss your chance to get a taste of the Mangalitsa at Elements's Mangalitsa Dinner. A nine course tasting menu at a communal style dinner will feature the famed porker and its ultra-rich and succulent meat. Tickets $130/person. Elements, 163 Bayard Lane, Princeton NJ (map); event website
Bubbles and Blini
Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Relax after work by sipping on twenty different kinds of sparklers from all around the world. Paired with savory and sweet blinis, I can't think of a better way to end the day. Tickets $38/person. Divine Bar, 236 West 54th Street (b/n Broadway and 8th Avenues; map); event website
Ribstock at Virgil's BBQ
Wednesday, August 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join Virgil's BBQ in celebrating Woodstock and get your rib on with free ribs, cocktail specials, and live music. Free admission. Virgil's BBQ, 152 West 44th Street (b/n Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue; map); event website
Felidia's "Mom Inspired" Dinner
Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. Bond with your mom at Felidia with a "mom-inspired menu," featuring Lidia Bastianich and her mother Erminia's favorite family recicpes. Chef Fortunato Nicotra will also share some of his family dishes as well. Tickets $145/person (includes wine). Felidia, 243 East 58th Street (map); event website
Celebrate Julia Child at Saul Restaurant
Thursday, August 13, 5:30 p.m. Get in on the Julia Child craze by celebrating at Saul Restaurant's dinner, recreating some of her famous dishes. $65/person. Saul Restaurant, 140 Smith Street, Boerum Hill Brooklyn (map); For reservations, call (718) 935-9844.
After the jump, the street fairs and events down the line.
Saturday, August 8 Greenwich Village Festival: Greenwich Avenue b/n Sixth and Seventh Avenues; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
23rd Street Festival: 23rd Street b/n Eighth and Ninth Avenues; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
University Place Festival: University Place b/n Waverly Place and 14th Streets; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 Lexington Avenue Summerfest: Lexington Avenue b/n 42nd and 57th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
60th Street Festival: 60th Street b/n Fifth and Madison Avenues; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Steinway Street Festival: Steinway Street b/n 28th and 34th Avenues, Astoria, Queens; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
27th Annual Dominican Day Parade: Sixth Avenue from 36th to 56th St; 12 p.m.
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