NYC Food Events for the Weekend (and Beyond)


The crayfish are calling to you from Ikea's Kräftskiva. Photograph from SMercury98 on Flickr.

bk farmyards Fundraiser
Saturday, August 22, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Join in the fun at this extravaganza with live music, DJs, original artwork, a dance troupe, cooking demonstrations, and games. Participating local businesses include Brooklyn Kitchen, Edible Brooklyn, Obsolete Books, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and Flying Pigs Farm. COMPOUND brooklyn, 1287 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn (map); event website

Blues BBQ
Sunday, August 23, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Now in its 10th year, the Hudson River Park’s annual Blues BBQ Festival once again brings together blues and barbecue for a "true southern BBQ experience." Participating restaurants include Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Dallas Jones Bar-B-Q, Dinosaur Bar Be Que, and Mara's Homemade. Free admission (barbecue not included). Hudson River Park, Pier 54 at West 14th Street; map); event website

Bluegrass BBQ
Sunday, August 23, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chef Jeremy Spector will be manning the BBQ while local bluegrass bands such as Melody Allegra & Friends and The Strung Out String Band provide the tunes. With free Colt 45 (4-5 p.m.), apple bobbing, horseshoes and a photo booth, it's a recipe for non-stop fun. Free admission. 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn; map); event website

Sunday, August 23, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate crayfish at the Swedish festival dedicated to the wee critter. Held at Ikea, partake in the namesake dish as well as other Swedish delicacies. $10/plate. Ikea, 1 Beard Street Brooklyn (map); event website

Brooklyn Based: American Beer and BBQ
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor screening of American Beer, a documentary about a cross country trip to visit 38 breweries across America in 40 days by Barcade and Gutter owner Paul Kermizian. Tickets include a Fisherman’s Brew from Cape Ann, a brewery inspired by the film. Tickets $12/person. Hope Lounge, 10 Hope Street Brooklyn (map); event website

After the jump, the street fairs and events down the line.

Street Fairs

Saturday, August 22 Bleecker Street Festival: Bleecker Street b/n Sixth and Seventh Avenues; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Great Irish Festival: Sixth Avenue b/n 42nd and 56th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Westchester Avenue Festival: Westchester Avenue b/n Bergen and Third Avenues; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday, August 23 Daytop Madison Avenue Festival: Madison Avenue b/n 42nd and 57th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Japan Street Fair: Madison Avenue b/n 43rd and 44th Streets; 11 a.m-6 p.m.