No Impact Man Screening and Q&A
Thursday, September 10, 7:30 p.m. Watch Colin Beavan's story of spending a year without buying anything new, using electricity, or doing anything else that would make a negative impact on the environment. Hosted by The Bell House, there'll be treats from Sweet Deliverance during the free local beer happy hour before the film, and a Q&A with the co-director and producer post-screening. $20/person. The Bell House, 149 7th Street Brooklyn; (map); event website
Gotham Cask Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 11-13 Kick off NY Craft Beer Week with the Gotham Cask Festival and sixty cask ales. Hosted simultaneously by Jimmy's No. 43, Swift Hibernian Lounge, and Rattle n' Hum. I can't think of a better way to start off my weekend. Expect to see both 10 and 16 ounce pours. Various locations; event website
Long Island City Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 12, 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feast on craft beers from brewers including Dogfish Head Brewery, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, Allagash Brewing Co., North Coast Brewing Co., Stoudts Brewing Company, Fire Island Beer Co., Kelso of Brooklyn, Sam Adams, Unibroue, and many more. Against the beautiful waterside backdrop and with good eats from Water Taxi Beach, there's ample opportunity for good times at this NY Craft Beer Week event. $40/person (online). LIC Water Taxi Beach, 2 Borden Avenue; event website
Brooklyn Cheese Experiment
Sunday, September 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The bros behind the Brooklyn Beer Experiment, Theo Peck and Nick Suarez, are coming back with another funky experiment—this time with the addition of cheese. In this cheese and brew-off, amateur chefs will create their favorite cheese-centric dishes, while homebrewers pit their best homemade brews against each other. Winners will be chosen by audience votes as well as a judging panel. Compete for the prizes and the glory. Tickets include a beer and tastes of the competitors' offerings. $20/person. The Bell House, 149 7th Street Brooklyn; (map); event website
The Great Taste Debates Party
Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sample food and drink all in the name of a great debate at this "interactive event where our favorite epicurean disputes will come to life." Located at Hill Country, debates include prosciutto di Parma vs. jamon iberico (provided by Salumeria Rosi and Despaña), and the old East Coast vs. West Coast oysters battle. Live music will be provided by Jack Grace Band, and of course, there'll be great barbecue from Hill Country itself. Patrón is also a sponsor, so be prepared to pound back some tequila to help you "debate." Hill Country, 30 West 26th Street; map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs and events down the line.
Thursday, September 10 Feast of San Gennaro: Mulberry Street b/n Canal and East Houston Streets; Monday-Thursday, Sunday 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Through September 20.
Saturday, September 12 Eighth Avenue Street Festival: Eighth Avenue b/n 14th and 23rd Streets; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gramercy Park Neighborhood Festival: Third Avenue b/n 14th and 23rd Streets; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
37th Avenue Festival: 37th Avenue b/n 83rd and 89th Streets, Queens; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, September 13 Third Avenue Community Benefit Festival: Third Avenue b/n 66th and 86th Streets; 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tudor City Festival: Lexington Avenue b/n 42nd and 57th Streets; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.