NYC Events For the Weekend (and Beyond)


Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Pig Roast and Campout
Friday, July 2 at 6:30pm to Saturday, July 3 at 10:00am Feast on Queens County Farm's own pork and produce, prepared by Dickson's Farmstand Meats and The Cleaver Co. and then hang on the farm for the campout that follows. $75. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park; 718-347-3276; event website.

PortSide NY's BBQ
Saturday, July 3, 6:00pm-8:30pm Climb aboard a former oil tanker at the Red Hook waterfront for this fundraiser for PortSide NY's summer BlueSpace programs. The Good Fork will serve pulled-pork sliders and Red Hook Lobster Pound will provide shrimp salad, with Brooklyn Brewery bringing the beer. $35 for adults, $10 for children. Pier 11 Atlantic Basin (pedestrian gate at Pioneer and Conover sts.), Brooklyn; event website.

Rooftop Films
Saturday, July 3, 8:00pm Head to the roof of the Old American Can Factory to see three selected shorts from the Umami festival, a showcase that reflects the power of food. Pack a picnic and enjoy the unlimited Radeberger beer and after the screenings enjoy live music from Railbird. $10. Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St at Third Ave, Gowanus, Brooklyn; event website.

4th of July Celebration at The Vanderbilt
Sunday, July 4, 12:00pm-10:00pm $35 gets you a three-course menu from chef Saul Bolton of heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, fried chicken or pork cheeks, and a fresh fruit cobbler—plus all the Sixpoint beer you can drink. Not bad. The Vanderbilt, 570 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-623-0570; event website.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Sunday, July 4, 12:00pm-1:00pm Major League Eating's most popular contest of the season has finally arrived, for spectators to see how many wieners can be eaten in ten minutes. Joey Chestnut is the three-time defending champion. Free. Surf Avenue at Stillwell Ave, Coney Island, Brooklyn; event website.

Oyster Roast
Sunday, July 4, 4:00pm-10:00pm This oyster roast and wood-fired feast in Long Island will be prepared by Let Bobo chef Patrick Connolly, featuring local produce from Sang Lee Farms, wines from Lieb Cellars, and beer from Greenport Harbor. $75. Widow's Hole Oyster Farm, 307 Flint Street, Greenport; 212-488-2626; event website.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Oysters and Chocolate Tasting
Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm-9pm To celebrate the Vosges Kumumoto Oyster Truffle, Korbee will pair four different types of oysters with their specialty chocolate offerings. Guests will leave with a chocolate gift bag. $50. SoHo Boutique, 132 Spring Street (between Greene and Wooster); 212-625-2929; website.