Food-Friendly Events, June3-9

Go catch some rays this weekend with weather hitting 80 plus degrees in NYC! The Concrete Jungle never sleeps, and here’s proof:

Thx to EatinginTranslation for this…

Umaimono Gourmet Fair

Continues Friday to Sunday, June 3-5, 11:00-8:00

Mitsuwa Marketplace, 595 River Rd., Edgewater, New Jersey (accessible by shuttle bus from Port Authority)

Free admission

Lebanese Food Festival

Friday, June 3, noon-10:00; Saturday, noon-10:00, Sunday, noon-6:00

Remsen St. between Henry and Clinton Sts. (outside Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral), Brooklyn Heights


Free admission

Gateway to Nations NYC Native American Heritage Celebration

Friday, June 3, 11:00-5:00; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00-7:00

Floyd Bennett Field, Gateway National Recreation Area, 50 Aviation Rd., Brooklyn

Admission: adults, $12; young adults and seniors, $7; children 6 and under, free

Festival Cultural de la Calle 152

Saturday, June 4, 10:00-6:00

152nd St. between Jackson and Union Aves., Bronx


Free admission

Tastes: Meatpacking Meets Chelsea

Saturday, June 4, 11:30-3:00, rain or shine

Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Tickets: $35 advance/$45 door; proceeds benefit the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies

The Amazing Taste of New York Race

Saturday, June 4, 12:30-5:30

Begins at Galway Hooker, 7 East 36th St. (Fifth-Madison Aves.), Manhattan

Tickets: $60

Hungarian Festival

Saturday, June 4, 11:00-8:00

Somerset St. between Division and Bethany Sts., New Brunswick, New Jersey (walking distance from the city’s NJ Transit station)

Free admission

Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest

Saturday, June 4, 11:00-11:00; Sunday, 11:00-7:00 (Friday evening, too, for campers only)

Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, New Jersey (express bus available from Port Authority)

Admission: adults, $60; children under 14 accompanied by a parent, free


Saturday, June 4, 5:00-8:00

East River Park Amphitheater, south of Grand St., Manhattan

Tickets: $75 advance/$100 door; proceeds benefit the Lower East Side Ecology Center

Indonesian food bazaar

Sunday, June 5, 10:00-5:00

Outside the Al-Hikmah Mosque, 48-01 31st Ave. (at 48th St.), Astoria, Queens


Free admission

Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, June 5, 10:00-6:00

Madison Ave. between 24th and 26th Sts.; a parade, beginning at noon, proceeds from 38th St. south on Madison


Free admission

Festival de los Andes

Sunday, June 5, 11:00-6:00

On the lawn in front of Hepburn Hall, New Jersey City University, 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City

Free admission

Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Street Festival

Sunday, June 5, noon-6:00

Fifth Ave. between 69th and 85th Sts., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Lots of interesting Middle Eastern markets and eateries along this stretch of the avenue

Free admission

Cuban Parade of New Jersey

Sunday, June 5, beginning at noon

Parade proceeds along Bergenline Ave. from 79th St. in North Bergen, New Jersey, to 43rd St., in Union City

Previously, a concurrent festival at Schuetzen Park (John F. Kennedy Blvd. at 32nd St.) was much less worthy of note than the eateries, Cuban and otherwise, farther north on Bergenline

Free admission

Albanian Heritage Festival

Sunday, June 5, noon-7:00

Kensico Dam Plaza, Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, New York (walking distance from the town’s Metro-North station)

Free admission

Taste of Times Square

Monday, June 6, 5:00-9:00

Broadway Plazas between 42nd and 47th Sts., Manhattan

Free admission

Ice Cream: A Global History

Monday, June 6, 6:00-9:00

The Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave. (at 47th St.), Manhattan

Tickets: $45

Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral Greek Festival

Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12, various hours

64 Schermerhorn St. (Court St.-Boerum Pl.), Brooklyn


Free admission

Bone Suckin’ Shell Shuckin’ Surf and Turf

Tuesday, June 7, 6:00-9:00

Chelsea Market, 410 West 16th St. (Ninth-Tenth Aves.)

Tickets, $60; ages 21 and over only, advance purchase required; a portion of proceeds benefits Food Systems NYC

Via The New York Times

Taste of Long Island City

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30-8:30

Gantry Plaza State Park (49th Ave. at the East River), Long Island City, Queens

Tickets, $50; proceeds benefit The Chocolate Factory Theater

Internet Week 2011: Food 2.0

Wednesday, June 8, 10:30-7:30

Wix Lounge, 10 West 18th St. (Fifth-Sixth Aves.), 2nd floor, Manhattan

Suggested donation: $5 to $10 per panel

The Food of Spain: A Most Intricate Gastronomic Tapestry

Wednesday, June 8, 6:30-9:00

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, 684 Park Ave. (at 68th St.), Manhattan

Tickets: $40, discounted for CHNY and QSSI members

Sold out: Lobster Roll Rumble, June 9 (VIP tickets still available)


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