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Food-Friendly Events, September 13-20

Authors: EatingInTranslation

Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America (St. Markella) street festival
Thursday, September 13, through Sunday, September 16, 5:00-10:00
26th St. between 23rd Ave. and Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, Queens
Free admission

Feast of San Gennaro
Thursday, September 13, through Sunday, September 23, generally 11:30-11:00
On and around Mulberry St., Little Italy, Manhattan
Free admission

Juried Botanical Art Exhibition
Opening reception, Friday, September 14, 6:00-8:00; through November 21
Horticultural Society of New York, 148 West 37th St. (Fifth-Sixth Aves.), Manhattan
Free admission

St. Stephen of Hungary Street Fair and Block Party
Saturday, September 15, 10:00-6:00
Outside St. Stephen's, 414 East 82nd St. (First-York Aves.), Manhattan
Free admission

Saturday, September 15, noon-???
Zion-St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 339 East 84 St. (First-Second Aves.), Manhattan
Admission: $5

Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest
Saturday, September 15, 1:00-4:00 (though the contests themselves, one for men and one for women, run just two minutes each)
At Smorgasburg, North 7th St. at the East River, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Free admission

The Vendy Awards
Saturday, September 15, 12:30-5:00
Governors Island, New York
Tickets: adults, $95, or $145 for hour-earlier VIP entry; discounted for kids; proceeds benefit the Street Vendor Project

Freakoberfest Boutique Beer and Music Festival
Saturday, September 15, noon-5:00
Greenwood Park, 555 Seventh Ave. (at 19th St.), Brooklyn
Tickets: $60

New York City Honey Festival
Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m-11:30 p.m.
Shore Front Pkwy. at Beach 96th St., Rockaway Beach, Queens
Free admission

The Great Irish Fair of New York
Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 10:30-8:00; rain or shine
Near MCU Park, West 21st St. at Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn
Admission: adults, $12; children under 12, free

Macedonian Food Festival
Saturday, September 15, noon-10:00; Sunday, noon-6:00
Macedonian Orthodox Church St. Nikola, 55 Wentick St., Totowa, New Jersey
Free admission

Mexican Independence Day Festival
Sunday, September 16, noon-5:00
East 116th St. between Second and Lexington Aves., Manhattan
Free admission

Mexican Independence Day Parade
Sunday, September 16, noon-4:00
Madison Ave. from 38th to 27th streets, Manhattan
Typically parades on this route culminate in a festival, with food, east of Madison Square Park
Free admission

Note: This year there's scant evidence online for the above two Mexican events. Festival or no festival, every weekend you'll find a number of street-food vendors on 116th St., especially on the south side nearer Second Ave.; if you plan to check out the Madison Ave. event, it's best to bring backup chow plans.

African American Day Parade
Sunday, September 16, 1:00-6:00
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., from 111th to 136nd Sts., Manhattan
Free admission

Food Truck Rally
Sunday, September 16, 11:00-5:00
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Free admission

Kings County Corn Bowl
Sunday, September 16, 2:00-5:00
TBD Brooklyn, 224 Franklin St. (at Green St.), Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Tickets: $15; a portion of proceeds benefits the Food Bank for New York City

Flatbush Frolic
Sunday, September 16, 11:00-5:00
Cortelyou Rd. between Coney Island and Ocean Aves., Flatbush, Brooklyn
Free admission

Oompahfest and Schuetzenfest
Sunday, September 16, 11:00-???
Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, New York
Donation: $9

Ukrainian Picnic
Sunday, September 16, noon-???
Outside the Ukrainian Orthodox Holy Ascension Cathedral, 635 Broad St., Clifton, New Jersey
Admission: $3

Savor the Season Uptown
Tuesday, September 18, 7:30-10:00
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 700 West 125th St. (at Twelfth Ave.), Manhattan
Tickets: $125, or $250 for hour-earlier VIP entry; proceeds benefit Harvest Home

Beard on Books: A Girl and Her Pig
Wednesday, September 19, noon-???
The Beard House, 167 West 12th St. (Sixth-Seventh Aves.), Manhattan
Suggested donation: $20 for nonstudents; reserve seats by calling 212-627-2308

Meet Your Maker
Wednesday, September 19, 6:00-9:00
Begins at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St. (Wythe Ave.-Berry St.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Tickets: $20; ages 21 and over only

Le Fooding Brooklyn Fling
Wednesday, September 19, through Sunday, September 23, various times
Various locations in Brooklyn
Ticket prices vary; see website for details

Brooklyn Foodways: Way Sustainable from Waaaaaay Back
Thursday, September 20, 7:00-???
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. (at Clinton St.), Brooklyn
Tickets: general admission, $10; BHS members, free; advance purchase recommended

Harvest in the Square
Thursday, September 20, 7:30-9:00
West Plaza, Union Square Park (enter at 14th St.), Manhattan
Tickets: $125 and up; proceeds benefit beautification work in the park

Sold out:The Educated Eater: What's Behind the Label?, September 19

Call for entries:Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, October 14

Ongoing:Hester Nights, Thursdays; Chelsea Triangle French Market, Fridays and Saturdays; Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Saturdays; Smorgasburg in Dumbo, Sundays; Hester Street Fair, Saturdays; Red Hook Food Vendors, Saturdays and Sundays; Fulton Stall Market, Saturdays and Sundays; Brooklyn Flea, Saturdays and Sundays; New Amsterdam Market, Sundays; Dekalb Market, daily; UrbanSpace Meatpacking Market, daily; Hudson Square Food Trucks, Tuesdays through Thursdays; New York Greenmarkets, various days; Community Markets, various days; Lunch Hour NYC, daily except Sunday

Classes: See the schedules of the Astor Center, The Brooklyn Kitchen, the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Haven's Kitchen, the Institute of Culinary Education, the International Culinary Center, the Japanese Culinary Center, Murray's Cheese, the 92nd St. Y, La Scuola di Eataly, and the Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center, and the roundup of classes on CourseHorse

Walking tours: Tag along with Big Onion, the Institute of Culinary Education, Jeffrey Tastes, Joe DiStefano, NoshWalks, NYC Discovery Walking Tours, Urban Oyster, and "Wildman" Steve Brill

Tickets on sale:Viva La Comida!, September 21 (free); Light Up the Night, September 21; Omnivore World Tour: New York, September 21-23; The Brooklyn Local, September 22; Taste the West Village, September 23; Edible Garden Festival, September 23; Spirits of New York, September 24; Masters of Social Gastronomy Get Shelved, September 25 (free, but online RSVP requested); Sustainable Soul Food, September 25; Lopate and Locavores: Chefs Behind the Chefs, September 26; Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Fiesta, September 29; Le Taste of France, September 29-30; Taste of the Seaport, September 30; El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade, October 1; Lopate and Locavores: Found Food, October 2; Let Us Eat Local, October 3; Gohan Society Aki Matsuri, October 4; Brooklyn Pour, October 6; Lopate and Locavores: Made in New York, October 9; Taste Our Local Harvest, October 9; New York City Wine & Food Festival, October 11-14; United Noshes: Congo, October 14; Edible Escape, October 17; NYC Food Film Festival, October 17-21; An Evening in Good Taste, October 18; Das Best Oktoberfest, October 20; Brooklyn Curry Experiment, October 21; Brooklyn Bounty, October 25

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