This Weekend's Five Best Food Events
Hot, cold, or spiked, cider makes a great fall beverage. Try some this weekend.
After raiding the vintage store in your neighborhood for a one-of-a-kind costume, head out and check out one of these five delicious events.
Food Day, Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, Friday, noon
This nationwide celebration of healthy, sustainably produced food makes a stop at New York's most popular marketplace, which is setting up a free indoor farmers' market with its local purveyors. Guests will be able to interact with each producer as well as learn more about the products on Eataly's shelves -- and sample a number of those products for free.
Cider Week, multiple locations, Friday through November 2
Fall wouldn't be complete without some delicious cider, and this Friday marks the beginning of a 10-day celebration of the beverage. The South Street Seaport with Ciderfest kicks off Saturday at 11:30 a.m.; you'll find 30 cider makers from across the globe pouring their handiwork throughout the day. Additional events include a cider brunch on Saturday at Taproom 307 and a cheese pairing class at Greene Grape Annex on Sunday evening. A full lineup of weekend events and tickets can be found on the event website.
Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival, Prospect Park, 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, Saturday, noon
Pony rides, games, and carnival food await at the Nethermead in Prospect Park at this free family-focused event. The park also has a variety of Halloween-themed activities like a "haunted" carousel and a "spooky barn" in the zoo area. Be sure to check out the food trucks, too, which will park on Center Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Not My Day Job 2014: Celebrating Art, Talent, and Taste, The Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street, Sunday, 1 p.m.
This party celebrates the daytime and extracurricular artistic endeavors of restaurant industry professionals, and includes cocktails and food. Employees from places like Ward III and Shake Shack will discuss their original creations. Some, like The Gander chef Jesse Schenker, will give onsite performances (Schenker plays the drums). Tickets are $60 for adults -- $25 for children -- and include access to all food and drink tastings.
Now You're Cooking: Pumpkin Wraps With The Creative Kitchen, Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Chef-author Cricket Azima of The Creative Kitchen aims to show children that Halloween isn't just about collecting candy. Attendees will learn how to make pumpkin wraps and rolls, with children of all ages invited to pull up a chair and enjoy a snack before exploring the museum.
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