Want a Weekend Escape? Sample Ciders, Relax at a Rooftop Tiki Bar, or Eat up Myrtle Avenue
Behold Tiki Tabu, a new rooftop tiki bar
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Ciderfeast, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 24-20 FDR Drive at 23rd Street, Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
More than a dozen cider makers are gathering this weekend to showcase the best regional, national, and European ciders currently available in New York. Guests can enjoy over 30 varieties of cider while taking in (or joining) an eating competition. The festival also includes unlimited hot dog samples, barbecue bites, and Harry Hawk's "Schnack" sliders; there's also plenty of veggie options, including grilled corn. Tickets start at $60; secure them here.
Argentinian Happy Hour, Balvanera, 152 Stanton Street, Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Wanderers perusing the Lower East Side looking for a bite can now enjoy $4 croquetas, boquerones, and blood sausage if they're feeling adventurous. In addition to food specials, wine and beer range from $4 to $6, with options like Warsteiner and sangria a few of the ways guests can cool down on warm summer evenings.
Tiki Tabu Pop-Up Bar, SIXTY Lower East Side Hotel, 190 Allen Street, Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. to late
Jim Kearns and Jon Neidich of The Happiest Hour helped develop the menu for this summertime tiki oasis, with drinks like daiquiri slushies and the Polynesian Paralysis: a drink based around the ancient Hawaiian root liquor okolehao. The rooftop bar is adorned with bamboo walls, banana trees, and tiki masks; there's also a special bar menu by the Blue Ribbon gang featuring sweet-and-sour pork meatballs and rock shrimp tempura. The tiki bar will be open every day throughout the end of summer.
"SPAGHETTABOUTIT" with Nimai Larson, Fulton Stall Market, 207A Front Street, Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m.
If you still miss the Eighties or were just born in the wrong decade, consider an evening of dinner and dancing set to the strains of Guns N' Roses. Celebrating the band's album The Spaghetti Incident, the event will feature an assortment of local fare while a DJ spins throughout dinner. Tickets are $25; score one here.
Myrtle Avenue Festival, Myrtle Avenue Between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue, Queens, Sunday, 12 p.m.
Street festival season is almost over, but fans of funnel cakes can still head out to Ridgewood this week for the neighborhood's annual festival. A selection of mobile vendors and local favorites like Rosa's Pizza will have plenty to offer food-focused patrons in search of sustenance, with games, live entertainment, and family-themed activities taking place throughout the afternoon.