There are lots of ways to celebrate the arrival of spring in New York that don’t involve alcohol, but they’re all sort of boring. Skip the walks in Central Park and honor nature’s rejuvenation at the Spring Craft Beer Festival, an all-day suds-tasting courtesy of 52 small, independent brewers, including New York’s Brooklyn Brewery, Southampton Ales and Lagers, and Blue Point Brewery, as well as offerings from Stone, Ommegang, Dogfish, Rogue, Oskar Blues, and He’Brew. So shove that winter coat to the back of your closet, brush up on your beer-snob lingo, and drink another Saturday afternoon away.

Sat., March 29, 12 & 5:30 p.m., 2008