If you’re lucky enough to celebrate a three day weekend in honor of Chris Columbus, your friends are secretly hating you. But even if you can only pack in 48 hours of freedom this weekend, that’s more than enough time to celebrate the fact that the world–and possibly your stomach–is round. Here’s a look at our top events taking place around town.
Foraging & Feasting Book Signing, Union Square Greenmarket, Broadway at East 17th Street, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Author Dina Falconi will sign copies of her most recent publication, Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook, which will make you think twice about what to do when your girlfriend rejects that bouquet of flowers. The book includes a variety of illustrations of what to look for when selecting various ingredients as well as health conscious recipes. Afterwards, stroll through the green market and put your new knowledge to good use–you may be able to open a trendsetting restaurant one day.
Brooklyn Pour, Skylight One Hanson, One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Craft beer talks on topics like urban home brewing. Over 100 beers waiting to be sampled. Plus a vault featuring a food court of vendors. We think you get the idea. This annual festival returns to help convert beer amateurs into aficionados while unveiling the latest trends, techniques, and final products to a passionate crowd. Tickets can be purchased via the Brooklyn Pour website.
African Restaurant Week Party, Taj Lounge, 48 West 21st Street, Sunday, 2 p.m.
New York welcomes its first ever African Restaurant Week with a party of continental proportions. Look for a selection of African wines and cuisine prepared by chefs from restaurants like Ponty Bistro along with music, dancing, and philanthropic opportunities. Three-course pre-fix lunch and dinner service throughout the week will range from $19.95 to $28.95 per person. Tickets for the kick off party as well as events throughout the week can be purchased on the event’s website.
The Walking Dead Party, Sons of Essex, 133 Essex Street, Sunday, 9 p.m.
Celebrating the beginning of the end, this Lower East Side haunt will host a viewing party to celebrate the premiere episode of the final season of The Walking Dead. The bar will craft special cocktails including the Zombie and The Corpse Reviver #2. Grab a friend and join people you’d love spending an eternity with–or at least can stand for one night when drinks are involved.