Break out a blanket, grab the lotion, and spend an hour outside. Afterwards, consider heading over to one of these five great weekend festivities.
Taiwanese Night Market, Villain, 50 North 3 Street, Brooklyn, Friday, 7 p.m.
Enjoy Taiwanese treats from the likes of Han Dynasty, which is preparing dan dan noodles for the party. Additional delicacies for the event include pig ear salad, stinky tofu, and shaved ice; Taiwanese beer will also be available. Score a $40 ticket — which includes all the dishes you can handle from 8 different vendors. here.
Nutella Bar, Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, Friday through Sunday, 10 am
The long awaited return of Nutella Bar at Eataly is now over. Hazelnut addicts can spend the weekend sampling over thirty items including lattes, waffles, and gelato. The menu also includes pastries such as brioche rolls and various hot and cold coffees. The new space features two seated counters for those looking to stick around with a sweet and brush up on their Italian.
Essex Street Market Turns 75! Birthday Block Party, Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Chefs from Cafe Katja, Spur Tree and An Choi are manning the grill in celebration of Essex Street Market’s 75th birthday. The free block party includes DJs, live music, prizes, and pushcarts full of market specialties. A giant birthday cake will also be presented to mark the special occasion.
Brooklyn Taco Takedown, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 12 p.m.
Unleash your best home made taco recipe or sample the handy work of other south of the border street food enthusiasts at this all you can eat affair. For $20, guests can enjoy unlimited tacos stuffed with a variety of traditional and outside the box fillings. A cash bar will be on hand for those looking to wash down any lingering tortillas too. Those interested in participating can do so through the event web site; those interested in eating and voting for the best Brooklyn taco can do so here.
Mushroom Cultivation, Brooklyn Grange at Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to grow mushrooms for both culinary and medicinal purposes at this hands-on workshop hosted by Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms. Guests will learn the step by step process of growing fungi in a variety of environments, with each attendee receiving an oyster mushroom kit to take home. Reservations are $50 and can be secured here.