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February 22, 2013

New York City Beer Week Begins

The fifth annual celebration of craft brews organized by the NYC Brewers Guild. Organizers are aiming for more than 300 events across 150 venues.  Check here for more info.

Date: February 22, 2013
Venue: Various
Cost: Various

February 10, 2013

Chinese Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony

The Better Chinatown Society lights 500,000 firecrackers to welcome on the first day of the Chinese New Year. (This year will be the Year of the Snake.)  There will also be lion dances, craft vendors and food booth.
Start: February 10, 2013 11:00 am
End: February 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Chinatown
Grand St. at Forsythe St.
Cost: Free

February 8, 2013 – February 10, 2013

Cochon 555: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers

Local celebrity chefs Missy Robbins, Alex Guarnaschelli, Leah Cohen, Elizabeth Falkner and Shanna Pacifico will each turn a whole heritage-breed hog into a nose-to-tail feast for 20 judges and 400 guests. chef will turn a whole heritage-breed hog into a snout-to-tail smorgasbord for 20 judges. Pig heaven.

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Start: February 8, 2013 8:00 am
End: February 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Chelsea Piers-Pier 60
W. 23rd at Hudson
Cost: $125-$200

January 27, 2013

The Meatball Takedown

A meatball competition hosted by Matt Timms. Amateur cooks compete for the title of best meatball.  $15 gets you lots of tastes and a vote for the winner.

Start: January 27, 2013 2:00 pm
End: January 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: The Bell House
149 7th St., Manhatan
Cost: $15

January 20, 2013

National Cheese Lover’s Day

Date: January 20, 2013

January 14, 2013

NYC Restaurant Week Begins

Restaurant week runs from January 14th through February 8th.  Snag a prix-fixe $25 lunch and $38 dinner at over 300 participating restaurants–including North Square!

More info here.

Date: January 14, 2013
Venue: Participating restaurants
The Big Apple
Cost: $25/$38

January 13, 2013

Cassoulet Cook-Off

East Village gastropub Jimmy’s No. 43 hosts a competition in which amateur and professional cooks will compete to make the best French beans and meat casserole. Proceeds benefit Greenmarket’s farmers-aid programs upstate.
Start: January 13, 2013 1:00 pm
End: January 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Jimmy's No. 43
43 E 7th St, New York
Cost: $20

January 5, 2013

Annual Three Kings Day Coquito Crawl

Join the International Coquito Federation for its 11th Annual Three Kings Day Coquito Crawl. Attendees will be able to taste the delicious traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink and various foods as the tour swings through five East Harlem restaurants and cafes.

This year’s featured establishments include Camaradas, Amor Cubano, Gran Piatto D’Oro, La Casa Azul Bookstore, and East Harlem Café. Tickets are $25. Visit here for more information.



Start: January 5, 2013 2:00 pm
End: January 5, 2013 6:00 pm
2018 3rd Ave.
Cost: $25

December 10, 2012

Fourth Annual Latke Festival

A non-denominational latke culinary feast provided by some of the city’s best restaurants, including Kustner’s Tribeca, Fatty ‘Cue and Blue Ribbon Brooklyn in a competition to see who makes the best potato cake.  Admission gets you all the latkes you can eat, plus beverages from purveyors like Schmaltz Brewing Company.  Find out more here.

Start: December 10, 2012 6:30 pm
End: December 10, 2012 10:00 pm
Venue: BAM
Phone: 718-636-4100
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Cost: $55

November 26, 2012

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

New York City’s largest holiday festival kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood.

Stores, restaurants, cultural organizations and public spaces in the district will be buzzing with activities for both children and adults. At the same time, sidewalks along Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street will be alive with performers, street musicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled stroll through the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.


Start: November 26, 2012 5:00 pm
End: November 26, 2012 11:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Square
Phone: 212-581-3774
Broadway from 63rd to 68th St.