pencil it in: september 21- 25 NYC

This weekend is packed with fun activities for to check out. The only problem: trying to squeeze them all in!

September 15- 25:  Feast of San Gennaro

The time has arrived for the 85th Feast Of San Gennaro! Vendors and entertainment line the streets of Little Italy once again for this annual event. This years festivities have received a gourmet upgrade through the efforts of Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi partners at Torrisi Italian Specialties. Restaurants to be on the look out for: Rubrirosa, Frankies Spuntino, wd~50, Stellina, and L’Artusi among other classic Little Italy Establishments.

September 21-25: The Affordable Art Fair

Showcase of new artists, galleries, programming, and installations. Advance tickets $65, at the door $75. Free admission Thursday September 22 4- 9pm.

September 22-24: Do It In The Dark

Chef April Bloomfield of the Ace Hotel’s Breslin Bar and Dining Room brings a unique culinary adventure to NYC. Already popular in Europe, the first ever “Opaque- Dining in the Dark” experience has arrived on our shores. Diners are guided through a five course dinner surrounded by complete darkness by a server with no vision. The experience is meant to heighten your sense of taste along with those of touch, smell, and sound to experience dining in a whole new way. Tickets are $149 and can be purchased here.

September 23-24: Wine Riot

Taste 250 wines from around the globe, soak up knowledge from experts in multiple crash course wine seminars, eat, dance, and photograph your day away at Wine Riot 2011. Happening at Skylight One Hanson in Brooklyn the 2 day event is split into various “riots”. $50 or $60 tickets to each riot can be purchased here.

September 24: MoMA Premiere: Through the Weeping Glass, an Evening with the Quay Brothers. The film follows the Quay brothers in their investigation of pathology and anatomical oddities through the examination of obscure archives, antique volumes, and artifacts.

September 24: Smorgasburg

Catch the delicious food based offshoot of Brooklyn Flea at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Be sure to try hand pulled sesame noodles from Shorty Tang and Sons as well as dairy and sugar free Rob & Anna’s frozen bananas. YUMMM. Free through the end of October.

September 23-25: Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast

All you can eat blue crabs, all you can drink beer and cocktails, all for $118. For the first time, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to experience an authentic Chesapeake Bay tradition. Brought to New York by Joshua Morgan of Choptank Restaurant the festival will take place at the Tunnel Space of the Terminal Stores Building in Chelsea. Seatings are available Friday the 23rd  8pm- 12am, Saturday the 24th 12- 4pm and 7 – 11pm, and Sunday the 25th 12- 4pm. Buy your tickets to Hammer & Claws here.

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