pencil it in: get outside while you still can

September 21-22: Hundreds of Wines Under One Roof

This weekend’s Wine Riot event is you all access pass to taste hundreds of wines. Grab a glass and travel across the globe through various wines as you taste and learn about the regions they hail from. Die hard experts dish out tips and tricks with interactive booths to share their knowledge. The event even has it’s own app which will help you keep track of everything you drank which is especially helpful since your memory will probably be a little fuzzy by the time you leave. Full event info and tickets can be purchased here. 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, Fri 7- 11 PM $60, Sat 1- 5PM & 7- 11 PM $50

September 22: my favorite day of the year

The Stone Street Oyster Festival, New York’s largest dedicated to the bivalve, is back for its’ 9th year! Hosted by the Ulysses Folk House, the event will feature hours of live music, entertainment, drinks and of course a plenitude of fresh oysters. Come hungry, thirsty and prepared to deal with crowds of people ready to hunker down for the day long affair (check out last year’s here!)  Not sure which oyster’s to try? My recent post breaks down all you need to know about these ocean treats. Stone Street,  10 AM- whenever, free

September 22-23: A Little Country in NYC

Head to Queens for a genuine country festival this weekend. The 30th Annual Queens Country Fair, held at the county’s Farm Museum, will feature traditional pie-eating and corn husking contests, arm wrestling competitions and carnival rides. An Amazing Maize Maze and live music and events will also be on hand to entertain the crowds. Full fair info can be found here. 3-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, 11 AM- 6 PM, $8 for adults $5 for kids under 12 (does not include maze, rides, food or beverage)

through September 23: Real Italian New York Style

(repost from last week, but still accurate and still fun! GO!)

It’s Italian food lovers favorite time of year. The 86th Feast of San Genarro will take over Manhattan’s Little Italy for 11 days, filling the streets with wafting scents aromas of grilled meats, vegetables and fresh pastry. A commemorative parade, music and street performances will accompany the multitude of street food offerings. Trust me, you haven’t experiences a real Italian festival until you’ve experienced Mulberry Street for San Genarro. Full event info can be found by visiting the festivals official site here. Nolita /Little Italy (Mulberry St. between Canal and Houston, Grand St. between Center and Mott), times vary.

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