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April 25-27: Cross on Over to Brooklyn

Performers including The Roots, Solange, and TV on the Radio will play at this three day music festival hosted by BAM. Along with killer tunes there will be great music and art to round out the festivities. For full event info visit the official Crossing Brooklyn Ferry site. BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, $40-100

April 27: Hester Street Eats

The signs that summer is return are upon us. The Hester Street Fair reopens this weekend, bringing with it a varied assortment of craft and food vendors. This year, newcomers will join the more established and everything from Thai street food to freshly squeezed vegan juice will be available for purchase. Hester Street Fair, Seward Park, Essex Street at Hester Street, 10AM- 6PM

April 28: Tribeca Film Festival

To mark the last official day of the iconic New York event, the Tribeca Film Festival will take to the streets. The day long affair will feature performances, music, crafts and bites from local vendors and those involved in this year’s event. For more information visit www.tribecafilm.comGreenwich Street between Chambers and Hubert, 10Am- 6PM

April 29: Grab Your Knives

Knife skills are essential to kitchen success and luckily for those who could use a little work, PieCorps is here. The group will host a three hour class this Monday evening that will cover all necessary cutting skills ranging from basic care and handling, to how to prep the veggies to create a killer stir fry. Purchase your tickets here.  PieCorps, 77 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, 6-8PM, $60

May 2: Literary Eats 

The Brooklyn Winery kicks off a weekend long book fair with an opening night tasting extravaganza from which all proceeds with benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.  Snack with your favorite food-centric authors and chat about your favorite recipes during the night which is sure to be full of foodie fun. Tickets can be purchased hereBrooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 6:30- 9:30PM, $100

May 2: Grand Gourmet

The Flavor of Midtown takes over iconic Grand Central Terminal this Thursday for an evening of drinking and sampling some of New York’s finest restaurants. With centennial celebrations in full effect, this years event is set to be the grandest yet. To purchase tickets, click here. Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 42nd Street and Park Ave, 7- 9:30PM, $125-$350

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