Here Are the Five Best Memorial Day Weekend Food Events in NYC

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Courtesy Manhattan by Sail
Hop aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship if you're around Memorial Day Weekend
Not fighting the traffic or beach crowds this three-day weekend? Make the most of sticking around the city by taking advantage of what's cooking up around town.

Free Suckling Pig Roast, Ariana, 138-140 West Houston Street, Friday, 7 p.m.

This Village Russian restaurant is kicking off the weekend with a free suckling pig roast and punch party. At 7 p.m., the kitchen will start serving up bits of the buckwheat-stuffed hog, and the bar will pour a berry and vodka punch. You'll want to get there early to partake -- food and drink are first come, first served.

Passport to Taiwan, Union Square, Sunday, noon

Come Sunday, Union Square will be filled with performances, art exhibits, and plenty of food celebrating Taiwanese-American heritage and culture. Look for goodies like bamboo tamales, shaved ice, oyster omelets, and intestines with noodle. Food-related exhibits include dough figurines and sugar paintings, which showcase the artists' use of edible materials for creative purposes. A full line up of food vendors and activities can be found on the event's website.

Rub-A-Grub, Do or Dine, 1108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 2 p.m.

With a three-part menu accompanied by DJ sets, this musical feast includes bloody marys, beer and shot specials, and record-sized plates of hearty BBQ. Music will be provided by the I Love Vinyl crew, and a selection of appetizers courtesy of Justin Warner's team are also part of the tasting menu. Tickets start at $15 for the event without food and $30 if you plan on dining or drinking.

Manhattan by Sail's Out@Sea Party, Slip 1 -- Battery Park, State Street at Battery Place, Sunday, 9:45 p.m.

Celebrate having Monday off by staying up late on a Sunday with this two-hour boat party geared toward the gay and lesbian crowd. Hop aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship where you'll find a full bar -- including Jello shots, pickle backs, and other drink specials -- and a DJ, who'll play sets as you take in the city skyline. Tickets are $20 if you use the promotional code MBSFFOS14; they can be purchased through the Manhattan by Sail website.

A Drinking Game NYC presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off, A Celebration of Whimsy, 21-A Clinton Street, Monday, 9 p.m.

To cap off the weekend, head out for this live stage version of the 80's cult classic, which involves drinking -- both by the actors and the audience. When you hear key phrases and buzzwords, everyone drinks, which means that by the end of the show, certain lines may not come out as intended -- or at all. There's a cash bar inside the theater that will provide beer, wine, and soda, though the event is 21 and up. Tickets are $15.




Location Info

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Union Square

14th & Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Battery Park

State St. at Battery Place, New York, NY

Category: Music


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3 comments
jane227
jane227

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day and got to enjoy some tasty food.

richardkg
richardkg

As a person that has absolutely no knowledge on cooking, but still a good food enthusiastic I should say I am wondered at the skills of those wonderful cooks out there. My wife is also a good food enthusiastic as I am. Years back we both used to go to food festivals and taste various kinds of dishes. Such was our passion to food. But at this old age, we are no more able to do that kind of small adventures. The only food festivals we go now are for the small events like birthdays and weddings of our close relatives and friends. Still the food there  by the event caterers (www.francofreshy.com/services.html) are best kind of food we have these days. So much of food festivals out in the world means, food is a means for celebration for people.

Karl Nichols
Karl Nichols

Hey, maybe a second or two thinking about why we get the off, as well!

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