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Freaktoberfest
The Slope’s newest beer garden Greenwood Park hosts the fifth annual edition of the brew and performance extravaganza. Admission gets you unlimited sampling from over 30 craft breweries both local and further afield, including Shmaltz (who will be pouring the fest’s namesake brew), Greenport Harbor, Captain Lawrence, Smuttynose, and Wandering Star. While you sip, catch live music and entertainment. Snag a ticket and check out the full beer lineup here.

Saturday, September 15 from noon to 5pm at Greenwood Park, 555 7th Ave between 19th and 20th Sts (South Slope). $60.

The Farm on Adderley’s Pig Roast
Toast to the last days of summer at The Farm on Adderley‘s alfresco feast in the backyard of their neighbor Sycamore. Stop by the night before to watch Chef Tom Kearney start the roast—with a 150-pound hog from Sullivan County Farms—then come back after the 14-hour process is done to snag a plate of the slow-cooked results, plus sides, for $25. Top everything off with $5 pints from California’s Lagunitas Brewing. Spots (and pork) are limited, so grab a ticket now.

Saturday, September 15 from 2 to 8pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $25.

Best Grilled Sandwich Competition
Fill your belly for a good cause at this fundraiser benefitting the community-run Amazing Garden. Size up the best between-bread creations from Fort Reno, The Good Fork, and Better Being Underground while enjoying the lush green space you’re supporting. Tickets are available at the door, but you can RSVP here.

Saturday, September 15 from 3 to 5pm at the Amazing Garden, Columbia St and Carroll St (Red Hook). $20.

NYC Honey Festival
Brooklyn Grange and the Rockaway Beach Club team up once again for the second annual celebration of the sweet rewards of local beekeeping. Catch workshops with Brooklyn Homesteader and Borough Bees and cooking demos with Growing Chefs and the Brooklyn Kitchen, while sampling honey from NYC apiaries, honey beer from Sixpoint, and plenty of sticky-sweet snacks. Attendees can also enter a raffle to win gift certificates from spots including Stinky BklynVinegar Hill House, and Van Leeuwen. Read more at the official website.

Saturday, September 15 from 10am to sundown at Rockaway Beach Club, Boardwalk at Beach 96th St (Queens)

The 8th Annual Vendy Awards
Celebrate the best in mobile eats at the 2012 Vendys. Finalists who have been chosen for street-food excellence—including the Red Hook Ballfields’ Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food—will compete for the Vendy Cup as well as other categories like Dessert Vendor and the all-new Market Vendor category. Attendees will get to sample all the goods, along with free-flowing Brooklyn Brewery beer, then cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award. Tickets sell out every year, so get one before they’re gone.

Saturday, September 15 from 12:30 to 5pm on Governors Island. Ticket start at $95, $60 for kids.

Food Truck Rally
If you can’t make it to the Vendys, you can still find some of your favorite kitchens on wheels at Prospect Park for the second-to-last Food Truck Rally, brought to you by the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Food Truck Association.

Sunday, September 16 from 11am to 5pm at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Kings County Corn Bowl
If you’re weary of summer’s meatcentric food fests, this market-driven cookoff at t.b.d. is the antidote. Twelve competitors, including Cathy Erway and the folks behind First Prize Pies, will duke it out with recipes highlighting fresh, in-season corn, for a panel of judges that includes Momofuku Milk Bar‘s Christina Tosi and Post Office‘s Samuel Glinn. After you’ve sampled all the chefs’ entries, fill up with a chicken & waffle cone from The Brooklyn Star. Read more about the event and find ticketshere.

Sunday, September 16 from 2 to 5pm at t.b.d., 224 Franklin St at Green St (Greenpoint). $15.

Beach Party and Seafood Dinner
The good folks of Roberta’s and their beachside pals Rippers invite you to a seafood feast with local, sustainable fishmonger Gabe the Fish Babe. Meet in Bushwick at Roberta’s, then hop on the Rockabusand head for the shore to enjoy a menu that showcases all manner of marine delights: a raw bar and a seafood boil that might include oysters, lobster, clams and crab (the exact menu is TBA), plus sides of corn and potatoes and plenty of beer and wine. Reserve a spot by grabbing a ticket in advance.

Tuesday, September 18 from 6:30 to 9:30pm, meet at Roberta’s, 261 Moore St at Bogart St (Bushwick). $75.

Meet Your Maker
Not to be confused with 61 Local‘s recurring series of the same name, this educational evening from Edible and the Brooklyn Brewery gives you a peek behind the curtain of three local businesses. Choose from baked-goods artisans Ovenly, chocolatiers Mast Brothers, or beer experts Brooklyn Brewery, then take a tour of your chosen facility, complete with tastings of the goods and an afterparty at the brewery. Snag a ticket here.

Wednesday, September 19 from 6 to 9pm at the Brooklyn Brewery, 71 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $20.

How Beer Changed Everything

Explore the historical significance of beer at this educational talk, part of Et Cetera 2012, a week of lectures, art, films and more. Sam Calgione, founder of Dogfish Head brewery (known for traveling the world in search of unusual beer inspirations and ingredients) and Patrick McGovern, the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, will discuss the history of brewing, from its earliest form in 9000 BC, and how it shaped civilization from ancient times through today. The event is free, and who knows, may even include a tasting or two. 

Thursday, September 20 at 7pm Public Assembly, 70 N 6th St between Kent and Wythe Aves (Williamsburg)




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