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Dekalb Market Spring Weekender
Last summer’s newest urban bazaar is finally back, and they’re ringing in the season with a weekend blowout. Shop from 40 vendors peddling antiques, crafts, clothing and of course, food, from the likes of Robicelli’sCulture, and Cuzin’s Duzin. You’ll also find a flower and garden market, live music, a market-wide Easter egg hunt, a beer & wine garden, and workshops on cooking and farming. Read more on Dekalb Market’s website.

Saturday April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 10am to 6pm at Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby St at Flatbush Ave Ext (Downtown Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Flea Heads Outside & Smorgasburg Returns
It’s a great weekend for outdoor markets, because two more warm-weather favorites are also headed back outside. The Brooklyn Flea heads to Fort Greene on Saturday the 7th, while Smorgasburg takes over the Williamsburg Waterfront (where you can catch the Flea on Sunday). New vendors this year include soon-to-open Gowanus bakery Runner and Stone and Japanese kitchen Rice + Miso.  Check out the Flea’s websiteTwitter and Facebook for updates!

Brooklyn Flea: Saturday, April 7 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, April 8 from 10am to 5pm. 176 Lafayette Ave between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves (Fort Greene)

Smorgasburg: Saturday, April 7 from 11am to 6pm. East River Waterfront between N 6th and N 7th Sts (Williamsburg).

The Art of the Gin Cocktail
Brush up on your mixology skills with the experts at Sycamore. Barkeeps Mike Mikos and Will Petre will walk you through a number of classic recipes with the revered botanical spirit, plus introduce a new twist on an old favorite. Complimentary snacks are provided, and everyone gets to take home a recipe booklet. Find more info and tickets here.

Saturday, April 7 at 5pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $45.

Sip ‘n’ Slurp Beer & Oyster Tasting
Brooklyn Brewery teams up with W&T Seafood for this beer ‘n’ bivalves pairing event. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and oystermonger Nellie Wu will walk you through a sampling of a dozen oysters from the East and West Coasts, paired with six beers, including some more obscure offerings, while explaining the geography and background of the shellfish. Get tickets here.

Tuesday, April 10 from 8 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $45.

Local Food & Travel Expo
Online getaway guide EscapeMaker hosts this 2nd annual localcentric bazaar, with plenty of regional and ecofriendly travel ideas and a Made in Brooklyn marketplace featuring the borough’s best food and drink. Vendors include Brooklyn FarmacyEagle Street FarmPalo SantoSaucy by Nature, and many more. You can also catch workshops and talks throughout the day from organizations like Grow NYC, covering subjects like agri-tourism, hiking, and green travel services. Read more about the event and get tickets.

Saturday, April 14 at Skylight, 1 Hanson Pl at Flatbush Ave (Fort Greene). $13.

Prospect Park Forage & Dine
Spring is here in full force, and with it plenty of edible greenery. Join Leda Meredith, forager extraordinaire and author of The Locavore’s Handbook, for an afternoon seeking out some of Prospect Park’s hidden treasures, including dandelion greens, fiddlehead ferns, and garlic mustard. Afterward, head back to The Farm on Adderley for a forage-inspired dinner. Find more info, including how to reserve a spot, on the Farm’s website.

Sunday, April 15; forage at 1pm, dinner at 8pm at The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $80.

Drive-In Dinner
Five food trucks join forces to bring you this meal-on-wheels extravaganza, hosted by the Brooklyn Brewery and Edible. The multi-course feast features bites from Red Hook Lobster Pound, Coolhaus, Bongo Brothers Cuban Food Truck, Feed Your Hole, and The Morris Grilled Cheese Truck, each paired with a different Brooklyn Brew. Check out the flyer and get tickets here.

Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 9pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $40.

The Brooklyn Beefsteak
The Bell House‘s all-you-can-eat meatfest is back and beefier than ever. A resurrection of an old New York tradition, the feast features mountains of Pat LaFrieda steak and bottomless pitchers of McSorley’s light and dark ales. True to custom, there won’t be a utensil in sight, but everyone gets a souvenir apron before digging in. Get more details and tickets here.

Sunday April 22, two seatings: 1 to 4pm and 5 to 8pm at The Bell House, 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $50.


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