Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival
There’s no shortage of beer festivals in this city, but it’ll be hard to top one with fresh air and killer views along the East River. The folks behind the NYC Craft Beer Festival are bringing this first-ever fest to Kings County, with over 90 breweries, featuring the best local, American, and international craft beer, with a special focus on summer seasonals. The ticket price includes unlimited tastings, and you can work up a thirst with grub for sale from spots like Cornelius and the Brooklyn Star. See the full lineup and get tickets here.
Saturday, June 16 from 1:30 to 4pm and 7 to 9:30pm at the Williamsburg Waterfront, 5 N 11th St at Kent Ave (Williamsburg). $55.
Food Truck Rally
The time-honored summer tradition has returned: head to Prospect Park this weekend for the return of the monthly food truck gathering, which happens every third Sunday from June to October. This week’s vendor’s haven’t been announced, but you can expect to see some of your favorites (listed here) throughout the season.
Sunday, June 16 from 11am-5pm at Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Ave at Union St and Prospect Park West (Park Slope)
Father’s Day Fish Fry
Treat your dad (or get your kids to treat you) to a day of crisp seafood and cold brews at Beer Table. They’ll be frying up tons of catfish and serving it with hush puppies, coleslaw and Tickle Sauce, accompanied by plenty of beer on tap and a temporary outdoor beer garden to enjoy the sun.Preorders are encouraged.
Sunday, June 17 from 11am to 6pm at Beer Table, 427 B 7th Ave between 14th and 15th Sts (Park Slope). Adult fish box $12, kids fish box $8.
Roberta’s Frutti Di Mare Garden Dinner
The second installment of Roberta’s monthly summer dinner series turns from land to sea, with a five-course feast of aquatic delights, served in Roberta’s lush garden. The menu hasn’t been posted yet, but you can count on a creative, seasonal meal, plus beer and wine flowing freely throughout the night. Reserve a spot, and stay tuned for the next two suppers: goat (July) and pig (August).
Monday, June 18 from 7 to 10pm at Roberta’s, 261 Moore St at Bogart St (Bushwick). $130.
Meet Your Maker
Sample some of the borough’s locally made beverages at this evening of tours, food and drink, presented by Edible Brooklyn (not to be confused with 61 Local and Kelso’s tasting series). Choose from one of four tours: Brooklyn Brewery, NY Distilling Co., Brooklyn Winery, and Toby’s Estate Coffee, then, after you’ve sampled the goods and learned more about the process from your guide, head to Brooklyn Brewery for an afterparty with beers, a giant sandwich from The Brooklyn Kitchen, and snacks from Acme Smoked Fish. Snag a ticket here.
Wednesday, June 20 from 6 to 9pm. Meet at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $20.
Up on the Farm
Support the urban farming and community food efforts in our neighbor borough with a rooftop dinner at Brooklyn Grange. Presented by supper club I was really, very hungry and the Queens Harvest Food Co-op, the fundraising event includes a farm-to-table meal with produce from the farm and ingredients from other local purveyors, plus the opportunity to meet the farmers and take a tour of the plot. Ticket sales support the Co-op, to help bring affordable and sustainable food to western Queens. Get tickets and read more here.
Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Blvd at 37th Ave, Long Island City (Queens). $150.
Midnight Brunch: Chicken or Egg?
The Midnight Brunch supper club (founded by Mouth of the Border‘s Emily Cavalier) has another gathering up its sleeve, this one inspired by that age-old question. The after-dark dinner will be prepared by guest chef Sam Kim of Biddy and Yolk, whose menu features plenty of pre- and post-hatched birds in dishes like curry-spiced potato scotch eggs and Sapporo-brined fried chicken. Get tickets soon for the early-bird (get it?) price.
Saturday, June 23 from 11pm to 2am, location disclosed with ticket purchase. Early bird ticket $75.
The Total Astoria Immersion
Brooklyn Based‘s neighborhood block parties have made their way across Brooklyn, and now they’re heading north to take on Astoria. Show up early to score one of 500 immersion cards at The Sparrow Tavern or William Hallett, and you’ll enjoy gratis Brooklyn Brewery pours at four bars, plus brunch specials at restaurants Vesta and Pachanga Patterson. Get more details on the BB event page.
Saturday, June 23 from noon to 6pm at various locations, Astoria (Queens)
It’s a good day to be in Queens—just as the Total Astoria Immersion is wrapping up, another foodcentric event is getting started, the third annual Cheesemonger Invitational, to be exact. Curd connoisseurs from all over the country (including mongers from Brooklyn’s Bedford Cheese Shop, Eastern District, and Bklyn Larder) will compete for glory in challenges like taste tests, trivia, cutting by weight without a scale, and creating “the perfect cheese bite.” Spectators can nosh on a spread of cheesy offerings, plus beer, wine, and cocktails, while watching the contestants duke it out. Get tickets here.
Saturday, June 23 at 6pm at 47-55 27th St at Austel Pl, Long Island City (Queens). $50.
Eat Drink Local Week
Edible‘s celebration of all things local returns, with special events and restaurant specials all over the city. Brooklyn’s participants include Parish Hall, James, Buttermilk Channel, and al di la, among others. Head to the website to check out the full list and view the calendar of events.
Saturday, June 23 to Saturday, June 30 at various locations.
Cook Out NYC
Fourth of July may be on a Wednesday this year, but the festivities spill over into the weekend, thanks to this outdoor grillfest. Slap on some sunscreen before hopping the ferry to Governors Island, where you’ll be greeted with a hot dog cookoff, cold Sixpoint brews, live music and food from the likes of My Friend’s Mustard, Fleisher’s Meats, Kombucha Brooklyn and many more. Check out the official site for more details and tickets.
Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Governors Island. $25-$60.