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by Carolyn Stanley

It looks like we’re getting a little Indian summer this weekend, so here are plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy the sun!

Oktoberfest Dinner

Don’t worry, Oktoberfest celebrations are still going strong, including a feast at the Queens County Farm Museum.  Brooklyn Brewery will be providing the suds, including Brooklyn Oktoberfest and Post Road Pumpkin Ale, alongside a spread of Queens County sausage, kraut, beets and kohlrabi. Snag tickets here.

Friday, October 7 from 6-10pm at Adriance Farmhouse, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park (Queens). $50.

Bed-Stuy Alive
Celebrate the historic neighborhood at the seventh annual street festival, kicking off a week of events. Among the edible offerings: Lonestar Taco, Rawstar, Scotch Bonnet Grill, and Soul Creations. Read more at the event website.

Saturday, October 8 from 10am-5pm at Restoration Plaza, Fulton Street at Marcy Avenue (Bed-Stuy)

New England Lobster Dinner
Sit down to dinner at Imani Garden and you’ll be dining on lobsters that are hauled in from Maine that day, then cooked outdoors over a bed of seaweed and served with corn on the cob and drawn butter. All proceeds benefit the community and sustainability practices at Imani Garden. Get tickets here.

Saturday, October 8 from 4-8pm at Schenectady Ave and Dean St. $25. (Crown Heights)

Brooklyn Night Bazaar
What a great way to end the weekend: Dekalb Market brings together local craftsmen and food vendors for a market under the stars. Fill up on all manner of treats from I8NYSixpointEagle Street Rooftop Farm,and the Shaved Ice Shop, plus a dozen more. Stay for live music and to peruse the handiwork of local artists and merchants. Read on for more details.

Sunday, October 9 from 5pm-12am at 138 Willoughby Street at Flatbush Avenue (Downtown)

Slow U: Sustainable Sashimi
Slow Food NYC teams up with Brooklyn’s sustainable fishmongers Sea to Table to help you navigate the all-too-often convoluted seafood market and make responsible choices when it comes to fish. You’ll get to taste some fresh New York catches while learning how to support local fisheries. To reserve a spot, get tickets.

Tuesday, October 11 from 6-8pm at 50 W 23rd St between 5th and 6th Aves (Manhattan). $35

Tuesday Night Tasting: Kelso
Head to Bierkraft for a sampling of brews from Kelso, including Industrial IPA, Brandy Barrel Aged IPA, and Flemish Red. Brewmasters will be on hand to answer all your beer-related questions. Find more info here.

Tuesday, October 11 from 7-8pm at 191 Fifth Avenue between Sackett and Union Sts (Park Slope)

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