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by Carolyn Stanley

Harvest season is nearly here, which means a fresh crop of almost-autumn events! Check out what’s in store for the coming week…loads of fun stuff!

Under the Archway
The good folks at the Brooklyn Flea patch together a Friday afternoon pop-up under the Manhattan Bridge archway. There’ll be cold beer from Sixpoint and Stoudt’s and all manner of snacks, including bivalves from Brooklyn Oyster Party and smoked Peking duck from Mile End. The Flea has all the details.

Friday, September 16 from 12-9pm at Adams and Water Sts (DUMBO)

Rooftop Farm Dinner
It doesn’t get any more farm-to-table than supper at Brooklyn Grange, hosted by The Sunday Night Dinner. The family-style menu features just-picked veggies from the farm, in dishes like cucumber-honeydew-mint gazpacho and slow-roasted pork with hatch green chilies. Advance tickets are required, so get them here.

Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, Queens. $75.

NY Craft Beer Week
The citywide celebration of craft brews returns this weekend, with over a hundred bars and restaurants participating. Take advantage of $3 beer specials by getting a passport, or check out dozens of events, including the official kickoff party at Southpaw and a Belgian beer blowout at Huckleberry . Head to NYCBW’s website to see the full list of events and venues or to get your hands on a passport.

Friday, September 16 through Sunday September 25, multiple locations. $10 for a passport.

The Brooklyn Local
Support the hunger-fighting work of City Harvest at this artisanal market, with dozens of local vendors like Four & Twenty Blackbirds and Stinky Bklyn. Spend a little more and you’ll get access to the tasting tent which features 15 Brooklyn restaurants, including The Brooklyn Star, No. 7, and The Good Fork, plus libations from Smith & Vine, Brooklyn Oenology and Stumptown. Check out all the vendors and buy tickets here.

Saturday, September 17 from 11am-4pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park. $5 and up. (DUMBO)

NYC Honey Festival
Celebrate the first year of beekeeping in New York with Brooklyn Grange and the Rockaway Beach Club. Catch workshops with Brooklyn Homesteader and Borough Bees and cooking demos by The Brooklyn Kitchen. After dark, stay for a honey-centric dinner ($20) that features fried chicken with spicy honey-butter and honey cornbread. Find the rest of the details here.

Saturday, September 17 from 10am to sundown at Shore Front Pkwy and Beach 96th St, Rockaway, Queens

Crabtacular Octoberfeast
Buckets of crab + pitchers of beer = the perfect Saturday. Franklin Park makes it happen with a half-dozen crabs for $10 and a full dozen for $18. Pair the feast with pitchers Brooklyn Brewery‘s Oktoberfest (the same brew the crabs are cooked in) for $18. Get there early–the event lasts until the crabs are gone, which is sure to happen fast.

Saturday, September 17 starting at 3pm at 618 St John’s Place between Classon and Franklin Aves (Prospect Heights)

Pig Roast
The Farm on Adderley
teams up with their neighbors at Sycamore for this 14-hour pig roast. Chef Tom Kearney starts the roast Friday night, and by Saturday afternoon the 150-pound hog will be ready for the taking, alongside cold pints from California’s Lagunitas Brewery. Get tickets here.

Saturday, September 17 from 2-8pm at 1108 Cortelyou Road between Stratford and Westminster Rds. $25. (Ditmus Park)

Pop-Up Farm Dinner
The High School for Public Service invites you to take a tour of its youth farm and sit down for a family-style dinner with fresh-picked ingredients. A joint effort with bk farmyards and Green Guerillas, all proceeds go toward repairing damage from Hurricane Irene and expanding youth education programs. To to reserve a spot, RSVP.

Saturday, September 17 at 5pm at 600 Kingston Ave between Rutland Rd and Winthrop St. $40. (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

The Good Festival
Newcomer CSA Local Roots hosts its first-ever food and music festival, with cooking demos with Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, food by Landhaus and Cathy Erway, and live music from Brooklyn bands. Get more details here.

Saturday, September 17 from 7pm-12am at 245 Grand St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St. $7. (Williamsburg)

Taste Williamsburg/Greenpoint
Sample the best that these two northerly neighborhoods have to offer with bites from over 40 local restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Among the offerings are treats from The Counting Room, Fette Sau, Fat Goose , 1 or 8, and DOC Wine Bar. Tickets come in tasting packages, starting at six food tastes and four drink tastes ($35) and going up to unlimited tastes ($85). Check out the full lineup and get tickets.

Sunday, September 18 from 1-5pm at 5 N 11th St at Kent Ave. Tickets start at $35. (Williamsburg)

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