October 23, 2009

Foodie Things To Do in NYC This Weekend Oct 23-25, 2009


If you're in NYC this weekend, you're in for a foodie (trick or) treat!  There's pre-Halloween fun, free international dumpling samples, and every locavore's dream event.  Have a great weekend!  

Enjoy some family fun with pumpkin carving in Central Park this Friday afternoon (today!) from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Pumpkins are available first come, first served - or bring your own!  And then come back on Sunday afternoon from 3:00-6:00pm for free candy, storytelling, and then set your jack-o-lantern creations afloat at the Halloween Pumpkin Sail.   Both events occur at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center located inside the Park at 110th St (btwn Fifth and Lenox Aves).  No reservations are required and admission is free of charge.

Love dumplings?  Come out on Saturday afternoon from noon-5:00pm for the NYC Dumpling Festival.  Watch competitors try to outdo each other during the event's 6th annual dumpling eating contest.  The best part of the event?  Being able to sample dumplings from around the world such as gnocchi (Italy), tamale (Mexico), palitaw (Philippines), kuih koci (Malaysia), idli (India), bao (China), and pierogi (Poland).  The event occurs at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park on E. Houston St (by the Whole Foods).  No reservations are required and admission is free of charge.

Not full yet?  Head out on Sunday to the monthly New Amsterdam Market from 11:00am-4:00pm at South Street Seaport.  Enjoy demonstrations from celebrated local butchers and products from favorite nearby vendors like The Bent Spoon (the best ice cream in NJ!), Luke's Lobster (lobster rolls!), and Porchetta (pork sandwiches!).  The market is on South St (btwn Beekman St and Peck Slip).

9 comments:

  1. it's odd they choose gnocchi ?? can that be called a dumpling? wouldn't it be a ravioli?! I'm lookin fwd to this, hope the rain doesn't ruin it! =/

    Porchetta is on my list of places to try~

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  2. @and this blog said: That's a good point! Definitely hope the weather holds up!

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  3. that is a great list of things to do this weekend, I hope the weather will be okay for these events

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  4. Thanks! I can always rely on you guys to scope out the best events in NYC!

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  5. Wish I was in NYC so I could go to the dumpling festival, that sounds really neat!

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  6. Dumpling Festival sounds awesome! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  7. You really just like to tease us with all the food greatness you have access to, right? ;-) Again, sounds fun!

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  8. What fun events for the weekend! I'm glad that you are posting these events for us, it's so helpful! The dumpling competition looks exciting! I can't wait to hear your review of the event.

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  9. Thanks everyone! We learned that the women's champion Olia ate 40 dumplings in 2 mins!

    We'll be at the New Amsterdam Market right when it opens at 11AM.

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