August is a good time to be a foodie in the city! If you
haven’t quite had enough of eating out with New York Restaurant Week happening,
consider checking out one of the food festivals happening this month. Check out
the events below that are taking place near The Octagon.
NYC Cocktail Expo – If you love a good cocktail, you wont want to miss the New York City Cocktail Expo. Taking place Sunday, August 18th at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, you’ll have the opportunity to taste cocktails, spirits, beers and ciders from a number of bars in the city. In addition from tastings, you’ll see tutorials and learn mixology tips from top bartenders across the city. Get more information and ticket information at the link below.
Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival – The Hudson River Park Blue BBQ Festival returns for its 20th year to Pier 97 in Hudson River Park. Stop by the festival to enjoy barbecue from favorite local joints like Blue Smoke, Butcher Bar, Dinosaur Bar-b-Que, and Mighty Quinn’s. Enjoy the barbeque and brews while listening to live blues music from 2pm – 9pm at the festival.
Hester Street Fair Lobster and Beer– Nothing says summer like lobster and beer! Have the best of both at the Hester Street Lobster and Beer Fest happening Saturday, August 31st from 11am – 6pm at the Hester Street Fair. Enjoy lobster, oysters, clams, crab and a variety of other seafood from a number of vendors and wash it down with a number of beer from New Belgium Brewing. For more information visit the link below.
Ballroom 36-08 33rd Street Queens, NY 11106
Hudson River Park, Pier 97
Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10014
Street Fair Lobster and Beer
Essex Street New York, NY 10002