November's finally here! We'd say it's time to put away your Halloween candy but let's be real here, it's already long gone.
'Tis the season for chunky sweaters, cozy art gallery visits, indulging in food and getting our beer on! After all, it's about time to start putting on that winter weight. Gotta keep warm, you know?
This weekend is all about completely, full-heartedly, don't-look-back diving into fall. Here are the events to get you started:
All Weekend Long
For many of us passionate New Yorkers, art is a dish best served with a side of politics. That’s why you must catch this empowering exhibit from El Museo del Barrio before it ends on November 5th!
On display will be the works of artists living or working in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood artists, who use a variety of mediums to engage with the legacies of sexism, racism, homophobia, the media, the state of healthcare and our natural environment, and violence.
Head uptown to 1230 5th Avenue and check it out ASAP!
Saturday, November 3-Sunday, November 4
'Tis the season... beer season, that is! This time of year, there's nothing we love more than cuddling up with a glass of crisp cider or smoky IPA. OR a chocolate stout or citrusy pale ale. And why should we have to choose?!
With unlimited samples from over 75 attending breweries, even the pickiest beer snob is sure to find their perfect match at this festival. Plus, award-winning all-star mixologist Mcson Salicetti will be stirring delicious original cocktails for when the lighter stuff just doesn’t cut it.
The event, which takes place at the Metropolitan Pavillion at 125 West 18th Street, will also feature some swanky food vendors like Stuff’d. There are just 8 hours left to snag those tix so don't miss your chance!
We love food and we love tech, so this is clearly a mashup we can get behind. Can't decide whether to satisfy your cravings or indulge your inner geek? No problem! This innovative “education by entertainment” two-day expo brings you the best of both worlds.
Head over to 220 36th St in Industry City in Brooklyn to meet the movers and shakers transforming the way we eat (and, of course, get a taste). FLT gathers food and drink innovators, start-ups, and thought-leaders to meet culinary enthusiasts—that's us!— to stimulate conversation, and ultimately, change the way we think about the future of food.
Arranged as a series of experiential exhibits, guests cruise through all-you-can eat-and-drink "experiential zones" all day and attend panel discussions addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our food supply. Grab your tickets here!
Saturday, November 4
If you had a great time over at Pancakes and Booze, we're guessing you're ready for a second round of art, dranks and sweets. It's a pretty winning combo, in our humble opinion.
Look no further than this deliciously inviting Chelsea gathering at the Caelum Gallery on 508 West 26th Street. The show features NYC-based Albanian-American artists in a celebration of culture, raw talent and city life. Admission includes vendor access, tunes from DJ Fati, complimentary drinks, and all the baklava your stomach can handle.
No tickets will be sold at the door, so we’d grab em pronto at the link above!
The food and culture tour of Brooklyn's newly-titled Little Caribbean neighborhood is back by popular demand!
Stroll through the area and sample some of the best Caribbean food in NYC. Get a private tour of the Flatbush Caton Market before it moves to its new location! Listen to live entertainment and performances as you sip fresh coconut drinks in the courtyard!
The crawl is free and the suggested price is $10, but the experience is priceless so don't hesitate to be generous with your donation!
Sunday, November 5
We can't blame you if last week's Halloween Dog Parade's got you jonesing for adorable pups.
Look no further than this festival, billed as is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Located at the School of Visual Arts on 209 West 23rd Street, this film event offers dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond.
The festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together. As if you needed another reason to watch a dog movie!