Eat, Drink, and Play Your Way Through October

Noah Fecks / The Food Film Festival

Here’s your social calendar for October.

Saturdays, October 8-29 (recurring)

Travel Locally, Eat Internationally at the Queens Night Market

Queens International Night Market

Queens International Night Market

Queens International Night Market
Address: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona
Time: 6pm-12am
Admission: Free

If you’re free on a Saturday, hit up the Queens International Night Market for some amazing food, independent art and merch, and cool multicultural entertainment. Some of the food vendors: Treat Yourself Caribbean Flavors, Seoul Pancake, Hot & Sour Noodles, C Bao, Burmese Bites, Bestie House, Paella y Tapas, and Sam’s Fried Ice Cream.

Wednesday, October 12 – November 18

Urbanspace Broadway Bites

Urbanspace Broadway Bites

Urbanspace Broadway Bites

Urbanspace Broadway Bites
Address: Greeley Square between 32nd & 33rd Streets
Time: 11am-9pm
Admission: Free

Urbanspace Broadway Bites returns to Greeley Square on October 12 with a ton of amazing new and returning vendors: The Truffleist, Casa Toscana, Roberta’s, Boil Boil Ramen, Gotham Poke, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Doughnuttery, and plenty of others. Open seven days a week.

Saturday, October 15

Taste of the Seaport

Taste of the Seaport

Taste of the Seaport

Taste of the Seaport
Address: Front Street between Fulton Street and Peck Slip
Time: 11am-3pm
Admission: $35 in advance, $40 day-of

More than 40 food vendors, artisans, and entertainers will be at this year’s Taste of the Seaport, benefitting PS 397-Spruce Street School and PS 343-Peck Slip School. Each $35 ticket includes five “tastes” from participating restaurants. On the list: Stone Street Tavern, Toloache Taqueria, Bavaria Bier Haus, Capital Grille, Mark Joseph Steakhouse, Harry’s Italian, and others.

Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 16

Queens Beer Festival
Address: LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 4th Avenue, LIC
Time: 12-6pm
Admission: $29-$68

The first annual Queens Beer Festival kicks off October 15 with craft brews from all over Queens, as well as a curated selection from Brooklyn, Long Island, and Staten Island. Participating breweries include Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Queens Brewery, Big Alice Brewing, Singlecut Beersmiths, Rockaway Brewing Co., Coney Island Brewing Co., and Blue Point, among others. A general admissions ticket ($29) gets you access to unlimited tastings.

Sunday, October 16 – Monday, October 17

Help Crown the Ultimate Ramen Champion

175 Deno

175 Deno

2016 Japan Fes
Address: Broadway between 92nd & 94th Streets
Time: 10am-6pm
Admission: Free

Indulge your never-ending ramen obsession at the Ramen Contest at Japan Fes (formerly the Japan Block Fair), featuring noodles from slurp shops in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Japan! Participants will compete for the title of the Ultimate Ramen Champion. All voting entries will also be entered into a sweepstakes for a round trip to Japan for two.

Participating ramen shops include: Tabata Ramen (New York), 175 Deno (Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan), Menya Jiro (Kagoshima Prefecture Japan), Mew Men (New York), Zen 6 (New York), Naruto Ramen (New York), Benkei Ramen (Brooklyn), Batten Ramen (New Jersey), and Genji (Philadelphia; multiple locations). Japan Fes moves to Midtown on October 17 (4 West 43rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue) and runs from 11am-9pm.

Thursday, October 20

Edible Escape
Address: 172 Norfolk Street
Time: 6-9pm
Admission: $65-$75

Sample a ton of globally inspired food and drinks without even having to leave Manhattan on October 20, during the 2016 Edible Escape from Edible magazine. Featured vendors: Esperanto NY, Les Trois Petits, Cochons, ROYCE chocolates, Brooklyn Brewery, Halifax Restaurant, and lots more.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23

2016 NYC Food Film Festival

Noah Fecks / The Food Film Festival

Noah Fecks / The Food Film Festival

2016 NYC Food Film Festival
Address: AMC Empire 25, 234 W 42nd St
Time: Check showtimes
Admission: $85-$395

Get your fill of food-centric movies at the 10th annual NYC Food Film Festival at AMC on 42nd Street.

The lineup:

Opening Night: Best of a Decade: Opening night features some of the best food films ever featured at The Food Film Festival and the transcendent dishes they highlight.

Edible Adventure #015: The Taste of Louisiana: The 15th installment of the Edible Adventure Series features delectable food films about pickles, pizza, peaches and more!       

The Food Porn Party: The Food Porn Party returns for another steamy night of extreme eats, close-ups, and  a visit from the World’s First Food Porn Star himself – Larry Caldwell.

Eat Japan!: Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of the unique and unforgettable wonders found only in the brilliantly lit mazes that are Japanese street markets, right here in NYC!

Saturday, October 22



Courtesy of CookOut NYC

Address: 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East
Time: 12-4pm
Admission: $55-$75

On Saturday, October 22, the team behind CookOutNYC will kick off Cider Week NYC with Porktoberfest on the Manhattan waterfront, at SolarOne/East River Park. The pork-centric festival will feature over 20 cider makers, craft beers, a live DJ, and dishes from prominent chefs and restaurants in the New York area.

Saturday, October 22

IPA in LIC: A Hoppy Crawl in Four Parts. With Whiskey.
Address: LIC Beer Project, 39-28 23rd Street, LIC
Time: 1pm start
Admission: $40

Join author Joshua Bernstein as he celebrates the launch of his latest book, Compete IPA: The Guide to Your Favorite Craft Beer, with a guided brewery crawl in Long Island City, each of which will pour special IPAs for the occasion. Stops include the LIC Beer Project, Big Alice, Fifth Hammer, Rockaway Brewing, and Arcane Distillery, where the Rockaway IPA will be turned into a whiskey. Copies of Complete IPA will be available at the last stop.

Tuesday, October 25

Harlem Shake X Virginia’s Burger Night



Harlem Shake X Virginia’s Burger Night
Address: Virginia’s, 647 E 11th St
Time: Seating at 7pm
Admission: $38

Harlem Shake will go downtown to the East Village for a special three-course burger night at Virginia’s on October 25. Each restaurant will provide an appetizer and specialty burger for the first two courses, followed by dessert from Virginia’s. For tickets, email [email protected].

Wednesday, October 26

Farmer Dinners at Untitled: Mountain Sweet Berry Farm
Address: Untitled at the Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St.
Time: Call for details
Admission: $85

Rick Bishop of Mountain Sweet Berry Farm (Roscoe, NY), whose customers include Per Se, Hearth, and Jean-Georges, will be in the kitchen with Untitled executive chef Michael Anthony to create a special four-course dinner. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.

Saturday-Monday, October 29-31

Trick or Treat Tea at The Plaza

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel

Trick or Treat Tea
Address: The Palm Court at The Plaza. 768 5th Ave
Time: 12-5pm (last seating at 4:45pm)
Admission: $65

Get in the Halloween spirit with a special “Trick or Treat Tea” party, featuring pumpkin spice cotton candy, black and white Oreo cream-filled macarons, and pumpkin and gingerbread meringue tarts, plus the traditional Eloise Tea menu.


Oddfellows Passport Program

Katie Burton / OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Katie Burton / OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Now through February, OddFellows will launch a distinct new flavor every month that’s inspired by five different continents: Asia, North America, Europe, Africa, and South America. “Passports” will be available upon request at each location, and the more stamps you collect, the better rewards you can get at the end of February (like free ice cream, an all-you-can-eat, BYOB ice cream party, and the chance to win free OddFellows ice cream for life).

The flavor tour begins in Asia with an Oddfellows x Babu Ji collaboration: saffron cardamom kulfi ice cream, Punjabi biscuit, pistachios and salted rose caramel sandwiched between a warm brioche bun. Specialty flavors, toppings, and items will also be available as part of the collaboration.