The 35th Annual Holland Herring Festival
Attention Herring lovers: This is an event you won’t want to miss. The fish is flown in air-express daily to the Grand Central Oyster Bar all the way from Scheveningen in the Netherlands, on the North Sea, home of the herring fleet. The tastiest of herring are said to be these newly matured fish caught in late spring. The event, which takes place annually every year, is now in its 35th year. The season lasts approximately 3 weeks.
Starts June 18. First-tasting ceremony at noon. Lower level, Grand Central Terminal. OysterBarNY.com
Thursday, June 18. 12 p.m. Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal.
Speed Rack Summit
Speed Rack is a national cocktail competition featuring top female mixologists. At this event you will witness each city show off their own culture in NYC. All the proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer education, prevention and research.
June 13–16, various locations.
City Harvest’s Summer In the City
Enjoy a beautiful summer day with some delicious food, cocktails, wine and specialty drinks. Over 45 New York City restaurants, chefs and mixologists will be present. Some of the participating venues include The Sea Grill, Oceana, Porchlight, Little Beet Table, and many more. Supports City Harvest.
Wednesday, June 17. 7.30 p.m.–10 p.m. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street. Tickets: $150.
Hard Cider Festival
Are you a cider’s fanatic? Pour the Core, Brooklyn’s first hard cider festival showcases over 75 ciders from near and far. Local favorites like Big Apple Hard Cider and Original Sin, and best-selling U.S. ciders such Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard will be featured. Seminars are also offered. Proceeds benefit KiDS NEED MoRE.
Saturday, June 13, 2:30 p.m.–6 p.m. Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Tickets: $40 +tax/fees.
All You Can Eat
Witness a play of dramatic delights at the 5th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival that is set in familiar local eateries and hot spots in the Hudson Valley. Some of the playwrights include Rob Handel, Migdalia Cruz, Darrah Cloud, and many more.
Friday, June 12, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13. 2 p.m.–8 p.m. The Culinary Institute of America Marriott Pavilion, 1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park. Tickets: $25.