Lions, Tigers, and Brews, Oh My!
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill craft beer festival. The Lions, Tigers, and Brews event takes you on a walk to the wild side. Take in the New York City skyline as the scenic backdrop while checking out the diverse wildlife at the Central Park Zoo. Enjoy unlimited craft beer from 60 select craft breweries, great music, and yummy bites.
Friday, June 19, 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 8 p.m. Central Park Zoo, 64th St. & Fifth Ave. Tickets: $49.
Sunset Park Taco Crawl
Experience traditional Mexican food items like pork crackling soaked in salsa verde, and mole tamales wrapped in banana leaves at the Sunset Park Taco Crawl. Go taco- and snack–hopping with Lesley Tellez, a Mexican food culinary guide and author of an upcoming Mexican cookbook, and Joe Svehlak, a Sunset Park historian.
Saturday, June 20, 10.30 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Tickets: $65.
Saveur Summer Cookout
Kick off the summer season with the 6th Annual Saveur Summer Cookout. Over 20 chefs and mixologists will prepare their favorite summertime fare. Chefs include Andrew Carmellini, Alex Stupak, Christina Tosi, and many more.
Tuesday, June 23, 6.30 p.m.–9.30 p.m. Boat Basin Café. Tickets: $99.
For Movie Lovers: Food in Film
Enjoy eating food? How about watching movies? Then don’t miss this event. View famous foodie movie moments from classics such as “Chocolat,” “Ratatouille,” “Babette’s Feast” and “Big Night” as you discover behind-the-scenes details and the role food plays in film—all while nibbling on the food you see on-screen. Presented by food historian Francine Segan.
Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m. 92Y, Lexington Ave. at 92nd St. Tickets: $45.
‘Lucky Chow’ Preview
Catch a preview of “Lucky Chow,” an upcoming PBS series directed by Bruce Seidel that shows how Asian cuisine has transformed the landscape of food in the United States. Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media.
Friday, June 19, 8 p.m.–9.30 p.m., Columbus Park Pavilion, Bayard, Baxter, Worth & Mulberry Streets. Free admission.