Dumpling Making, Neighborhood Food Fest, Essex Street Market Birthday Bash, + Taste Local Hard Cider
We know dumplings are some of the cheapest foods in NYC, but it can get even cheaper if you learn to make them yourself. Brooklyn Brainery hosts this class from writer and cooking teacher Diana Kuan. where you learn how to wrap, fry, and eat (that part is easy!) Chinese dumplings and wontons.
Summer is coming (soon, we hope!) and what better way to celebrate than with a neighborhood food festival? Forty local Upper West Side restaurants, like Maison Pickle, Levain Bakery, and The Fat Monk will be setting up under a giant tent to offer up samples. unlimited wine, and summery music.
77 years ago, the Essex Street Market was opened by Mayor LaGuardia as a place to house street vendors. Today it is the center of the neighborhood and supports many small local businesses. To celebrate their birthday, they will be hosting a block party with pushcarts and tents and some of the best food in the market and the surrounding LES neighborhood.
Back in 2015, Joy Doumis and Jeremy Hammond began harvesting apples in the historic Greenwood Cemetery. They did it in order to produce local, sustainable hard apple cider. Now you can learn about the process from the creators and taste the final product at this one-of-a-kind event.