$1 Pizza for a Cause, Portuguese Party, Beer Pairing Dinner, + The Festival of Lights Underneath all The Lights
There are many cheap dollar slice joints in the city but none of them offer the quality, diversity, or charity that this annual event does. Hosted by Slice Out Hunger, this annual event features over 60 of the city's best pizzerias and every slice costs just $1. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Sylvia Center and City Harvest to help fight hunger in the city.
Portugal is the closest European country to New York, but you don't need to cross the Atlantic to get a taste of the vibrant food and culture. Time Out and TAP Portugal host an evening of Portuguese music, cuisine, and wine. And someone in attendance will win a free trip for two to the country itself.
Bronx Brewery and Edible Bronx kick off their seasonal brewers dinner series that will pair the brewery with a different local chef. Each of the five courses will be paired with a different Bronx beer. The dinner will take place in the heart of the brewery and tickets are going fast for the first event, so get them now.
The Indian holiday of Diwali is known as "the Festival of Lights" so it makes sense that there will be a celebration in Times Square where the lights burn bright all the time. Cultural dance and musical performances along with a Diwali bazaar and traditional South Asian food will be part of the celebration leading up to the Diya lighting ceremonies.