Weekend Whets

New York City Honey Festival, Saturday, September 15, Shore Front Pkwy & Beach 96th Street, Queens, NY, 10 a.m. to sundown:  This festival is the culmination of a weeklong festival celebrating honey. 

New York City Pizza Run, Saturday, September 15, Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan:  Participants run a 2.25-mile course while stopping to eat pizza at three checkpoints.  Sounds like a crazy event, but a part of the proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

San Gennaro Festival, Thursday, September 13 through September 23, Mulberry Street, Little Italy, Manhattan:  The 86th annual festival is an open street fair with booths of food and games.  The festival includes a Mass and procession on the saint’s feast day.  There are cannoli- and pizza-eating contests as well as sausage and peppers, zeppole, clams and other traditional Italian festival food.

Vendy Awards, Saturday, September 15, Governor’s Island, NYC:  A cook-off of street food vendors with the crowning of the best street food vendor.


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