Weekend Whets 8/22

Festa di Santa Rosalia Italian Festival, Friday, August 22, 2014 through September 1, 2014, Bensonhurst Brooklyn:  Italian religious and cultural festival with food, games, music and more.


Clam Bake, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 3 p.m., Sycamore Flowershop + Bar, Brooklyn:  Clams and beer.


Thaithentic Food and Culture Festival, Saturday, August, 23, 2014, 7 to 10 p.m., Midtown Manhattan:  The first-ever Thai-themed food festival in NYC.


The Sweet Escape:  NJ  Confection & Dessert Tasting Expo, Sunday, August 24, 2014, Union, NJ:  Expo of dessert professionals in the Tristate area.




Hoboken Italian Festival, September 4, 2014 through September 7, 2014, Hoboken, NJ:  Italian cultural festival with food, games, music and more including a cannoli eating contest and a grape stomp.


San Gennaro Festival, September 11, 2014 through September 21, 2014, Little Italy, Manhattan:  Italian religious and cultural procession with food, games, music, religious procession and more.


North Nordic Food Festival, September 13 through 20, 2014, NYC:  Cooking classes, tastings, dinners and more celebrating Nordic cuisine.


Rockin’ Ramen, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m., International Culinary Center Theater Kitchen, Broadway between Broome and Grand Streets, Manhattan: Explore the art and craft of ramen.


Urban Appetites:  Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, Wednesday, September 17, 2014,  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave., btw. 34th & 35th St., Midtown:  Historian Cindy Lobel discusses 19th-century’s New York’s food scene and how it affected the city’s development.


Central Park Smorg, Friday, September 19, 2014, 5 to 9 p.m., Central Park:  Smorgasburg brings 30 food vendors to Central Park Summer Stage for one night only.

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