As we looked at fall events in New York City, we were amazed about how many incredible food events there were. Here we’ve highlighted our favorites for September and the beginning of October, many which highlight the local food scene.

Taste Talks Festival 9/14 and 9/15

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This two-day festival of symposiums, discussions, and workshops is based entirely around food and for the food-obsessed. Taste Talk is a collaboration with Northside Media Group and renowned chef April Bloomfield. There are dozens of events such as a coffee pancake breakfast, a bitters workshop, a food photography course and discussions including Is The Restaurant Over? and The New Brew with Blue Bottle, Intelligentsia, Stumptown and Toby’s Estate Coffee with complimentary coffee provided by Stumptown. It’ll take place September 14th and 15th. Get tickets here.


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MONDAY, JULY 1: For three days only this July, come see a copy of the Declaration of Independence, written in Thomas Jefferson’s own hand, and one of the remaining original copies of the Bill of Rights. New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Branch at 42nd St, 2nd floor. FREE.

TUESDAY, JULY 2: Join The Freedom Dance Party as they celebrate 10 years of weekly parties with a huge live performance with Funk and R&B legend, Cameo! Part of SummerStage. 6-10pm at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3: MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Ongoing until September 23 with a Member gallery talk at 12:30pm. MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street.  (more…)

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MONDAY, JUNE 24: Underground Eats Mad Men Dinner. Chef Santos at Louro will be channeling his inner ad man on June 24th as he prepares a tasting menu inspired by the Man Men era. As you prepare to say goodbye to the folks of Sterling Cooper & Partners on June 23rd, you may want to think about making plans for the following day to distract you from your depression. 7-9pm at Louro, 142 West 10th Street. $60. Buy tickets here and check out our Mad Men Guide to New York City.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25: Join Neil Goldberg and members of Elastic City (Juan Betancurth, Todd Shalom & Niegel Smith) for “Evening Stars” in various locations within Times Square for a performance that responds to Goldberg’s video, “Surfacing.” Fifteen performers will be stationed around Times Square with specially calibrated telescopes that will allow for an utterly unique stargazing experience in the heart of New York. 11:40pm at 1560 Broadway. FREE. Read our review of Admission, an Elastic City walk at the New Museum.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26: Brooklyn EATS! This is Brooklyn’s first food & beverage trade show, supporting our food manufacturing businesses and creating a borough- wide community of food producers. 10am-5:30pm at 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. FREE. Register here(more…)

We’re counting down the days until the Big Gay Brunch with Underground Eats, Big Gay Ice Cream and Next Magazine, and so is Bruce the Narwhal! Follow him on his epic adventure as he sets out through the streets of Manhattan, over the Brooklyn Bridge, on the subway, and finally arrives at the Mercedes Club in search of pool party fun with Chef Zac Young, one of the illustrious chefs who will be cooking at the Big Gay Brunch.  (more…)

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MONDAY, JUNE 17: Bryant Park’s Summer Film Festival launches today with Tootsie. In one of the funniest films of all time, Dustin Hoffman is an unemployed actor who finally gets the part of a lifetime… as a female soap opera sensation. The lawn opens at 5pm for blankets & picnicking; films start at sunset (between 8-9pm). FREE.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18: Atlas Obscura’s Wanderlust School of Transgressive PlacemakingGetting In Is the Easy Part: Site-Specific Experience Design. The June 18th installment will focus on creating unique experiences from the character of a place. Speakers: Nick Fortugno & Jeff Stark. Moderated by Ida C. Benedetto & N.D. Austin. 7:30pm at Acme Studios, 63 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn. $12 advance tickets + cash bar.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19: HBO and the International Center of Photography present A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial Artist Lecture with A.K. Burns, a multimedia artist/sculptor/videographer and compulsive collaborator who is a founding member of the artists activist group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), and co-editor of RANDY, an annual trans-feminist arts magazine. 7pm at ICP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas. FREE. Read our review of the Triennial here(more…)

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The much beloved Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, from whose fabulous loins sprung the inimitable East Village creamery by the same name. Photo courtesy of Big Gay Ice Cream. 

Big Gay Brunch is just around the corner, and we are absolutely stoked! Supporting the The Trevor Project and hosted by Underground EatsNext Magazine and Big Gay Ice Cream at the Mercedes Club pool on the afternoon of June 22nd, the event will feature food by Top Chefs Dave Martin, Zac Young, and Elizabeth Falkner, along with specialty cocktails and a bloody mary bar. Combine that with music by DJ Whitney Day (from Cielo, PH-D, Pacha NYC, Greenhouse), bocce ball, an amateur synchronized Swimming Contest (yes, anybody can sign up), and a rooftop pool, and you’ve got the perfect start to NYC Pride Week!  (more…)