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April 1, 2017
Glens Falls Brewfest
Glens Falls, New York
Queensbury Hotel, 4pm to 8pm. Tastings from over 20 brewers including local, regional and national favorites. Have some fun and support Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.
April 1, 2017 11th Annual Spring Craft Beer Festival - Elmont, New York
New location at Belmont Park Racetrack. More than 50 craft breweries will be in attendance, pouring samples of their finest brews-more than 100 in all. The brewery lineup will include many of Long Island's favorites and some new additions-notable national craft breweries who will be making their festival debut.
April 1, 2017 Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Belmont Lake State Park, New York
Held at Belmont State Park, the event marks the start of the spring trout stocking program on Long Island. Activities include open fishing, fishing instruction, fly casting demos, displays, fish cleaning services, games and refreshments.
April 1-2, 2017 Central New York Maple Festival - Marathon, New York
Festival highlights include music, juried craft show, pancakes, sugar shack, making maple syrup, train ride, and dog demos. The tapping of maple trees some as old as the area itself, has been a tradition in Cortland County since the days of the Iroqouis Indian culture. Through the years, maple syrup production has provided income for area farmers, and has grown with the times and advances in technology.
April 4, 2017 Night Out for No Kid Hungry - New York, New York
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.
April 8, 2017 New York City BBQ Cookoff - Staten Island, New York
Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only BBQ cookoff within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society! A family-oriented event that includes BBQ sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.
April 8-9, 2017 Pasta Primo Vino
Shawangunk Wine Trail, New York
Elaborate Spring event with a tour of the Shawangunk Wine Trail as wineries pair their magnificent wines with delicious pasta recipes.
April 21-23, 2017
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend
Seneca Lake, New York
An incredibly popular event, combining the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. It is a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake and a chance to visit over 30 unique wineries.
April 22, 2017 Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 22, 2017 - New York City Chili Cookoff - Staten Island, New York
This cookoff is a Regional event, which means winners will qualify for the World Championship in October in Palm Spring, CA! Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only chili cookoff within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society! A family-oriented event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.
April 22-23, 2017 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo - Brooklyn, New York
Come to New York for this 2 day Fiery Foods Festival to get the ultimate endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be packed with entertainment with live music, fire breathers, spicy food vendors, awards show, eating challenges & contests, adult beverages and the BEST Hot Sauce Companies from North America. There isn't a better place in NYC to get your food cranked up.
April 24, 2017 NYC Taste of the Nation - New York, New York
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
April 25, 2017 Media Awards Dinner - New York, New York
The 2017 Media Awards (formerly known as the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards) will be hosted by JBF Award winner Andrew Zimmern at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The Awards will celebrate the thrilling ways that technology has strengthened our connections through food, from the blog post that sparks a trend, to the Instagrams that inspire us, and the shared images that become our portal to cuisine from far afield.
April 27, 2017 9th Wine & Spirits Top of the List - New York, New York
A Tasting of America's Most Popular Restaurant Wines. Includes entry to grand tasting and invitation to live music after the tasting.
April 28-30, 2017 Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake, New York
Sample wines at each winery along the Cayuga Wine Trail and receive a different herb at each stop. Build your garden, while sipping our fine wines and savoring herb prepared cuisine. April 28-30 and May 5-6, 2017.
April 29-30, 2017 Bacon and Beer Classic - New York, New York
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer. All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet
April 29-30, 2017 'TAP' New York Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival
Hunter, New York
New York's largest craft beer festival. Over 120 breweries representing over 300 individual beers offer everything from IPAs and lagers to wiesbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales... pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don't. Beer competitions and daily cooking demonstrations.
April 29-May 6, 2017 VariEATy 2017 - New York, New York
Variety the Children's Charity of New York is pleased to present the second year of Varieaty: Local Eats to Benefit Local Youth! During this week-long initiative local food vendors partner up with Variety the Children's Charity of New York in support of providing therapeutic arts programs for the tri-state area's most underserved youth. During VariEATy 2017 vendors donate a percentage of sales back to Variety the Children's Charity of New York.
April 16-17, 2016 New York Culinary Experience - New York, New York
The only hands-on culinary event of its kind that offers you the chance to cook side-by-side with 30 of the world's most renowned chefs.
April 19, 2016 Long Island Horseradish Festival - Riverhead, New York
The Long Island Horseradish Festival has been postponed until 2017.
April 28, 2015 Meat Matters - New York, New York
Join Chef Rick Bayless and other nationally-renowned chefs for an intimate taste experience at the Food Network Kitchen in NYC! Meat Matters is a rare opportunity to explore the Food Network Kitchen, learn about the issues surrounding producing and eating meat, and connect with leading change makers in the culinary world.
April 30, 2015 Wines & Food Extravaganza - New York, New York
In the presence of His Excellency François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France at the United Nations, and Former Prime Minister Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux and, George Sape President, and Robert Wilmers Chairman of the Board of the American Friends of Cité des Civilisations du Vin, and Sylvie Cazes, President of the Cité des Civilisations du Vin will host a Wines & Civilizations Tasting Extravaganza in the United Nations Delegates Dining Room. VIPs in attendance will get to taste wines from over 50 countries, including France, the United States, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Germany or South Africa of course, but also wines from China, India, Brazil, Lebanon, Kenya, Israel, Australia, Thailand, Tunisia, Ethiopia and many more “unexpected” countries. This Wines & Civilizations Tasting Extravaganza will be organized in a non formal but elegant setting, allowing guests to mingle and enjoy many different experiences and surprises from Europe, Africa, Asia, America or the Middle East throughout the evening. An exclusive and unique assortment of delicious international foods will be prepared specially for our guests by some of the world’s most respected chefs.
April 5, 2014 10th Annual Cask Ales Festival - Patchogue, New York
Award-winning Long Island microbrewer, Blue Point Brewing Company, will tap the world's largest cask.
April 12, 2014 Schnitzelfest - Albany, New York
Sponsored by the German-American Club of Albany, the event will feature Jaeger pork schnitzel or chicken schnitzel dinners, live music, & dancing.
April 28, 2014 A Toast To Gotham - New York, New York
Gotham Bar and Grill's 30th Anniversary Celebration.
April 29, 2014 Wine Spectator's Grand Tour - New York, New York
More than two hundred of the world's finest wineries will pour one of their best wines. All wines Are Wine Spectator's top-scoring selections. Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers. Taste wines are that hard to find—discover new favorites. Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening. A souvenir Riedel tasting glass is included. (New York City, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas)
April 30, 2014 A Taste of the Lambs Club - New York, New York
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy renowned Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's modern approach to American cuisine in the luxe Art Deco setting of The Lambs Club. Recently praised by The New Yorker and named a top Reader’s Choice by Food and Wine Magazine, The Lambs Club is known for its fabulous New American food and “magnificent and innovative cocktails.” In the sophisticated setting that is reminiscent of the 20s and the 30s, you and your friends can enjoy delicious cuisine, paired with red and white wines selected by Head Sommelier Aj Ojeda Pons. Mr. Pons, who recently earned The Lambs Club the prestigious Two Glass award from Wine Spectator, will join guests to provide tasting notes about paired wines and overall instruction on wine and food pairings. Exciting raffle items also await!
April 24, 2013 5th Annual AIA Gala - New York, New York
The Archaeological Institute of America's 2013 Gala focuses on the culture and history of Greece. This black-tie event will entice the senses with a contemporary version of an ancient Greek feast, musical performances, and an auction of exclusive travel experiences led by the world’s leading archaeologists. Executive chef Joseph Jenkins will collaborate with an archaeologist to construct the courses of the Greek feast using only ingredients available to these ancient people, while simultaneously enticing the palates of modern-day Gala goers.
April 26, 2013 Dish West - New York, New York
Enjoy unlimited tastings from over 40 local resaurants, breweries, and more! Why not join us for your happy hour? Bring your friends and coworkers for a great evening of endless, delicious food and drinks. Don't miss out on the best of NYC, brought to you in one night. $50 a person.
April 30-May 3, 2012 Vinitaly In The World - New York, New York
A series of events held in many of the most important cities around the world, centered around high quality Italian wine, with educational sessions, seminars, and tastings for buyers, distributors, sommeliers, and specialized press.
April 10, 2010 j-CATION: Taste Japan - New York, New York
Feast on everything Japan Society has to offer at j-CATION, a day-long event taking over Japan Society's theater, gallery, lounge, and classrooms.
April 24, 2010 Utica's Riggiefest - Utica, New York
‘Chicken Riggies’ are a way of preparing rigatoni in a creamy marinara sauce with chicken and spices. Many restaurants in Central New York offer Chicken Riggies on their menu. Restaurants from all of Central NY via for 1st place and the Riggie Cup. 1st-3rd place are determined by attendees and a voting process; 2008’ over 3,000 people in attendance. Live entertainment, children’s area w/ “Riggie Crafts”, Wine Tasting, and “Riggie Merchandise. All proceeds benefit the YWCA Mohawk Valley.
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