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November 3-4, 2017
Food Loves Tech
Brooklyn, New York
At Industry City in Brooklyn, New York.  Food Loves Tech is a first-of-its-kind education by entertainment innovation expo. Arranged as a series of experiential exhibits, Food Loves Tech (FLT) will link multiple immersive installations, technologies, tastings, leadership panels and dining experiences to explore and celebrate the future of food through technology and innovation.  Bringing together food and drink innovators, start-ups and thought leaders with food aficionados and enthusiasts alike, FLT aims to invigorate the conversation and ultimately change the way we think about food in the future.

November 4-5, 2017  The I Love Chocolate Fest
Old Bethpage, New York
Sample and buy tons of delicious CHOCOLATE from LOCAL VENDORS at The I Love Chocolate Fest at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  Over 50 Chocolate Exhibitors, plus additional exhibits with Wine, Crafts, Giveaways, and other delicious and unique Artisanal treats. Attendees will receive complimentary tickets for 10 guaranteed samples.  Plus, your Chocolate Fest ticket includes admission to the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living history museum where you can step back in time and experience life as it was on Long Island during the 1800s.  Live Music performed by Local Bands.  Indoor/Outdoor Event, rain or shine. Please make sure to dress for the weather so you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor exhibits and festivities.  Adults $12, Kids 5-12 and Seniors $8, Kids 4 and under are Free.


November 16, 2017
WhiskyFest New York
New York, New York
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country and is held in Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Washington D.C..  WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.

November 17-19 & Dec 1-3, 2017  Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s Holiday Shopping Spree - Romulus, New York
Be the thrifty multitasker that you are – treat yourself while shopping for others! Cross items off your gift list as you sample before you buy. Save money with your Holiday Shoppers Card, only valid during the event dates. You’ll get a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament at each stop, a shoppers card, wine and food!

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.


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November 1, 2016 - New York Taste - New York, New York
Experience extraordinary, innovative cuisine from more than 40 of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants at New York Taste.  New York culinary editor Gillian Duffy orchestrates Gotham’s greatest feast for one night only - benefiting City Harvest.

November 1-13, 2016 - Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Hudson Valley, New York
This fall’s lineup of nearly 200 participating restaurants is as exciting and diverse as ever. Restaurants offer prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Many chefs focus on our local products on their prix fixe menus. Whether it’s trying a new place or returning to a true favorite — wherever you choose to dine. Restaurant Week means a good deal on a great meal!

November 5, 2016 - 9th Annual International Great Beer Expo
Long Island, New York
The Long Island Great Beer Expo returns to Belmont Park Racetrack, home of the third and final leg of the triple crown of horse racing, on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The annual Great Beer Expo will once again offer over 100 beers for sampling with a pay-one-price admission ticket.  The racetrack at Belmont Park is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY 11003.  Tickets are on-sale now and selling quickly.  Like year's past, another sell-out is expected.

November 5, 2016  Ithaca Brunch Festival - Ithaca, New York
A fun day of bites, bevs, music, and games 11am to 4pm on the Ithaca Commons.  We are aiming to channel energy from past food and beverage journeys (i.e. Oktoberfest) and offer a new opportunity for the community to break bread and discover the latest offerings from local businesses. Brunch often is more than the meal itself, it is a chance for people to try something new, catch up, and have fun.  Event Attendees- Performance schedule and event details are coming soon!  The festival is free to attend. You can expect $2 and $5 bites, full meals, activities, live music, a Bloody Mary MIx-Off (sample tickets will be sold), Brunch Bar, and a chance to get a limited edition Gimme Coffee Downtown Ithaca blend!

November 6-8, 2016  148th Salon of Culinary Art - New York, New York
We regret to inform you that our Annual Salon of Culinary Arts at the Javits Center originally scheduled for November 2016 will not take place this year. The Société Culinaire Philanthropique is currently seeking new sponsorship and plans to hold its culinary show in 2017.

November 7-13, 2016  New York Champagne Week - New York, NY
New York Champagne Week will take place at a variety of haute venues across NYC.  The food and beverage industry and general bubbly lovin’ public alike will relish in a slew of sparkling events including but certainly not limited to exclusive Champagne tastings, the wildly popular Champagne Cocktail Competition, bubbly pop up parties and special happy hours at the city’s hottest restos.  The passionate purpose behind New York Champagne Week is to showcase the approachability and highlight the diversity that bubbly has to offer across a variety of spectrums.

November 7-18, 2016 - Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week
New York, New York
This 12-day event showcases the borough’s best eateries by offering special values and discounts such as prix fixe 3-course meals or complimentary coffee and dessert at participating restaurants.

November 11, 2016  Self Help Africa's 7th Annual Change Maker's Ball
Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty NYC, New York
Held to benefit Self Help Africa's projects in nine countries across African, the black-tie event, which includes a gourmet meal, open bar, a seven-piece band along with live and silent auctions.  Stars from the entertainment world, many of whom appeared to support Self Help Africa's fundraising efforts in Manhattan earlier this year, are expected at the event.

November 12, 2016  13th Annual Beer and Wine Festival
Ellicottville, New York
Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will host the Annual Beer and Wine Festival at Holiday Valley Lodge.  Guests will be able to sample a variety of hand-crafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners.

November 13-15, 2016  HX: The Hotel Experience - New York, New York
HX: The Hotel Experience is hospitality’s hottest transformation — bringing along the best of the last 100 years as IHMRS moves forward for a new generation.

November 19-20, 2016  Wreath & Fineries at the Wineries
New Paltz, New York
The Shawangunk Wine Trail’s Holiday Event. All 14 member wineries will be decorated and awaiting your visit. Receive a souvenir wine tasting glass and a handmade grapevine wreath at your starting winery; then travel along the Wine Trail for wine tasting and an ornament to add to your wreath at each winery you visit.  Weekends: Nov 19-20, Dec 3-4 & Dec 10-11.

November 20, 2016  19th Annual International Pickle Festival
Rosendale, New York
Pickled foods contest, pickle juice drinking contest, pickle toss, music, prizes, etc.  (also: )

November 25-27, 2016  27th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees
Garden City, New York
Cradle of Aviation Museum.  $15 per person, Children under 2 are free.  Includes Festival and Museum Galleries.  Continuous Live Entertainment - Designer Decorated Trees - Dept. 56 Shoppe - Vendor Marketplace - Santa Area - Food Court - Toy Shop - Gingerbread Village - Kids Activities.  To benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (ucpn) and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

November 30, 2016  BID 5th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards
Troy, New York
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to announce its Annual Dinner being held at the beautiful and historic Franklin Plaza. This event, part of a number of events in the week leading up to the Victorian Stroll, will be a wonderful chance for festive networking, all with a Victorian theme. Awards will be presented to a New Business of the Year, an Established Business of the Year along with the BID Community Spirit Award.


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November 2, 2015 - CHC's 22nd Annual The Feast - New York, New York
Join us for our premier fundraising event, The Feast, an evening of gastrononical extravagance benefiting the programs and services of the Center for Hearing & Communication.

November 7, 2015 - Taste of Flight Wine and Cider Expo
Garden City, New York
Taste delicious wines from Long Island and around the world! Cleanse your palate with cheese, chocolate & more from local specialty shops!  Wines from Around the World: Taste of Flight features wines from Finger Lakes, California, Washington State, Oregon, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, Chile, Argentina among others and of course, Long Island!  Live Jazz, Great Wine, Delicious Ciders and Much More!  Enjoy strolling amongst the jets and planes of aviation history while you sip 200 delicious reds & whites from around the world & 50 ciders! Sample cheeses, olive oils, meats, desserts and listen to the delicious sounds of our live jazz trio!  VIP HOUR Food Samples from our Friends at SPUNTINO Wine Bar:  The Taste of Flight 2015 event will feature a special selection of food samples from our friends at SPUNTINO Wine Bar! Enjoy wine samples, Spuntinos samples and more at the Taste of Flight Wine and Cider Fest! VIP Hour Serving: Mushroom Risoitto & Gnocci Con Chinghiale Toscano!

November 8, 2015  Old World Wines in an Old World Wine Bar
New York, New York
Wine Lovers of NYC will initiate a monthly program of Sunday afternoon tastings at Pierre Loti Chelsea, one of the best wine bars in New York. Each tasting will focus on different  regions and/or varietal types. Some tastings will be walk-around, others will be seated and guided by a well-known wine expert. Most of the wines presented will be readily available for purchase at a local wine shop.  The first tasting will be a walk-around tasting of 10 Old World wines from France, Italy and Spain, with a dessert Tokaij wine from Hungary. I'll post the exact wine list in a few days. And there will also be selected cheeses and charcuterie paired with the wines.  This will be a great way to spend an autumn afternoon with fellow wine lovers in a lovely atmosphere.  As a special treat, Pierre Loti will give you an 10% discount on your next visit to any of their wine bars.

November 15, 2015  Pumpkin Drop - Garden City, New York
Cradle of Aviation Museum.  Join us for our annual Pumpkin Drop from 12-3 PM. Drop your pumpkins from our 2nd floor balcony and watch them go splat! Bring your own (BYOP) or use one from our pumpkin patch while supplies last! Free with museum admission.

November 18-22, 2015  Music To Your Mouth Festival - New York, NY
Music to Your Mouth returns for a ninth helping of tastes, tunes, and tonics. And a completely new style.  We’re flipping the food festival model on its head and getting back to what it means to truly celebrate place and people with the same commitment to amazing food, drinks, and music. We’ve scoured the south, seeking the best and brightest chefs and artisans. Along the way we discovered new names in Southern cooking, uncovered old-school recipes, and were surprised by both the simplicity and the complexity of the southern food scene.  We’ll invite back some familiar faces, and introduce some new folks to the mix for a memorable weekend no one wants to miss.

November 20-22, 2015  Annual Deck the Halls Weekend 2015
Seneca Lake region, New York
The 33 wineries along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail invite you to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of world-class wines. Enjoy a holiday wine and food pairing at each participating winery. Nov 20-22 & Dec 4-6, 2015.


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November 2, 2014  Chef's Secrets 10
Old Westbury, Long Island, New York
Chef’s Secrets is a wine and food tasting event boasting some of the most sensational culinary dishes and beverages anyone could ever encounter. Tasting stations and beverage tables are set up throughout the mansion where guests can alternate through the many rooms where colorful and aromatic dishes are prepared right in front of your eyes, by some of the most renowned chefs on Long Island.  An auction boasting champagne taste items in carefully wrapped baskets for a steal starting price brings out the dreamers and deal seekers.  Chef’s Secrets is not just an event; it’s an experience to remember. Each year the Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc. (LINCS) hosts this outstanding charity event, attended by hundreds of guests at the de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury. Proceeds raised help fund programs for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC).

November 2, 2014
2nd Annual NYC Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit
Ghent, New York
Local farmers, chefs, and distributors will convene at Hawthorne Valley Farm for the Annual Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit to discuss challenges and celebrate successes of the current local food system.  The day will focus on ways stakeholders can come together to strengthen and expand the supply chain of organic and sustainably-grown food to New York City restaurants.  Through workshops, panel discussions, and structured networking attendees will have the opportunity to directly connect in an action oriented environment to address challenges in distribution, scalability, and communication.

November 5, 2014  Slow Food NYC Annual Meeting
New York, New York
Every year, the board of Slow Food NYC holds an open meeting in order to connect with the membership and keep our communication as open as possible. Attendees will hear a full summary of our activities as well as our plans for the future; they will also be able to ask questions, make suggestions and learn how to get more involved.


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November 9, 2013  6th Annual NY State Gingerbread House Competition
Elmira, New York
Competition and community event where you can compete for cash prizes while helping to raise money and awareness for Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters™ Of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County and other local non-profit organizations.


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November 9-11, 2012  Chocolate Show - New York, New York
Founded in 1997 by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, two French entrepreneurs with a great passion for chocolate, The Chocolate Show was quickly adopted by New York City as one of its favorite shows, and has become the largest and one of the most popular events devoted to chocolate in United States.

November 11, 2012  Peck Slip Pickle Festival - New York, New York
New Amsterdam Market.


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October 28-Nov 6, 2011  The Opportunity Card - New York, New York

November 2, 2011  Queens Uncorked - Long Island City, New York
First ever Queens Uncorked  presented by Edible Magazine-a local wine and food event tasting that pairs Long Island wines with Queens restaurants and food artisans-more than 34 participants in all.  Enjoy 3 hours of local wining & dining for a worthy cause.

November 13, 2011  11th Annual International Pickle Day
New York, NY
This free multi-cultural event features pickles from around the world, sharing culinary practice, home canning tips, exhibitions, great music and tasty treats, including an abundance of free pickle samples.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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November 6, 2010  2nd Annual Greenpoint Beer Festival - Brooklyn, NY
In the true spirit of Brooklyn, the festival will be a day-long celebration of suds and sounds, featuring 33 craft and microbrews from around the world, as well as an extensive showcase of local musicians and other performers.



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November 6-8, 2009  Tastings New York City - New York City, New York
New York City's unparalleled culinary event brings together the best of New York's up and coming chefs, award winning restaurants, latest food products and tantalizing wines and spirits in one of New York's premiere show spaces.

November 6-8, 2009  Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. - New York, New York
For the modern food & wine enthusiast; a fresh, hot and modern take on the complete epicurean experience.

November 12, 2009  Tour de Champagne - New York, New York
Featuring many prestigious Champagnes along with cuisine from some of each host city's most talented chefs, Tour de Champagne provides yet another reason to celebrate the most delightful fruits of France.



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November 8-9, 2008  Champagne & Dessert Wine Festival
Romulus, New York
Champagnes and dessert wines will be featured with complimentary desserts. It's a great weekend to start your holiday shopping!




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