Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Brunch at Gramercy Terrace
When: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The rooftop at Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave.
What: Danny Meyer's revamped rooftop bar and cafe reopened yesterday at the Gramercy Park Hotel. It's serving weekend brunch today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu is still being tweaked, but it will be similar to the breakfast menu with the addition of a few items.
2) The Great GoogaMooga
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Prospect Park
What: The Great GoogaMooga has finally arrived. The food and music fest kicks off today and will host approximately 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers and 20 live music performances over the next two days. General registration is closed but a $250 Extra Mooga ticket will get you a sampling of food, drink, musical performances and entrance into various themed parties throughout both days. Extra Mooga tickets can be purchased here.
3) Taste of Tribeca
When: Today, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Duane St. (Between Greenwich and Hudson)
What: An outdoor culinary festival featuring tastes from 70 restaurants in the area including Kutsher's, Landmarc, and The Harrison. Tasting cards are good for six plates and cost $45 in advance or $50 at the event. Proceeds go to benefit PS 150 and PS 234’s arts and enrichment programs.
4) The Best of the West Gala Celebration
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Columbus Ave. (between 76th and 77th)
What: The final night of the New Taste of the Upper West Side. Some of the city's finest chefs will gather tonight to showcase seasonal fare and pay tribute to Gael Greene. A $125 ticket gets you an evening of spirits, wine, and cuisine by chefs like Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges, and Jonathan Benno.
5) Visit the Concessions at Rockaway Beach
When: Today - September
Where: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk; 86th St., 97th St., 106th St.
What: The concessions at Rockaway Beach are officially open. Vendors include Rippers, Caracas, Rockaway Taco and so much more. The Rockaway Bike Parade will also kick off at 11:00 a.m. from Jacob Riis Bathhouse/Gateway National Recreation Area.
Also of Note: Smorgasburg is open today, as is the Hester Street Fair. Looking for a rooftop dining experience this weekend? Try Hotel Americano or Tavern 29. If you're looking for a place to catch a drink, consider Demi Monde or the Experimental Cocktail Club. And if you're looking for late night eats this weekend, check out Eater's guide to service industry hangouts.
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