Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Sunday Night Clambake at Corkbuzz
When: Sunday, 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.
Where: Corkbuzz, 13 East 13th St.
What: Corkbuzz kicks off its Sunday Night clambakes tomorrow night. The feast costs $400 (tax and tip included) for a table of six and includes dishes like steamed lobsters and littleneck clams, peel ‘n eat shrimp, grilled corn on the cob, and four bottles of wine specially selected by Master Sommelier Laura Maniec. They'll also throw in some wet naps and bibs for those unavoidable messes. Reserve your table here.
2) Lobster and Beer Lovers Cruise
When: Sunday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Clipper City Tallship, docked at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
What: Red Hook Lobster Pound has teamed up with Sixpoint Brewery to create a night of lobster and beer aboard the Clipper City Tallship. Sail around the Hudson for two hours while eating your fill of lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, lobster BLT's, and more lobster goodness. Sixpoint will provide the booze with an open bar stocked with five varieties of delicious beer, like summer Apollo ale or their Bengali Tiger brew. Tickets are $90.
3) Beer Tastings at the New York Historical Society
When: Today, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
What: The New York Historical Society continues their series of beer tastings in honor of their “Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History” exhibit this afternoon with two half-hour beer tastings courtesy of Blue Point Brewing Company. Brewmaster and Blue Point Founder Mark Burford will lead the tasting, pouring samples and discussing the history and the process of making their microbrews. Expect to smell some hops, touch some barley, and drink some beers. Tickets are $35.
4) Makossa Brooklyn Cookout Kickoff at Brooklyn Tap House
When: Today, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Tap House, 590 Myrtle Ave
What: The massive beer hall Brooklyn Tap House will kickoff the third summer of the Makossa Brooklyn Cookout daytime party series this afternoon on their outdoor patio. D.J.s will be spinning, the beer will be flowing, and the BBQ will be a plenty. Admission is free, just pay as you drink. Bring your dancing shoes.
5) The Last Ever Crawfish Boil for a Song
When: Today, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Along the East River in Stuyvesant Cove Park, 2420 FDR Service Rd. E.
What: Spend the afternoon feasting on crawfish, sausage, potatoes, and corn along the East River at the last ever Crawfish Boil for a Song in New York. Stuff your face, get some sun, and feel good while doing it at this New Orleans-style boil bash to benefit Kids Need a Melody, a nonprofit that provides free music classes to children living in shelters. A $100 ticket also gets you unlimited Abita beers and hurricanes.
Also of Note: Smorgasburg and the Hester Street Fair are both on for today. The New Amsterdam Market is open tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and adds some new vendors this week like Black Tree Sandwich Shop and Lonestar Tacos. Looking to try a new outdoor spot this weekend? Consider dinner at The Standard Plaza, the newest venture from Seamus Mullen, or the massive outdoor drinking spot Greenwood Park. If you're celebrating something big this weekend, consult Eater's guide to 12 stellar NYC restaurants for special occasions. Or, if you're hoping to get away this weekend without jumping on a plane, check out Eater's guide to 12 Dining Destinations Within an Hour of the City.
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