Korean Restaurant Week Ends this Weekend

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The first annual Korean Restaurant Week in the New York City comes to an end this weekend, SundayNovember 3. Korean Restaurant Week NYC features several restaurants throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and even parts of Northern New Jersey. Participating restaurants throughout the NYC metro area will be offering different deals all week, ranging from prix fixe menus, Korean BBQ packages, meal discounts and special dish offerings.

For more information and a list of restaurants, click ish.

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Festival: Little Italy’s San Gennaro Annual Feast

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The Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy’s Mulberry Street for 11 days: Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 22. The annual festival celebrates the spirit of the early Italian immigrants and is expected to attract over a million people from around the world. Entertainment includes the 12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition, musical performances and much more.

For more information, click ish.

Labor Day Weekend: Brazilian Day Festival 2013 (Free)

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If you’re in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, join thousands of Brazilians as they celebrate Brazilian independence and culture on Sunday, September 1. Brazilian Day NYC is the largest Brazilian celebration in the United States. The festivities begin at 10am and will take place in Little Brazil, Sixth Ave between 42nd and 56th Streets, and 46th Street between Madison and Seventh Avenues.

For more information, click ish.

Class: Learn How to Pair Spanish Wine and Cheese

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On Tuesday, August 27, learn the intricacies of pairing Spanish wine and cheeses from Spanish wine expert, Kerin Auth. Kerin, owner of Tinto Fino, will educate participants on her personal favorite wine selections while cheese expert, Waldemar Albrecht, will lead the cheese section of the class. The class will last 1.5 hours and costs $75. Located on 254 Bleeker Street (btwn Morton & Leroy Streets).

For more information, click ish.

Weekend ISH (8/23 – 8/25): Afro Punk Fest. PS1 Warm Up. Hudson Summer Blues BBQ. Beer Block Party. Central Park Film Festival.

I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.

Afro Punk Fest

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PS1 Warm Up

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Hudson Summer Blues BBQ

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NYC Brewers Guild Beer Block Party

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Central Park Film Festival

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Sport: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC

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On Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, the 22nd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is coming to NYC. This much anticipated world-class, multicultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic food court. With over 170 teams and 2,000+ participants competing from around the world. This year the event will celebrate the “Year of the Rabbit.” Location: Flushing Medows Park, Queens. Free.

For more information, click ish.

Sport & Wellness: Summer Streets 2013 (Free)

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Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August (3rd, 10th, 17th), nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to walk, run, bike, and play. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Open to pedestrians for the first time in history, the Park Avenue Tunnel, which runs from 33rd Street to 40th Street, will be open to pedestrians at the 33rd Street entrance between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm. The Tunnel will host Voice Tunnel, an interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

For more information and special events, click ish.