Scallion pancake hot dogs in Chinatown, an end-of-summer block party in Brooklyn, free museum passes, and a new picnic pop-up near Fort Greene Park. We’ve got details on all of those things, and more events happening in the city between September 22nd and September 26th. If you’re looking for special dinners, shows, and pop-ups around the city, you’ve come to the right place.
Dinner Party, a picnic-themed restaurant right around the corner from Fort Greene Park, just dropped a new menu just in time for Spooky Season. The four-course meal comes with things like wiener schnitzel, pear and fennel salad, and hasselback potatoes made to be enjoyed in the park. So if you want to feel like an extra in a cheesy rom-com or just need a quick to-go meal in the area, stop by Dinner Party’s kitchen on South Portland Avenue this week.
Myrtle Avenue Summer Nights
Summer may be officially over, but the strip of Myrtle Avenue on the south end of the Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy border is hosting a block party that says otherwise. This kid-friendly event will involve over six blocks of mural-making, sidewalk chalking, and double-dutching for all who have the required coordination. Plus, a couple of shops along the path will be hosting things like free wine tastings, knife sharpening, and live jazz shows for everyone else. It’s all happening Friday, September 24th, and you can find more information here.
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
If you occasionally catch yourself binging Interior Design Masters when you’re high as a kite and alone in your room, listen up. Because from now until October 31st, one of the premier design museums in the country is open for free admission. The Cooper Hewitt Museum has all of the best elements of that show without all of the unnecessarily complicated challenges and elimination sob stories. Plus, after you finish looking at the exhibits, you can head to one of the spots on our guide to The Best Restaurants On The Upper East Side for lunch or dinner.
We can’t think of a better early fall dinner plan than enjoying a refreshing bottle of discounted orange wine and a bowl of handmade agnolotti outdoors. Thankfully, Kindred can make it all happen with its new Happy Hour service. From 5-7pm, every Tuesday-Saturday, this East Village wine bar is now offering a selection of cocktails, wine, pasta, and snacks that won’t require you to dip into your savings account. Plus, if you haven’t heard, their sister wine bar Ruffian is expanding its dining room very soon - read all about it here.
A new menu item at Nom Wah has all the girls talking. After a successful run in meal-kit form, their scallion pancake hot dog has made its official 2021 menu debut this week at their Market Line location. The links are courtesy of The Brooklyn Hot Dog Company and the scallion pancake wrapped around it comes topped with mustard, pepper, and even more chopped scallions.
This South African wine bar is hosting a crab bake and drag show this weekend inside its dining room on the Upper East Side. Kaia’s end-of-summer seafood bash will begin at 12pm on Sunday, September 26th, and three local drag queens will be performing throughout the day. For $39, you’ll get a massive pot of fresh crab, sausage, potatoes, lobster, and corn. And since this is a wine bar after all, expect a full menu of great by-the-glass options from South Africa to enjoy with the show.
Kaki Lima, a roving Indonesian pop up, will be serving a menu of grilled sate options like chicken and tempeh, plus a selection of other snacks at Hunky Dory on Wednesday, September 22nd from 5pm until they sell out. The team will have a counter-service booth set up on the massive patio at this Crown Heights spot where you’ll also be able to order a few house cocktails and unwind outdoors. You can preorder some of Kaki Lima’s food here or just stop by in person to pick up your food.