If you haven’t been outside in a minute (we don’t blame you), here’s an update: The city’s chefs are keeping things exciting, we’re running into block parties on every block, and it’s very likely there’s a fake Celine Dion singing people through an alternative Titanic narrative in Chelsea tonight. Find out how you can join the fun at this week’s events below.
Greenpoint’s favorite Lebanese deli turns two this week, and the Edy’s Grocer team is celebrating this Sunday from 6-8pm with music, mezze, and a Mister Softee truck. The evening fun also serves as your last chance to get some of Edy’s marinated shankleesh and fresh man’oush before they close for summer break. And, because they love their Greenpoint neighbors so much, the event is free. More info here.
Stacking one food you like on another food you like doesn’t always guarantee success, unless one of those foods is a burger and you're using it as a small plate that just happens to be made of beef. At the Mika and SNACC burger pop up this Saturday from 5-9pm, you can get burgers stacked with onion rings and waffles fries, as well as a chicken sandwich on challah. Get a visual and more info here.
Like many of our dreams, the musical Titanique begins with Celine Dion hijacking a Titanic Museum tour and giving us her take on everything that went down on (and with) the ship, including Jack. Cue several ballads, a lot of camp, and a very charming French-Canadian accent. We're 100% on board. The musical is having a limited series run at Asylum NYC through September. Buy tickets here, and plan dinner around the show at one of our favorite restaurants in Chelsea.
Playground Coffee Shop
Playground Coffee Shop serves a lot of purposes for its Bed-Stuy community. It’s somewhere for cool chefs to make cool sh*t to eat, and it's also a queer & POC-focused bookstore and the home of an independent online radio platform called Playground Radio. They’ll be hosting a block party this weekend to celebrate being all of those things for three years. Join them on Saturday from 2-8pm for music, food, and drinks. More info here.
photo credit: Hannah Albertine
This Sunday, gain a new life skill by learning how to make makgeolli at Hana Makgeolli. The Greenpoint brewery and tasting room—our favorite place to drink sool with a side of dried anchovies—is hosting another installment of their Makings of Makgeolli class with a tasting, a history lesson, and a rundown on how their sparkling rice wine is produced. You'll even leave with some makgeolli that you brewed yourself. The class starts at noon, and there are still tickets available.