Things to do in New York City this weekend

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Taste on the Beach: From 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 5, Long Beach will host a food, wine and craft beer festival. The night include live music and at the end, all attendees are welcome to enter Beach Theatre for the Shorts on the Beach Film Series. General admission tickets are $125. Attendees must be 21 to enter. The event takes place beachfront at National Boulevard. Visit to purchase tickets.

NYC Restaurant Week: NYC Restaurant Week runs through Aug. 19. Participating restaurants offer three courses for $29 for lunch and $42 for dinner. Take this opportunity to explore some of the hottest Manhattan restaurants for a great value. Tables fill up face so reservations are highly recommended. Visit or

Tap and Cork: Brooklyn Beer and Wine Fest: Spend Aug. 6 at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Beer and Wine Fest. From 2-8 p.m., enjoy drinking, eating and dancing. General admission includes 15 drink tickets where each ticket gets a 3 ounce serving of beer or a 2 oz serving of wine. Also included is food and access to local vendors, live music and dancing. The Early Bird ticket is $25, Advanced Admission is $30, VIP tickets are $50 and the Golden Ticket is $64 (which includes the Bed-Stuy Music Festival and after party). Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival: On Aug. 6 and 7, head to Flushing Meadows Park for the 26th anniversary of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Admission is free and it will take place rain or shine. Racing takes place on both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes include six round trip tickets to Hong Kong. On the main stage, enjoy international music and dance including the Shaolin Monks and the CASYM Steel Orchestra. Traditional arts and crafts and vendors will also be on hand, as will a food court offering global cuisine.Visit for more information.

Ciderfeast: If you’re a cider fan, this event can’t be missed. Solar One on the East River of Manhattan (at Stuyvesant Cove Park) will host the festival on Aug. 6 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Over 30 ciders will be available for sampling. The day includes meat grilling, tacos and vegetarian foods, as well as live music. Attending cidermakers include Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Ciderboys and Big Apple Cider. General admission is $55, which includes three hours of unlimited cider samples and food. Entrance is at 5:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $80, which includes entrance at 4:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at