Get Real NY Belgian Festival
Fri. July 8 and Sat. July 9
3-6 p.m. and 8-11 p.m.
Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St.
Sample more than 100 Belgian and Belgian-inspired brews, from Trappists to Tribels, from Lambics to Dubbels, all while nibbling on Belgian cuisine including oysters, bratwurst, artisanal cheeses and chocolates and more. The all-you-can-taste event is being held in four sessions over two days, with VIP hours available. Other craft brewers, including locals like Greenport Harbor Brewing, will also be handing out samples of suds.
Greek Wine and Cheese Cruise
Sat. July 9
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
Part of a series of wine tasting cruises, this trip aboard the vintage motor yacht Manhattan will feature a range of Greek wines paired with artisan cheeses. Wine professional Wendy Crispell will lead discussion on the different grapes and trends of the region, as well as share how to make your own marinated feta.
Bastille Day on 60th Street
Sun. July 10
60th Street from Fifth to Lexington Aves.
Celebrate French independence with this three-blocks-long party featuring delicious French treats, live music and French-themed market stalls. Don’t miss the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) at 22 East 60th St., where complimentary wine and cheese tastings will be taking place.
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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.