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The Great GoogaMooga Festival, Brooklyn

By Ming Hu

It’s a beautiful weekend and the sun is out. What to do, what to do…

Well, there’s THE GREAT GOOGAMOOGA FESTIVAL in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park going on today and tomorrow (May 19 & 20). Tickets are actually sold out, but there are extra tickets available at the gate.

Why should you partake in this GoogaMooga Fest? Well, in addition to having a ridiculously fun event name, there are also 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers, and 20 live music performers in attendance.  I’d like to think of it as Woodstock for the foodies.

Source: Gothamist

Your foodie orgy includes, but not limited to:

Arancini Bros • Baked • Baohaus • The Big Banana • Big Gay Ice Cream • Blue Ribbon • Brindle Room • Brooklyn Soda Works • The Burger Joint • Calexico • Char No. 4 • Co. • Cookin’ With Coolio • Colicchio & Sons • Craft • Crawfish Monica • Crif Dogs • DBGB Kitchen and Bar • Dickson’s Farmstand Meats • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que • Dirty Bird To Go • Do or Dine • DuMont Burger • Frankies 457 Spuntino • Eat Me Sweetly • Free Bread • Gatherer’s Granola • Georgia’s Eastside BBQ • Hill Country Barbecue Market • James • Joe • Joe’s Pizza • Joseph Leonard • Juice Press • Kasadela • Katzie Guy-Hamilton of New York Central • Kombucha Brooklyn • Kutsher’s Tribeca • The Lobster Place • Landhaus • La New Yorkina • Liddabit Sweets • Little Muenster • Luke’s Lobster • Maharlika • M. Wells • The Meat Hook • Melt Bakery • Mile End • Millefeuille Bakery Cafe • Momofuku Milk Bar • Mother-In-Law’s Kimchi • Num Pang Sandwich Shop • people’s pops • Porchetta • Red Hook’s El Olomega Pupusas • Red Rooster Harlem • Roberta’s • Russ & Daughters • Saxelby Cheesemongers • Seersucker • Simply Chicken by Jean-Georges • South Brooklyn Pizza • Souvlaki GR • The Spotted Pig • Sugarbuilt Cookies • Sullivan St Bakery • Third Rail Coffee • Tia Pol • Vinegar Hill House • Variety Cafe • Wooly’s

Amazing? I know.

The music line-up is pretty impressive too. You can sway to the beats while you recover from your food coma.

SATURDAY MAY 19

The Roots • Holy Ghost! • Preservation Hall Jazz Band • The Pedrito Martinez Group • Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens • Bear Hands • Unknown Mortal Orchestra • Unchained “the Mighty Van Halen Tribute” • Fort Lean

SUNDAY MAY 20

Daryl Hall & John Oates • Fitz & the Tantrums • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires • Escort • Lez Zeppelin • Peelander-Z • We Barbarians • Lucius

GoogaMooga Festival

Why are you still here reading this? Go go go!!!

 

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Beyond Takeout, 215 Centre Street

Source: MOCA

Source: MOCA

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and likely everyone will be out enjoying the annual Mexican fanfare. However, if you’re thinking of doing something different this year and dodging the drunken debauchery, join the Young Professionals of MOCA for “Beyond Takeout: A Culinary History Of Chinatown.”  Not only will the event highlight food, but it will also highlight many of the stories of Chinatown.

Source: The Bowery Boys

Source: The Bowery Boys

As described on MOCA‘s website, “there are stories of legacy: Chinatown’s sons and daughters who grow up to be entrepreneurs and restaurateurs. Stories of diversity: the flavors of China’s regional cuisines converging in New York City. And stories of evolution: a constant weaving between the classic and modern, the old and the new”.

In addition to an engaging history lesson while touring Manhattan Chinatown, you’ll also be able to indulge in tasty foods from popular eateries, partake in some wine tasting, and mingle with other foodies.

Luckily, the foodie party doesn’t stop on the day of the tour. You’ll leave with a special VIP-like card with exclusive offers for the entire month of May, in celebration of Asian American Heritage month.

Source: Newsday

Perks include a free admission to MOCA for the month of May, a chance to enter a raffle for two tickets to the Museum’s First Annual Celebration of Community Heroes dinner on   May 16 (total value: $300), and discounts from May 5 through May 31 at the following establishments:

Hong Kong Station (45 Bayard & 45 Division Street)
Red Egg (202 Centre Street)
Nom Wah (13 Doyers Street)
Quickly (11 Pell Street)
Won Ton Garden (79 Mulberry Street)
Kung Fu Tea (234 Canal Street)
Harney & Sons (433 Broome Street)

Reserve your spot here and applaud yourself for thinking outside the burrito this Cinco de Mayo.

By Ming Hu