10/20/2014 01:04 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top Annual Food & Drink Events in the City This Fall

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With the arrival of fall, New York City is bustling once again with mouthwatering food and drink events. Check out what's happening throughout the city this fall, and be sure to indulge your gastronomic palate by attending some (or all!) of these food and drink events.

Food Film Festival


As the only film festival where you get to eat what you see on the screen, the Food Film Festival returns to NYC this fall with even more food, drink, and films. Over the course of five days from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, the festival will screen films that range from highly anticipated world premiers to quirky shorts. Each night has a theme like Cocina Peruana and Just Add Sriracha with delicious films paired with equally delicious food. All screenings take place at AMC Village 7 in East Village.

NYC Craft Beer Festival


Grab a tasting glass and enjoy the grand tasting of signature and seasonal beer selections from craft brewers around the country. Similar to its beer festival in previous seasons, the Autumn Harvest will showcase expert craft concierges to address any beer-related questions, educational seminars, and artisan food items for purchase. The festival takes place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.

Brooklyn Crush Wine


Sip wines from different regions around the world, while enjoying live jazz performances and light fare. This inaugural event promises over 250 wines to be paired with savory hors d'oeurves, cheese and crackers, and artisan food tables with gourmet pizza and decadent chocolates. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Factory Floor at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Autumn Wine Festival


If the Brooklyn Crush Wine got you craving even more of this adult grape juice, head on over to its sister event in lower Manhattan for the NYC Autumn Wine Festival, which is celebrating its second annual event. While the Manhattan event will feature fewer wine selections (200+, which is still a lot!), it will have additional food sampling tables as well as wine classes to enhance your wine knowledge. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Broad Street Ballroom.

Holiday Spirits


Do wines and cocktails taste better on a boat? You can answer the question yourself by boarding a cruise around Manhattan and the New York Harbor at the Holiday Spirits. This annual event features an array of more than 25 distilleries and wineries, as well as complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a live jazz quartet, and DJ as you enjoy the breathtaking view of the Manhattan skylight and the Statue of Liberty. Don't miss this ship that leaves the dock at Pier 40 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Catch these events when they return next year!

Tastes NYC: Meatpacking District


Don't let those cobblestones prevent you from attending Tastes NYC at the Gansevoort Plaza to sample bites from some of New York City's top chefs. The event features restaurants from Chelsea to the Meatpacking District. All ticket and raffle sales will benefit the Lab School for Collaborative Studies. The event is also environmentally friendly, promising zero-waste by collecting all food scraps, utensils, and serving dishes that are recycles or compostable.

Taste of the Seaport


Take a culinary journey at the South Street Seaport at this annual event, where you can sample delectable tastes from restaurants in Lower Manhattan. In addition to supporting local vendors and getting a sense of the tight-knit community, proceeds from the event also benefit the neighborhood's two public elementary schools. You can redeem each taste ticket ($40 for 5 tastes) for the much-hyped ramen burger, seasonal pumpkin spiced macron, or savory pork belly waffle slider.

Identità Golose


Grocery shopping is not the only task you can accomplish at Eataly. Every year, Identità Golose--one of the most prestigious international culinary organizations that celebrates the best of Italian cuisine--hosts Identità New York. The event features series of events and seminars with top chefs demonstrating their signature dishes paired with Italian wines, as well as elegant five-course dinners.