Pier 94, 54th St. at Twelfth Ave.
Dishes from restaurants ranging from the Original Soup Nazi to WD-50, plus live music, cooking demonstrations, and—in case you pull something, perhaps—massage therapists ($20 admission; dishes from $2 to $6. May 19 to 21; visit nyculinaryfestival.com).
- 2. International Food Festival
Ninth Ave. from 37th to 57th Sts.
Tube-sock buyers, mark your calendars: The granddaddy of all street-food extravaganzas returns for its 33rd anniversary (May 20 and 21).
Duane St. between Greenwich and Hudson Sts.
A $45 tasting card buys you six nibbles from the 59 participating Tribeca restaurants, including Bouley and Blaue Gans. Proceeds go toward arts programs at P.S. 234 and P.S. 150 (May 20; call 866-468-7619 to purchase tickets in advance).