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Dave Cook
I maintain a website called Eating In Translation about interesting, usually inexpensive food in and around New York.
Interests: Classic films, fiction, travel (even if it's an extended day trip), poker (friendly games only), collecting (mostly flat things, since my apartment is small), trivia (covers most everything else).
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German Christmas Market of New Jersey Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 10:00-9:00; Sunday, 10:00-5:00 Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, New Jersey www.GermanChristmasMarketNJ.com Tickets: adults and teens, $10; seniors ages 65 and over, $7; kids ages 12 and under, and veterans, free; "profits are donated to local Sussex County charities" From Hideaways... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eating In Translation
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Norwegian Seamen's Church Christmas Fair Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, noon-6:00; Sunday, noon-4:00 Norwegian Seamen's Church, 317 East 52nd St. (First-Second Aves.), Manhattan www.SjomannsKirken.no/kirke/new-york/kalender/julemarked Previously: www.EatingInTranslation.com/2017/11/norwegian-seama.html Free admission Danish Seamen's Church Christmas Fair Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19, 10:00-4:00 Danish Seamen's Church, 102 Willow St. (at Clark St.), Brooklyn Heights... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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International Food Vendor Expo Thursday, November 9, 6:00-9:00 New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St. (inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Corona, Queens https://Expo.QueensTogether.org Tickets: adults, $100; children ages 12 and under, when accompanied by a parent or guardian; proceeds "help combat hunger through the Queens Together Thanksgiving food relief... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Canstruction Opens Thursday, November 2, 10:00-8:00; continues through November 13 Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St. (at North End Ave.), Manhattan www.BfPlNY.com/canstruction Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&text=canstruction&view_all=1 Free admission; donations of canned food welcome; all cans in the exhibit, too, will be donated to City Harvest Bethel United Methodist Church Cranberry Festival Saturday, November... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Through confections like makroud and savory plats du jour like chekhchoukha (don't confuse it with shakshouka!), Amina and Halim Fekraoui offer a taste of Algerian cooking at Kasbah Café, in Sunnyside, Queens. Read more on Culinary Backstreets. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition Friday, October 27, 6:00-8:30 Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl. (Bleecker-West 3rd Sts.), Manhattan https://calendar.AIANY.org/2023/10/27/pumpkitecture-architectural-pumpkin-carving-competition-4 Tickets: $10 Day of the Dead at St. Mark's Friday through Sunday, October 27-29, 11:00-5:00 East yard, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th St. (at Second Ave.), Manhattan www.ManoaMano.nyc/event-details/dia-de-muertos-day-of-the-dead-2023-10-27... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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In the Spanish-speaking neighborhoods of Queens, empanadas are everywhere. Here are a handful that we've enjoyed, indoors and out, while snacking our way through Queens for Culinary Backstreets. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Bowl of 'Zole: Pozole Festival Thursday, October 19, 6:00-9:00 Industry City, 33 35th St. (Second-Third Aves.), Greenwood, Brooklyn www.BowlOfZole.com Tickets: $59.02, or $90.67 for hour-earlier VIP entry; ages 21 and over only; "all Bowl of 'Zole chefs will prepare extra pozole for City Harvest's collection" Endangered Eating: The Vanishing Flavors... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Season finale: Uptown Night Market Thursday, October 12, 4:00-10:00 "Under the famous Harlem arches," Twelfth Ave. at West 135th St., Manhattan www.MascHospitalityGroup.com/uptownnightmarket Previously: www.Flickr.com/photos/eatingintranslation/52013600345/lightbox Free admission New York City Wine and Food Festival Thursday through Sunday, October 12-15, various hours Various locations www.NYCWFF.org See website for details Belleville Food Truck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Italian Festival at The Mount Friday through Monday, October 6-9, various hours On the grounds of Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd. (at Kenny Rd.), Staten Island www.CC-SI.org/staten-island-feast-2 Admission: adults, $5; children ages 10 and under, free St. Thomas the Apostle Slavonic Festival Friday through Sunday, October 6-8, various hours St.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Evening Under the Sphere Thursday, September 28, 6:30-9:30 At the Unisphere, inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens www.Eventbrite.com/e/evening-under-the-sphere-2023-tickets-632841444797 Tickets: Queens residents, $54.24; all others, $107.40; proceeds benefit the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park Holy Trinity Greek Fest Friday, September 29, 3:00-11:00; Saturday, noon-11:00 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Two Cents Plain: Jewish Seltzer Peddling in New York's Gilded Era Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:00 Essex Market, 88 Essex St. (at Delancey St.), Manhattan www.Eventbrite.com/e/two-cents-plain-jewish-seltzer-peddling-in-new-yorks-gilded-era-tickets-705537330147 General admission: $12.51 Feast of San Gennaro Concludes Thursday, September 21, through Sunday, September 24, generally 11:00-9:00 On and around Mulberry St., Little Italy, Manhattan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Uptown Night Market Thursday, September 14, 4:00-10:00; repeats monthly through October West 133rd St. at Twelfth Ave., Manhattan www.Eventbrite.com/e/uptown-night-market-tickets-472845111457 Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=%22uptown%20night%20market%22&view_all=1 Free admission Feast of San Gennaro Thursday, September 14, through Sunday, September 24, generally 11:00-9:00 On and around Mulberry St., Little Italy, Manhattan www.SanGennaroNYC.org Free admission Holy Trinity Greek... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival Thursday through Sunday, September 7-10, various hours Fresh Pond Rd. between Woodbine and Menahan Sts., Ridgewood, Queens www.Facebook.com/photo/?fbid=266628749449056&set=a.132400146205251 Free admission Hoboken Italian Festival Thursday through Sunday, September 7-10, various hours Sinatra Promenade between Newark and 3rd Sts., Hoboken, New Jersey www.HobokenItalianFestival.com Free admission St. Demetrios... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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St. Joseph Feast of Lodi Friday through Monday, September 1-4, various hours Vicinity of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 40 Spring St., Lodi, New Jersey www.Facebook.com/st.joseph.7547 Previously: www.Flickr.com/photos/eatingintranslation/48747327512/lightbox Free admission End of Summer Fest Saturday, September 2, 10:00-4:00 Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow, 369 Green Ave., East Meadow,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Santa Rosalia Society Festival (a.k.a. the 18th Avenue Feast) Concludes Thursday through Sunday, August 24-27, various hours 18th Ave. between 67th and 75th Sts., Bensonhurst, Brooklyn www.Facebook.com/groups/138536509512623 Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=rosalia%20bensonhurst&view_all=1 Free admission Long Island Scottish Games Saturday, August 26, 8:00-5:00 Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, New York... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Panaghia of Island Park Greek Orthodox Church Festival Thursday through Sunday, August 17-20, various hours Panaghia of Island Park Greek Orthodox Church, 83 Newport Rd., Island Park, New York www.PanaghiaIP.org/announcements Free admission Santa Rosalia Society Festival (a.k.a. the 18th Avenue Feast) Thursday through Sunday, August 17-27, various hours 18th Ave.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Uptown Night Market Thursday, August 10, 4:00-10:00; repeats monthly through October West 133rd St. at Twelfth Ave., Manhattan www.Eventbrite.com/e/uptown-night-market-tickets-472845111457 Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=%22uptown%20night%20market%22&view_all=1 Free admission Giglio di Sant' Antonio Feast Thursday through Sunday, August 10-13, various hours Pleasant Ave. between East 114th and East 116th Sts., Manhattan www.EastHarlemGiglio.org/june-2023-newsletter Free admission St. Rocco's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Indonesian bazaar at the St. James Parish House Saturday, August 5, 11:00-5:00; repeats periodically Parish house of St. James Episcopal Church, 8407 Broadway (St. James-Corona Aves.), Elmhurst, Queens www.Instagram.com/p/CvYMgzhOUR7 Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=indonesian%20james&view_all=1 Free admission Bolivia Independence Day Celebration Saturday, August 5, 11:00-??? Warinanco Sports Center, 1 Park Dr., Roselle, New Jersey... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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St. Irene Chrysovalantou Festival and Bazaar Thursday through Sunday, July 27-30, 5:00-11:00 Vicinity of the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, 3607 23rd Ave. (at 36th St.), Astoria, Queens www.StIrene.org Free admission Exhibition closing: A Century of Dining Out: The American Story in Menus, 1841-1941 Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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St. Ann's Italian Festival Friday through Wednesday, July 21-26, various hours Vicinity of the Church of St. Ann, 704 Jefferson St., Hoboken, New Jersey www.HobokenGirl.com/hoboken-st-ann-italian-festival-2023 Previously: www.EatingInTranslation.com/2013/07/st-anns-italian-festival.html Free admission African Popup Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, noon-7:00 Hillel Plaza, Flatbush Ave. at Nostrand Ave., Flatbush, Brooklyn www.Eventbrite.com/e/african-popup-festival-2023-nyc-tickets-485675036107 Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=African%20Restaurant%20Week&view_all=1... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Uptown Night Market Thursday, July 13, 4:00-10:00; repeats monthly through October West 133rd St. at Twelfth Ave., Manhattan www.Eventbrite.com/e/uptown-night-market-tickets-472845111457 Previously: www.Flickr.com/search/?user_id=61177627%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=%22uptown%20night%20market%22&view_all=1 Free admission Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Brooklyn Concludes Thursday through Sunday, July 13-16, various hours In the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 North... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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When Pedro Rodriguez arrived in the United States, in 1989, "his dream was 'to have a business in the street,' but he quickly realized that the regulation of mobile vendors was (and is) much stricter in NYC than in CDMX. He took up general construction work — tiling, plastering, painting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Kibbitz & Nosh: When We All Met at Dubrow’s Cafeteria Thursday, July 6, 6:00-8:00 City Lore, 56 East 1st St. (First-Second Aves.), Manhattan www.Eventbrite.com/e/kibbitz-nosh-when-we-all-met-at-dubrows-cafeteria-book-celebration-tickets-660690050727 Free admission; online reservation requested Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Brooklyn Continues Thursday through Sunday, July 6-16, various hours In the streets surrounding Our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2023 at Eating In Translation
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Freedom Fest Food Truck Friday Friday, June 30, 4:00-10:00 20th Century Field, 25 Elizabeth St., Garfield, New Jersey www.Facebook.com/events/143454441892738 Admission: $5; kids under age 5, free Picnic Performances in Bryant Park Friday, June 30, 4:30-8:45; continues periodically through September 14 Bryant Park, Upper Terrace (roughly midway between 40th and 42nd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2023 at Eating In Translation