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Darren Criss at Elsie Fest 2015 (©Vladislav Grach: Live Nation)

This upcoming outdoor bash celebrates songs from stage and screen and will feature performances from a star-studded lineup of guests.

Great views and tasty brews (Courtesy Watermark Bar)

On Saturday July 30, Pier 15’s Watermark Bar is holding the second annual festival devoted to craft beer.

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This week, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) named the Big Apple as the most vegan-friendly city in America—and rightfully so. In addition to tons of amazing meat-free restaurants, the city hosting a vegan alcohol festival on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Love great food, drinks and music? Then head to Brooklyn this weekend for Great GoogaMooga. This three-day festival, held May 17-19 in Prospect Park, will welcome 85 of the city’s top restaurants, selling delicious bites in hand-painted booths—reminiscent of old New York storefronts.

If you can’t make it to the Caribbean, why not check out the next best thing—the West Indian-American Day Carnival held along the Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

I’ve never gone to a large-scale arts festival in NYC, but I’m going to try to this year. I’ve planned to catch a show during New York International Fringe Festival, aka FringeNYC. This two-week event, thru Aug 26, is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.

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