Love apple cider? Then you are in luck, New Yorkers. This week (October 18-27) is Cider Week in NYC and the Hudson Valley. By cider they mean HARD cider so get ready for some from-the-tap fun. From hard cider tap takeovers at local bars to cider and cheese pairings - there are plenty of fun events to get it on. Stylish Spoon's picks for non-ticketed (read: not sold out) events during NYC Cider Week include:
Heirloom, Cider & Modern Day Apple Variety Tasting
- Apple and single-varietal hard cider pairings with the founder of Sin Cider. This is a FREE event, with an apple tasting of hard-to-find apple varieties grown in upstate New York. The event will take place at BierKraft
, the awesome beer shop located at 191 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn (Park Slope) on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 7-8pm. Free tasting event.
Thirsty Thursday Cider Tasting at Whole Foods On Tap
- Located next to the cheese department in Whole Foods Columbus Circle
location, the event is on Thursday, October 24th, from 5-7pm. Whole Foods will be doling out FREE tastings of their favorite hard ciders in their in-store tap room at Columbus Circle. Free tasting event.
Tickets are also still available for Applepalooza 2013 - a celebration of all things apple at Astor Center in NYC. Located at 399 Lafayette St at E 4th Street, on Sunday, October 27th, from 2-5pm ($45/ticket). From hard cider to apple fritters, it's called an autumnal tasting extravaganza. There will be an abundance of apple-based libations, including spirits, ciders, and original fall cocktails.
A full list of all events in NYC and the Hudson Valley is available on Cider Week NY