Saturday, September 7, 11:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Ikea Waterfront, Red Hook, Brooklyn
There’s bringing home the bacon, then there’s bringing 80 locally sourced hogs to 25 of the best chefs from the five boroughs. This weekend’s fourth annual Pig Island cook-off takes place away from its usual home on Governor’s Island, and moves over to Red Hook as the area continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Tickets are $75.
Deal nearby: Michael & Ping’s
Saturdays & Sundays, September 7-29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6th Annual 4heads Governor’s Island Art Fair
Nolan Park, Building 111, Colonel’s Row Building 404, Governor’s Island
This month marks the sixth run for the 4heads art organization’s annual show on Governor’s Island. It’s your chance to check out the city’s largest art exhibit and explore the mysterious abandoned military barracks lurking in the middle of the island. Admission is free and a ferry ride over won’t cost you a dime. The exhibit will be open every full weekend in September.
Deal nearby: Gelato ti Amo (FiDi)
Saturday, September 7, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The 9th Annual Vendy Awards
Industry City, 116 39th St., Brooklyn
Street vendors from around the five boroughs converge for their annual cook-off at the 9th Annual Vendy Awards. Get ready to sample everything from apple cider ice cream sandwiches to vegan barbecue tempeh, and stick around to see who wins in each of the six top categories. General admission tickets are $95 for adults and $60 for kids ages ages 8 through 12.
Deal nearby: Camelia
Saturday & Sunday, September 7-8, 11:30 a.m.
Country Brunchin’ at Nitehawk Cinema
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
This monthly series at the Nitehawk Cinema promises to include the “most high octane, emotionally moving, six shootin’, car chasin’, down and dirty movies all set below the Mason Dixon line.” We’ll take that with a side of chicken fried steak, if you please. September’s Country Brunchin’ will have live music for 30 minutes, followed by a screening of “City Slickers.” Tickets are $16.
Deal nearby: Fatty Cue
Sunday, September 8, 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The New York City Century Bike Tour
Start points in Central Park, Manhattan and Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Ready to challenge yourself and explore the city? Welcome to one of the world’s only all-urban century bike tours. Pick your route from 15, 35, 55, 75 or the full 100 miles, and hop on your favorite set of two wheels. Registration is $65 and closes on Friday, September 6.
Deal nearby: Chick P