Thursday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 7
3rd Annual Burger Week
Various Locations, NYC
If our wallets and our metabolism permitted, we’d eat the fattest, juiciest burger money could buy every week of the year. But if we can’t hit all 52, these next seven days are the time to do it. It’s NYC’s 3rd Annual Burger Week and there’s a lust-worthy lineup of events to celebrate the delicious patties people are fixin’ up around the city. Get ready to sink your teeth into a screening of Hamburger America or taste the tequila and whiskey infused Boozed Up Burgers at Rare Bar & Grill. Tickets range from $23 to $49 per event.
Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Bay Ridge)
Saturday, May 3, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kickstarter Block Party
Green Building, 58 Kent Street, Brooklyn
It’s fun to think about what various online ventures would be like IRL. (Would Facebook be our gossiping aunt who blabs family secrets? Mayhaps.) Get out and meet Kickstarter’s DIY spirit out in the wilds of Williamsburg this weekend at their all-day block party. Join some of the site’s most inspired local creators for a day of food, games, art, demos, tours and musical performances. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Williamsburg Creamery
Saturday, May 3, 12 p.m.
The 7th Annual Scrabble for Cheaters
826NYC, 372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
Getting stuck with four “E” tiles would be enough to make anyone at least a little tempted to sneak a peek into the dictionary. At the 7th Annual Scrabble for Cheaters, such deception isn’t just OK — it’s encouraged. Guests sign up in teams of two, then play tournament style while purchasing cheats like "Invent a Word," "Buy A Vowel," and "Create A Blank." The top wordsmiths will win the coveted Cheater’s Cup while the rest of us munch on the Shake Shack goods they’ll have on hand. Admission is $50 per person, and all proceeds go to fund free programs at New York public schools.
Deal nearby: Butter Lane (Park Slope)
Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling Street, Brooklyn
NYC can always use another green space — even if it’s just a miniature one that you can take home in a glass. Greenpointers presents this verdant workshop at Passenger Bar with instructions on how to create an easy-to-care-for “living kingdom.” Admission is $60 per person, and includes a free beer along with your take-home terrarium.
Deal nearby: Patrizia’s Pizza & Pasta