Oscar Parties and Mardi Gras Are the Stars of This Weekend’s Events


Will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb this year? Whatever animal we’re riding into spring, it’s making us hungry for a few food events. Here are several happening this weekend.

Hoboken St. Paddy’s Day Celebration, multiple locations, Saturday

One of Hoboken’s most notorious events, this all day affair celebrates St. Patrick’s day early with live music, food, and plenty of Guinness. Over thirty bars and restaurants are confirmed to participate, though don’t expect to hit them all — this party comes with massive crowds. Additional information, as well as ticket package prices, can be viewed on the event’s website.

MardigrAstoria, Astoria VFW Hall, 31-35 41 Street, Queens, Sunday, 2 p.m.

For $15, spend your Sunday afternoon immersed in the sounds of a big brass band while snacking on jambalaya and king cake. The event also includes face painting as well as beer and wine, and the first drink comes with the price of a ticket.

Oscar Viewing Parties, multiple locations, Sunday

Celebrate the Oscars with a night on the town. Both locations of The Windsor will be offering complimentary glasses of champagne with the order of an entree and will broadcast the show live starting at 6 p.m. Southwest NY will begin the festivities at 4 p.m. with a selection of Oscar inspired specials like the Captain Phillips rum runner. And Gotham West Market will screen the show on multiple projectors throughout the space.

Japanese Beer Tasting, APT-13, 115 Avenue C, Sunday, 5 p.m.

Continuing New York City’s beer week festivities, this tasting will focus on Japanese breweries like Sapporo and Ginga Kogen. Local favorite Brooklyn Brewery will out Sorachi Ace as well, and adventurous drinkers can get into some beer cocktails. A selection of hors d’ouevres from chef John Keller are also included in the tasting. Tickets are $20 in advance.