State Fair Meadowlands
June 23-July 10
NJ State Fair, 102 NJ State Highway 120
The New York area’s largest fair — there are over 150 rides and attractions — arrives today, celebrating 30 years of summertime fun just across the Hudson River next to MetLife Stadium. Carnival rides, fair food, death-defying stunt shows, blue ribbon contests and races sprawl across 35 acres. Tickets are just $19.86 today in honor of the fair’s opening year. Note: The fair will be closed on June 26.
Amy Schumer Live
June 23, 7 p.m.
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
She’s starred in her own TV show, has made a Judd Apatow genre film for the ladies and was profiled in this month’s Vogue, but Amy Schumer has yet to headline the Garden. It’s a challenge and a privilege for any performer, and you won’t want to miss what she’ll bring to the arena.
Wine tasting at The Met Cloisters
June 24, 6-7 p.m.
The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr., Fort Tryon Park
Free with admission
Start summer with an education in the white wines of the Loire Valley at the Cloisters, where sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier will lead a free tasting.
June 24-Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Livestream HQ, 361 Stagg St., Brooklyn
Part visual arts showcase, part performance event, Skillosophy is the place to find emerging interdisciplinary artists. Swing by the opening night reception for beats by Talib Kweli and DJ Idgy Dean between shows that blend musicians, visual artists, performers and mixed media.
L’Eleganza del Cibo
June 24-July 4
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave.
Italian culture is best captured by fashion and food, but it’s the relationship between the two that will be on display at Chelsea Market’s upcoming exhibition, L’Eleganza del Cibo. Presented by the Italian Trade Commission and Unindustria, the installation reveals how energy, sustainability, nutrition and style have influenced each other since the 1950s through 58 couture garments by designers like Armani, Valentino, Gucci and Moschino.
Grand Bazaar NYC
June 26, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
100 W. 77th St at Columbus Ave.
Grand Bazaar NYC is bringing together over 100 vendors of antiques, art, jewelry and crafts on the Upper West Side this Sunday. It will return each week, with rotating participants, all summer long, as part of an extensive preview leading up to the installation's debut during September's Fashion Week. Special events are also in the works, like the Summer Ice Cream Blizzard on July 31. All profits benefit public schools on the Upper West Side.
Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair
June 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sixth Avenue b/w 48th & 49th sts.
If you want something to kvetch about, you won’t find it at the Workmen’s Circle’s third annual street fair, where Jewish food vendors like Brooklyn Seltzer Boys, hummus newcomer Dizengoff, Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys and many more will offer modern takes on traditional foods. Digest it over live music and all-ages activities like the comedy show “So You think You’re Jewish?” This year’s fair coincides with the Pride Parade, so swing through for lunch and grab a free rainbow cookie from Orwasher's Bakery.
Time Out Wing Fest
June 26, 1-6:30 p.m.
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, 2919 24th Ave., Queens
Get those wipes ready, because you’re going to be handling a lot of sauce. Time Out’s Wing Fest returns this weekend with some of the city’s best chicken competing for top honors, alongside Melt Bakery’s ice cream sandwiches, Dark Horse wine and (of course) plenty of beer. There are four sessions to choose from, each lasting up to two hours; VIP tickets get you an extra 30 minutes.
June 27, 5-10 p.m.
Macondo West Village, 2 Bank St.
Kicking off a summer series that pays homage to the cultures of Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, Murals Live brings the block party vibe to Macondo West Village on Monday. Guest artist Ralph Serrano will paint a mural to Latin beats by DJ Center and Timbalista Tommy (musical director of the Lower East Side Salsa Band). And because partiers have to eat, there will be a whole pig roast and all-night happy hour with cocktails and sangria! Additional dates and artists will be announced.
The Greatest 3-Minute Pizza Stories
June 29, 7-9 p.m.
Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St.
Just talking about pizza can make anyone hungry, but asking New Yorkers for their opinions on it can set off an argument that could end friendships. It’s best to have these discussions in a civil setting, which 11 storytellers set out to do in three-minute shorts, each exploring new facets of our complicated relationship with this dietary staple.