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New York City Cider Week is in full swing, and if you haven’t experienced it yet there’s still time. Here are five events to catch if you’re in the mood to sip some cider.

Descendent Cider Tasting
Descendant Cider is having a few tastings of their new release, PAIR. The apple and pear combination is aged in American Oak whiskey barrels, and is made in nearby Queens. All of the apples Descendant uses come from New York State.
Where and When: November 11 at Hops & Hocks in Brooklyn, November 12 at Murray’s Cheese in Manhattan and November 13 at Malt & Mold – Gramercy in Manhattan, 6-8 PM.
Admission: Free
Nine Pin Cider Spelling Bee
Travel back to your elementary school days and enter the Nine Pin Spelling Bee to compete for cider prizes. All participants will be given cider, and the winner will receive a prize.
Where: The Bodega, Brooklyn
When: November 12, 7-10 PM
Admission: Free
Author Chat with Rowan Jacobsen
Taste different types of cider and apples as author Rowan Jacobsen talks about his new book, “Apples of Uncommon Character.” The book explores thousands of different varieties of apples and how some that were on their way to extinction are now on their way back.
Where: Wassail, Manhattan
When: November 13 at 6:30 PM
Admission: $25
Cider Chat: Wild Apples With Andy Brennan of Aaron Burr Cidery
Andy Brennan from the Aaron Burr Cidery will be talking about wild apples that still grow in abandoned orchards and what he has learned from exploring them himself. And of course, there will be cider available to taste.
Where: Wassail, Manhattan
When: November 15 at 3 PM
Admission: $25
4th Annual Gala Gala Hey!
Head over to Brooklyn to close out cider week with all kinds of apple festivities at The Drink. The end-of-the-week celebration will include live music, square dancing and bobbing for apples. Ciders from New York and beyond will be served, as well as different apple pie and cheese combinations.
Where: The Drink, Brooklyn
When: November 15, 3-10 PM
Admission: Free
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