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Battle of the Burger, Broadway Sings the Beatles and more things to do in NYC

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Battle of the Burger

NYC has been polled, and its 10 favorite burgers will vie for ultimate glory on Thursday. Time Out New York has lined up the likes of Black Tap, Stout NYC, Dutch Boy Burger and more. Your ticket gets you samples of all of them, plus complimentary Budweiser, live music, games and more. Aug. 18, 5-7 or 8-10 p.m., One Seaport Plaza, 19 Fulton St., $50



Summer Fridays in Union Square

Asian street food is the theme of the last Summer Friday in Union Square. Try hakka noodle and chili chicken from LAUT Restaurant with an ice kachang, kimchi tacos from Palo Santo and more, plus find new Korean BBQ king Deuki Hong at the meet & greet for his new cookbook, “Koreatown.” And, of course, there’s the garden with beer, wine and cider provided by local and New York state producers, and live music. Aug. 19, 4-9 p.m., free (food and drinks a la carte)


Full Moon Festival

What started as a beach party six years ago has grown into a twoday music and arts festival on Governors Island, this year bringing Santigold, Pusha T, Lolawolf and more artists for grooving and local bites by Clean Shave Ice, Chalk Point Kitchen, Best Pizza and more. Aug. 20-21, 2 p.m.-midnight


North Slope Summer Stroll

It’s the final weekend of Park Slope’s weekend block party series that shuts down a section of Fifth Avenue and brings in a rock wall, bounce house, entertainers, live music, tables and chairs right in the middle of the street and more. Don’t miss the pizza eating contest, when nine brave souls try to eat more than one slice of Artichoke Pizza in 10 minutes at 6:30 p.m. (159 Fifth Ave.). Aug. 20, 5-9 p.m., from Dean to Sterling streets, free


Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest

With a mix of amateurs and semiprofessionals competing for cash, things get heated on Coney Island Beach this Saturday. Plus, it’s a free activity that gets you out of the sweltering city for an afternoon. Aug. 20, noon-4 p.m., Coney Island Boardwalk, West 10th-12th streets, free


Blues & BBQ

Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 is the new setting for this annual free fest, with more space for more fun. Now in its 17th year, the event draws big guns like Dinosaur BBQ, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Fort Gansevoort BBQ and Arrogant Swine. Entertainment includes the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Sugaray Rayford Band and the Cash Box Kings. It’s free to attend and takes place rain or shine. Aug. 20, 2-9 p.m., Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 at 57th St., free


Margarita March

How do you handle your tequila? Find out at this day-long tequila crawl that meets up at Parkside Lounge in the East Village and takes you on a tour of eight stops for your favorite salty and sweet, frozen or straight-up cocktails from across the border. Aug. 20-21, noon-10 p.m., 317 E. Houston St., $65


Baseball Fan Fests

The Yankees and Mets are dueling it out in another way this Saturday with competing fan events. The Yankees FanFest takes over Little Italy from noon to 6 p.m. with autographs from the 1996 team, talks with Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, and music by Bernie Williams & His All-Star Band. The Mets Jam Music Festival runs noon to 4 p.m. at MCU Park in Brooklyn with music by AJR and Jacob Whitesides, plus appearances from Mookie Wilson, Edgardo Alfonso, Cliff Floyd and Bobby Valentine. Aug. 20, free


The Poison Cauldron of the Newton Creek

If you already equate summer in the city with hot garbage, how would you feel about getting a closer look at the site where 40 percent of NYC’s waste is processed? Atlas Obscura offers a 2-mile trek along the Newton Creek disposal site hosted by historian Mitch Waxman. You’ll get a close-up look at the real industrial Greenpoint and learn about what’s known as the “Poison Cauldron.” Adventurers will meet at the corner of Kingsland and Norman in appropriate dress. Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kingsland and Norman aves., Greenpoint, $25


Brooklyn Comedy Festival

A week of standup, improv, films, sketch shows, book launches, workshops and more are coming your way, with highlights like Refinery29 and RIOT’s “Woke Bae Live with Phoebe Robinson” and BKCF at Brooklyn Brewery. Events are sold separately and range from free to an average of $10, but for $99 you can get an all-access pass that includes VIP parties, the film fest and access to the pool at the William Vale. Aug. 22-28, multiple locations, free-$99


Broadway Sings The Beatles

Broadway stars will use theirnight off to belt out hits from Britain’s original boy band. The lineup includes 2016 Tony Award nom Brandon Victor Dixon (the new Aaron Burr in “Hamilton”), Corey Cott (“Newsies”), Christine Dwyer (“Wicked”) and more. Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., $20-$65


National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Services! Brooklyn is honoring a century of preservation and education with a very worthy birthday bash at Brooklyn Bridge Park with activities for all ages, all day long, like free scoops from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, surprise musical guests and an interactive event that lights up the World Trade Center spire hosted by Bill Nye. The night ends with a set by DJ Questlove. Aug. 22, 1-11 p.m., 334 Furman St., free


Indie Beauty Expo

Wear better makeup, whether you’re into finding the perfect products for your look, supporting specialized (eco, vegan, etc.) brands or just learning about the latest trends. Find them all at this expo for all things beauty-related. Aug. 24, 4-8 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., $30-$99

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