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Jeff Orlick isn’t living his dream, he’s eating it… and he wants to share. This Friday, the Jackson Heights-based culinary tour guide and the 82nd Street Partnership will host the outdoor food extravaganza Viva la Comida! A celebration of the borough’s culinary diversity, restaurants, bakeries and mobile vendors — including Tortas Neza (Mexican), Arepa Lady (Colombian), Chimi Express (inventors of the Dominican pizzatón), Morocho (Peruvian) and the debuting Tibetan momo truck Amdo — will sell their products along 82nd Street. However, food is only part of the fun. Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros and other local bands will perform with a break at 8 pm for an open dance competition with prizes. Plus, Hibridos Collective will organize an interactive art fair, and Design For You will host a pop-up market featuring treats from such local favorites as Bittersweet NYC and Tropisec.

Details: Viva la Comida! by the 82nd Street Partnership, 82nd Street between Roosevelt and Baxter avenues, Jackson Heights, September 20th, 4 pm to 10 pm, free to attend.

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The weekend brings a Fashion’s Night Out pop-up market in Astoria and an opening reception at LIC’s Flux Factory. There’s fun for the kids, too, with a street fair in Jamaica and a scavenger hunt in Woodhaven.

Image source: Fashion’s Night Out Astoria

Fashion’s Night Out Astoria Pop-Up Market EventFashion’s Night Out is four years old this year, and throughout NYC there are numerous events celebrating one of the city’s fashion highlights. In recognition of this worldwide fashion event, a joint project by Astoria Market and Design For You – with some support from Vogue – will set up shop at Veslo. This collective of artisan jewelers and crafters will showcase some gorgeously designed items. And there will be complimentary drinks for those of you that RSVP to info@designforyou.biz.