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What: Saint George's Ukrainian Food Festival
When: May 14-16
Where: 7th St. between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, NYC
A blocklong fair featuring music and dance performances, traditional arts and crafts, and assorted belly-filling Eastern European grilled meats, dumplings, and pastries.
What: Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
When: May 15 and 16, late morning-6:00PM
Where: Ninth Avenue between 37th and 57th streets
It can be an absolute mob scene, but if you're keen on packing away food from Greece, Thailand, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil, and Cajun country — plus dessert — within the space of 20 city blocks, arrive before noon; a good strategy is to start with the seafood stalls at the 37th St. end and walk north, with your back to the sun.