The Vendy Awards is a very popular afternoon cook-off between the best sidewalk vendors (also known as street carts or food carts) in New York City. Vendors were nominated by the public, and the finalists will prepare everything from ice cream to cupcakes to waffles, as well as ethnic specialties from Jamaica, to India to Mexico. At the event, sample the best of street cart food, listen to music, and watch as one vendor is named the winner.
Location and information: Near the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Buy tickets online.