if you are looking for a great event to hit this weekend, make it the Taste of Tribeca. It is definitely one of my most favorite events of the whole year and it's for a great cause- to raise money for the schools in Tribeca, PS 234 and PS 150.
Almost every restaurant in Tribeca, over 100 in total, participates including restaurants like Marc Forgione, The Palm, Locanda Verde and Tiny's. This is your opportunity to taste the food of all those Tribeca restaurants you have been dying to try.
They organize the event a little differently than the usual tasting event. You purchase a certain number of "tastes" and then you decide which restaurants you want to try. If you go with a friend or a loved one, your best bet is to get a ticket for each of you which gives you 6 tastes each and then I would recommend one extra ticket. This way you get to taste something at 18 of the restaurants which believe me will be more than enough.
The tickets are very reasonable at $45 in advance/$50 day of for the 6 tastes.
Bring your appetite and your walking shoes!