VILLAGE TEMPLE ANNUAL STREET FAIR Theres something for everyone to enjoy at this street fair sponsored by the Sisterhood of The Village Temple. Browse through crafts, antiques, jewelry, CDs, games, books and more while enjoying food, raffles and vendors with items from around the world. 33 E. 12th St., bet. University & Broadway. Sun., May 22 from 10am 5pm. Free.
chase manhattan plaza, between Liberty & Pine and Nassau & William St., 212-835-2789: May 17-Dine Around Downtown, the Alliance for Downtown New York presents the 8th annual event featuring tastes of 50 downtown restaurants, with samples ranging from $3-$5, live entertainment throughout the day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call for information.
csv center, 107 Suffolk St., 212-420-9202: May 21 & 22-Open artist studios, 3 floors of artists studios will be open to the public for 2 days, Sat., noon-6 p.m., Sun., 2-6 p.m., free and open to all.
drive in studios, 443 W, 18th St., 212-645-2244: May 14-16-Design Week 2005, third annual premiere NYC design event serving as a showcase for international design companies, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $10 suggested donation, rsvp to email@example.com.
housing works bookstore cafe, 126 Crosby St., 212-334-3324: Early May-Monthly book sale, everything in the store will be marked down an additional 30%, Sat., noon-9 p.m., Sun., noon-7 p.m.
matzo files benefit, Mo Pitkins Restaurant, 34 Ave, A., matzofiles.org: May 25-First annual Benefit for the Matzo Files, a flat-file gallery representing 250 contemporary artists in a working matzo factory, featuring a silent art auction, food and other surprises, 6-9 p.m., $15-$20, mystery boxes available for $5 each.
millennium tribeca high school, 75 Broad St., 212-825-9008, x7502: May 17-A Taste of Millennium, second annual fund raising even to help the school library, music program and college office, featuring a silent auction and amazing food from dozens of Downtown restaurants, 7-9 p.m., $35 per person.
peking duck house, 28 Mott St., 917-348-3999: May 12-The Wine Century Club host a Bring Your Own Interesting Varietal Dinner, where each attendee brings a wine of a different specified grape variety, call for the details and for reservations, 7 p.m., $30 includes banquet style meal.
ramakrishnananda center, 96 Ave. B., 646-436-7010: Sat.-Festival of the Holy Names, live meditative music and chanting as an expression of spiritual devotion, 4 p.m., call ahead.
soho partnership, various locations in Soho, 212-274-0550, x15: June 4-The Summer Soho Stroll 2005, 7th annual neighborhood celebration a full day of food, fun, discounts and entertainment, various businesses in the neighborhood will be participating, call or go to sohonyc.org for a complete list, starts at 11 a.m. and runs all day, free.
spark cafe and art center, 161 W. 22nd St., 212-929-3381: May 15-The Speculative Fiction Fair, monthly literary fest featuring workshops, seminars, readings, 2 p.m., free.
town & Village Synagogue, 334 E. 14th St., 212-780-0800: May 12-Yom HaAtznaut Teen Festival, Israeli folk & hip hop dancing for Jewish teens from downtown Manhattan, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $10 including dinner.
the village Reform democratic club, Blue Note Cafe, 131 W. 3rd St., 212-995-0597: May 15-VRDC Twenty Second Anniversary Dinner, with Councilmember Alan J. Gerson, Jazz brunch & program, 2-6 p.m., $85 & up.
world financial center plaza, North Cove, 917-414-2004: May 14-Carnival on the Hudson, 1st ever COTH featuring a 45 Ft. ferris wheel, games, boat rides, performers, music, raffles, food, and a silent auction, open to the public from noon-5 p.m., admission is free, tickets for the rides, games and food will be sold at the event.
Neighborhood Hot Spots & Organizations:
collective unconscious, 279 Church St., 212-254-5277.
the kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., 212-255-5793.
lower manhattan cultural council, 120 Broadway, 212-219-9401.
salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., 212-255-7740.
watson adventures, various locations, 212-726-1529: Scavenger hunts around the city.