The weekend kicks-off Thursday night with the return of Chelsea Market After Dark, this time hosted by Guy Fieri, co-hosted by Sandra Lee. Last year, it was Bobby Flay's shindig (source)
Check out Bobby and Guy at last year's event.
Click here for a hilarious video on ExtraTV with several FN stars from last year's event in Chelsea Market.
Taking place this Columbus Day weekend, all the proceeds from the Festival will again benefit the hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength.
Tickets for the 2009 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival go on sale June 15, 2009 - visit http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/ or call (866)969-2933 for tickets and more information.