NYC Cooks Meetup
Dekalb Market welcomes new supper club Feastly for a home-cooked potluck meetup. Anyone can attend, just bring a favorite dish to share, dinner-party style, and you’ll get to mingle with other home cooks and sample their creations. RSVP with the dish you’ll be bringing, and find more info here.
Sunday, August 19 from 6 to 9pm at Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby St at Flatbush Ave (Downtown Brooklyn)
How to…Shake, Muddle & Stir
Edible Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Brewery continue their how-to series with an evening dedicated to the art of the cocktail. Flea and Smorg regular The Stand NY will give a tutorial on beer cocktails, Bittermens will share their two cents on adding bitters to drinks, and NY Distilling Co. will enlighten you on the world of spirits. As always, tickets are just $5.
Wednesday, August 22 from 8 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $5.
Anarchy in a Jar Book Release Party
Join Smorgasburg and local market regulars Anarchy in a Jar at 61 Local to celebrate the release of their new book, Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit. The tome features dozens of colorfully-photographed recipes like rhubarb hibiscus jam and watermelon lemongrass jelly, and if you purchase a copy at the party you’ll get a free jar of jam as a bonus. There’ll also be jam-based snacks and drinks to get you excited about your next at-home batch. Check out the flyer.
Thursday, August 23 from 6 to 9pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill)
Calling all carnivores! The ever-popular porkfest Pig Island descends upon Governors Island this Labor Day weekend. Among the lineup of notable chefs, you’ll find Dale Talde of Talde, Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and Fort Reno, and George Weld and Evan Hanzcor of Egg and Parish Hall, each cooking up unique dishes featuring the event’s porcine namesake, sourced from local farms. You’ll also find butchering and cooking demos, live music, New York State wines and beer fromSixpoint. Get early bird tickets while you can; the price goes up August 27.
Saturday, September 1 from 11:30am to 4:30pm on Governors Island. $70.
Summer kicked off with 5 Boro PicNYC‘s Memorial Day bash, and the season goes out in style with another alfresco shindig on Governors Island. The wallet-friendly ticket—just $20—includes three drink tickets redeemable for Sixpoint brews or glasses of wine, plus access to food vendors including Mexicue, the Tapas Shack, food cooperative Mealku, and more to be announced. Get tickets here.
Sunday, September 2 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Colonel’s Row, Governors Island
Barrels & Kegs: A Rockaway Beach Beer Event
Beach season isn’t quite over yet, so make the rest of it count with this boardwalk beer crawl, presented by Beer Sessions Radio and Edible Queens. Over 15 local and craft breweries, including Kelso, Greenport Harbor, and brand new Rockaway Brewing, will set up pouring stations along the boardwalk’s concessions stands. The ticket price includes 20 four-ounce samples, which will pair well with Rockaway Beach Club‘s many edible offerings, such as lobster and crab rolls from The Lobster Joint, arepas from Caracas, or ice cream sandwiches from Steve’s (food is purchased separately, so the possibilities are endless, really). Check out the full brewery lineup, and grab a ticket.
Saturday, September 8 from noon to 5pm at
Taste Williamsburg / Greenpoint
The two northerly neighborhoods’ annual foodfest returns, bringing together over 30 of the best restaurants, wine bars, bakeries and more. Among this year’s vendors you’ll find oyster-and-cocktail specialists Maison Premiere, oven-fresh goodies from Bakeri, single-origin coffee from Toby’s Estate, and breakfast-taco slingers Whirlybird. Pricing starts at six tastes and four drink samples; there are also “Dinner for Two” and all-you-can-eat options. See all the participants and get tickets here.
Sunday, September 9 from 1 to 5pm at 5 N 11th St at Kent Ave (Williamsburg). Tickets start at $35.