Brooklyn Food Conference
Gather together with your fellow Brooklynites to discuss the present state—and future—of the food systems of the borough, the city, and beyond. Chefs, activists, food workers, council members and authors will share their insight during the daylong event, and workshops such as “Food, Fracking and the Environment” and “The Future of NYC Food Policy” can show you how to get involved. Visit the conference’s website to see a full schedule of speakers and events.
Saturday, May 12 from 9am to 6pm at Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Pl between Dekalb and Lafayette Aves (Fort Greene)
The Total Red Hook Immersion
For the second installment of this year’s neighborhood block parties, Brooklyn Based heads to Red Hook. Pick up one of 500 immersion cards at Jalopy Tavern and Brooklyn Ice House, and you’ll be rewarded with a free Brooklyn Brewery beer at each, plus the same deal at Rocky Sullivan’s and soon-to-reopen Botanica. You can also find food, drink, and shopping deals all over the ‘hood, including complimentary Local One during brunch at The Good Fork, Home/Made and Fort Defiance, discounted lobster rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, and $3 tarts from Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies. Read more about the details and locations here and RSVP on Facebook.
Saturday, May 12 from 12pm to 6pm
Brooklyn Dirt Non-Dirt Talk
Head to Sycamore for the latest installment of Brooklyn Dirt, a series that focuses on urban farming. Organized by Cantaloupe Alone, this month’s “non-dirt” talk will discuss dirtless growing alternatives for would-be farmers without tillable land. You’ll hear from urban greenscaper Bob Hyland (check out his blog, Inside Urban Green) and farmer and educator Gwen Hill, who’ll discuss modern-user friendly growing solutions and hydroponics. Read more about the talk here.
Tuesday, May 15 from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park)
Finger on the Pulse’s 5th Annual BBQ Blowout
Summer is just around the corner, so start celebrating (if you haven’t already) at this weeknight barbecue bash. Williamsburg’s Finger on the Pulse hosts the event, bringing in meat experts from neighborhood heavyweights St. Anselm and Fette Sau. Admission includes a plate of food, plus a beverage from Brooklyn Brewery. Check out the flyer.
Wednesday, May 16 from 7 to 10pm at Good Co., 10 Hope St between Roebling and Havemeyer Sts (Williamsburg). $10.
New York City Brewers Guild Founders Bash
Help welcome this brand-new organization, dedicated to the production (and appreciation) of locally brewed beer. The inaugural event features hard-to-find and special beers from guild breweries, including Sixpoint, Kelso, and Brooklyn Brewery. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited samples, snacks from Eataly and 508 Gastrobrewery, and for an additional $50, you can sign up for NYCBG membership, which grants you access to exclusive events, brewery tours and more. Get tickets here.
Tuesday, May 22 from 7 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $75.
Crustacean enthusiasts, rejoice: Brooklyn Brewery and Edible Brooklyn are here to make all your crawfish-devouring dreams a reality. Nick Suarez and Theo Peck of The Food Experiments will be serving up an old-fashioned crawfish boil, with all-you-can-eat corn, potatoes, and of course, crawfish, perfectly paired with bottomless Brooklyn beers, including warm-weather favorites Summer Ale and EIPA. Read more and get tickets here.
Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 9pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $40.