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by Carolyn Stanley

There’s still one whole month of summer left, so make the most of it with this week’s event picks!

Brews, Blues & BBQ
Summer weekends are dwindling fast, so head out to Governors Island before the season’s over. This Saturday catch live music, barbecue, and cold ones from Sixpoint. Admission is free; find more info here.

Saturday, August 6 at 12pm at The Beach at Governors Island.

Market Day and Kombucha Workshop
If you’re looking for some refreshment of the non-alcoholic variety, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm has just the ticket. After stocking up on the week’s harvest, stay for a free workshop on kombucha with local brewers Mombucha and food incubator Market Share. More details can be found on Eagle Street’s website.

Sunday, August 7 from 2-3pm at 44 Eagle Street between West and Franklin Streets.

Some Like It Cold: A Cold Soup Competition
Summer is hot! Phew. Some of us want to cool down in pools or at the beach. Little do they know there is only one true way to keep cool (and full) in the summer heat: Soup. COLD soup. Williamsburg’s Huckleberry Bar is hosting their first ever cold soup showdown on Sunday.

Sunday, August 7, from 5-8pm at 588 Grand Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn off the Lorimer L stop. Free to compete. $10 to judge and eat.

Rural Route Films at Brooklyn Grange
Rural Route Films hosts its annual film festival August 3-7, with a special closing-night screening on the roof at Brooklyn Grange. The show features seven short films centered on different interpretations of the word “rural,” from agricultural documentaries to fictional narratives. Rooftop Films has the full lineup and tickets.

Sunday, August 7 at 7:45pm at Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City. $12.

Ready…Set…Pickle!
Beer Table and Rick’s Picks team up for a three-part series of pickle-centric festivities. The first event is a tasting and panel discussion with additional expertise provided by picklers from Fatty Crab and The Dutch. You’ll get to sample five pickles, plus wash everything down with a few beers. RSVP and read about the upcoming events here.

Monday August 8 from 7-9pm at 427B Seventh Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets. $45.

Food Justice and Why It’s Important to Choose Local
Head to 61 Local for a free discussion about what it really means to support your local food system, from what makes each terroir unique to how to define the word “local.” Panelists include reps from Red Hook Winery and bk farmyards.

Monday, August 8 at 7pm at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets.

The Meat Hook Grills Class
Nothing loves a charcoal grill better than meat, so who better to show you the ropes than butcher Matt Green of The Meat Hook? He’ll walk you through grilling methods and demo recipes for steak, chicken and sausage (which you’ll get to taste, naturally). The class meets on the patio at East River Bar; snag tickets while they’re hot.

Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30pm at East River Bar, 97 South 6th Street between Berry St and Bedford Ave. $75 .

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