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Come try Jeni's Ice Cream on Wednesday at a Free Ice Cream Social! [Photograph: Brad Thomas Parsons]

June 30 (Thursday)

Eat Drink Local Week: Oysters at Jimmy's No. 43
Thursday July 30, 5:00-10:00p.m.
Come celebrate the final event of Eat Drink Local week from Edible New York with this fabulous oyster bash at Jimmy's No. 43. Unlimited oysters available, as well as a selection of craft beers. And don't miss champion oyster shucker 'Eddie Oyster,' who will be shucking oysters all night! $35. 43 East 7th St. btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.; event website.

July 2 (Saturday)

Hester Street Fair Independence Day Cookout!
Saturday July 2, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Looking for some good eating for the holiday weekend? Join Hester Street Fair for some great eating and drinking. Music, food and games will all be part of the activities! Treats include The Shaved Ice Shop, FattyCakes, Luke's Lobster and much more! Corner of Hester and Essex Streets; event website.

July 3 (Sunday)

Kings County Cookout
Sunday July 3, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Kings County Cookout is presenting a special Independence Day celebration at Lady Jay's in Brooklyn. $5 plates of BBQ will be available, plus Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys will be performing. 633 Grand St, Brooklyn; event website.

Crawfish Boil at Village Pourhouse
Sunday July 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Craving crawfish this weekend? Come enjoy some Southern-Style Crawfish Boil. $40/person includes 2 crawfish baskets, unlimited Southern Chicken Sliders, Potato Salad, Corn-on the Cob and more, as well as a Bud Light & Abita open bar. Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Avenue at 11th Street; event website.

Beyond

Free Ice Cream Social with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams!
Wednesday July 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the release of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home with this free ice cream event at The Brooklyn Kitchen. Jeni will demo her techniques, give out samples and sign copies of her book. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Capturing Summer: Fermented Pickling with Peter Berley
Wednesday July 6, 6:30 p.m.
Interested in canning this summer? Peter Berley will teach you all you need to know to preserve such classics as sauerkraut and pickled eggs. You'll be enjoying your canned goods all year long! $55. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Knish History 101 at the Brooklyn Brainery
Wednesday July 6 and 13, 7:00-8:30p.m.
If you love these potato-wrapped delicacies but want to know more about their history, place in Jewish culture, and how they're made, this class is for you! Learn everything there is about the classic knish at this two part class. Knish tastings included! $30. Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court Street; event website.

Sichuan Spice Cooking Class
Thursday July 7, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Learn all there is to know about the Sichuan peppercorn with Diana Kuan, a food writer and blogger. Recipes include Sichuan Wontons, Cucumber Salad and more! The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street; event website.

Sake and Somen: Japanese Summer Fare Class
Wednesday July 7, 6:30 p.m.
Cold noodles make the perfect summer dish! Come and learn about somen, the delectable Japanese cold noodles, at this Brooklyn Kitchen cooking class. Dishes will be paired with sake. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

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