This Friday sample over 100 varieties of Belgian beer at the Get Real Belgian Beer Festival.[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

July 8 (Friday)

Get Real Belgian Beer Festival
Friday and Saturday July 8 & 9, 3:00-6:00p.m. & 8:00-11:00p.m.
Craving some Belgian beer this summer? Come check out this festival to sample over 100 varieties of Belgian beer at one of the city's biggest beer events of the summer. Unlimited food from local restaurants will also be provided, as well as beer seminars, live music and more. 135 West 18th Street; event website

July 9 (Saturday)

Vegetarian Tasting Fair
Saturday July 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Come join the Tzu Chi Foundation USA to sample some delicious vegetarian offerings as well as a selection of refreshing drinks. View vegetarian cooking demonstrations and get info on vegetarianism. Free. 34 Howard St; event website.

July 10 (Sunday)

King's County Cookout
Sunday July 10, 3:00 p.m.
Great BBQ and music are going down this Sunday at Lady Jay's in Brooklyn. The lip-smacking BBQ this week includes smoked baby back ribs and smoked brisket, as well as a selection of drinks and beer. And don't miss out on the live music provided by Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys. Plates of food $5, plus all drinks under $5. No cover. Lady Jay's, 633 Grand St., Brooklyn event website

Cookout NYC at Governor's Island
Sunday July 12, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Expect great grilled food this Sunday while relaxing on Governor's Island with bluegrass music; Dickson's Farmstand Meats, Fatty Crab and Earl's Beer and Cheese will all be providing the food! Have a hotdog or a hamburger (or two), grab a beer and enjoy the afternoon. $40 in advance, $45 at the gate. Govenor's Island; event website

All Grain Brewing Class
Sunday July 10, 2:00 p.m.
"Brew-man" Dan Pizzilo is taking his brewing classes to the next level with this advanced class on all-grain brewing. Learn how to make some tasty, unique brews at home. $50. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website


Texas BBQ Class
Tuesday July 12, 6:30 p.m.
Join Chef Matt Greene to learn all there is to know about Texas BBQ! His techniques will give you the tools to make Texas BBQ at home. You'll be preparing (and eating) beef brisket, jalapeno relish and black eyed peas and sipping on beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs Feast
Tuesday July 12, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the many talented chefs and their restaurants of the Flatiron at this outdoor feast. Restaurants include A Voce, ABC Kitchen, Maialino, Eataly, Shake Shack and many more. Proceeds go towards park upkeep and programs. $160. Madison Square Park; event website

Ice Cream Macarons Cooking Class
Wednesday July 13,
Do you like ice cream? Do you like Macarons? If you said yes to both, this class is for you! Learn all about macaron ice cream sandwiches; you'll make the ice cream and macarons, and then assemble them into tasty little sandwiches. Flavors include Mango Kulfi with Coconut Macarons and Fleur de Sel Caramel Ice Milk with Caramel Macarons. $110. The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street; event website


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