Learn to make New England Seafood Shack classics like lobster rolls this Sunday at the Institute of Culinary Education. [Photograph: John M. Edwards]

July 14 (Thursday)

Bastille Day Tribeca
Thursday, July 14, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Come celebrate French independence with fabulous French food and drink, a Petanque Tournament, and other fun outdoor activities at this Tribeca tradition. If you can't be in Paris for the 14th, bring the party here to NYC! 241 West Broadway, btwn. Beach St. and White St.; event website.

July 15 (Friday)

Craft/Beer/Jam: Live Webcast with Local Brewers
Friday July 15, 7:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy this live webcast where exclusive panelists will discuss the world of craft beer as part of Mayor Bloomberg's July Good Beer Month. Enjoy craft beer, appetizers from local restaurants and live music by Battle of the Boroughs. Hosted by Jimmy's No. 43 and The Good Beer Seal. WNYC's Green Space, 44 Charlton St.; event website.

July 16 (Saturday)

New England Seafood Shack Class
Saturday July 16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Missing summers on the beach with classic seafood dishes like fish chowder, steamers and lobster rolls? Learn how to make these classics and more at this class. At the end, finish it all off with a glass of lemonade or a beer and some Whoopee Pie. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd St.; event website.

Italian Salumeria Tour & Picnic in Central Park
Saturday July 15, 12:30 p.m.
Great French food isn't the only foodie attraction this weekend. Join Ciao Andiamo this Saturday afternoon to explore Salumeria Rosi's Italian specialties. Shop for the best Italian salami, cheese and other goods and hear from the people who sell them. Then enjoy a picnic, Italian-style, in Central Park. $50. Salumeria Rosi, 283 Amsterdam Ave.; event website.

July 17 (Sunday)

Beer and BBQ Festival at Hudson Terrace
Sunday July 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The Hudson Terrace is hosting this exciting event with more than 30 beers to choose from, live music and more. A ticket gets you five beer samples, a hot dog or a slider and a side dish. $30 Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street; event website.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown
Sunday July 17, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, so don't pass up this cold, creamy event taking place in Brooklyn. Sample and judge over 25 varieties of ice cream and decide for yourself which reigns supreme! The Bell House, 149 7th St., Brooklyn; event website.

Coffee Class with Liz Clayton
Sunday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.
Join the Brooklyn Kitchen and coffee expert (and SE contributor!) Liz Clayton for this special class on everything coffee. Learn about the many aspects of the world of coffee, brew coffee using different methods, and go home with a sample at the end. $50. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Ongoing and Beyond

NYC Restaurant Week
July 11-24
Restaurants throughout the city will offer $24.07 lunches and $30.00 dinners. If you're looking for some cheaper eats at some of your favorite restaurants, check it out. Participants include such restaurants as A Voce, DBGB, Perilla, Nobu, Osteria Morini and many more. Various locations; event website.

Summer of German Riesling Concert and Cruise
Tuesday July 19, 7:30 p.m.
How does a boat cruise and unlimited German Riesling sound? If it sounds as good to you as it does to us, check out this event. Sail around New York Harbor with a glass of Riesling in hand while enjoying live music. $40. 23rd Street Marina; event website.

Belgian Craft Beers and Cheese Tasting
Monday July 18, 8 p.m.
Are you a beer and cheese fanatic? Come to Sycamore Bar & Flowershop in Brooklyn to sample Belgian beers paired with a variety of Vermont cheeses. $30. 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY; event website.


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